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Rice vs. Charlotte - 3/9/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Charlotte at Rice
Date & Time Saturday March 9, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location
Tudor Fieldhouse
Houston, TX
The Line
Rice -5 / over-under: 137
TV Channel
CUSA.TV
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The Charlotte 49ers  visit the Rice Owls for the second straight matchup between CUSA college basketball rivals.

The Charlotte 49ers dropped a 79-70 decision to the visiting Rice Owls on Wednesday to deny the team consecutive victories.

Jon Davis kept the 49ers in the game with 29 points, five pulls and six helpers with Milos Supica tossing in 15 points and snagging six boards.

Charlotte received 13 points, six rebounds and three assists from Cooper Robb followed by Malik Martin with seven points and five pulls.

The Rice Owls have struggled throughout their conference schedule but the victory at Charlotte gave the team a three game winning streak.

Drew Peterson paced a balanced Owls attack with 15 points and six pulls followed by Chris Mullins with 14 points and eight rebounds.

Robert Martin and Ako Mullins supplied Rice with 12 points apiece while Jack Williams and Quentin Millora-Brown adding nine points and seven boards each.

Charlotte 49ers are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 road games vs. a team with a winning home record and 

are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall and  are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. Conference USA.

Rice Owls are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win and  are 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 games overall and  are 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 vs. Conference USA.

Under is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings and under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Rice and Charlotte 49ers are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Rice.

Rice has been at their best to close the regular season and I’d rather be with them then against them right now…

Pick:
Rice -5

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