Houston Baptist Huskies (1-4) at Rice Owls (4-1)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 3:00 pm (Tudor Fieldhouse)
The Line: Rice Owls -14.5 -- Over/Under: 157 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Houston Baptist Huskies and Rice Owls meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Tudor Fieldhouse.
The Houston Baptist Huskies look for a win to rebound from a 1-4 record. The Houston Baptist Huskies are averaging 70.8 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 83.4 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Za-Ontay Boothman is averaging 11 points and 1.6 rebounds while Pedro Castro is averaging 10.4 points and 6.4 rebounds. Ty Dalton is dishing 2.2 assists and Hunter Janacek is grabbing three rebounds. The Houston Baptist Huskies are shooting 39.8 percent from beyond the arc and 73.1 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Baptist Huskies are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.6 rebounds per game.
The Rice Owls look for another win to build on their 4-1 record. The Rice Owls are averaging 82.4 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 65.4 points on 40.8 percent shooting. Quincy Olivari is averaging 15.6 points and 3.4 rebounds while Travis Evee is averaging 13.6 points and 2.4 assists. Max Fiedler is the third double-digit scorer and Chris Mullins is dishing 2.4 assists. The Rice Owls are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 66.3 percent from the free throw line. The Rice Owls are allowing 27.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.2 rebounds per game.
The Huskies are 10-1 ATS in their last 11 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Owls are 6-13 ATS in their last 19 Tuesday games. The over is 6-2 in Huskies last 8 overall. The over is 4-1 in Huskies last 5 road games. The under is 13-3 in Owls last 16 Tuesday games. The under is 7-2 in Owls last 9 overall.
The Houston Baptist Huskies haven't looked good defensively up to this point, but they've had a great deal of success against the spread. The Rice Owls are obviously off to a great start and are the better team here, but they also haven't had the toughest schedule in the world. Given Houston Baptist's covering success, I'll take my chances with the boatload of points.