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NCAA Basketball Odds: Old Dominion Monarchs vs Rice Owls

The Rice Owls will try to pay off for their supporters and betting fans on Thursday when they play host to the Old Dominion Monarchs at Autry Court in NCAA basketball odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors looking to go with the Rice Owls in this one found them listed as -2.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu at Bovada. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Monarchs was expected to move the line.

Old Dominion Monarchs vs Rice Owls Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Old Dominion Monarchs have watched them go 11-8 and 8-9-1 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Rice Owls are at 13-7 and 6-6 ATS. In totals betting, the Rice Owls are 6-6, while the Old Dominion Monarchs have a 6-12 mark.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 82-ranked Rice Owls and the No. 91-rated Old Dominion Monarchs in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Rice's No. 26-ranked offense, averaging 81.7 PPG, against a Monarchs defense that ranks No. 6 at 60.26 PPG. The Owls field goal percentage has averaged 47.78% so far, more than the Monarchs marksmen have achieved on the year, 38.4% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Monarchs endured a 74-72 loss at the hands of the 49ers on Saturday, despite a 25-point effort from Ahmad Caver at Dale F. Halton Arena.

Rice earned a 61-58 victory over Southern Mississippi on Saturday, getting 17 points from Marcus Evans at Reed Green Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Old Dominion is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Old Dominion's last 5 games
  • Old Dominion is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games on the road
  • Old Dominion is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Rice
  • Rice is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Rice is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games
  • Rice is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
  • Rice is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Old Dominion

Next Betting Matchups

Old Dominion at North Texas, Saturday, January 28th
Rice at Charlotte, Saturday, January 28th