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Rice Owls Visit Texas Tech Red Raiders in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

Earning a win and covering the posted point spread will be the goals for Rice when they take on the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Saturday in college basketball betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Rice Owls opened as 13-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 Texas Tech Red Raiders Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Texas Tech Red Raiders sit at 6-1 (3-2 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Rice Owls are currently 6-1 (2-1 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Texas Tech is 2-3 OU, and Rice is 2-1 OU.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Texas Tech Red Raiders rated this week at No. 74 and the Rice Owls sitting at No. 149.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Texas Tech's No. 77-ranked offense, averaging 79 PPG, against a Owls defense that ranks No. 189 at 74.29 PPG. The Red Raiders field goal percentage has averaged 52.16% so far, more than the Owls marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.59% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • Rice is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Rice is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Rice is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games on the road
  • Texas Tech is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • Texas Tech is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Rice home to Stephen F. Austin, Saturday, December 10th
Texas Tech at UTSA, Wednesday, December 7th