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Rice Owls host Drake Bulldogs in CIT tournament basketball wagering action

Drake BulldogsRice Owls
March 17, 8:00 PM | Autry Court

Drake Bulldogs vs Rice Owls Odds

18-15TEAM RECORD18-15

Rice looks to cover the Owls-Bulldogs pointspread on Saturday in CIT tournament betting action and improve its overall 18-15 mark when they host Drake in college basketball action.

The Owls bring a 18-15 record (10-14 ATS) to this tilt against the 18-15 Bulldogs, who are 14-17 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Rice go 11-12-1 so far and the Bulldogs go 11-19-1.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 112-rated Owls and the No. 178-ranked Bulldogs, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 71-68 result in favor of the Owls.


How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Rice's No. 134 nationally ranked offense (69.5 points per game) against a Bulldogs defense that sits as the No. 163 at 66.6 PPG. The Owls have been averaging 44.6% from the field, more than the Bulldogs have managed so far this season (44.1% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Drake owns the country's No. 189-rated mark, allowing 70.3 points per game on the highway. Rice, on the other hand, rates No. 104 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Drake was a 70-64 winner at home against North Dakota. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as favorites. Drake earned a 70-64 victory over North Dakota on Wednesday, getting 24 points from Ben Simons at Knapp Center.

Rice was a 68-63 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Louisiana-Lafayette. They covered the 1-point spread as favorites. The Owls grabbed a 68-63 win over the Ragin Cajuns on Wednesday, behind an 18 -point effort from Connor Frizzelle at Cajundome.