Western Kentucky vs. Rice - 2/7/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Rice Owls (6-15) at Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (16-6)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 8:00 pm (EA Diddle Arena)
The Line: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers -13 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers and the Rice Owls face off on Saturday at E.A. Diddle Arena in Conference USA college basketball action.
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 16-6 this season and they have won 11 of their last 12 games. WKU is averaging 72.9 points and they are shooting 43.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 66.6 points and their opponents are shooting 40.8 percent. T.J. Price is averaging 17.7 points and 5.9 rebounds per game to lead the Hilltoppers. George Fant is averaging 13.8 points and 8.9 rebounds, Chris Harrison-Docks is averaging 10.9 points, and Trency Jackson is averaging 9.5 points. WKU is 11-2 at home and 9-1 in CUSA play.
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The Rice Owls are 6-15 this season and they have lost their last four games. Rice is averaging 60.9 points and they are shooting 40.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 64.9 points and their opponents are shooting 44.3 percent. Marcus Jackson leads the Owls averaging 14 points per game. Seth Gearhart is averaging 14 points and 5.1 rebounds, Max Guercy is averaging 8.1 points, and Bishop Mency is averaging 8.0 points. Rice is 1-8 on the road and 3-6 in CUSA.
Western Kentucky is 5-1 against the spread I their last six home games against a team with a losing road record, 6-2 against the spread in their last eight home games, and 5-1 against the spread in their last six Saturday games. Rice is 4-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record, 0-5 against the spread in their last five games, and 2-7 against the spread in their last nine Saturday games.
WKU has been impressive and I look for them to blow Rice out here.