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Rice Owls vs Tulane Green Wave Preview

Tulane Green WaveRice Owls
Jan 28, 8:00 PM | Autry Court

Tulane Green Wave vs Rice Owls Odds

14-6TEAM RECORD11-10

The Tulane Green Wave will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Owls in Rice at Autry Court on Saturday in college basketball action.

The Green Wave will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 7-6 ATS against the number this season, while the Owls are 4-8 ATS. Tulane is 4-9 on the totals; Rice is 3-8-1.

View Tulane vs Rice Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Rice opened as 3-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 71 (Owls) and the No. 106 (Green Wave) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 75-70 result in favor of the Green Wave has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Green Wave is ranked No. 94 in NCAA hoops at 36.4 per game. Contrast that with Rice’s No. 57 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Rice is the No. 252-ranked team in the country at 5.2 per game, while Tulane rates No. 154 at 6.4 per game.

Defensively, Tulane features the nation's No. 17-rated defense on the road, allowing 59.7 points per game. Rice, meanwhile, comes in at No. 116 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Tulane was an 80-74 winner at home against Southern Methodist. They covered the 5-point spread as favorites. Ricky Tarrant went off for 33 points and added 4 rebounds for good measure, leading Tulane to an 80-74 win over Southern Methodist on Wednesday at Fogelman Arena.

Rice was a 73-51 loser in its last match on the road against Memphis. They failed to cover the 12-point spread as underdogs. Rice was crushed on Wednesday, getting blown out by Memphis and falling by a 73-51 score at FedExForum.

Tulane Green Wave Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Marshall are 4-6
After playing Southern Methodist are 5-4
After a win are 7-3

Rice Owls Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Texas El Paso are 4-6
After playing Memphis are 2-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Green Wave at Owls trends to consider:
Tulane is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Rice
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tulane's last 5 games when playing on the road against Rice
Tulane is 2-12 SU in its last 14 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Rice's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Rice's last 5 games when playing at home against Tulane
Rice is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Tulane
Rice is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Tulane

Next up:
Tulane at Marshall, Wednesday, February 1
Rice home to Texas El Paso, Wednesday, February 1