Ohio vs. Rice 3/19/22 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 03/18/2022 at 10:52 AM ET

This Friday night March 19th, 2022 7:30pm EDT the NCAAM hoops action is back at cha folks. We've got the Rice Owls in Daytona Beach Fl to face the Ohio Bocats in the Ocean Center. Stay tuned we've got you covered on all the best betting angles here at Picks and Parlays your leader in free sports betting picks!

The Ohio Bobcats are 24-9, sitting in 1st place in the Mid-American Conference. Offensively the Bobcats are averaging 74 points, 32.3 rebounds and 14.9 assists. Defensively the Bobcats allow 67 points, and are averaging 3 blocks, and 8.5 steals.

Key players for the Bobcats are Mark Spears averaging 16.6 points, 4.1 rebounds and 4 assists per game and Jason Carter averaging 13.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.1 assists.

The Rice Owls are 16-16 sitting in 1st place in the C-USA West Conference. Offensively the Owls are averaging 74 points, 37.6 rebounds and 15.5 assists. Defensively the Owls are allowing 73.3 points, and are averaging 2.5 blocks and 5.1 steals.

Key players for the Owls are Max Fielder averaging 9.5 points, 8.8 rebounds and 2.9 assists and Carl Pierre averaging 14.8 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 1.3 assists.

The Bocats and the Owls are evenly matched on offense averaging 74 points each. However the Bohave the much better defense allowing 5 points below league average while the Owls are allowing 3 points over league average. We think this will cost the Owls late in the game making the best bet OH -6. Final score prediction the Ohio Bobcats win cover the spread and the total stays under 77-70. 

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