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College Basketball Matchup - Houston Baptist Huskies Rice Owls Odds Preview

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Nov 30, 8:05 PM | Sharp Gym

Rice Owls vs Houston Baptist Huskies Odds


Rice pays a visit to Houston Baptist on Wednesday, hoping to send the Huskies to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Sharp Gym.

The Huskies are 2-4 so far on the season, and 2-1 ATS vs. the number. The Owls, meanwhile, are 4-2 and 0-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Houston Baptist go 2-1 and the Owls go 1-0-1 on the totals.

View Rice vs Houston Baptist Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Huskies - Owls odds would favor the Owls if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Houston Baptist is rated No. 304 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Rice is at No. 214. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 83-64 win for the Owls.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Houston Baptist's No. 203-rated squad against Rice's No. 34-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Houston Baptist rates No. 88 in the country with 7.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 250 nationally with 5.2 per match.

Defensively, Rice features the nation's No. 88-rated defense on the road, allowing 64 points per game. Houston Baptist, meanwhile, comes in at No. 138 nationally in scoring at home.

Rice lost its last outing, a 90-63 result against Iowa State on November 26. They failed to cover in that game as a 3.5-point underdog. Rice was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Iowa State and falling by a 90-63 score at South Padre Convention Center.

Houston Baptist was an 88-65 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Washington. Houston Baptist was run off the court by the Huskies on Friday as Washington routed them 88-65 at Alaska Airlines Arena.

Rice Owls Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
After playing Iowa State are 1-0
After a loss are 4-6

A few Owls at Huskies trends to consider:
Rice is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Rice is 5-20 SU in its last 25 games on the road

Next up:
Rice home to St. Thomas (TX), Saturday, December 3
Houston Baptist at Texas State, Saturday, December 3