The FAU Owls 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.
FAU is listed as an 8.5-point road favorite with the total for this game set at 153.5 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.
FAU’s 90-81 win over Rice back on February 9th, 2023, made it three straight wins for FAU in this head-to-head matchup.
FAU is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against a team with a winning record and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games following a win by 20+ points while the over is 6-0-1 in their last 7 Thursday games. Rice is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 home games against a team with a road winning percentage above .600 while the over is 6-1 in their last 7 games following an ATS loss.
I’m backing FAU here. Rice has played well at home in spots, but they didn’t look good in their recent road trip as the offense was non-existent. FAU had trouble covering bigger numbers earlier on in the year, but the numbers are back to being manageable and they are coming off of two blowout wins in their last couple of outings. I’ll gladly back FAU here.