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NCAA Basketball Odds: Rice Owls vs UTSA Roadrunners

A key college basketball betting odds battle sees the away Rice Owls taking on the UTSA Roadrunners Thursday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the UTSA Roadrunners as -12-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

Rice Owls vs UTSA Roadrunners Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The UTSA Roadrunners currently sport a 7-6 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 5-2 ATS. The Rice Owls are 3-10 and 4-4 ATS. Betting totals have seen the UTSA Roadrunners produce a 6-0-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Rice Owls have gone 3-5 against the totals betting line.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 312-rated Rice Owls taking on the No. 142-rated UTSA Roadrunners in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and UTSA has the nation's No. 16-rated offensive output, at 87.15 PPG. The visiting Rice Owls defense ranks No. 200 allowing on average 75.08 PPG. The Roadrunners FG% has averaged 44.76% so far, more than the UTSA Owls marksmen have achieved on the year, 39.54% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Rice suffered a 74-66 loss against Texas State on Friday, getting 15 points from Connor Cashaw in a losing effort at Autry Court.

Jhivvan Jackson went off for 26 points and added 3 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Nebraska handed UTSA a 104-94 defeat at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

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

Next Betting Matchups

Rice at UTEP, Saturday, December 30th
UTSA at North Texas, Saturday, December 30th