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College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors Florida International Golden Panthers in Battle with Rice Owls

Rice Owls

vs

Florida International Golden Panthers
Thursday, February 19, 2015 8:00 PM ET
U.S. Century Bank Arena

Basketball betting fans will hope to hit paydirt on Thursday when the Florida International Golden Panthers try to run the Rice Owls off the court at U.S. Century Bank Arena in college hoops action.

Rice Owls vs Florida International Golden Panthers Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Florida International Golden Panthers were listed as -6-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Rice Owls vs Florida International Golden Panthers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 12-13 and 7-9-2 ATS Florida International Golden Panthers will face the 9-15 Rice Owls, who own a 11-8 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Florida International Golden Panthers are 5-8 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Rice Owls are 7-9.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 175-rated Rice Owls taking on the No. 296-rated Florida International Golden Panthers in this contest.

How Rice Owls vs Florida International Golden Panthers Stats Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Florida International's No. 219-ranked scoring average of 62.28 PPG, against a Rice Owls defense rated No. 123 and allowing 65.5 PPG. The Florida International Golden Panthers FG% has averaged 44.62% to date this season, more than the Rice Owls shooters have managed so far (41.13% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Owls used a 32-point performance from Seth Gearhart to help Rice smack UAB 82-73 on Saturday at Autry Court.

The Golden Panthers were hammered by Louisiana Tech on Saturday, losing by a 75-42 final at Thomas Assembly Center in college basketball betting action.

Rice Owls vs Florida International Golden Panthers Betting Odds Trends

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Rice's last 5 games
Rice is 2-22 SU in its last 24 games on the road
Florida International is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Florida International's last 7 games

Next Betting Matchups

Rice at Florida Atlantic, Saturday, February 21st
Florida International at North Texas, Saturday, February 21st

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