Rice vs. Fresno State - 11/22/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Fresno State Bulldogs (3-0) at Rice Owls (0-3)
College Basketball: Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 6:00 pm (Autry Court)
The Line: Rice Owls +6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Fresno State Bulldogs and Rice Owls square off Sunday afternoon at the Tudor Fieldhouse.
The Fresno State Bulldogs look for their first road win to improve to 4-0 on the season. The Fresno State Bulldogs are averaging 75.7 points on 38.3 percent shooting and allowing 69.7 points on 41.5 percent shooting. Marvelle Harris is averaging 19.3 points and five assists while Torren Jones is averaging 12.7 points and 11.3 rebounds. Cezar Guerrero is the third double-digit scorer and Karachi Edo is grabbing 7.3 rebounds. The Fresno State Bulldogs are shooting just 26.9 percent from downtown, but are averaging 39 rebounds overall and 13.3 offensive boards. Fresno State is also forcing 16.7 turnovers per contest, 3.6 more than average. Fresno State has lost five of its last six road games.
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The Rice Owls are still looking for their first win after a rough 0-3 start to the year. The Rice Owls are averaging 62.7 points on 37.9 percent shooting and allowing 84.7 points on 51.1 percent shooting. Egor Koulechov is averaging 16.7 points and 7.3 rebounds while Marcus Evans is averaging 16.7 points and one rebound. Max Guercy is dishing 4.7 assists and Connor Cashaw is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Rice Owls are shooting just 27.7 percent from downtown and are grabbing only 31 rebounds per game. The only positive for Rice so far is that Cal, San Francisco and Oregon State are all decent opponents, so a tough start may not be as bad as it seems. Rice has lost four of its last six home games.
The Bulldogs are 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 non-conference games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Owls are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Sunday games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Bulldogs are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Rice Owls aren't as bad as their record indicates, as they played some tough teams and actually hung around with Oregon State on Thursday. Also, this line opened at four, so we're getitng a couple of free points extra. I'll take the home team and three free buckets.