Northern Iowa vs. Virginia Tech - 11/25/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Virginia Tech Hokies (2-1) at Northern Iowa Panthers (4-0)
College Basketball: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya)
The Line: Northern Iowa Panthers -9 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS SN
The Virginia Tech Hokies and the Northern Iowa Panthers face off on Tuesday in Mexico in college basketball action.
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 2-1 this season and they are coming off of a loss against Appalachian State. Virginia Tech is averaging 69 points and they are shooting 51.7 percent and 36.4 percent from beyond the three-point arc while defensively they are allowing 58 points and their opponents are shooting 37.9 percent. Justin Bibbs is averaging 11.7 points, Adam Smith is averaging 10.3 points, and Joey van Zegeren is averaging 9.7 points and 5.3 rebounds. VT has played one of the softest schedules in the nation thus far.
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The Northern Iowa Panthers have played a soft schedule as well but they are off to a 4-0 start o the season. Northern Iowa is averaging 70.5 points and they are shooting 49.2 percent and 39.2 percent from beyond the three-point arc while defensively they are allowing 57.8 points and their opponents are averaging 57.8 points and hey are shooting 38.6 percent. Seth Tuttle is averaging 17 points and 7.2 rebounds, Wes Washpun is averaging 12 points, and Deon Mitchell is averaging 8.2 points. Northern Iowa is no stranger to early season tourneys.
Virginia Tech is 5-2 against the spread against a team with a winning record and 0-3-1 against the spread against the Missouri Valley Conference. Northern Iowa is 4-0 against the spread against a team with a winning record.
Northern Iowa is a big favorite here and for good reason as they should win easily.