Rice vs Southern Miss: College Basketball Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – March 9, 2021

Posted By Staff on March 9, 2021

A game after he exploded for 32 points in a 73-66 loss to Florida Atlantic, Tae Hardy leads the Southern Miss Golden Eagles (8-16) on the road against the Rice Owls (13-12) on Tuesday, March 9. The Golden Eagles are underdogs by  in the matchup, which begins at 8:00 PM ET on ESPN+. The over/under is set at in the matchup.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 9, 2021, 2:18 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Rice Betting Information

  • Rice has compiled an 11-9-1 record against the spread this season.
  • When favored by at least 4.5 points, the Owls are 3-1 against the spread this season.
  • In 52.4% of their games this season (11/21), the Owls and their opponents have outscored the set over/under.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Rice Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Quincy Olivari 25 16.3 4.8 0.8 0.3 0.0 3.2
Travis Evee 23 14.3 2.1 2.4 1.2 0.1 3.0
Max Fiedler 25 10.6 8.6 3.6 0.8 0.9 0.0
Chris Mullins 18 10.6 3.8 2.7 0.8 0.1 1.0
Riley Abercrombie 25 7.9 4.2 0.6 0.4 0.2 1.8

Southern Miss Betting Information

  • With a 10-12 record ATS, Southern Miss has not routinely covered the spread this season.
  • In 22 games this season, Southern Miss covered the total points bet in exactly half of their games.
  • The Golden Eagles lost to Florida Atlantic 73-66 and failed to cover the spread as 1.5-point underdogs, while hitting the over on the 135 point total on Saturday in their most recent game. Hardy put up a team-high 32 points in the loss.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Southern Miss Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Tyler Stevenson 24 14.2 7.3 1.5 0.6 0.5 0.0
Tae Hardy 22 11.0 2.5 2.5 1.3 0.2 1.0
Jaron Pierre, Jr. 23 9.0 3.6 1.5 1.1 0.2 1.3
LaDavius Draine 24 8.8 4.3 2.0 0.9 0.0 1.8
DeAndre Pinckney 20 7.9 4.8 0.8 0.4 0.6 0.5

Total Facts

  • Rice’s games this season have gone over the point total for Tuesday’s matchup (142 points) in 17 out of 25 opportunities (68% of matchups).
  • Five Southern Miss games this year (20.8% of its matchups) finished with a final total greater than Tuesday’s total of 142 points.
  • Together, the two teams combine for 139.7 points per game, 2.3 points fewer than the point total of 142 for this contest.
  • These two teams surrender a combined 141.8 points per game, 0.2 points less than this contest’s over/under.
  • This season, the average total for Owls games is 149.8 points, 7.8 more than the over/under of 142 points for this contest.
  • The over/under for this contest is 10.3 points more than the average over/under in Golden Eagles games this season (131.7 points).

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/6/2021 Rice Rice -5 138.5 -225 +181 Regular Season 76-68 RICE
2/5/2021 Rice Rice -4 138.5 -185 +152 Regular Season 88-62 RICE
3/4/2020 Southern Miss Southern Miss -1 144.5 -117 -106 Regular Season 72-57 RICE
1/18/2020 N/A Southern Miss N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 81-68 S MISS
1/3/2019 N/A Rice N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 73-65 RICE

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