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Rice Owls vs Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles NCAA College Basketball Betting

Basketball betting fans will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles try to run the Rice Owls off the court at Reed Green Coliseum in college hoops action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Rice Owls opened as -11-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Rice Owls vs Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

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

This college basketball game matches up the No. 287 (Southern Mississippi) and the No. 61 (Rice) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Southern Mississippi has the nation's No. 258-rated offensive output, at 62.11 PPG. The visiting Rice Owls defense ranks No. 202 allowing on average 74.95 PPG. The Golden Eagles FG% has averaged 39.9% so far, less than the Southern Mississippi Owls marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.27% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Owls endured a 74-64 loss at the hands of the Bulldogs on Thursday, despite a 18-point effort from Marcus Jackson at Thomas Assembly Center.

The Golden Eagles got 26 points from Quinton Campbell as Southern Mississippi ran past North Texas 75-65 on Thursday at Reed Green Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Rice is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Rice is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Rice is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Rice's last 5 games on the road
  • Southern Mississippi is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Southern Mississippi is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Southern Mississippi's last 5 games
  • Southern Mississippi is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Rice home to Old Dominion, Thursday, January 26th
Southern Mississippi at Middle Tennessee, Thursday, January 26th

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