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Tulsa Golden Hurricane take on Owls in college basketball test

Tulsa Golden HurricaneRice Owls
Jan 21, 8:00 PM | Autry Court

Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Rice Owls Odds

10-9TEAM RECORD11-8

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Rice and Tulsa on Saturday, with the host Owls trying to win and cover the NCAAB point spread.

Rice battles the Golden Hurricane, currently sitting with a 10-9 mark (7-8 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 3-6-1 for the Owls and 9-6 for the Golden Hurricane.

View Tulsa vs Rice Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Rice opened as 1-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 49 (Owls) and the No. 129 (Golden Hurricane) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 74-68 result in favor of the Owls has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Rice has the nation's No. 94-rated offensive output, at 72.4 PPG. The visiting Golden Hurricane defense ranks No. 86 allowing on average 63.4 PPG. The Owls FG% has averaged 45% so far, more than the Golden Hurricane marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.1% per game.

Defensively, Tulsa features the nation's No. 22-rated defense on the road, allowing 61.6 points per game. Rice, meanwhile, comes in at No. 85 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Tulsa, they were a 60-56 winner as they battled Tulane at home. They failed to cover in the match as an 8.5-point favorite. Jordan Clarkson scored 16 points leading the Golden Hurricane to a 60-56 victory over Tulane at Reynolds Center on Wednesday.

In their last action, Rice was a 61-60 loser at home against UAB. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites. Rice got 17 points from Connor Frizzelle but lost anyway, 61-60, to UAB on Wednesday at Autry Court.

Tulsa Golden Hurricane Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Central Florida are 6-4
After playing Tulane are 5-4
After a win are 5-5

Rice Owls Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Memphis are 0-6
After playing UAB are 1-5
After a loss are 4-6

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

Next up:
Tulsa home to Central Florida, Wednesday, January 25
Rice at Memphis, Wednesday, January 25

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