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Southern Miss Golden Eagles battle vs Rice Owls highlights college odds menu

Rice OwlsSouthern Miss Golden Eagles
Feb 25, 8:00 PM | Reed Green Coliseum

Rice Owls vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles Odds

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Rice pays a visit to Southern Miss on Saturday, hoping to send the Golden Eagles to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Reed Green Coliseum.

The Golden Eagles sit at 22-6 (12-12 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Owls are currently 16-12 (7-12 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Southern Miss is 15-9 OU, and Rice is 8-10-1 OU.

View Rice vs Southern Miss Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Owls listed as 10.5-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 120-rated Rice taking on the No. 38-rated Golden Eagles in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 76-72 win for the Golden Eagles on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Southern Miss has the nation's No. 82-rated offensive output, at 72.1 PPG. The visiting Owls defense ranks No. 150 allowing on average 66.1 PPG. The Golden Eagles FG% has averaged 41.9% so far, less than the Owls marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.3% per game.

Defensively, Rice features the nation's No. 99-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.8 points per game. Southern Miss, meanwhile, comes in at No. 70 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Rice, they were an 83-74 winner as they battled Central Florida at home. They covered in the match as a 2-point underdog. Dylan Ennis scored 15 points leading the Owls to an 83-74 victory over Central Florida at Autry Court on Wednesday.

Southern Miss was a 76-68 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Texas El Paso. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites. The Golden Eagles endured a 76-68 loss at the hands of the Miners on Wednesday, despite a 16-point effort from Darnell Dodson at Haskins Center.

Rice Owls Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Texas El Paso are 4-6
After playing Central Florida are 2-8
After a win are 5-5

Southern Miss Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Southern Methodist are 3-4
After playing Texas El Paso are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few Owls at Golden Eagles trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Rice's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Southern Miss's last 5 games
Southern Miss is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Southern Miss is 18-4 SU in its last 22 games
Southern Miss is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Rice

Next up:
Rice at Texas El Paso, Wednesday, February 29
Southern Miss home to Southern Methodist, Wednesday, February 29