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Texas A&M Aggies vs Rice Owls Betting Preview

Rice OwlsTexas A&M Aggies
Dec 22, 8:00 PM | Reed Arena

Rice Owls vs Texas A&M Aggies Odds

7-4TEAM RECORD8-2

The Rice Owls will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Aggies in Texas A&M at Reed Arena on Thursday in college basketball action.

The Aggies sit at 8-2 (1-4 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Owls are currently 7-4 (0-3 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Texas A&M is 2-3 OU, and Rice is 2-0-1 OU.

View Rice vs Texas AM Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Texas A&M sat as 10.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Aggies sit at No. 170 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Owls sit at No. 57 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Owls will win this game 78-75.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Owls rank No. 9 in NCAA Division 1 with 41.5 per game. That compares with Texas A&M’s No. 24 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Texas A&M is college basketball's No. 324-ranked team at 4.1 per game, while the Owls rate No. 275 with 4.9 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Rice owns the country's No. 80-rated mark, allowing 65 points per game on the highway. Texas A&M, on the other hand, rates No. 280 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Rice was a 77-70 loser at home against Temple. They failed to cover the 3–point spread as underdogs. Rice got 16 points from Lucas Kuipers but lost anyway, 77-70, to Temple on Monday at Autry Court.

Texas A&M was an 84-64 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Florida. They failed to cover the 11–point spread as underdogs. Texas A&M was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Florida and falling by an 84-64 score at BankAtlantic Center.

Rice Owls Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

Texas A&M Aggies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

A few Owls at Aggies trends to consider:
Rice is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Texas A&M is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Texas A&M is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Texas A&M is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Rice

Next up:
Rice home to Texas A&M C.C., Wednesday, December 28
Texas A&M home to Arkansas Tech, Thursday, December 29