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TCU Horned Frogs host Rice Owls in college basketball action

Rice OwlsTCU Horned Frogs
Jan 4, 8:00 PM | Daniel-Meyer Coliseum

Rice Owls vs TCU Horned Frogs Odds

9-5TEAM RECORD8-5

The TCU Horned Frogs will hit the floor running against the visiting Rice Owls Wednesday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Horned Frogs are 8-5 so far on the season, and 3-6 ATS vs. the number. The Owls, meanwhile, are 9-5 and 1-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen TCU go 5-4 and the Owls go 2-2-1 on the totals.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 228 (Horned Frogs) and the No. 66 (Owls) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 80-73 result in favor of the Owls has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature TCU's No. 256-rated squad against Rice's No. 12-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, TCU rates No. 236 in the country with 5.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 259 nationally with 5.2 per match.

Defensively, Rice features the nation's No. 71-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.2 points per game. TCU, meanwhile, comes in at No. 153 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Rice, they were a 73-59 loser as they battled Texas on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 13.5-point underdog. Tamir Jackson scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Owls to a win (they lost 73-59 to Texas at Frank Erwin Center on Saturday).

TCU lost its last outing, a 74-66 result against Tulsa on December 31. They failed to cover in that game as a 2-point underdog. The Horned Frogs endured a 74-66 loss at the hands of the Golden Hurricane on Saturday, despite a 16-point effort from Hank Thorns at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.

Rice Owls Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Marshall are 1-6
After playing Texas are 1-6
After a loss are 4-6

TCU Horned Frogs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Texas-Pan American are 1-1
After playing Tulsa are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

A few Owls at Horned Frogs trends to consider:
Rice is 6-16 SU in its last 22 games on the road
Rice is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against TCU
TCU is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Rice
TCU is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Rice
TCU is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Rice

Next up:
Rice home to Marshall, Saturday, January 7
TCU home to Texas-Pan American, Wednesday, January 11

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