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NCAA Basketball Odds: Charlotte 49ers vs Rice Owls

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Charlotte 49ers vs Rice Owls battle Saturday at Autry Court as the Owls look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Rice Owls were listed as 1-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Charlotte 49ers vs Rice Owls Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Rice Owls sport a record of 3-13 and 5-6 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Charlotte 49ers have 5-8 and 3-8 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 5-6 for the Rice Owls and 4-7 for the Charlotte 49ers.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Rice Owls at No. 322 and the Charlotte 49ers at No. 288 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Rice's No. 245-ranked offense, averaging 67.06 PPG, against a 49ers defense that ranks No. 204 at 75.54 PPG. The Owls field goal percentage has averaged 39.43% so far, less than the 49ers marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.96% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Andrien White scored 23 points leading the 49ers to a 70-68 victory over North Texas at The Super Pit on Thursday.

Robert Martin scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Owls to a win (they lost 82-75 to Old Dominion at Autry Court on Thursday).

Betting Trends
  • Charlotte is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte's last 6 games
  • Charlotte is 6-15 ATS in its last 21 games on the road
  • Charlotte is 4-17 SU in its last 21 games on the road
  • Rice is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Rice's last 5 games
  • Rice is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games at home
  • Rice is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Charlotte

Next Betting Matchups

Charlotte home to Marshall, Thursday, January 11th
Rice at North Texas, Saturday, January 13th