CappersInfo is back with its Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Virginia Cavaliers picks and predictions, as we look to give you all of the college basketball advice and tips that you need to beat your online sportsbook for this crucial Wednesday night tilt.
Quarterfinals NIT Picks: #3 Iowa Hawkeyes @ #1 Virginia Cavaliers
Date: Wednesday, March 27th, 7:00 ET
Location: John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, VA
Iowa vs. Virginia Live TV: ESPN
Quarterfinals NIT Betting Lines
#3 Iowa Hawkeyes +4
#1 Virginia Cavaliers -4
The Hawkeyes and the Cavaliers are really basically the exact same team, as they are both defensive-minded crews that would prefer to run up and down the court. They both have a lot of young talent, though a lot of that talent is very young still at this point, and they both were brutally disappointed not to be dancing in the NCAA Tournament. Both have guards that have really stepped up their games here in the NIT though, as G Justin Anderson and G Roy-Devyn Marble have crushed their respective scoring averages for the season here in the postseason. The difference on Wednesday night as we see it is that the Cavvies have been a superior home team all season long. Sure, the Norfolk State Spartans picked up a cover here at John Paul Jones Arena, but the truth of the matter is that UVA is 14-3-1 ATS this season while playing at home. Iowa has struggled on the road and on neutral courts all season long just trying to be able to pick up victories, and that includes getting beaten in a few games against teams like Nebraska, Purdue, and Virginia Tech as well. It just doesn’t look all that pretty for the Hawkeyes on Wednesday, and as a result, we’ll make our NIT picks on Virginia to move onto the NIT Final Four at Madison Square Garden.
Iowa vs. Virginia Pick: Virginia Cavaliers -4
Free NIT Predictions: Virginia 67 – Iowa 60