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College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors Old Dominion Monarchs in Battle with Rice Owls

College basketball betting interest will be high on Saturday when the Monarchs of Old Dominion hit the hard court against the Owls of Rice.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors looking to go with the Rice Owls in this one found them listed as 5-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu at Bovada. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Monarchs was expected to move the line.

Old Dominion Monarchs vs Rice Owls Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 12-18 and 8-17 ATS Rice Owls will face the 18-12 Old Dominion Monarchs, who own a 9-16-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Rice Owls are 18-6-1 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Old Dominion Monarchs are 11-13-2.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 50-rated Old Dominion Monarchs taking on the No. 233-rated Rice Owls in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Rice's No. 85-ranked scoring average of 76.37 PPG, against a Old Dominion Monarchs defense rated No. 10 and allowing 62.23 PPG. The Rice Owls FG% has averaged 44.99% to date this season, more than the Old Dominion Monarchs shooters have managed so far (43.96% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Monarchs grabbed a 76-70 win over the Mean Green on Thursday, behind a 24-point effort from Trey Freeman at The Super Pit.

Marcus Evans scored 27 points for Rice on Thursday, but the 49ers managed a 88-75 victory over the Owls at Autry Court.

Betting Trends
  • Old Dominion is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Old Dominion's last 5 games
  • Old Dominion is 6-13-1 ATS in its last 20 games on the road
  • Old Dominion is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Rice is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Rice is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Rice's last 5 games
  • Rice is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

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