Thursday, February 25, 2016
Reed Green Coliseum
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The Rice Owls travel to Reed Green Coliseum to play the Southern Miss Golden Eagles on Thursday, February 25, 2016. The opening line for this game has Rice as 1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 140.
The Owls come into this game with an overall record of 11-16 and a road record of 2-10. They are 7-14 against the spread and their over/under record is 16-5. The Golden Eagles have an overall record of 7-18 and a home record of 5-8. They have an over/under record of 8-14 and they are 13-9 against the spread.
Marcus Evans comes into this contest averaging 20.6 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Owls. He pulls down 4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Egor Koulechov averages 17 points per game in 34.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 7.1 rebounds per game for Rice. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Kourtlin Jackson averages 12.3 points per game while playing 27.1 minutes per contest this year for the Golden Eagles. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 74%. Khari Price averages 10.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 4.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Rice averages 76.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 87th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -5.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 142nd. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 248th in the country. They average 32.4 rebounds per game and 13.1 assists per game which ranks them 307th and 173rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 130th with 12.3 per game. The Owls allow 81.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 336th in the nation. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 42% average from behind the arc ranking them 343rd and 350th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.6 rebounds a game which ranks 215th and they give up 15.2 assists per contest which puts them in 308th place in the country. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 96th in the Division 1.
Southern Miss averages 60.9 points per game this year which ranks them 341st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -7.8 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a team which has them sitting in the 333rd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 176th in the nation. They average 31.3 rebounds per game and 11.6 assists per contest which ranks them 332nd and 281st respectively. In the turnover department the Golden Eagles rank 223rd with 13.2 per game. The Golden Eagles allow 68.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 89th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 119th and 239th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.1 rebounds a game which ranks 188th and they give up 13.7 assists per contest which puts them in 214th place in the nation. The Golden Eagles force 11.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 273rd in college basketball.
The Owls average 71.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 83.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -10.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 10 per contest. The Owls have an offensive rating of 106.6 and they assist on 52.2% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 71.9 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 40% of their shots. Rice turns the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 47.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 27.5%. The Owls give up 82.1 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 73.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Golden Eagles score 66.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 60 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -16 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -3.6 points per game. The Golden Eagles have a rating on offense of 94.4 and 57.6% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 64.8 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 47% of their shots. Southern Miss turns it over an average of 18.2 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 46.9% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 22.8%. The Golden Eagles give up 70.1 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 76 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Rice Owls Betting Trends
The Rice Owls are 7-14 against the spread
The Rice Owls are 16-5 against the over/under
Southern Miss Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 13-9 against the spread
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 8-14 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
Southern Miss Golden Eagles Injuries
11/28/15 G Jamie Chapman Redshirt out for season
11/28/15 G Kevin Holland Redshirt out for season
11/28/15 F Norville Carey Redshirt out for season
01/01/16 F Eddie Davis Foot out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Rice
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