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Rice Owls Visit Old Dominion Monarchs in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

The Old Dominion Monarchs host Rice on Saturday, looking to build on their 7-5 mark against the 10-3 Owls in college basketball betting action at Ted Constant Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Rice Owls opened as 3.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Rice Owls vs Old Dominion Monarchs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Rice Owls have watched them go 10-3 and 4-1 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Old Dominion Monarchs are at 7-5 and 6-4-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Old Dominion Monarchs are 2-9, while the Rice Owls have a 3-2 mark.

The Monarchs - Owls odds would favor the Monarchs if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Old Dominion is rated No. 77 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Rice is at No. 197.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Rice is ranked No. 123 in NCAA basketball at 37.46 per game. Contrast that with Old Dominion's No. 28 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Old Dominion is the No. 252-ranked team in the country at 5 per game, while Rice rates No. 34 at 9.46 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The battle between the Owls and Celts didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as St. Thomas-Texas was handed a 83-63 defeat on Wednesday at Autry Court.

Old Dominion suffered a 65-54 loss against William & Mary on Thursday, getting 10 points from Zoran Talley in a losing effort at Ted Constant Center.

Betting Trends
  • Rice is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
  • Rice is 6-15 SU in its last 21 games on the road
  • Rice is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Old Dominion
  • Old Dominion is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games
  • Old Dominion is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games at home
  • Old Dominion is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Rice

Next Betting Matchups

Rice at Charlotte, Monday, January 2nd
Old Dominion at North Texas, Monday, January 2nd