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NCAA Basketball Odds: UTRGV Vaqueros vs Rice Owls

The UTRGV Vaqueros will look to pick up a win while covering the point spread when they take on the Owls in Rice at Autry Court on Saturday in college basketball betting odds action.

UTRGV Vaqueros vs Rice Owls Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

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

This college basketball game matches up the No. 234 (Rice) and the No. 338 (UTRGV) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Rice's No. 247-ranked scoring average of 66 PPG, against a UTRGV Vaqueros defense rated No. 242 and allowing 81.62 PPG. The Rice Owls FG% has averaged 36.73% to date this season, less than the UTRGV Vaqueros shooters have managed so far (41.62% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Nick Dixon scored 13 points in a futile effort to lead the Vaqueros to a win (they lost 78-60 to Texas A&M at Reed Arena on Thursday).

The Owls were hammered by Texas-Arlington on Wednesday, losing by a 69-49 final at College Park Center in college basketball betting action.

Betting Trends
  • UTRGV is 3-16 SU in its last 19 games
  • UTRGV is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games on the road
  • UTRGV is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Rice
  • Rice is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • Rice is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games at home
  • Rice is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Rice is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing UTRGV

Next Betting Matchups

UTRGV home to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Wednesday, December 6th
Rice at Stephen F. Austin, Saturday, December 9th