Rice vs. Charlotte - 2/28/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Charlotte 49ers (12-16) at Rice Owls (10-17)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Autry Court)
The Line: Rice Owls +4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Rice Owls and the Charlotte 49ers face off on Saturday at Tutor Fieldhouse in Conference USA college basketball.
The Rice Owls are 10-16 this season and they have lost two of their last three games. Rice is averaging 62.9 points and they are shooting 41.3 percent while defensively they are allowing 65.4 points and their opponents are shooting 44 percent. Seth Gearhart leads the Owls averaging 15.2 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. Marcus Jackson is averaging 13.3 points, Max Guercy is averaging 10 points, and Bishop Mency is averaging 7.6 points. Rice is 7-5 at home and 7-7 in Conference USA.
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The Charlotte 49ers are 12-15 this season and they have lost four of their last six games. Charlotte is averaging 73.7 points and they are shooting 46.4 percent while defensively they are allowing 71.7 points and their opponents are shooting 43.7 percent. Torin Dorn leads the 49ers averaging 11.8 points per game. Braxton Ogbueze is averaging 10 points, Pierria Henry is averaging 10 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 5.6 assists, and Mike Thorne Jr. is averaging 9.6 points and 7.3 rebounds. Charlotte is 4-8 on the road and 5-9 in Conference USA.
Rice is 9-4 against the spread following a loss, 1-6 against the spread against a team with a losing record, and 6-13 against the spread in their last 19 home games against a team with a losing road record. Charlotte is 5-1 against the spread in their last six games, 3-1-1 against the spread in their last five road games, and 4-0-1 against the spread following a loss.
Rice has been playing well of late and I look for them to get the cover here as the home dog with a solid chance of winning outright.