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NCAAB betting line favors Green Wave over Owls

Rice OwlsTulane Green Wave
Jan 14, 8:00 PM | Fogelman Arena

Rice Owls vs Tulane Green Wave Odds

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Fogelman Arena will host Green Wave vs. Owls action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

The Green Wave sit at 12-4 (4-5 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Owls are currently 10-7 (3-5 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Tulane is 2-7 OU, and Rice is 3-4-1 OU.

View Rice vs Tulane Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Rice before tip-off in this one will find them as 3-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 93-rated Green Wave and the No. 63-ranked Owls, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 78-75 result in favor of the Green Wave.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Tulane's No. 186-ranked scoring average of 67.8 PPG, against a Owls defense rated No. 144 and allowing 65.5 PPG. The Green Wave FG% has averaged 42.9% to date this season, less than the Owls shooters have managed so far (46.3% per game).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Rice owns the country's No. 65-rated mark, allowing 65.2 points per game on the highway. Tulane, on the other hand, rates No. 137 in scoring at home.

Rice won its last outing, a 68-52 result against Southern Methodist on January 11. They covered in that game as a 2-point underdog. Arsalan Kazemi scored 21 points and helped out with 12 rebounds for Rice on Wednesday, leading the Owls to a 68-52 victory over Southern Methodist at Moody Coliseum.

Last time out for Tulane, they were a 71-66 loser as they battled Southern Miss at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 1.5-point underdog. Tulane suffered a 71-66 loss against Southern Miss on Saturday, getting 17 points from Jordan Callahan in a losing effort at Fogelman Arena.

Rice Owls Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing UAB are 2-4
After playing Southern Methodist are 2-8
After a win are 6-4

Tulane Green Wave Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Tulsa are 5-5
After playing Southern Miss are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

A few Owls at Green Wave trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Rice's last 6 games when playing on the road against Tulane
Rice is 7-17 SU in its last 24 games on the road
Rice is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Tulane
Tulane is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home
Tulane is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Rice
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tulane's last 6 games when playing at home against Rice
Tulane is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Rice

Next up:
Rice home to UAB, Wednesday, January 18
Tulane at Tulsa, Wednesday, January 18

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