Old Dominion vs. Rice - 2/13/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Rice Owls (8-16) at Old Dominion Monarchs (14-10)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 2:00 pm (Ted Constant Center)
The Line: Old Dominion Monarchs -14.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Old Dominion Monarchs and the Rice Owls face off on Saturday in Conference USA college basketball action.
The Old Dominion Monarchs are 14-10 this season and they have won their last four games. ODU Is averaging 67.6 points per game and they are shooting 44 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 61.5 points and their opponents are shooting 39.8 percent. Trey Freeman leads the Monarchs averaging 21 points per game. Aaron Bacote is averaging 13.6 points, Brandan Stith is averaging 9.8 points and 8.8 rebounds, and Zoran Talley is averaging 8.4 points and 5.0 rebounds. Old Dominion is 9-3 at home and 7-4 in CUSA play.
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The Rice Owls are 8-16 this season and they have lost five of their last seven games. Rice is averaging 75.5 points per game and they are shooting 43.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 83 points per game and their opponents are shooting 50.2 percent. Marcus Evans leads the Owls averaging 19.8 points per game. Egor Koulechov is averaging 16.8 points and 7.1 rebounds, Marquez Letcher-Ellis is averaging 10.3 points and 5.3 rebounds, and Connor Cashaw is averaging 8.5 points. Rice is 1-10 on the road and 3-8 in Confernece USA.
Old Dominion is 3-0-1 against the spread in their last four games, 1-3-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 1-5 against the spread in their last six home games. Rice is 0-4-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, 0-6-1 against the spread in their last seven games, and 0-5 against the spread in their last five road games.
This is a big number but these are two teams headed in opposite directions so I will take ODU to win big here.