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Rice vs. UTEP – College Basketball – Predictions, Betting Lines, Odds and Trends

The UTEP Miners (13-8, 6-3 C-USA) are underdogs (+2.5) in their attempt to extend a five-game winning streak when they visit the Rice Owls (13-8, 6-4 C-USA) at 3:00 PM ET on Saturday, February 5, 2022 at Tudor Fieldhouse. The over/under in the matchup is 141.5.

Rice vs. UTEP Predictions

Rice vs. UTEP Betting Odds

Rice vs UTEP Betting Information
Favorite Spread Total
Rice -2.5 141.5 points

Rice vs. UTEP Last 10 Games

  • Rice has a 6-4 record straight-up in its last 10 matchups, while covering the spread five times in those games.
  • The final score of the past 10 Rice games has exceeded the set total four times.
  • The past 10 Owls games averaged 5.4 more points (146.9) than this matchup’s over/under.
  • In their last 10 games, the Owls have a points-per-game average 4.8 points below their season-long scoring average.
  • UTEP is 6-4 overall and 4-6-0 against the spread over its past 10 contests.
  • UTEP and its opponents have hit the over in six of the past 10 games.
  • The last 10 Miners games averaged 134.1 total points, 7.4 fewer points than this matchup’s over/under.
  • Over the last 10 games, the Miners are scoring 67.5 points per game compared to their 69 season average.

Rice vs. UTEP Betting Trends

  • Rice has covered the spread in a game nine times this season (9-11-0).
  • In games this season when favored by 2.5 points or more, the Owls have gone 7-6 against the spread.
  • Rice’s games have gone over the total 12 times this season.
  • The Owls put up 76.5 points per game, 11.5 more points than the 65 the Miners allow.
  • When Rice scores more than 65 points, it is 9-6 against the spread and 12-4 overall.
  • UTEP has covered the spread eight times in 18 games with a set spread.
  • The Miners have an ATS record of 3-4 when playing as at least 2.5-point underdogs.
  • This season, 10 of UTEP’s games have gone over the point total out of 18 chances.
  • The Miners score an average of 69 points per game, just 4.6 fewer points than the 73.6 the Owls give up.
  • UTEP has put together a 4-1 ATS record and a 7-0 overall record in games it scores more than 73.6 points.

Rice vs. UTEP Over/Under Trends

  • This season, Rice games have hit the over on this game’s 141.5-point over/under 15 times.
  • Five of UTEP’s games finished with a combined score over 141.5 points this season.
  • The point total for the contest of 141.5 is four points fewer than the combined points per game averages for the Owls (76.5 points per game) and the Miners (69 points per game).
  • This game’s total is 2.9 fewer points than the 138.6 these two teams combine to give up per game in 2020.
  • This season, the average total for Owls games is 145.3 points, 3.8 more than the over/under of 141.5 points for this contest.
  • Miners games have an over/under of 134.9 points this season, 6.6 points fewer than the total points bet for this matchup.

Rice Team Leaders

  • Max Fiedler: 9.5 PTS, 7.9 REB, 59.3 FG%
  • Carl Pierre: 15.3 PTS, 49.3 FG%, 44.7 3PT% (67-for-150)
  • Travis Evee: 14.6 PTS, 48.1 FG%, 41.2 3PT% (56-for-136)
  • Quincy Olivari: 9.9 PTS, 39 FG%, 33 3PT% (32-for-97)
  • Chris Mullins: 9.1 PTS, 39.3 FG%, 27.8 3PT% (10-for-36)

UTEP Team Leaders

  • Souley Boum: 19.8 PTS, 1.5 STL, 37.9 FG%, 36.7 3PT% (40-for-109)
  • Jamal Bieniemy: 14.6 PTS, 1.7 STL, 39.1 FG%, 36.9 3PT% (45-for-122)
  • Keonte Kennedy: 10.7 PTS, 1.7 STL, 42.6 FG%, 30.8 3PT% (16-for-52)
  • Tydus Verhoeven: 5.8 PTS, 1.3 BLK, 51.1 FG%
  • Jorell Saterfield: 8.1 PTS, 45.2 FG%, 47.6 3PT% (40-for-84)

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