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Rice Owls vs New Orleans Privateers Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

New Orleans PrivateersRice Owls
Jan 19, 8:00 PM | Autry Court

New Orleans Privateers vs Rice Owls Odds


Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Rice Owls try to run the New Orleans Privateers off the court at Autry Court in college hoops action.

Rice battles the Privateers, currently sitting with a 4-11 mark (0-0 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 5-3 for the Owls and 0-0 for the Privateers.

View New Orleans vs Rice Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Owls sit at No. 344 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Privateers sit at No. 280 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Privateers will win this game 60-55.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Rice has the nation's No. 339-rated offensive output, at 56.9 PPG. The visiting Privateers defense ranks No. 317 allowing on average 74.1 PPG. The Owls FG% has averaged 38.1% so far, less than the Privateers marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.6% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, New Orleans owns the country's No. 332-rated mark, allowing 80 points per game on the highway. Rice, on the other hand, rates No. 332 in scoring at home.

New Orleans won its last outing, an 87-50 result against Champion Baptist on January 12. New Orleans cruised to victory on Saturday, running Champion Baptist out of the gym and running up an 87-50 score at UNO Lakefront Arena.

Rice was a 77-51 loser in their most recent outing at home against Memphis. They failed to cover the 19.5-point spread as underdogs. The Owls were hammered by Memphis on Wednesday, losing by a 77-51 final at Autry Court in college basketball betting action.

Rice Owls Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Central Florida are 2-8
After playing Memphis are 3-4
After a loss are 2-8

A few Privateers at Owls trends to consider:
Rice is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Rice is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
Rice is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
New Orleans home to NJIT, Monday, January 21
Rice at Central Florida, Wednesday, January 23