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NCAA Basketball Odds: UTSA Roadrunners vs Rice Owls

The Rice Owls will hit the floor running against the away UTSA Roadrunners Thursday, looking to improve their record and boost betting bankrolls by covering the point spread in the process.

UTSA Roadrunners vs Rice Owls Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The UTSA Roadrunners will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Thursday; they are 9-8-1 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Rice Owls are 10-7 ATS. UTSA Roadrunners are 7-10-1 on betting the total; Rice Owls are 10-7.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 34-rated Rice Owls and the No. 217-ranked UTSA Roadrunners, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and UTSA is ranked No. 18 in NCAA basketball at 39.92 per game. Contrast that with Rice's No. 46 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Rice is the No. 25-ranked team in the country at 9.36 per game, while UTSA rates No. 251 at 5.16 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Roadrunners endured a 72-66 loss at the hands of the Bulldogs on Saturday, despite a 23-point effort from Lucas O'Brien at UTSA Convocation Center.

The Owls got 28 points from Marcus Evans as Rice ran past Florida Atlantic 81-75 on Saturday at FAU Arena.

Next Betting Matchups

UTSA at North Texas, Saturday, February 18th
Rice at UTEP, Saturday, February 18th