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Florida Atlantic Owls vs Rice Owls College Basketball Betting Preview

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Florida Atlantic Owls vs Rice Owls battle Thursday at Autry Court as the Owls look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Florida Atlantic Owls opened as 6-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Florida Atlantic Owls vs Rice Owls Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Rice Owls bring a 9-16 record (7-13 ATS) to this tilt against the 7-19 Owls, who are 9-13-2 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Rice go 14-5-1 so far and the Florida Atlantic Owls go 12-12.

This game puts the Rice Owls, most recently No. 232 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Florida Atlantic Owls, who rate No. 210 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Florida Atlantic is ranked No. 244 in NCAA basketball at 32.54 per game. Contrast that with Rice's No. 238 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Rice is the No. 117-ranked team in the country at 7.32 per game, while Florida Atlantic rates No. 170 at 6.58 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Adonis Filer scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Owls to a win (they lost 89-82 to Texas El Paso at FAU Arena on Saturday).

Marcus Evans scored 20 points leading the Owls to a 75-66 victory over Old Dominion at Ted Constant Center on Saturday.

Betting Trends
  • Florida Atlantic is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Florida Atlantic is 5-14 SU in its last 19 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Florida Atlantic's last 5 games
  • Florida Atlantic is 4-7-2 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
  • Rice is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Rice is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Rice's last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Rice's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Florida Atlantic at North Texas, Saturday, February 20th
Rice at Florida International, Saturday, February 20th