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Rice Owls take on Owls in NCAA Basketball Betting

Rice takes to the basketball court against Florida Atlantic on Saturday, hoping to send the Owls to a loss while covering the college basketball betting point spread at FAU Arena.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

College basketball betting odds makers at BetOnline opened the Florida Atlantic Owls as 5-point underdogs in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over/under total line at sportsbooks such as Bovada.

Rice Owls vs Florida Atlantic Owls Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Florida Atlantic Owls are 8-14 so far on the season, and 11-8 ATS vs the number. The Rice Owls, meanwhile, are 16-8 and 9-7 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Florida Atlantic go 10-9 and the Rice Owls go 9-7 on betting totals.

The Owls - Owls odds would favor the Owls if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Florida Atlantic is rated No. 145 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Rice is at No. 34.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Rice is ranked No. 60 in NCAA basketball at 38.08 per game. Contrast that with Florida Atlantic's No. 139 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Florida Atlantic is the No. 161-ranked team in the country at 7.09 per game, while Rice rates No. 23 at 9.38 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Rice got 27 points from Marcus Evans en route to a 89-78 victory over Florida International on Thursday at FIU Arena.

Florida Atlantic suffered a 70-64 loss against North Texas on Thursday, getting 12 points from Jeantal Cylla in a losing effort at FAU Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Rice is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Rice's last 9 games
  • Rice is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Rice's last 7 games on the road
  • Florida Atlantic is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Florida Atlantic is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida Atlantic's last 6 games
  • Florida Atlantic is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Rice home to UTSA, Thursday, February 16th
Florida Atlantic at Louisiana Tech, Thursday, February 16th