After a six-game homestand, the Iowa Hawkeyes will be on the road. They will take on the Virginia Cavaliers at 7 p.m. ET Monday at John Paul Jones Arena. Both teams seek to continue their momentum from their previous wins.
Iowa took their game at home this past Friday with ease, bagging an 85-51 victory over the Portland State Vikings. It was another big night for the Hawkeyes’ forward Keegan Murray, who had 23 points along with nine boards.
Meanwhile, Virginia didn’t have too much trouble with the Lehigh Mountain Hawks at home this past Friday as they won 61-43. The Cavaliers can attribute much of their success to guard Reece Beekman, who had ten points in addition to five rebounds, and guard Kihei Clark, who had 11 points and seven assists.
Barring any buzzer-beaters, Iowa is expected to win a tight contest. They have been consistent moneymakers against the spread when favoured (4-2), so they might be worth a quick bet.
Iowa is now a perfect 6-0 while Virginia sits at 5-2. Two stats to keep an eye on The Hawkeyes enter the matchup with 97.2 points per game on average, which is the best in college basketball. But the Cavaliers rank fourth in college basketball when it comes to points allowed per game, with only 53.6 on average. These opposing strengths should make for an exciting matchup.
How To Watch
- When: Monday at 7 p.m. ET
- Where: John Paul Jones Arena — Charlottesville, Virginia
- TV: ESPN2
The Hawkeyes are a slight 1-point favourite against the Cavaliers, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Hawkeyes as a 1.5-point favourite.
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Virginia won the only game these two teams have played in the last seven years.
- Nov 25, 2016 – Virginia 74 vs. Iowa 41