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Rice Owls
at
Southern Miss Golden Eagles

Rice at Southern Miss 1/18/20 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

Game Details

Game Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs Rice Owls
Date & Time Saturday January 18, 2020, 3:00 PM (EST)
Location
Reed Green Coliseum Reed Green Coliseum, M. K. Turk Circle, Sharon Acres, Bonhomie, Hattiesburg, Forrest County, Mississippi, 39401, USA
Latest odds
SOMIS -1 O/U 142
TV Channel
ESPN+

Rice has not looked that impressive in C-USA so far. The Owls have a 1-4 record in the conference and are trailing the leaders by 3.5 games. The Owls do have a 9-9 record overall on the year. The last game on the court saw Rice get rolled up by Louisiana Tech by a score of 72-56.

The loss was an offensive production that was way off of the normal levels at 74.6 points a game on average. The Owls defense typically gives up 74.8 points a game. When it comes to rebounding the Rice team has ended up with 36.6 boards a game, but have only managed to get 13.9 assist a game.

Oddly the Owls are facing one of the teams that is playing worse than them in the C-USA. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 0-5 in the conference play and only 4-14 overall on the season. The last game on the court for the Golden Eagles was a 72-52 loss to North Texas.

When it comes to the offense the Golden Eagles are only getting 66.7 points a game. The Golden Eagles defense has allowed 74.8 points a game so far. The Southern Miss team has pulled down 34.3 boards a game while getting 13.9 assist a game.

    Recent Betting Trends

    • Rice are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
    • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Rice's last 11 games.
    • Southern Mississippi are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games.
    • Southern Mississippi are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games.
    Free Pick:
    Rice Owls +1

    The Golden Eagles would like to think they have  chance to win this game, However, that is not going to be the case here as the Golden Eagles offense is unable to elevate itself to the level that is needed to bring home the win in the game. Look for the Rice offense to have a slightly above average game and the defense to play better than normal to help lock down the win for Rice. Final Score Prediction, Rice Owl win and cover ATS 76-69.

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