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Rice Owls host Tulsa Golden Hurricane in college basketball action

Tulsa Golden HurricaneRice Owls
10-12February 08, 2014, 04:00 | Autry Court7-15

The Rice Owls will hit the floor running against the visiting Tulsa Golden Hurricane Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Owls are 7-15 so far on the season, and 8-9 ATS vs. the number. The Golden Hurricane, meanwhile, are 10-12 and 12-7 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Rice go 6-11 and the Golden Hurricane go 8-11 on the totals.

View Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Rice Owls Odds and Stats.

Rice opened as 7-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

This game matches up the No. 326 (Owls) and the No. 50 (Golden Hurricane) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

Tulsa was a 66-61 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Louisiana Tech. They covered the 9.5-point spread as underdogs. Tulsa suffered a 66-61 loss against Louisiana Tech on Thursday, getting 14 points from Shaquille Harrison in a losing effort at Thomas Center.

Last time out for Rice, they were a 75-70 winner as they battled North Texas at home. They covered in the match as a 2-point underdog. Rice earned a 75-70 victory over North Texas on Thursday, getting 18 points from Sean Obi at Autry Court.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Golden Hurricane is ranked No. 132 in NCAA hoops at 35.59 per game. Contrast that with Rice’s No. 217 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Rice is the No. 15-ranked team in the country at 8.45 per game, while Tulsa rates No. 107 at 6.45 per game.

A few Golden Hurricane at Owls trends to consider:
Tulsa is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Tulsa is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tulsa's last 5 games
Tulsa is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Rice is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
Rice is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Rice's last 6 games
Rice is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Tulsa home to East Carolina, Thursday, February 13th
Rice at Louisiana Tech, Saturday, February 15th