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Rice Owls vs Long Island Blackbirds Preview

Long Island BlackbirdsRice Owls
Dec 12, 8:00 PM | Autry Court

Long Island Blackbirds vs Rice Owls Odds


Autry Court will host Rice Owls vs. Long Island Blackbirds action on Wednesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

The Owls sport records of 2-5 and 2-2 ATS heading into this battle, while the Blackbirds have 3-4 and 0-0 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 1-1 for the Owls and 0-0 for the Blackbirds.

View Long Island vs Rice Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Owls at No. 308 and the Blackbirds at No. 305 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 67-64 result in favor of the Blackbirds.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Blackbirds rank No. 252 in NCAA Division 1 with 33.1 per game. That compares with Rice’s No. 318 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Rice is college basketball's No. 110-ranked team at 6.9 per game, while the Blackbirds rate No. 178 with 6.1 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Long Island owns the country's No. 349-rated mark, allowing 97.7 points per game on the highway. Rice, on the other hand, rates No. 314 in scoring at home.

Long Island won its last outing, an 88-84 result against Hofstra on December 8. Julian Boyd scored 20 points leading the Blackbirds to an 88-84 victory over Hofstra at Wellness Center on Saturday.

Rice won its last outing, a 61-53 result against Houston Baptist on December 1. Austin Ramljak scored 12 points leading the Owls to a 61-53 victory over Houston Baptist at Autry Court on Saturday.

Rice Owls Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
After playing Houston Baptist are 2-1
After a win are 3-7

A few Blackbirds at Owls trends to consider:
Rice is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Long Island home to Manhattan, Sunday, December 16
Rice home to Hartford, Saturday, December 15