Saturday, December 31, 2016
Ted Constant Convocation Center
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The Rice Owls travel to Ted Constant Convocation Center to play the Old Dominion Monarchs on Saturday, December 31, 2016.
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The Owls come into this game with an overall record of 10-3 and a road record of 3-2. They are 4-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-2. The Monarchs have an overall record of 7-4 and a home record of 4-1. They have an over/under record of 2-8 and they are 6-4 against the spread.
Egor Koulechov comes into this contest averaging 18.5 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Owls. He pulls down 7.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Marcus Evans averages 17.9 points per game in 31.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.2 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game for Rice. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Brandan Stith averages 12.1 points per game while playing 27.5 minutes per contest this year for the Monarchs. He grabs 8.5 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage currently is at 58%. Ahmad Caver averages 11.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 4.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 30% and his free throw percentage is 54%.
Rice averages 84.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 20th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 7.7 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 17th in the country. They average 35.3 rebounds per game and 16.2 assists per game which ranks them 203rd and 48th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 229th with 14.4 per game. The Owls allow 76.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 244th in the nation. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 221st and 245th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.5 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 12.6 assists per contest which puts them in 123rd place in the country. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 157th in Division 1.
Old Dominion averages 59.6 points per game this year which ranks them 342nd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 3.3 and their shooting percentage is 37% as a team which has them sitting in the 341st spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 311th in the nation. They average 40.4 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per contest which ranks them 26th and 173rd respectively. In the turnover department the Monarchs rank 153rd with 13.3 per game. The Monarchs allow 56.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 32nd and 85th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.9 rebounds a game which ranks 133rd and they give up 9.6 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the nation. The Monarchs force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 63rd in college basketball.
The Owls average 87.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 81 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 6.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 1.3 per contest. The Owls have an offensive rating of 112.3 and they assist on 58.8% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 75.7 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 58%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 61% and they shoot 3 pointers on 42% of their shots. Rice turns the ball over an average of 18.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54.1% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31.3%. The Owls give up 80.8 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 79.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Monarchs score 61.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 62.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 9.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 9.4 points per game. The Monarchs have a rating on offense of 93 and 65.2% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 63.4 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 42%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 45% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Old Dominion turns it over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 11.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.6% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 38.7%. The Monarchs give up 52.2 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 53 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Rice Owls Betting Trends
The Rice Owls are 4-1 against the spread
The Rice Owls are 3-2 against the over/under
Old Dominion Monarchs Betting Trends
The Old Dominion Monarchs are 6-4 against the spread
The Old Dominion Monarchs are 2-8 against the over/under
Rice Owls Injuries
No key injuries to report
Old Dominion Monarchs Injuries
12/02/16 F Zoran Talley Suspension out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Old Dominion
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