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Rice Owls home to TCU Horned Frogs in NCAA Basketball betting action

TCU Horned FrogsRice Owls
Dec 22, 8:00 PM | Autry Court

TCU Horned Frogs vs Rice Owls Odds

7-4TEAM RECORD3-7

The Rice Owls host TCU on Saturday, looking to build on their 3-7 mark against the 7-4 Horned Frogs in college hoops action at Autry Court.

This season, the Owls are 3-7 overall and 2-2 ATS ATS, while the Horned Frogs are 7-4 and 3-4 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Rice boasts a 1-1 on the OU, and TCU is 1-4.

View TCU vs Rice Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to go with the Owls in this one found them listed as 1-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Horned Frogs was expected to move the line.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Owls, most recently No. 340 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Horned Frogs, who rate No. 111 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 61-51 victory for the Horned Frogs.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Rice's No. 313-ranked offense, averaging 59.1 PPG, against a Horned Frogs defense that ranks No. 7 at 52.9 PPG. The Owls field goal percentage has averaged 39.1% so far, less than the Horned Frogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.6% per game.

Defensively, TCU features the nation's No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 52.5 points per game. Rice, meanwhile, comes in at No. 315 nationally in scoring at home.

TCU was a 68-57 winner in their most recent outing at home against Southern. TCU earned a 68-57 victory over Southern on Tuesday, getting 20 points from Garlon Green at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.

In their last action, Rice was a 63-60 winner at home against Chicago State. The Owls grabbed a 63-60 win over the Cougars on Wednesday, behind a 22-point effort from Tamir Jackson at Autry Court.

TCU Horned Frogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Miss Valley State are 1-0
After a win are 4-6

Rice Owls Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Texas are 4-4
After a win are 3-7

A few Horned Frogs at Owls trends to consider:
TCU is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
TCU is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Rice
TCU is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Rice
TCU is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Rice is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against TCU
Rice is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games

Next up:
TCU home to Miss Valley State, Sunday, December 30
Rice at Texas, Saturday, December 29