Arkansas vs. Rice - 11/5/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Arkansas vs. Rice - 11/5/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Rice Owls (0-0) at Arkansas Razorbacks (0-0)

College Basketball: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 8:00 pm (Bud Walton Arena)

The Line: Arkansas Razorbacks -18 -- Over/Under: 154.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

Where to Watch: SECN+ Stream College Basketball all season on ESPN+. Sign up now! Advertisement

The Rice Owls and the Arkansas Razorbacks will meet on the college basketball court Tuesday. 

Rice had a disappointing campaign in 2018-19. The Owls managed to go just 13-19 overall, and finished 8-10 in Conference USA play. That left Rice in 11th place (with just two teams below them record-wise in the conference standings). 

In the C-USA Tournament, Rice matched up against Marshall in the first round. The Owls experienced an early exit there, falling 82-65 to end their season. 

Get 15% OFF ALL Premium Pick and Package Purchases in August use code: aug15 (no limit) !!!!!

Over on the Arkansas side, they managed a winning season in 2018-19, going 18-16 overall. The Razorbacks didn’t fare as well in the SEC however, posting an 8-10 conference record for a 10th-place finish. 

Arkansas lost in the first round of the SEC Tournament to Florida, but received a bid to the NIT. In that tourney, the Razorbacks took out Providence in the first round before falling to Indiana 63-60 in the second. 

Rice is 5-0 ATS in the last five versus the SEC and 5-11 ATS in their last 16 Tuesday games. The Owls are 1-6 ATS in their last seven non-conference games and the under is 12-1 in their last 13 Tuesday games. 

Meanwhile, the Razorbacks are 4-1 ATS in their last five overall and 2-5 ATS in their last seven versus Conference USA. Arkansas is 1-4 ATS in their last five home games and the under is 16-5 in their last 21 home games. 

With a new head coach (Eric Musselman) at the helm and a tough conference to contend with this season, it’s tough to get super excited about Arkansas’ prospects in 2019-20. That said, some early victories will go a long way toward adding to the Razorbacks’ confidence level, and this is the perfect way to start things out. 

Rice is probably bound for another down season, so if Arkansas can jump out early here I don’t see them looking back. I’m going Razorbacks. 

Risk Free Bets, Free Bets and Deposit Bonuses CLICK HERE!!!!

Andrew’s Pick Arkansas Razorbacks -18

Get Premium Picks Start Winning Now »
The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

Mitch's Take...

7 Free Sports Betting Picks, Props NRFI's Wednesday 8/10/22  MLB

Credit Guaranteed Packages

Packages with Credit Guarantees automatically give you a credit if the package does not turn a profit—the sum of betting all individual picks. THESE ARE NOT PARLAYS UNLESS OTHERWISE CLEARLY STATED. If a credit guaranteed package does not profit, a credit for its full purchase price is automatically issued after picks are graded and verified.

For example, if you purchase a $39.95 package that doesn’t profit, you’ll get a $39.95 credit towards any future purchase(s) on our site. Credits are usually issued within hours of a game’s conclusion, so please allow a few hours for final verification.

To use your credits, log in to your account and add another package or pass to your cart. Credits will automatically reduce what you owe. Any remaining balance will be settled through our payment system, with any leftover credits available future purchases. Credits do not expire.