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Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Home to Rice Owls in NCAA Basketball Betting

The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Rice Owls pay a visit to Thomas Assembly Center on the college basketball betting odds menu.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs betting line opened as -11-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Rice Owls vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are 21-7 so far on the season, and 10-10 ATS vs the number. The Rice Owls, meanwhile, are 12-16 and 8-15 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Louisiana Tech go 13-7 and the Rice Owls go 17-5-1 on betting totals.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs rated this week at No. 59 and the Rice Owls sitting at No. 210.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Rice is ranked No. 237 in NCAA basketball at 33 per game. Contrast that with Louisiana Tech's No. 63 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Louisiana Tech is the No. 139-ranked team in the country at 6.93 per game, while Rice rates No. 110 at 7.43 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Southern Miss was victimized by Marcus Evans for 32 points as the Owls defeated the Golden Eagles 76-74 in college hoops action on Thursday.

The Bulldogs grabbed a 73-62 win over the Mean Green on Thursday, behind a 19-point effort from Alex Hamilton at Thomas Assembly Center.

Betting Trends
  • Rice is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Rice is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Rice's last 5 games
  • Rice is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Louisiana Tech is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Louisiana Tech is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Louisiana Tech's last 9 games
  • Louisiana Tech is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Rice home to Charlotte, Thursday, March 3rd
Louisiana Tech at Marshall, Thursday, March 3rd