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NCAAB betting line favors Green Wave over Owls

Rice OwlsTulane Green Wave
Jan 14, 8:00 PM | Fogelman Arena

Rice Owls vs Tulane Green Wave Odds


Fogelman Arena will host Green Wave vs. Owls action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

The Green Wave sit at 12-4 (4-5 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Owls are currently 10-7 (3-5 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Tulane is 2-7 OU, and Rice is 3-4-1 OU.

View Rice vs Tulane Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Rice before tip-off in this one will find them as 3-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 93-rated Green Wave and the No. 63-ranked Owls, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 78-75 result in favor of the Green Wave.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Tulane's No. 186-ranked scoring average of 67.8 PPG, against a Owls defense rated No. 144 and allowing 65.5 PPG. The Green Wave FG% has averaged 42.9% to date this season, less than the Owls shooters have managed so far (46.3% per game).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Rice owns the country's No. 65-rated mark, allowing 65.2 points per game on the highway. Tulane, on the other hand, rates No. 137 in scoring at home.

Rice won its last outing, a 68-52 result against Southern Methodist on January 11. They covered in that game as a 2-point underdog. Arsalan Kazemi scored 21 points and helped out with 12 rebounds for Rice on Wednesday, leading the Owls to a 68-52 victory over Southern Methodist at Moody Coliseum.

Last time out for Tulane, they were a 71-66 loser as they battled Southern Miss at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 1.5-point underdog. Tulane suffered a 71-66 loss against Southern Miss on Saturday, getting 17 points from Jordan Callahan in a losing effort at Fogelman Arena.

Rice Owls Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing UAB are 2-4
After playing Southern Methodist are 2-8
After a win are 6-4

Tulane Green Wave Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Tulsa are 5-5
After playing Southern Miss are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

A few Owls at Green Wave trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Rice's last 6 games when playing on the road against Tulane
Rice is 7-17 SU in its last 24 games on the road
Rice is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Tulane
Tulane is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home
Tulane is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Rice
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tulane's last 6 games when playing at home against Rice
Tulane is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Rice

Next up:
Rice home to UAB, Wednesday, January 18
Tulane at Tulsa, Wednesday, January 18