Rice Owls vs. Charlotte 49ers - 3/3/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Charlotte 49ers (12-17) at Rice Owls (12-17)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Autry Court)
The Line: Rice Owls +1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Rice Owls will host the Charlotte 49ers this Thursday.
The Rice Owls come into this game with a 12-17 record and are currently 8th in the Conference USA. The Owls have won 4 out of their last 5 games with their most recent game being a 88-69 loss to Louisiana Tech. Through 29 games this season the leading scorer for the Owls has been Marcus Evans who is averaging 20.8 points per game and 3.9 rebounds. Egor Koulechov is second on the team with 17.1 points per game and 7.1 rebounds.
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The Charlotte 49ers come into this game with a 12-17 record and are currently 7th in the Conference USA. The 49ers have won their past 2 games with their most recent game being a 88-78 win over UTEP. Through 29 games this season the leading scorer for the 49ers has been Braxton Ogubueze who is averaging 13.6 points per game and 2.2 rebounds. Joseph Uchebo is second on the team with 12.9 points per game and 11.3 rebounds.
Charlotte is 14-5 against the spread in their last 19 games overall. The 49ers are 5-2 against the spread in their last 7 Thursday games. Rice is 1-4-1 against the spread in their last 6 home games. The Owls are 0-5 against the spread in their last 5 Thursday games. Rice is 2-9-1 against the spread in their last 12 games overall.
Charlotte and Rice both have the same record and it should make for a close game. Rice has been playing well winning 4 out of their last 6 games. Charlotte has been playing well lately winning their past 2 games. I think with Rice being at home it gives them the advantage is this one.