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Louisiana Tech Bulldogs face Rice Owls: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Louisiana Tech BulldogsRice Owls
24-6March 06, 2014, 08:00 | Autry Court7-21



Rice will look to improve on its 7-21 record on Thursday when they host Louisiana Tech in NCAA basketball odds action at Autry Court.

The Owls bring a 7-21 record (10-13 ATS) to this tilt against the 24-6 Bulldogs, who are 13-10 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Rice go 6-17 so far and the Bulldogs go 12-10-1.

View Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs Rice Owls Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Owls as 14-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

This game puts the Owls, most recently No. 318 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bulldogs, who rate No. 6 in the latest survey.

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Louisiana Tech won its last outing, a 67-58 result against UAB on March 2. They covered in that game as a 5.5-point favorite. The Bulldogs got 20 points from Chris Anderson as Louisiana Tech ran past UAB 67-58 on Sunday at Bartow Arena.

Last time out for Rice, they were a 65-41 loser as they battled Middle Tennessee on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 18-point underdog. The Owls were hammered by Middle Tennessee on Saturday, losing by a 65-41 final at Murphy Center in college basketball betting action.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bulldogs rank No. 10 in NCAA Division 1 with 39.6 per game. That compares with Rice’s No. 221 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Rice is college basketball's No. 30-ranked team at 7.86 per game, while the Bulldogs rate No. 52 with 7.43 per game.

A few Bulldogs at Owls trends to consider:
Louisiana Tech is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Louisiana Tech's last 5 games
Louisiana Tech is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Louisiana Tech is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games on the road
Rice is 5-12 ATS in its last 17 games
Rice is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Rice's last 5 games
Rice is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games at home

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