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Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners vs Rice Owls Point Spread: Betting Trends Hint at Winner

Earning a win and covering the posted point spread will be the goals for Rice when they take on the Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners on Sunday in college basketball betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Rice Owls opened as -4.5-point favorites 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 Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 2-12 and 2-6 ATS Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners will face the 5-9 Rice Owls, who own a 4-5 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners are 5-3 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Rice Owls are 6-3.

The Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners sit at No. 342 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Rice Owls sit at No. 268 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Texas-San Antonio has the nation's No. 184-rated offensive output, at 70.86 PPG. The visiting Rice Owls defense ranks No. 237 allowing on average 78.71 PPG. The Roadrunners FG% has averaged 42.13% so far, less than the Texas-San Antonio Owls marksmen have achieved on the year, 43% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Marcus Evans scored 13 points in a futile effort to lead the Owls to a win (they lost 61-60 to Texas El Paso at Don Haskins Center on Friday).

Texas-San Antonio suffered a 70-66 loss against North Texas on Friday, getting 20 points from Ryan Bowie in a losing effort at UTSA Convocation Center.

Betting Trends
  • Rice is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games
  • Rice is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Texas-San Antonio is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games
  • Texas-San Antonio is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Rice at North Texas, Saturday, January 9th
Texas-San Antonio at UAB, Thursday, January 7th