Rice vs North Texas Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 2/4/23

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The North Texas Mean Green and the Rice Owls meet in college basketball action from the Tudor Fieldhouse on Saturday. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


North Texas is listed as a 4.5-point road favorite with a ML price of -200. The total for this game is set at 127.5 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 72-60 win back on January 19th, 2023, snapped North Texas’ five-game win streak in this head-to-head matchup.


North Texas is 20-8-3 ATS in their last 31 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record. Rice is 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games while the over is 10-3 in their last 13 games overall.


I’m backing North Texas here. The Mean Green fit the old adage of defense travels and I have to think the Mean Green will be out for revenge after it happened on their home floor and now we switch venues to Rice. The fact is that North Texas has flat out owned the Owls prior to the meeting earlier this season and I think this game will end up being no different as we get back to it here. Give me North Texas laying the points.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick:North Texas -4.5