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Southern Methodist MustangsRice Owls
Feb 11, 8:00 PM | Autry Court

Southern Methodist Mustangs vs Rice Owls Odds

11-13TEAM RECORD14-11

The visiting Mustangs hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Autry Court against the Rice Owls.

This season, the Owls are 14-11 overall and 6-10 ATS ATS, while the Mustangs are 11-13 and 8-12 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Rice boasts a 7-8-1 on the OU, and Southern Methodist is 10-10.

View Southern Methodist vs Rice Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Owls in this one, they're listed as 6-point favorites on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 99-ranked Owls and the No. 200-rated Mustangs in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 70-66 win for the Owls on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Rice's No. 100-ranked offense, averaging 71.4 PPG, against a Mustangs defense that ranks No. 35 at 60.8 PPG. The Owls field goal percentage has averaged 44.8% so far, more than the Mustangs marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.1% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Southern Methodist owns the country's No. 40-rated mark, allowing 63.5 points per game on the highway. Rice, on the other hand, rates No. 91 in scoring at home.

Southern Methodist was a 68-62 winner in their most recent outing at home against TCU. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Southern Methodist earned a 68-62 victory over TCU on Wednesday, getting 17 points from Robert Nyakundi at Moody Coliseum.

In their last action, Rice was a 79-71 winner on the road against Houston. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites. Jarelle Reischel scored 16 points leading the Owls to a 79-71 victory over Houston at Hofheinz Pavilion on Wednesday.

Southern Methodist Mustangs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing UAB are 1-6
After playing TCU are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

Rice Owls Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Tulsa are 2-8
After playing Houston are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

A few Mustangs at Owls trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Southern Methodist's last 16 games on the road
Southern Methodist is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Rice
Southern Methodist is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Rice's last 5 games
Rice is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Southern Methodist
Rice is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Rice is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Southern Methodist

Next up:
Southern Methodist home to UAB, Wednesday, February 15
Rice at Tulsa, Saturday, February 18

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