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College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors Eastern Kentucky Colonels in Battle with Rice Owls

A key college basketball betting odds battle sees the away Eastern Kentucky Colonels taking on the Rice Owls Friday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the Eastern Kentucky Colonels before tip-off in this one found them as -2-point favorites over at Bovada earlier.

Eastern Kentucky Colonels vs Rice Owls Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Rice Owls bring a 23-12 record (13-14 ATS) to this tilt against the 12-19 Colonels, who are 14-13 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Rice go 17-10 so far and the Eastern Kentucky Colonels go 10-17.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 239-rated Eastern Kentucky Colonels taking on the No. 81-rated Rice Owls in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Rice's No. 20-ranked offense, averaging 81.51 PPG, against a Colonels defense that ranks No. 195 at 75.16 PPG. The Owls field goal percentage has averaged 46.19% so far, more than the Colonels marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.81% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Nick Mayo poured in a team-high 31 points for Eastern Kentucky on Saturday, as they defeated Tennessee Tech 75-71 at Paul S. McBrayer Arena.

The Owls got 14 points from Egor Koulechov, but it was Utah Valley that prevailed in a 85-79 final on Monday at Autry Court.

Betting Trends
  • Eastern Kentucky is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Eastern Kentucky is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • Eastern Kentucky is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Eastern Kentucky is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games on the road
  • Rice is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Rice is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Rice's last 5 games
  • Rice is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Eastern Kentucky at Mississippi, Monday, November 13th
Rice at Georgia State, Tuesday, November 14th