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Old Dominion Monarchs vs Rice Owls Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Rice OwlsOld Dominion Monarchs
7-17February 20, 2014, 07:00 | Ted Constant Center12-14

The Old Dominion Monarchs hope to be lousy hosts on Thursday as the Rice Owls pay a visit to Ted Constant Center on the college basketball betting menu.

Old Dominion battles the Owls, currently sitting with a 7-17 mark (8-11 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 9-13 for the Monarchs and 6-13 for the Owls.

View Rice Owls vs Old Dominion Monarchs Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Rice before tip-off in this one found them as 10.5-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

The Monarchs - Owls odds would favor the Monarchs if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Old Dominion is rated No. 197 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Rice is at No. 333.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Owls is ranked No. 218 in NCAA hoops at 32.63 per game. Contrast that with Old Dominion’s No. 109 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Old Dominion is the No. 218-ranked team in the country at 4.92 per game, while Rice rates No. 19 at 8.25 per game.

A few Owls at Monarchs trends to consider:
Rice is 3-10 ATS in its last 13 games
Rice is 2-12 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Rice's last 8 games
Rice is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Old Dominion is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games
Old Dominion is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Old Dominion's last 5 games
Old Dominion is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Rice at East Carolina, Saturday, February 22nd
Old Dominion at Louisiana Tech, Saturday, February 22nd