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NCAA Basketball Odds Betting Line Favors Over

Reed Green Coliseum features an NCAA Basketball betting clash between the host Southern Miss Golden Eagles and the visiting Rice Owls in college hoops betting odds action on Thursday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Rice Owls opened as 0-point 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 Southern Miss Golden Eagles Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Southern Miss Golden Eagles battles the Rice Owls, currently sitting with a 11-16 mark (8-14 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 8-14 for the Southern Miss Golden Eagles and 16-5-1 for the Rice Owls.

This game puts the Southern Miss Golden Eagles, most recently No. 223 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Rice Owls, who rate No. 197 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Southern Miss has the nation's No. 258-rated offensive output, at 61.8 PPG. The visiting Rice Owls defense ranks No. 253 allowing on average 80.48 PPG. The Golden Eagles FG% has averaged 39.88% so far, less than the Southern Miss Owls marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.79% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Rice got 30 points from Marcus Evans en route to a 86-70 victory over Florida International on Saturday at Autry Court.

Southern Miss was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Texas-San Antonio and falling by a 74-53 score at UTSA Convocation Center.

Betting Trends
  • Rice is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Rice is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of Rice's last 13 games
  • Rice is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Southern Miss is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • Southern Miss is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Southern Miss's last 7 games at home
  • Southern Miss is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Rice

Next Betting Matchups

Rice at Louisiana Tech, Saturday, February 27th
Southern Miss at North Texas, Saturday, February 27th