Drake Bulldogs host Rice Owls in college basketball action
Rice Owls vs Drake Bulldogs Odds
The Drake Bulldogs hope to be lousy hosts on Friday as the Rice Owls pay a visit to Anaheim Convention Center on the college basketball betting menu.
This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Anaheim Convention Center.
The Bulldogs sport records of 1-2 and 2-0 ATS heading into this battle, while the Owls have 1-3 and 1-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 0-1 for the Bulldogs and 0-1 for the Owls.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bulldogs at No. 178 and the Owls at No. 112 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 77-62 result in favor of the Bulldogs.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Drake's No. 31 nationally ranked offense (81.7 points per game) against a Owls defense that sits as the No. 185 at 66.5 PPG. The Bulldogs have been averaging 50.3% from the field, more than the Owls have managed so far this season (35.9% on average).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Rice owns the country's No. 135-rated mark, allowing 65.5 points per game on the highway. Drake, on the other hand, rates No. 7 in scoring at home.
In their last action, Rice was a 54-36 loser on the road against Georgia Tech. They failed to cover the 12-point spread as underdogs. Rice got 18 points from Austin Ramljak but lost anyway, 54-36, to Georgia Tech on Thursday at Anaheim Convention Center.
Last time out for Drake, they were a 73-70 loser as they battled California on the road. They covered in the match as a 11-point underdog. The Bulldogs got 13 points from Richard Carter, but it was California that prevailed in a 73-70 final on Thursday at Anaheim Convention Center.
Rice home to Houston Baptist, Saturday, December 1
Drake at Nevada, Friday, November 30