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Owls face Houston Cougars: NCAAB odds preview and stats

Rice OwlsHouston Cougars
Feb 8, 8:00 PM | Hofheinz Pavilion

Rice Owls vs Houston Cougars Odds

13-11TEAM RECORD11-11

The Rice Owls will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Cougars in Houston at Hofheinz Pavilion on Wednesday in college basketball action.

Supporters of the Owls have watched them go 13-11 and 5-10 ATS on the year, while the Cougars are at 11-11 and 5-8 ATS. In totals betting, the Cougars are 7-4-2, while the Owls have a 6-8-1 mark.

View Rice vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 1-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 188 (Cougars) and the No. 99 (Owls) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 76-72 result in favor of the Owls has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Owls rank No. 53 in NCAA Division 1 with 37.4 per game. That compares with Houston’s No. 85 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Houston is college basketball's No. 229-ranked team at 5.6 per game, while the Owls rate No. 235 with 5.5 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Rice owns the country's No. 87-rated mark, allowing 66.1 points per game on the highway. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 56 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Rice was an 82-68 loser on the road against East Carolina. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. Rice suffered an 82-68 loss against East Carolina on Saturday, getting 21 points from Dylan Ennis in a losing effort at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.

Houston was a 75-54 loser in its last match on the road against Tulane. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as underdogs. Houston was run off the court by the Green Wave on Saturday as Tulane routed them 75-54 at Fogelman Arena.

Rice Owls Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Southern Methodist are 3-7
After playing East Carolina are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

Houston Cougars Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Tulsa are 8-2
After playing Tulane are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

A few Owls at Cougars trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Rice's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Rice's last 6 games when playing on the road against Houston
Rice is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Rice is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Houston is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
Houston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Rice
Houston is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing Rice
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 8 games when playing Rice

Next up:
Rice home to Southern Methodist, Saturday, February 11
Houston at Tulsa, Saturday, February 11