Texas-Arlington vs. Rice - 11/29/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Rice Owls (2-4) at Texas-Arlington Mavericks (5-1)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 8:00 pm (College Park Center)
The Line: Texas-Arlington Mavericks -16.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Texas-Arlington Mavericks battle the Rice Owls in non-conference college basketball tilt on Wednesday.
The Rice Owls have struggled to achieve consistency at both ends of the floor which has the team staring at a 2-4 start to the year. Rice will be gunning for back to back victories after upending the subdivision St. Thomas (TX) Celts 70-59. The Owls were outshot 37.7%-36% with the Celts staying competitive with eleven more looks with 26 more Rice makes at the foul line being decisive.
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AL Lapray topped the Owls offense with 16 points and ten rebounds on 4-15 from the floor with Austin Meyer checking in with 14 points on 4-5 accuracy. Miles Lester gave Rice nine points and Robert Martin chipped in with eight points while Bishop Mency hauled in game high eleven rebounds to go along with seven points.
A one point loss at the Alabama Crimson Tide is the only thing standing between Texas-Arlington and a perfect start in the still young season. Texas-Arlington has won three in a row following a 73-53 defeat of the subdivision Texas-Dallas Comets on Monday night. This was never in doubt with UTA holding a 42.9%-29.2% shooting edge while hitting ten more at the stripe.
Johnny Hamilton led all scorers with 20 points and 12 rebounds on 8-12 shooting with Kaelon Wilson adding 17 points and four pulls on 6-13 including a trio of long balls. Erick Neal did everything for the Mavericks with ten points, ten rebounds and eleven assists followed by Julian Harris with eight points and five pulls.
Under is 6-2 in Rice last 8 vs. Sun Belt and Rice are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 Wednesday games and over is 42-20-1 in Rice last 63 overall. Texas-Arlington are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Conference USA and Texas-Arlington are 22-8 ATS in their last 30 non-conference games.
Texas-Arlington is by far the better team and could run Rice in to the ground if they choose…