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Rice vs FAU Basketball Picks 1-24-24

Florida Atlantic Owls (15-4) vs. Rice Owls (7-11)
January 24, 2024 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Rice Owls +12.5; Over/Under: 152
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The FAU Owls and Rice Owls face off on Wednesday in a college basketball showdown at Tudor Fieldhouse. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free FAU vs Rice prediction.

FAU Coming Off Overtime Win

This FAU team might not be as bad as last year’s team, and in the last game it took overtime, to get the job done. FAU faced off against UTSA and the offense scored 112 points and they won by nine points. Johnell Davis had a strong game putting up 34 points, seven rebounds, and three assists. FAU on the season is averaging 84.1 points while their defense is giving up 73 points per game. The offense is ranked 19th in the league and they are going to need the offense to run up the score here. 

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Can Rice Pick Up a Big Win?

Rice faced off against Temple in the last game and they were able to pick up the victory. Rice scored 69 points and the defense gave up only 66 points on the way to the victory. Rice was led by Mekhi Mason and he put up 20 points, seven rebounds, and three assists. Rice on the season is averaging 73.4 points while their defense is giving up 75.6 points per game. Travis Evee is having a strong season and he is averaging 16.6 points while shooting 42 percent from the field and 31.9 percent from behind the three point line. 

FAU vs Rice Betting Prediction 

Rice is going to keep this game close. Rice is averaging 73.4 points and I don’t trust this FAU defense. FAU is giving up 73 points per game and they are going to really struggle to slowdown the Rice offense. FAU will still probably find a way to win this game, but Rice is going to really put up a fight here. Back Rice to cover the spread here. 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Rice +12.5

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