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Rice vs. Florida Atlantic - 2/18/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Florida Atlantic Owls (7-19) at Rice Owls (9-16)

College Basketball: Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Autry Court)

The Line: Rice Owls -6 -- Over/Under: 152 See the Latest Odds

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The Rice Owls and the Florida Atlantic Owls face off on Thursday in Conference USA college basketball action.

The Rice Owls are 9-16 this season and they have won two of their last three games. Rice is averaging 75.4 points per game and they are shooting 43.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 82.3 points and their opponents are shooting 49.4 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 10.2 points and 5.3 rebounds, and Connor Cashaw is averaging 8.6 points. Rice is 7-6 at home and 4-8 in CUSA.

Rice vs. Florida Atlantic - 2/18/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Florida Atlantic Owls are 7-19 this season and they have lost three of their last four games. FAU Is averaging 65.8 points per game and they are shooting 40.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 82.3 points and their opponents are shooting 49.4 percent. Adonis Filer leads the Owls averaging 10.3 points per game. C.J. Turman is averaging 9.9 points and 7.0 rebounds, Ronald Delph is averaging 9.7 points and 6.6 rebounds, and Jeantal Cylia is averaging 9.7 points. Florida Atlantic is 2-10 on the road and 4-8 in Conference USA.

Rice is 1-6-1 against the spread in their last eight games, 0-3-1 against the spread in their last four home games, and 0-5 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread. FAU is 4-10 against the spread in their last 14 road games, 3-9 against the spread in their last 12 road games against a team with a winning home record, and 17-37 against the spread in their last 54 games against a team with a losing record.

We have two bad teams and while I will be treading lightly I will take the home team, Rice. 

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Rice Owls-5.5

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