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Rice Owls visit Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners in college basketball clash

Rice OwlsTexas-San Antonio Roadrunners
6-13January 30, 2014, 09:00 | UTSA Convocation Center6-12

Texas-San Antonio looks to cover the Roadrunners-Owls pointspread on Thursday and improve its overall 6-12 mark when they host Rice in college basketball wagering action.

The Roadrunners are 6-12 so far on the season, and 3-7 ATS vs. the number. The Owls, meanwhile, are 6-13 and 6-8 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Texas-San Antonio go 6-3 and the Owls go 4-10 on the totals.

View Rice Owls vs Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Owls were listed as 0-point earlier in the day at Bovada.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 337-rated Roadrunners and the No. 322-ranked Owls, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

In their last action, Rice was a 71-69 winner at home against Charlotte. They covered the 5-point spread as underdogs. The Owls grabbed a 71-69 win over the 49ers on Saturday, behind a 16-point effort from Seth Gearhart at Autry Court.

Last time out for Texas-San Antonio, they were an 81-62 loser as they battled Texas El Paso on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 15-point underdog. Texas-San Antonio suffered an 81-62 loss against Texas El Paso on Saturday, getting 11 points from Edrico McGregor in a losing effort at Don Haskins Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Texas-San Antonio's No. 177 nationally ranked offense (70.22 points per game) against a Owls defense that sits as the No. 137 at 69.68 PPG. The Roadrunners have been averaging 43.76% from the field, more than the Owls have managed so far this season (40.78% on average).

Next up:
Rice at Texas El Paso, Saturday, February 1st
Texas-San Antonio at Louisiana Tech, Saturday, February 1st