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South Alabama Jaguars Favored by -3.5 Point Spread Against the Rice Owls on Tuesday

The Rice Owls hope to send their betting backers to the pay window on Tuesday as they look to cover the point spread at Mitchell Center against the South Alabama Jaguars.

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 South Alabama Jaguars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The South Alabama Jaguars sport a record of 4-6 and 3-5 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Rice Owls have 5-6 and 3-4 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 2-6 for the South Alabama Jaguars and 6-1 for the Rice Owls.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the South Alabama Jaguars at No. 229 and the Rice Owls at No. 274 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Rice is ranked No. 235 in NCAA basketball at 33.36 per game. Contrast that with South Alabama's No. 114 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, South Alabama is the No. 172-ranked team in the country at 6.2 per game, while Rice rates No. 129 at 7 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Egor Koulechov went off for 32 points and added 5 rebounds for good measure, leading Rice to a 90-89 win over New Mexico on Saturday at The Pit.

South Alabama got 19 points from Ken Williams en route to a 72-70 victory over Samford on Friday at Pete Hanna Center.

Betting Trends
  • Rice is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • Rice is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • South Alabama is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
  • South Alabama is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Rice home to Incarnate Word, Tuesday, December 29th
South Alabama at Arkansas-Little Rock, Wednesday, December 30th