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Rice Owls vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs College Basketball Betting Preview

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Thomas Assembly Center Thursday as the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs look to beat the odds vs the Rice Owls in NCAA hoops betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs betting line as -4.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Rice Owls vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are 12-6 so far on the season, and 6-3 ATS vs the number. The Rice Owls, meanwhile, are 12-6 and 6-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Louisiana Tech go 4-5 and the Rice Owls go 6-4 on betting totals.

The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs sit at No. 134 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Rice Owls sit at No. 67 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Rice Owls rank No. 86 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 38.11 per game. That compares with Louisiana Tech’s No. 118 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Louisiana Tech is college basketball's No. 134-ranked team at 7.44 per game, while the Rice Owls rate No. 35 with 9.17 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Rice cruised to victory on Saturday, running North Texas out of the gym and running up a 101-79 score at Autry Court.

The Bulldogs got 21 points from DaQuan Bracey as Louisiana Tech ran past Old Dominion 75-63 on Saturday at Ted Constant Center.

Betting Trends
  • Rice is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
  • Rice is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games on the road
  • Rice is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Louisiana Tech
  • Rice is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Louisiana Tech
  • Louisiana Tech is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Louisiana Tech is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Louisiana Tech is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games at home
  • Louisiana Tech is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Rice

Next Betting Matchups

Rice at Southern Mississippi, Saturday, January 21st
Louisiana Tech at North Texas, Saturday, January 21st