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Tulsa Golden Hurricane battle vs Rice Owls highlights college basketball odds menu

Rice OwlsTulsa Golden Hurricane
Jan 12, 6:30 PM | Reynolds Center

Rice Owls vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane Odds

3-11TEAM RECORD9-7

Tulsa will look to improve on its 9-7 record on Saturday when they host Rice in NCAA basketball odds action at Reynolds Center.

Supporters of the Owls have watched them go 3-11 and 4-4 ATS on the year, while the Golden Hurricane are at 9-7 and 6-6 ATS. In totals betting, the Golden Hurricane are 4-5, while the Owls have a 4-2 mark.

View Rice vs Tulsa Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Tulsa in this one found them as 13.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 69-ranked Golden Hurricane and the No. 342-rated Owls in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 65-54 win for the Golden Hurricane on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Tulsa has the nation's No. 229-rated offensive output, at 65.6 PPG. The visiting Owls defense ranks No. 215 allowing on average 68.2 PPG. The Golden Hurricane FG% has averaged 43.6% so far, more than the Owls marksmen have achieved on the year, 38.9% per game.

Defensively, Rice features the nation's No. 200-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.4 points per game. Tulsa, meanwhile, comes in at No. 226 nationally in scoring at home.

Rice was a 75-52 loser in its last match at home against Southern Miss. They failed to cover the 12.5-point spread as underdogs. Rice was run off the court by the Golden Eagles on Wednesday as Southern Miss routed them 75-52 at Autry Court.

In their last action, Tulsa was a 79-61 loser on the road against Marshall. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. The Golden Hurricane endured a 79-61 loss at the hands of the Thundering Herd on Wednesday, despite a 12-point effort from James Woodard at Cam Henderson Center.

Rice Owls Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Memphis are 0-7
After playing Southern Miss are 2-5
After a loss are 3-7

Tulsa Golden Hurricane Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Texas El Paso are 6-4
After playing Marshall are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

A few Owls at Golden Hurricane trends to consider:
Rice is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Rice is 4-14 ATS in its last 18 games when playing on the road against Tulsa
Rice is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Rice is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Tulsa
Tulsa is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Rice
Tulsa is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Rice
Tulsa is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tulsa's last 10 games when playing Rice

Next up:
Rice home to Memphis, Wednesday, January 16
Tulsa home to Texas El Paso, Wednesday, January 16