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Golden Hurricane visit Rice Owls in college basketball clash

Tulsa Golden HurricaneRice Owls
March 2, 8:00 PM | Autry Court

Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Rice Owls Odds

16-12TEAM RECORD12-16

The Rice Owls will hit the floor running against the visiting Tulsa Golden Hurricane Wednesday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Owls sit at 12-16 (10-10-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Golden Hurricane are currently 16-12 (14-10 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Rice is 12-9 OU, and Tulsa is 14-10 OU.

View Tulsa vs Rice Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Rice in this one will find them as 1-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 219 (Owls) and the No. 58 (Golden Hurricane) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 71-68 result in favor of the Golden Hurricane has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Rice's No. 219-ranked offense, averaging 67.5 PPG, against a Golden Hurricane defense that ranks No. 176 at 67.9 PPG. The Owls field goal percentage has averaged 43.5% so far, less than the Golden Hurricane marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.7% per game.

Defensively, Tulsa features the nation's No. 86-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.5 points per game. Rice, meanwhile, comes in at No. 204 nationally in scoring at home.

Tulsa was a 66-59 winner in their most recent outing at home against Tulane. They failed to cover the 9–point spread as favorites. The Golden Hurricane grabbed a 66-59 win over the Green Wave on Saturday, behind a 24-point effort from Justin Hurtt at Reynolds Center.

Rice was a 71-68 loser in their most recent outing at home against East Carolina. They failed to cover the 5.5–point spread as favorites. Rice suffered a 71-68 loss against East Carolina on Saturday, getting 18 points from Tamir Jackson in a losing effort at Autry Court.

Tulsa Golden Hurricane Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Southern Miss are 3-3
After playing Tulane are 4-4
After a win are 4-6

Rice Owls Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Houston are 5-5
After playing East Carolina are 2-7
After a loss are 4-6

A few Golden Hurricane at Owls trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tulsa's last 7 games on the road
Tulsa is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Rice
Tulsa is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Rice's last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Rice's last 6 games when playing Tulsa
Rice is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Rice is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Tulsa

Next up:
Tulsa home to Southern Miss, Saturday, March 5
Rice at Houston, Saturday, March 5

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