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Rice Owls vs Washington State Cougars College Basketball Betting Preview

Rice Owls


Washington State Cougars
Friday, November 28, 2014 6:00 PM ET
Sullivan Arena

The Rice Owls hope to send their betting backers to the pay window on Friday as they look to cover the point spread at Sullivan Arena against the Washington State Cougars.

Rice Owls vs Washington State Cougars Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Rice Owls will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Friday; they are 2-1 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Washington State Cougars are 0-3 ATS. Rice Owls are 1-1 on betting the total; Washington State Cougars are 1-1.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Washington State Cougars rated this week at No. 293 and the Rice Owls sitting at No. 314.

How Rice Owls vs Washington State Cougars Stats Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Washington State has the nation's No. 246-rated offensive output, at 57.25 PPG. The visiting Rice Owls defense ranks No. 196 allowing on average 69.25 PPG. The Cougars FG% has averaged 33.48% so far, less than the Washington State Owls marksmen have achieved on the year, 39.2% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Rice suffered a 77-71 loss against Mercer on Thursday, getting 16 points from Seth Gearhart in a losing effort at Sullivan Arena.

Washington State was crushed on Thursday, getting blown out by Santa Barbara and falling by a 71-43 score at Sullivan Arena.

Next Betting Matchups

Rice home to Houston Baptist, Wednesday, December 3rd
Washington State at Idaho, Wednesday, December 3rd