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Jaguars visit Rice Owls in college basketball clash

Southern JaguarsRice Owls
Nov 17, 8:00 PM | Autry Court

Southern Jaguars vs Rice Owls Odds


Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Autry Court Thursday as host Rice looks to handle the Southern Jaguars in NCAAB action.

This season, the Owls are 1-0 overall and 0-0 ATS ATS, while the Jaguars are 1-1 and 0-0 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Rice boasts a 0-0 on the OU, and Southern is 0-0.

View Southern vs Rice Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Owls - Jaguars odds would favor the Owls if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Rice is rated No. 227 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Southern is at No. 327. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 99-62 win for the Owls.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Jaguars is ranked No. 331 in NCAA hoops at 26.5 per game. Contrast that with Rice’s No. 2 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Rice is the No. 162-ranked team in the country at 6 per game, while Southern rates No. 245 at 4.5 per game.

Defensively, Southern features the nation's No. 312-rated defense on the road, allowing 83 points per game. Rice, meanwhile, comes in at No. 78 nationally in scoring at home.

Southern was an 83-58 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Texas A&M. The Jaguars were hammered by Texas A&M on Sunday, losing by an 83-58 final at Reed Arena in college basketball betting action.

Rice was an 83-49 winner in its last match at home against New Orleans. The battle between the Owls and Privateers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as New Orleans was handed an 83-49 defeat on Saturday at Autry Court.

Rice Owls Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
After a win are 4-6

A few Jaguars at Owls trends to consider:
Rice is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Southern at Providence, Tuesday, November 22
Rice home to MD-Eastern Shore, Sunday, November 20