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Dec 19, 9:00 PM | Autry Court

Temple Owls vs Rice Owls Odds


The Rice Owls host Temple on Monday, looking to build on their 7-3 mark against the 6-3 Owls in college hoops action at Autry Court.

The Owls bring a 7-3 record (0-2 ATS) to this tilt against the 6-3 Owls, who are 4-5 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Rice go 1-0-1 so far and the Owls go 7-2.

View Temple vs Rice Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Owls installed as 5.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Owls at No. 57 and the Owls at No. 83 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 86-77 result in favor of the Owls.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Rice's No. 7-rated squad against Temple's No. 247-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Rice rates No. 265 in the country with 5.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 85 nationally with 7.2 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Temple owns the country's No. 82-rated mark, allowing 64.8 points per game on the highway. Rice, on the other hand, rates No. 51 in scoring at home.

Temple lost its last outing, a 77-65 result against Texas on December 17. They failed to cover in that game as a 7.5-point underdog. Khalif Wyatt scored 24 points in a futile effort to lead the Owls to a win (they lost 77-65 to Texas at Frank Erwin Center on Saturday).

Rice was an 87-81 loser in their most recent outing at home against Lamar. Tamir Jackson scored 24 points in a futile effort to lead the Owls to a win (they lost 87-81 to Lamar at Autry Court on Saturday).

Temple Owls Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Buffalo are 1-1
After playing Texas are 1-0
After a loss are 10-0

Rice Owls Trends:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing Texas A&M are 4-1
After playing Lamar are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

A few Owls at Owls trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Temple's last 7 games on the road
Temple is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Temple is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Rice is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
Rice is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games

Next up:
Temple home to Buffalo, Wednesday, December 28
Rice at Texas A&M, Thursday, December 22