Rice at Louisiana Tech - 1/27/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Rice at Louisiana Tech - 1/27/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (15-4) vs Rice Owls (11-7)

Game Info: Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 7:30 pm (Thomas Assembly Center)

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The Rice Owls will travel to play the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs in a Conference-USA game on Thursday.

The Rice Owls are 11-7 (4-3) this season and have won four of their last six games. Rice is coming off of a loss to Charlotte by a score of 67-64 in their last game. Rice allowed their opponent to shoot 53.3% from the field and was -2 in the rebounding battle in the loss. Mylyjael Poteat led the Owls with 15 points and 4 rebounds in the game. Rice is averaging 76.5 points per game and is giving up 73.7 points per game against, while also averaging 36.8 rebounds per game and 15.7 assists per game. Carl Pierre is averaging 15.4 points per game and 4.5 rebounds per game, while Travis Evee is averaging 15.1 points per game and 3 assists per game for the Owls. Rice is shooting 46.2% on field goals, 71.7% on free throws, and 39.1% on three pointers.

The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are 15-4 (6-1) this season and have won seven of their last eight games. Louisiana Tech lost to UAB in their last game by a score of 83-76. Louisiana Tech allowed their opponent to shoot 50% from three-point range and turned the ball over 18 times in the loss. Amorie Archibald led the Bulldogs with 27 points and 6 rebounds in the game. Louisiana Tech is averaging 78.7 points per game and is giving up 68 points per game against, while also averaging 37.9 rebounds per game and 15.4 assists per game. Kenneth Lofton Jr. is averaging 16.9 points per game and 10.6 rebounds per game, while Amorie Archibald is averaging 14.1 points per game and 4 rebounds per game for the Bulldogs. Louisiana Tech is shooting 46.5% on field goals, 71.4% on free throws, and 33.5% on three pointers.

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Rice is 5-13 ATS in their last 18 road games and 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 Thursday games. The over is 6-2 in Rice’s last 8 road games. Louisiana Tech is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Thursday games and 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 home games. The under is 4-1 in Louisiana Tech’s last 5 games. The home team is 8-0 ATS in these two teams last 8 head to head meetings.

Louisiana Tech started conference play very strong, but lost their last game to UAB. Rice hasn’t been as fortunate, dropping three of their seven conference games. These two teams are similar and it should be a good game. I like Rice to keep it close on the road.

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