Rice vs. Old Dominion - 2/26/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Old Dominion Monarchs (20-6) at Rice Owls (10-16)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Autry Court)
The Line: Rice Owls +8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Rice Owls and the Old Dominion Monarchs face off on Thursday at Tutor Fieldhouse in Conference USA college basketball action.
The Rice Owls are 10-16 this season and they have won four of their last five games. Rice is averaging 62.9 points and they are shooting 41.3 percent while defensively they are allowing 65.4 points and their opponents are shooting 44 percent. Seth Gearhart leads the owls averaging 15.5 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. Marcus Jackson is averaging 13.5 points, Max Guercy is averaging 9.6 points, and Bishop Mency is averaging 7.7 points. Rice is 7-5 at home and 7-7 in Conference USA.
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The Old Dominion Monarchs are 20-6 this season and they have won five of their last seven games. Old Dominion is averaging 65.3 points and they are shooting 43.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 57.2 points and their opponents are shooting 40 percent. Trey Freeman leads the Monarchs averaging 16.5 points per game. Aaron Becote is averaging 10.8 points, Jonathan Arledge is averaging 9.1 points and 5.1 rebounds, and Richard Ross is averaging 7.9 points and 5.5 rebounds. ODU is 3-5 on the road and 9-5 in CUSA.
Rice is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games, 7-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 7-3 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread. Old Dominion is 3-9 against the spread in their last 12 games, 1-6 against the spread following a win, and 0-5 against the spread in their last five road games.
Rice has been covering often and with the line suspiciously low I will take the Owls to cover here.