Rice vs. UTSA - 3/3/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UTSA Roadrunners (17-13) at Rice Owls (7-23)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 8:00 pm (Autry Court)
The Line: Rice Owls +1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The UT San Antonio Roadrunners and Rice Owls meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Tudor Fieldhouse.
The UT San Antonio Roadrunners look for another win after winning seven of their last nine games. The UT San Antonio Roadrunners are averaging 76 points on 42.8 percent shooting and allowing 77 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Jhivvan Jackson is averaging 18.4 points and 3.2 rebounds while Keaton Wallace is averaging 11.2 points and 2.7 assists. Deon Lyle is grabbing three rebounds and Giovanni De Nicolao is dishing 3.4 assists. The UT San Antonio Roadrunners are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 68.6 percent from the free throw line. The UT San Antonio Roadrunners are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.6 rebounds per game. The UT San Antonio Roadrunners have split their last eight road games.
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The Rice Owls could use a win here after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Rice Owls are averaging 67.6 points on 40.6 percent shooting and allowing 75.8 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Connor Cashaw is averaging 15.4 points and 3.2 assists while Ako Adams is averaging 10.4 points and 2.6 rebounds. A.J. Lapray is grabbing 3.3 rebounds and Robert Martin is dishing 0.9 assists. The Rice Owls are shooting 32.5 percent from beyond the arc and 66.3 percent from the free throw line. The Rice Owls are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33 rebounds per game. The Rice Owls have lost five of their last eight home games.
The Roadrunners are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 vs. Conference USA, 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Owls are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games, 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 vs. Conference USA and 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Owls last 5 overall and the under is 10-2 in Roadrunners last 12 overall.
The home team has won five of the last six meetings between Rice and UTSA, and while the Roadrunners have been the better and hotter team, they are being outscored by 7.5 points on the road while allowing 46.1 percent shooting. Rice has put together three straight solid performances that includes two victories, and this is their last home game with a squad that does have four seniors. There's some value with the free bucket and the Rice Owls.