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Rice Owls

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Texas Longhorns
Monday, December 29, 2014 1:00 PM ET
Frank Erwin Center

Basketball betting fans will hope to hit paydirt on Monday when the Texas Longhorns try to run the Rice Owls off the court at Frank Erwin Center in college hoops action.

Rice Owls vs Texas Longhorns Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Rice Owls opened as 25.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total was set to open a bit later (check out [custom:bodog] for the latest situation).

Rice Owls vs Texas Longhorns Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Rice Owls have watched them go 3-7 and 3-2 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Texas Longhorns are at 10-2 and 7-3 ATS. In totals betting, the Texas Longhorns are 1-4, while the Rice Owls have a 1-1 mark.

This game puts the Texas Longhorns, most recently No. 17 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Rice Owls, who rate No. 278 in the latest survey.

How Rice Owls vs Texas Longhorns Stats Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Texas has the nation's No. 67-rated offensive output, at 72.75 PPG. The visiting Rice Owls defense ranks No. 160 allowing on average 66.5 PPG. The Longhorns FG% has averaged 46.08% so far, more than the Texas Owls marksmen have achieved on the year, 39.05% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Rice got 19 points from Marcus Jackson but lost anyway, 79-72, to Lamar on Monday at Montagne Center.

Texas suffered a 74-71 loss against Stanford on Tuesday, getting 19 points from Javan Felix in a losing effort at Frank Erwin Center.

Rice Owls vs Texas Longhorns Betting Odds Trends

Rice is 3-15 SU in its last 18 games
Rice is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Rice is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Texas
Rice is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Texas
Texas is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
Texas is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
Texas is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Rice
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Rice

Next Betting Matchups

Rice home to Texas-San Antonio, Friday, January 2nd
Texas at Texas Tech, Saturday, January 3rd

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