Rice Owls vs. Texas-Arlington Mavericks - 11/29/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas-Arlington Mavericks (4-1) at Rice Owls (2-4)
College Basketball: Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 6:00 pm (Autry Court)
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The UT-Arlington Mavericks will travel to play the Rice Owls in a non-conference game played at Tudor Fieldhouse.
The Rice Owls are 2-4 and are coming off of a win against UC Riverside by a score of 87-81. Rice was up 6 points at halftime and was able to hold off the late rally by the Highlanders. Egor Koulechov led Rice with 18 points and 8 rebounds. Marquez Letcher-Ellis added 17 points and 7 rebounds for Rice. Rice out rebounded their opponent by a total of 39-37 and had 16 assists in their victory. Rice is averaging 72 points per game while giving up 83.5 points per game. Rice is also averaging 32 rebounds per game and 11.7 assists per game. Marcus Evans leads Rice with 17 points per game and 2.3 assists per game. Egor Koulechov leads Rice in rebounding with 6.5 rebounds per game. Rice is shooting 73.2% on free throws, 30.2% on three-pointers, and 42.1% on all field goal attempts.
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The UT-Arlington Mavericks are 4-1 and are coming off of a win against Grambling State by a score of 73-40. UT-Arlington was up 33-16 at halftime and cruised to the blowout victory. Kevin Hervey led UT-Arlington with 17 points and 13 rebounds. UT-Arlington out rebounded their opponent by a total of 53-35 and had 17 assists in their victory. UT-Arlington is averaging 71.8 points per game while giving up 64.8 points per game. UT-Arlington is also averaging 46.2 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per game. Kevin Hervey leads UT-Arlington with 15.8 points per game and 8 rebounds per game. Erick Neal is averaging 12 points per game and 3.8 assists per game. UT-Arlington is shooting 69.5% on free throws, 24.1% on three-pointers, and 36.4% on all field goal attempts.
Rice is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games against the Sun Belt. Rice is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The over is 4-0 in Rice’s last 4 home games. UT-Arlington is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games. The under is 5-0 in UT-Arlington’s last 5 road games.
UT-Arlington has really impressed me this season with wins over Ohio State and Memphis. Rice is 2-4 with wins over much lesser opponents. The Rice defense is giving up almost 84 points per game and doesn’t rebound very well. I think UT-Arlington will handle this game easily.