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Rice Owls Home to UC Riverside Highlanders in NCAA Basketball Betting

College basketball betting interest will be high on Friday when the Highlanders of UC Riverside hit the hard court against the Owls of Rice.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the Rice Owls as 1.5-point underdogs on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

UC Riverside Highlanders vs Rice Owls Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The UC Riverside Highlanders will look to cover the spread vs the Rice Owls on Friday, as the Highlanders are 2-0 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Owls are 1-3 ATS. UC Riverside is 1-1 against the total, while Rice is 3-1 versus the total betting line.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 266-rated Rice Owls and the No. 131-ranked UC Riverside Highlanders, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and UC Riverside is ranked No. 122 in NCAA basketball at 38.75 per game. Contrast that with Rice's No. 250 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Rice is the No. 164-ranked team in the country at 6.4 per game, while UC Riverside rates No. 4 at 11.25 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • UC Riverside is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UC Riverside's last 5 games on the road
  • Rice is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • Rice is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

UC Riverside at Lamar, Sunday, November 29th
Rice at Texas-Arlington, Sunday, November 29th