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Rice Owls vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Odds
Anaheim Convention Center will host Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Rice Owls action on Thursday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.
The game is being played at Anaheim Convention Center, which makes it technically a neutral site match.
The Yellow Jackets bring a 2-0 record (1-0 ATS) to this tilt against the 1-2 Owls, who are 1-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Georgia Tech go 1-0 so far and the Owls go 0-0.
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets as 5.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Yellow Jackets at No. 121 and the Owls at No. 112 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 79-58 result in favor of the Yellow Jackets.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Georgia Tech's No. 232 nationally ranked offense (65.5 points per game) against a Owls defense that sits as the No. 259 at 70.7 PPG. The Yellow Jackets have been averaging 44.7% from the field, more than the Owls have managed so far this season (40% on average).
Defensively, Rice features the nation's No. 257-rated defense on the road, allowing 77 points per game. Georgia Tech, meanwhile, comes in at No. 261 nationally in scoring at home.
Rice lost its last outing, a 77-63 result against Temple on November 17. They covered in that game as a 25-point underdog. Rice got 17 points from Tamir Jackson but lost anyway, 77-63, to Temple on Saturday at Liacouras Center.
Georgia Tech was a 52-38 winner in their most recent outing at home against Presbyterian. Robert Carter scored 10 points leading the Yellow Jackets to a 52-38 victory over Presbyterian at Alexander Memorial Coliseum on Wednesday.
Rice Owls Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Houston Baptist are 1-1
After playing Temple are 1-0
After a loss are 7-3
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Illinois are 1-0
After playing Presbyterian are 0-1
After a win are 3-7
A few Owls at Yellow Jackets trends to consider:
Georgia Tech is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Georgia Tech is 6-16 SU in its last 22 games
Rice home to Houston Baptist, Saturday, December 1
Georgia Tech at Illinois, Wednesday, November 28