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Houston Baptist Huskies visit Rice Owls in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

Houston Baptist HuskiesRice Owls
Dec 1, 8:00 PM | Autry Court

Houston Baptist Huskies vs Rice Owls Odds

3-3TEAM RECORD1-5

Houston Baptist pays a visit to Rice on Saturday, hoping to send the Owls to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Autry Court.

The Owls currently sports a 1-5 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 2-2 ATS. The Huskies are 3-3 and 0-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Owls produce a 1-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Huskies have gone 0-1 against the number.

View Houston Baptist vs Rice Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Owls - Huskies odds would favor the Huskies if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Rice is rated No. 313 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Houston Baptist is at No. 293. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 62-54 win for the Huskies.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Huskies is ranked No. 189 in NCAA hoops at 34.8 per game. Contrast that with Rice’s No. 320 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Rice is the No. 90-ranked team in the country at 7.2 per game, while Houston Baptist rates No. 340 at 3.2 per game.

Defensively, Houston Baptist features the nation's No. 92-rated defense on the road, allowing 64 points per game. Rice, meanwhile, comes in at No. 305 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Houston Baptist was a 64-44 loser on the road against Eastern Illinois. Houston Baptist was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Eastern Illinois and falling by a 64-44 score at Lantz Arena.

Last time out for Rice, they were a 55-47 loser as they battled Drexel at home. They covered in the match as a 13-point underdog. The Owls endured a 55-47 loss at the hands of the Dragons on Sunday, despite a 20-point effort from Tamir Jackson at Anaheim Convention Center.

Rice Owls Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Huskies at Owls trends to consider:
Rice is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Rice is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Houston Baptist home to Sam Houston State, Saturday, December 8
Rice home to Long Island, Wednesday, December 12

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