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Owls face Tulsa Golden Hurricane: NCAAB odds preview and stats

Rice OwlsTulsa Golden Hurricane
Feb 18, 8:00 PM | Reynolds Center

Rice Owls vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane Odds

15-11TEAM RECORD15-11

The visiting Owls hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Reynolds Center against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane.

The Golden Hurricane sit at 15-11 (12-10 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Owls are currently 15-11 (6-11 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Tulsa is 13-9 OU, and Rice is 7-9-1 OU.

View Rice vs Tulsa Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Golden Hurricane as 8-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 91-ranked Golden Hurricane and the No. 99-rated Owls in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 71-70 win for the Owls on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Owls is ranked No. 60 in NCAA hoops at 37 per game. Contrast that with Tulsa’s No. 97 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Tulsa is the No. 210-ranked team in the country at 5.8 per game, while Rice rates No. 220 at 5.7 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Rice owns the country's No. 93-rated mark, allowing 66.6 points per game on the highway. Tulsa, on the other hand, rates No. 257 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Rice was a 43-39 winner at home against Southern Methodist. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as favorites. Rice got 12 points from Tamir Jackson en route to a 43-39 victory over Southern Methodist on Saturday at Autry Court.

In their last action, Tulsa was a 77-69 loser on the road against Southern Miss. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as underdogs. Tulsa got 19 points from Scottie Haralson but lost anyway, 77-69, to Southern Miss on Wednesday at Reed Green Coliseum.

Rice Owls Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Central Florida are 3-7
After playing Southern Methodist are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

Tulsa Golden Hurricane Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Tulane are 6-4
After playing Southern Miss are 4-2
After a loss are 5-5

A few Owls at Golden Hurricane trends to consider:
Rice is 4-13 ATS in its last 17 games when playing on the road against Tulsa
Rice is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Tulsa
Tulsa is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Tulsa is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Rice
Tulsa is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Rice
Tulsa is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games

Next up:
Rice home to Central Florida, Wednesday, February 22
Tulsa at Tulane, Saturday, February 25