Rice Owls vs Oakland Grizzlies Odds
Athletics Center features a CIT tournament quarter final odds clash between the host Oakland Grizzlies and the visiting Rice Owls in college hoops action on Tuesday.
This season, the Grizzlies are 19-15 overall and 13-13-1 ATS ATS, while the Owls are 19-15 and 11-14 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Oakland boasts a 15-10-1 on the OU, and Rice is 12-12-1.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Grizzlies at No. 224 and the Owls at No. 112 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 77-75 result in favor of the Owls.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Owls is ranked No. 103 in NCAA hoops at 35.8 per game. Contrast that with Oakland’s No. 212 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Oakland is the No. 3-ranked team in the country at 9.4 per game, while Rice rates No. 229 at 5.5 per game.
Defensively, Rice features the nation's No. 71-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.5 points per game. Oakland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Rice, they were a 74-68 winner as they battled Drake at home. They covered in the match as a 5-point favorite. Rice got 17 points from Dylan Ennis en route to a 74-68 victory over Drake on Saturday at Autry Court.
Last time out for Oakland, they were an 84-76 winner as they battled Buffalo at home. They covered in the match as a 2.5-point favorite. Oakland got 29 points from Reggie Hamilton en route to an 84-76 victory over Buffalo on Saturday at Athletics Center.