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Rice vs. Charlotte Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 1/26/23

Charlotte 49ers (13-7) vs. Rice Owls (13-5)
January 26, 2023 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Rice Owls -1.5 / Charlotte 49ers +1.5; Over/Under: +140.5
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The Charlotte 49ers and the Rice Owls meet in college basketball action from the Tudor Fieldhouse on Thursday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


Rice is listed as a 1.5-point home favorite with a ML price of -125. The total for this game is set at 140.5 points.


Neither side has anyone listed on the injury report for this game, so barring any last-minute announcements, both sides will come into this game at full strength.

Matchup History

Rice’s 73-61 win over the 49ers back on March 9th, 2022, made it 5 straight games with alternating winners, but the road team has won 5 of the last 6 meetings between these two.


Charlotte is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600 while the over is 5-2-1 in their last 8 games following an ATS win. Rice is 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600 and 20-9-2 ATS in their last 31 home games while the over is 6-0 in their last 6 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600.


I’m leaning towards Rice here. The road team’s had the bulk of the straight up success between these two teams, but it’s Rice that comes in playing the much better basketball and they’re coming off of a huge confidence-builder road win over North Texas. I just think that Rice finds a way to get the job done so I’ll back the Owls in this one.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Rice -1.5

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Chris Ruffolo

Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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