Planning on watching today’s Sycamores and Owls game? Catch the action at Dollar Loan Center in Henderson, NV, as the Owls hosts this showdown at 6:30 ET on ESPN+. In this non-conference matchup, the Sycamores are the betting favorite against the Owls. The over/under for the game is 159 points.


The Pick: Rice Owls +5

This game will be played at Dollar Loan Center at 6:30 ET on Tuesday, November 21st.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-67 in favor of the Owls.
  • Not only will Rice pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 159 points, and we like the under with a projected 142 points.

Is A Road Victory Likely for the Favored Sycamores?

The Indiana State Sycamores have a record of 1-1 heading into their game against Rice. In their last five road games, which includes games from last year, Indiana State has gone 2-3. As of now, Indiana State’s record vs. the spread is 1-1 leading into today’s game. Looking back over their previous ten games, including those from last season, Indiana State has gone 5-4 ATS.

Up to this point, games involving Indiana State have had an average of 167.5 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 157 points. Their over/under record is 2-0-0. In their most recent three games, the Sycamores’ over/under record is 2-0, with their games averaging 88 points per game.

Indiana State’s offense is coming off a strong performance vs. IUPUI, finishing the game with a total of 96 points. Their season average is now 88.7 points per game. One area that the Indiana State offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 126th in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 55%.

On the defensive side, Indiana State is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 73.0 points per game. Indiana State’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the IUPUI offense to knock down 60% of their shots on their way to putting up 57 points.

Can the Owls Please their Home Crowd?

The Owls are 1-2 heading into today’s game following their most recent loss to Texas (80-64). Over their last three games, including last year, Rice has a 1-2 record at home. When it comes to Rice’s ATS performance, they currently stand at 1-2. Looking back to last season, Rice has gone 3-7 vs. the spread in their last ten games.

In three games, Rice comes in with an over/under mark of 2-1-0, with their games averaging 155.7 points per game. The Owls have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 81 points per game and an over/under record of 4-1.

Rice offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 64 points against Texas. In that game, they made 4/22 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 38.3%. Anthony Selden is leading the team in scoring at 13 points per contest. Max Fiedler has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 12 going into the game.

At present, the Owls’ defense is nationally ranked 136th, allowing 75.3 points per game. Rice’s three-point defense is currently 38th in the country at 6.0 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 56.9% of their shots vs. Rice.