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Southern Methodist Mustangs vs Owls College Hoops Game Preview

Southern Methodist MustangsRice Owls
Feb 9, 8:00 PM | Autry Court

Southern Methodist Mustangs vs Rice Owls Odds

12-12TEAM RECORD5-17

The Rice Owls will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Southern Methodist Mustangs at Autry Court on Saturday in NCAA hoops play.

The Mustangs will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 12-11 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Owls are 8-7 ATS. Southern Methodist is 5-9-1 against the total, while Rice is 9-4 versus the number.

View Southern Methodist vs Rice Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Mustangs were listed as 5.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 341 (Owls) and the No. 172 (Mustangs) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 66-55 result in favor of the Mustangs has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Rice's No. 348-rated squad against Southern Methodist's No. 233-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Rice rates No. 56 in the country with 7.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 339 nationally with 3.9 per match.

Defensively, Southern Methodist features the nation's No. 65-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.4 points per game. Rice, meanwhile, comes in at No. 303 nationally in scoring at home.

Southern Methodist lost its last outing, a 60-52 result against Memphis on February 6. They covered in that game as a 9.5-point underdog. The Mustangs got 17 points from Nick Russell, but it was Memphis that prevailed in a 60-52 final on Wednesday at Moody Coliseum.

Rice was a 65-53 loser in its last match on the road against Texas El Paso. They covered the 18.5-point spread as underdogs. The Owls endured a 65-53 loss at the hands of the Miners on Wednesday, despite a 12-point effort from Tamir Jackson at Haskins Center.

Southern Methodist Mustangs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Tulane are 1-9
After playing Memphis are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

Rice Owls Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing Marshall are 1-7
After playing Texas El Paso are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

A few Mustangs at Owls trends to consider:
Southern Methodist is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Southern Methodist is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Rice's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Rice's last 6 games when playing Southern Methodist
Rice is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Rice is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Southern Methodist

Next up:
Southern Methodist at Tulane, Saturday, February 16
Rice at Marshall, Wednesday, February 13