Virginia vs. Iowa Prediction
Will the under cash for bettors tonight when Iowa takes on Virginia at 7:00PM ET in the Emerald Coast Classic in Niceville, Florida?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Hawkeyes are 11.5-point underdogs versus the Cavaliers, who opened as 10.5-point favorites for tonight's game. As for the total, the number hit the board at 139.5 but has been bet down to 137.
VIRGINIA KEY TRENDS: The Cavaliers are 4-0-1 against the spread in their last five non-conference games and are 13-3-1 against the number in their last 17 games overall. They're also 9-3-1 at the betting window in their last 13 games coming off a win and are 5-2-1 against the spread in their last eight neutral site games.
IOWA KEY TRENDS: The Hawkeyes are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five games versus ACC opponents and are 1-4 against the number in their last five games versus non-conference goes as well. Dating back to last season, Iowa has failed to cover the spread in 10 of its last 11 games and is winless at 0-5 at the betting window in its last five games when coming off a victory.
OUR PREDICTION: The under is 5-1 in Virginia's last six games against Big Ten competition and is 5-1 in its last six games after allowing less than 50 points in its previous game. The under has also cashed in 14 of the Cavaliers' last 19 games overall and is 8-3 in their last 11 non-conference games as well. On the other side, the under is 4-1 in the Hawkeyes' last five games versus ACC opponents.
FRIDAY COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREDICTION: VIRGINIA/IOWA UNDER 137