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Conference USA Tournament - Rice Owls take on Bulldogs in NCAA Basketball Betting

Rice Owls


Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
Thursday, March 12, 2015 9:30 PM ET
Legacy Arena

The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs will hit the floor running against the away Rice Owls Thursday, looking to improve their record and boost betting bankrolls by covering the point spread in the process.

Rice Owls vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Opening Odds and Betting Line

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs as -8.5-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

Rice Owls vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Rice Owls have watched them go 12-19 and 16-9-1 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are at 24-7 and 11-15 ATS. In totals betting, the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are 11-9, while the Rice Owls have a 12-11 mark.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 32-rated Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and the No. 133-ranked Rice Owls, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

How Rice Owls vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Louisiana Tech's No. 34 nationally ranked offense (73.16 points per game) against a Rice Owls defense that sits as the No. 120 at 65.71 PPG. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs have been averaging 44.93% from the field, more than the Owls have managed so far this season (42.01% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Owls blew out North Texas on Wednesday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 82-54 win at Legacy Arena.

The Bulldogs got 23 points from Raheem Appleby as Louisiana Tech ran past Southern Miss 72-61 on Thursday at Thomas Assembly Center.