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Rice vs. Texas-San Antonio - 1/2/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners (5-5) at Rice Owls (3-8)

College Basketball: Friday, January 2, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Autry Court)

The Line: Rice Owls -2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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The Rice Owls and the Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners face off on Friday at Tutor Fieldhouse in Conference USA college basketball action.

The Rice Owls are 3-8 this season and they have lost their last two games. Rice is averaging 64.2 points per game and they are shooting 39.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 69.5 points and their opponents are shooting 44.3 percent. Seth Gerhart leads the Owls averaging 15 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. Marcus Jackson is averaging 11.8 points, Bishop Mency is averaging 8.7 points, and Max Guercy is averaging 7.9 points. Rice is 3-2 at home this season but all of their wins are against D-2 teams.

Rice vs. Texas-San Antonio - 1/2/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners are 5-5 this season and they have won two of their last three games. UTSA is averaging 72.5 points and they are shooting 41.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 77 points and their opponents are shooting 44.3 percent. Ryan Bowie leads the Roadrunners averaging 15.4 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. Keon Lewis is averaging 15.1 points, Jeromie Hill is averaging 14.8 points and 7.7 rebounds, and Kaj-Bjorn Sherman is averaging 10.2 points and 6.9 rebounds. UTSA is 2-2 on the road this season.

Rice is 4-0 against the spread in their last four games, 5-12 against the spread in their last 17 home games, and 4-9 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread. Texas-San Antonio is 11-4 against the spread against a team with a losing record, 5-11 against the spread in their last 16 road games, and 0-5 against the spread following a win.

I don’t see how Rice is favored over anyone so I am taking the points here with the road dog. 

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UTSA Roadrunners +2.5

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