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Florida Atlantic Owls visit Rice Owls in college basketball clash

Florida Atlantic OwlsRice Owls
4-11January 11, 2014, 08:00 | Autry Court5-9

The Rice Owls host Florida Atlantic on Saturday, looking to build on their 5-9 mark against the 4-11 Owls in college hoops action at Autry Court.

The Owls sit at 5-9 (5-4 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Owls are currently 4-11 (4-5-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Rice is 2-7 OU, and Florida Atlantic is 4-5-1 OU.

View Florida Atlantic Owls vs Rice Owls Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Florida Atlantic before tip-off in this one found them as 2.5-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

The Owls - Owls odds would favor the Owls if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Rice is rated No. 235 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Florida Atlantic is at No. 294.

Rice was a 71-60 loser in its last match at home against Florida International. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as favorites. The Owls got 14 points from Austin Ramljak, but it was Florida International that prevailed in a 71-60 final on Thursday at Autry Court.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Rice's No. 232 nationally ranked offense (65.79 points per game) against a Owls defense that sits as the No. 158 at 70.87 PPG. The Owls have been averaging 40.81% from the field, less than the Owls have managed so far this season (42.71% on average).

A few Owls at Owls trends to consider:
Florida Atlantic is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Florida Atlantic is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Rice is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Rice is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games at home

Next up:
Florida Atlantic home to East Carolina, Thursday, January 16th
Rice at Southern Miss, Thursday, January 16th