Rice vs Southern Utah Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/20/23

Southern Utah Thunderbirds (22-12) vs Rice Owls (17-15)

Game Info: Monday, March 20, 2023 at 2:00 pm (Ocean Center)

Betting Odds: Southern Utah Thunderbirds -6.5 -- Over/Under: 163.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Rice Owls and Southern Utah Thunderbirds face off on Monday in a college basketball showdown in the CBI at the Ocean Center. 

Rice Betting Preview

Rice comes into this game with a 19-15 record overall and they were able to secure a win on Sunday. Rice faced off against the Duquesne Dukes and they were able to secure an 84-78 victory. Quincy Olivara had a strong game finishing with 19 points and seven rebounds. There were three different players that finished with at least 16 points. Rice is averaging 76.9 points while their defense is giving up 76.4 points per game. Quincy Olivari is averaging 18.8 points while shooting 42.2 percent from the field and 37.2 percent from behind the three point line. 

Southern Utah Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is Southern Utah who sit with a 23-12 record overall and they are coming off a victory over North Alabama on Sunday. The offense scored 72 points, but defense more impressive was the defense that gave up only 50 points. Center Jason Spurgin was a mismatch finishing with 16 points and 17 rebounds. Southern Utah is averaging 82.2 points while their defense is giving up 73.6 points per game. Tevian Jones is averaging 17.5 points while shooting 39.9 percent from the field and 36.4 percent from behind the three point line. 

Shane’s Free Pick

Southern Utah is the better team, and they have a big mismatch in this game. Spurgin had a strong game finishing with 16 points and 17 rebounds on Sunday, and he’s going to have another big game for Southern Utah here. Southern Utah is averaging 82.2 points per game and they are going to have no issue running up the score. Rice’s offense is going to have no answer, and Southern Utah is going to cover the spread. 

Shane’s Pick Southern Utah -6.5

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