UTSA Roadrunners vs Rice Owls Prediction, 2/3/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: UTSA Roadrunners vs Rice Owls
Date: Thursday, February 3, 2022
Location: Tudor Fieldhouse in Houston, TX
Tudor Fieldhouse is the site where the Rice Owls (12-8) will take on the UTSA Roadrunners (8-14) on Thursday.
The UTSA Roadrunners stepped onto the hardwood against Florida Atlantic and went home with a loss by a final score of 73-64 in their last game. UTSA finished the contest having earned a 33.8% field goal percentage (25 of 74) and buried 8 of their 29 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the free throw line, the Roadrunners made 6 of their 13 tries for a rate of 46.2%. In regard to grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 43 with 19 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 12 dimes for this contest in addition to forcing 13 turnovers and earning 5 steals. Regarding the defense, UTSA allowed their opponent to shoot 38.2% from the floor on 21 of 55 shooting. Florida Atlantic doled out 11 assists and had 11 steals for this contest. Additionally, Florida Atlantic grabbed 38 rebounds (5 offensive, 33 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Florida Atlantic went 84.6% from the charity stripe by knocking down 22 of their 26 attempts. They made 9 of 24 shots from downtown. When talking about fouls, the Roadrunners walked away with 22 and Florida Atlantic recorded 16 fouls.
Jacob Germany is a player who was a major factor for the contest. He finished shooting 45.5% from the field but didn't record a dime. He played for 27 mins and also snagged 10 boards. He racked up 11 points on 5 of 11 shooting.
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UTSA will play this game with a mark of 8-14 so far this year. They have an average of 66.9 points per contest (292nd in the nation) while hitting 38.0% from the floor. The Roadrunners are connecting on 27.6% on shots beyond the perimeter (125 of 453) and 67.7% from the free throw line. As a team, UTSA is pulling in 40.9 boards per game and has accounted for 238 dimes on the season, which is 265th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession by turning the ball over 12.6 times per game and as a team are committing 15.0 personal fouls every game.
On defense, the Roadrunners are able to force 12.8 turnovers per game and they draw 16.5 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 35.5% from 3-point land and they are ranked 232nd in the country in PPG from their opponents (70.9). The Roadrunners defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 44.1% (575 of 1,304) and they concede 38.0 boards per contest as a group. They are 344th in the country in giving up assists to their opponents with 330 relinquished for the campaign.
When they last stepped on the court, the Rice Owls went home victorious with a score of 76-62 against Southern Miss. The Owls corralled 31 defensive rebounds and 2 offensive rebounds totaling 33 in the game. They also turned the ball over 8 times, while getting 3 steals in this game. Southern Miss had 15 fouls for this contest which took the Owls to the charity stripe for 16 attempts. They were able to make 12 of those for a percentage of 75.0%. With regard to shooting from 3-point land, Rice knocked down 10 out of their 30 attempts (33.3%). Overall, the Owls went 27 out of 51 from the field which gave them a percentage of 52.9%. The Owls permitted Southern Miss to knock down 24 of 60 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 40.0% in the matchup. They finished 30.8% from three-point range via 8 of 26 and walked away from this one shooting 6 out of 9 from the free throw line (66.7%). In reference to how they cleaned up the glass, Rice permitted Southern Miss to pull down 28 in total (5 offensive).
Max Fiedler ended up being a major contributor for the Owls for the game. He earned 14 points in his 33 minutes on the court and had 4 dimes for this game. He knocked down 5 of 5 for this contest for a field goal percentage of 100.0%, and accumulated 10 rebounds.
Rice has a record of 12-8 on the season. The Owls are responsible for committing 14.5 fouls per game while shooting 72.2% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 15.5 times per game (51st in the country) and they lose possession via turnover 13.3 times per contest. Rice has accounted for 1,516 pts this year (75.8 per game) and they average 36.9 boards per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Owls are shooting 45.8% from the floor, which ranks 96th in college hoops.
The Owls on defense are ranked 293rd in D-1 in points given up per game with 73.4. They have forced 10.0 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 43.6% from the floor (222nd in college hoops). The Rice defense allows 31.4% on three-point shots (144 of 459) and their opponents are connecting on 71.5% of their free throw shots. They have relinquished 14.0 dimes and 34.9 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 276th and 186th in the nation.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Rice
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