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Rice Owls take on Mustangs in college basketball test

Rice OwlsSouthern Methodist Mustangs
Jan 11, 8:00 PM | Moody Coliseum

Rice Owls vs Southern Methodist Mustangs Odds


Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Rice when they take on the Mustangs on Wednesday in college hoops betting action.

The Mustangs currently sports a 9-6 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 5-6 ATS. The Owls are 9-7 and 2-5 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Mustangs produce a 6-5 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Owls have gone 3-3-1 against the number.

View Rice vs Southern Methodist Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Southern Methodist in this one will find them as 2-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 63-rated Rice taking on the No. 212-rated Mustangs in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 74-71 win for the Owls on Wednesday.


How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Southern Methodist's No. 269 nationally ranked offense (63.3 points per game) against a Owls defense that sits as the No. 171 at 66.4 PPG. The Mustangs have been averaging 42.2% from the field, less than the Owls have managed so far this season (46% on average).

Defensively, Rice features the nation's No. 116-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.8 points per game. Southern Methodist, meanwhile, comes in at No. 282 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Rice, they were a 63-61 loser as they battled Marshall at home. They covered in the match as a 3.5-point underdog. The Owls got 16 points from Omar Oraby, but it was Marshall that prevailed in a 63-61 final on Saturday at Autry Court.

Southern Methodist was a 57-55 winner in its last match on the road against Tulsa. They covered the 9–point spread as underdogs. Southern Methodist got 14 points from Robert Nyakundi en route to a 57-55 victory over Tulsa on Saturday at Reynolds Center.

Rice Owls Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Tulane are 3-7
After playing Marshall are 1-6
After a loss are 4-6

Southern Methodist Mustangs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Texas El Paso are 6-4
After playing Tulsa are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

A few Owls at Mustangs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Rice's last 6 games when playing on the road against Southern Methodis
Rice is 6-17 SU in its last 23 games on the road
Rice is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Southern Methodis
Southern Methodist is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Rice
Southern Methodist is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Rice
Southern Methodist is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
Southern Methodist is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games

Next up:
Rice at Tulane, Saturday, January 14
Southern Methodist at Texas El Paso, Saturday, January 14