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Texas Longhorns vs Rice Owls Betting Matchup Report

Rice OwlsTexas Longhorns
5-6December 30, 2013, 02:00 | Frank Erwin Center10-2

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Rice when they take on the Texas Longhorns on Monday in college hoops betting action.

The Longhorns are 10-2 so far on the season, and 6-3 ATS vs. the number. The Owls, meanwhile, are 5-6 and 5-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Texas go 5-4 and the Owls go 2-4 on the totals.

View Rice Owls vs Texas Longhorns Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Longhorns as -18.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Longhorns at No. 62 and the Owls at No. 256 heading into this contest.

Last time out for Rice, they were a 54-52 loser as they battled Houston on the road. They covered in the match as a 3.5-point underdog. Austin Ramljak scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Owls to a win (they lost 54-52 to Houston at Toyota Center on Saturday).

Texas was a 92-78 loser in their most recent outing at home against Michigan State. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. Cameron Ridley scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Longhorns to a win (they lost 92-78 to Michigan State at Frank Erwin Center on Saturday).

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Owls is ranked No. 145 in NCAA hoops at 36.09 per game. Contrast that with Texas’s No. 7 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Texas is the No. 167-ranked team in the country at 5.5 per game, while Rice rates No. 11 at 8.91 per game.

Next up:
Rice home to Harvard, Saturday, January 4th
Texas at Oklahoma, Saturday, January 4th