Saturday, December 19, 2015
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The Rice Owls travel to The Pit to play the New Mexico Lobos on Saturday, December 19, 2015. The opening line for this game has New Mexico as 17.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 142.
The Owls come into this game with an overall record of 4-6 and a road record of 0-3. They are 2-4 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-1. The Lobos have an overall record of 7-2 and a home record of 6-0. They have an over/under record of 2-4 and they are 5-1 against the spread.
Marcus Evans comes into this contest averaging 19.6 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Owls. He pulls down 4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%. Egor Koulechov averages 17.7 points per game in 32.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 6.4 rebounds per game for Rice. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Elijah Brown averages 18.9 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per contest this year for the Lobos. He grabs 6 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Tim Williams averages 16.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.3 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Rice averages 72.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 162nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -11.4 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 215th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 297th in the country. They average 31.2 rebounds per game and 12.2 assists per game which ranks them 328th and 223rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 141st with 12.6 per game. The Owls allow 83.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 328th in the nation. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 42% average from behind the arc ranking them 330th and 339th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.2 rebounds a game which ranks 242nd and they give up 14.6 assists per contest which puts them in 249th place in the country. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 161st in the Division 1.
New Mexico averages 78.3 points per game this year which ranks them 79th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 11.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 50th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 111th in the nation. They average 38.1 rebounds per game and 16.6 assists per contest which ranks them 119th and 38th respectively. In the turnover department the Lobos rank 184th with 13.2 per game. The Lobos allow 66.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 66th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the arc ranking them 49th and 10th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.7 rebounds a game which ranks 71st and they give up 12.9 assists per contest which puts them in 154th place in the nation. The Lobos force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 145th in college basketball.
Rice Owls Betting Trends
The Rice Owls are 2-4 against the spread
The Rice Owls are 5-1 against the over/under
New Mexico Lobos Betting Trends
The New Mexico Lobos are 5-1 against the spread
The New Mexico Lobos are 2-4 against the over/under
Rice Owls Injuries
11/16/15 G Chad Lott Knee out indefinitely
11/16/15 G Marcus Jackson Knee out indefinitely
New Mexico Lobos Injuries
12/11/15 C J.J. N'Ganga Achilles out for season
11/17/15 F Devon Williams Neck out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Rice
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