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College Basketball Betting - Houston Cougars Rice Owls Odds

Rice Owls

vs

Houston Cougars
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 8:00 PM ET
Hofheinz Pavilion

The college basketball betting odds menu features a clash between Houston and Rice on Wednesday, with the host Cougars trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread line.

Rice Owls vs Houston Cougars Opening Odds and Betting Line

If you were backing the Rice Owls in this one, their betting line was listed as 3.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at 5Dimes.

Rice Owls vs Houston Cougars Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Houston Cougars battles the Rice Owls, currently sitting with a 6-12 mark (8-5 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 5-10 for the Houston Cougars and 3-7 for the Rice Owls.

The Cougars - Owls odds would favor the Owls if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Houston is rated No. 267 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Rice is at No. 133.

How Rice Owls vs Houston Cougars Stats Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Houston's No. 92-rated squad against Rice's No. 216-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Houston rates No. 18 in the country with 8.42 per game, while their foes tonight, the Rice Owls rank No. 16 nationally with 8.83 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Rice suffered a 58-45 loss against Louisiana Tech on Saturday, getting 16 points from Seth Gearhart in a losing effort at Autry Court.

Houston was run off the court by the Mustangs on Saturday as Southern Methodist routed them 80-59 at Moody Coliseum.

Rice Owls vs Houston Cougars Betting Odds Trends

Rice is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Rice's last 7 games
Rice is 1-19 SU in its last 20 games on the road
Rice is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Houston
Houston is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games
Houston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
Houston is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Rice at North Texas, Saturday, January 31st
Houston at Connecticut, Sunday, February 1st

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