Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Owls and Longhorns. The game is starting at 9:00 ET on LHN, and it’s hosted by the Longhorns at Moody Center in Austin, TX. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this game is set at 157 points, and the Longhorns are the home favorites against the Owls in a non-conference matchup.
RICE OWLS VS TEXAS LONGHORNS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Rice Owls +20.5
This game will be played at Moody Center at 9:00 ET on Wednesday, November 15th.
WHY BET THE RICE OWLS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Longhorns.
- Even though we have Texas winning straight-up, we like Rice at +20.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 157 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.
Can Rice Pull Out the Win as Road Underdogs?
With a matchup vs. Rice, this will be Rice’s 3rd game of the season and they are sitting at 1-1 overall. So far, all of the team’s games have been at home. Before today’s game, Rice’s ATS record stands at 1-1. Over their last ten games, which spans last season, Rice has accumulated an ATS record of 3-7.
So far, Rice’s games have averaged 161.5 points per game with the average over/under line being 144.5 points. The Owls’ have recorded an over/under record of 3-0 in their last three games, with their games averaging 85 points per game.
The Rice offense is coming off a game where they scored 76 points against Harvard. They posted a field goal percentage of 41.7% and connected on 8 threes. For the season, the Rice offense has been one of the more efficient shooting teams in the NCAA with a field goal percentage of 48%. So far, they have hit 53% of their looks from inside the arc, and are averaging 11 made three’s per contest.
At present, the Owls’ defense is nationally ranked 82nd, allowing 73.0 points per game.
Can The Longhorns Secure a Home Victory?
With an overall record of 2-0, Rice is heading into their 3rd game of the season. Rice holds a 1-2 record in their last three home games, including last year. Texas’ performance against the spread has them coming into today’s game with an ATS record of 1-1. Reviewing the school’s performance in the last three games, they have an ATS record of 1-2 with an average scoring margin of 13.
Through two games, Rice has an over/under record of 1-1-0 with their games averaging a combined 144.5 points per game so far. The Longhorns’ last five games have culminated with an average of 81 points per game and an over/under record of 3-2.
Coming off a good offensive performance, Texas’ offense scored 86 points against Delaware State. Their field goal percentage for the game was 52.8%, and they went 18/21 from the free-throw line. Max Abmas led the team in scoring, putting up 19 points. Additionally, Ithiel Horton contributed 18 points for the Longhorns.
So far this season, the Rice defense has been performing well, ranking 18th in the country at 57.5 points allowed per contest.