Iowa vs. Virginia Tech Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Virginia Tech is favored at home in this game, as the Hokies are getting odds of -9.5 points against Iowa. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 164.5 points. Tonight’s game takes place from Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, Virginia and will air live on ESPN2.
Iowa is coming off a 95-85 win over UAB last week in tournament play to avoid going 0-3 in the event. Iowa is now 4-2 on the season and just 1-2 against the spread. The Hawkeyes are posting 85 points per game this year while allowing 73.2 per game. Isaiah Moss is leading the team with 15.8 points per game while Jordan Bohannon is putting up 14.5 points and 5.2 assists per contest.
Virginia Tech is coming off a 96-63 win over Morehead State this past weekend. The Hokies are 5-1 overall this season and 4-1 against the spread. Tech is putting up 102 points per game this season while allowing 77.3 points per contest. Justin Bibbs is leading the team with 21.3 points per game while Ahmed Hill is adding 19.8 points and 4.7 rebounds per contest.
Virginia Tech has won the last three meetings with Iowa, covering the spread in two of the three games. Iowa is just 6-13 against the spread in its last 19 road games and 5-16 ATS in its last 21 games against ACC opponents. The Hokies are 22-7-1 ATS in their last 30 home games and 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 games against a team with a winning record. The public betting is with Virginia Tech today and I tend to agree. I don’t like the Hawkeyes on the road in this one.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: VIRGINIA TECH -9.5