Rice vs. Texas Prediction & Odds
Rice is a 28.5-point road underdog on Monday night in Austin, TX where the Owls will take on No. 2 Texas at 8:00 p.m. ET on the Longhorn Network.
Even though there’s a talent discrepancy between the two teams, will Rice still keep this one relatively close?
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
805 Rice Owls (+28.5) at 806 Texas Longhorns (-28.5); o/u 143.5
8:00 p.m. ET, Monday, December 12, 2022
Moody Center, Austin, TX
Rice vs. Texas Public Betting Information
Our CBB Public Betting Information page indicates that 61% of public bettors are currently backing Rice when it comes to the spread. This information is subject to change throughout the day, however, so be sure to check the link so you’re receiving the most up-to-date public betting data.
Rice Owls DFS Spin
Quincy Olivari ended Wednesday's 70-62 victory over Prairie View A&M with 27 points (7-14 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 11-14 FT), five rebounds, three assists and four steals over 36 minutes. Olivari had to recover from a wrist injury over the offseason and had some inconsistent performances early on, but the junior guard seems to be increasing his volume and getting into more rhythm of late. He's put up 18.0 ppg and 5.0 rpg over his four contests, and attempted 27 total three-pointers in his last three games alone. With this kind of volume, there's no option other than his high-scoring ways continuing.
Texas Longhorns DFS Spin
Christian Bishop logged 16 points (7-10 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), nine rebounds and four assists in 21 minutes during Saturday's 88-43 victory over UAPB. Bishop saw his highest playing time of the year, leading him to record season highs across the board against this outmatched Arkansas Pine-Bluff squad. The fifth-year senior started 23 of 34 games with the Longhorns last season, though he's come off the bench for the first eight games of the 2022-23 campaign. However, he's only playing 2.4 fewer minutes per game, and he's actually averaging 0.4 more rebounds compared to the 2021-22 season. Expect Bishop to once again play a primary reserve role against Rice on Monday.
Rice vs. Texas CBB Betting Trends
Owls are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall
Owls are 9-20 ATS in their last 29 road games
Longhorns are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games overall
Longhorns are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win
Rice vs. Texas CBB Prediction:
Forget the side, go with the total tonight in Austin, TX. The under is 4-1 in the Longhorns’ last five games overall, is 19-9-1 in their last 29 home games and is 45-19 in their last 64 home games versus an opponent with a losing road record. On the other side, the under is 7-2 in the Owls’ last nine games following a win, is 11-5 in their last 16 games versus a team with a winning percentage above .600 and is 5-0 in their last five games versus an opponent with a winning record.
CBB BETTING PREDICTION: RICE/TEXAS UNDER 143.5