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Rice Owls Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs

The college basketball betting odds menu features a clash between Rice and Louisiana Tech on Thursday, with the host Owls trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread line.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs opened as -4-point favorites 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).

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs Rice Owls Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Rice Owls are 7-14 overall and 6-10 ATS, while the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are 16-5 and 5-8 ATS. As for the betting totals, Rice boasts a 12-4 on the OU, and Louisiana Tech is 9-4.

The Owls - Bulldogs odds would favor the Bulldogs if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Rice is rated No. 188 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Louisiana Tech is at No. 88.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Rice's No. 233-rated squad against Louisiana Tech's No. 47-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Rice rates No. 120 in the country with 7.24 per game, while their foes tonight, the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs rank No. 105 nationally with 7.48 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Bulldogs got 18 points from Jacobi Boykins as Louisiana Tech ran past Texas El Paso 78-70 on Sunday at Thomas Assembly Center.

Rice earned a 95-87 victory over North Texas on Saturday, getting 25 points from Marcus Evans at Autry Court.

Betting Trends
  • Louisiana Tech is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Louisiana Tech is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Louisiana Tech's last 6 games
  • Louisiana Tech is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Rice is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Rice is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Rice's last 7 games
  • Rice is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Louisiana Tech at North Texas, Saturday, February 6th
Rice at Southern Miss, Saturday, February 6th