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Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Rice Owls Point Spread: Betting Trends Hint at Winner

Rice Owls


Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
Saturday, February 07, 2015 8:00 PM ET
EA Diddle Arena

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on EA Diddle Arena Saturday as the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers look to beat the odds vs the Rice Owls in NCAA hoops betting action.

Rice Owls vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers betting line opened as -13-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at BetOnline.

Rice Owls vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 16-6 so far on the season, and 10-8 ATS vs the number. The Rice Owls, meanwhile, are 6-15 and 8-8 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Western Kentucky go 8-5 and the Rice Owls go 4-9 on betting totals.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers rated this week at No. 61 and the Rice Owls sitting at No. 162.

How Rice Owls vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Stats Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Rice is ranked No. 222 in NCAA basketball at 31.9 per game. Contrast that with Western Kentucky's No. 19 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Western Kentucky is the No. 34-ranked team in the country at 7.82 per game, while Rice rates No. 11 at 8.95 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Rice got 13 points from Bishop Mency but lost anyway, 69-55, to Marshall on Thursday at Cam Henderson Center.

The Hilltoppers got 19 points from T.J. Price as Western Kentucky ran past North Texas 65-59 on Thursday at EA Diddle Arena.

Rice Owls vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Betting Odds Trends

Rice is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Rice is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Rice's last 5 games
Rice is 1-22 SU in its last 23 games on the road
Western Kentucky is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games
Western Kentucky is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Western Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Western Kentucky's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Rice home to Middle Tennessee, Thursday, February 12th
Western Kentucky at Marshall, Saturday, February 14th