UAB vs Rice: C-USA Tournament Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – March 11, 2021

Posted By Staff on March 11, 2021

The No. 2 seed UAB Blazers (21-6) are favored by  when they play the No. 6 seed Rice Owls (15-12) in the C-USA Tournament quarterfinals Thursday at FORD CENTER AT THE STAR, beginning at 7:00 PM ET. A guaranteed spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket is on the line as these teams look to claim the C-USA championship.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 11, 2021, 1:10 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

UAB Betting Information

  • UAB has a 15-9 record ATS this year.
  • The Blazers are 8-4 against the spread in 2020-21 when they are at least an 8.5-point favorite.
  • The Blazers and their opponents have gone over the set total in only 9 of 24 games this season (37.5%).
  • In their last game, the Blazers got a team-high 16 points from Michael Ertel on the way to a 65-61 victory over North Texas on Saturday. They covered the spread as 4.5-point underdogs, and the teams combined to score 126 points to hit the over on the 125 point total.

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

UAB Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Michael Ertel 27 12.8 2.7 1.3 0.8 0.0 1.0
Tavin Lovan 27 12.1 3.9 2.3 1.3 0.1 0.0
Quan Jackson 23 10.7 5.3 1.7 2.3 0.2 0.6
Jalen Benjamin 27 9.9 1.3 1.6 0.8 0.0 2.0
Tyreek Scott-Grayson 27 9.4 2.7 1.7 1.2 0.5 1.2

Rice Betting Information

  • With a 13-9-1 record ATS this season, Rice has topped expectations.
  • For the third time this season, the Owls are at least an 8.5-point underdog, where they have a record of 1-1 against the spread.
  • 12 of Rice’s 23 games (52.2%) this season haven’t covered the over/under.
  • The Owls beat Marshall 72-68 in their last contest on Wednesday. Quincy Olivari totaled a team-high 23 points to help lead the team to victory. They covered the spread as 9.5-point underdogs, and the teams combined to go under the 157.5 point total.

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 27 16.3 5.1 1.0 0.3 0.0 3.1
Travis Evee 25 14.0 2.2 2.4 1.2 0.2 2.9
Max Fiedler 27 11.0 8.7 3.5 1.0 0.8 0.0
Chris Mullins 20 10.5 3.6 2.6 1.0 0.1 1.0
Riley Abercrombie 27 7.5 3.9 0.7 0.3 0.1 1.7

Total Facts

  • UAB’s games this year have resulted in a higher total score than Thursday’s matchup total (141.5 points) in 29.6% of opportunities (eight out of 27 matchups).
  • In 17 out of Rice’s 27 games this season (63%), the competing teams combined for a higher point total than the point total in Thursday’s matchup.
  • The Blazers average 73 points per game against the Owls’ 74.4, amounting to 5.9 points over the game’s point total of 141.5.
  • This game’s point total is 7.7 more points than the 133.8 these two teams combine to give up per game in 2020-21.
  • On average, the over/under in Blazers games is 8.3 points fewer than the over/under of 141.5 points in this contest.
  • Owls games have a total points bet of 148 points this season, 6.5 points more than the over/under for this matchup.

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/23/2021 UAB UAB -10 142 -590 +420 Regular Season 86-74 UAB
1/22/2021 UAB UAB -9.5 142 -526 +388 Regular Season 78-68 UAB
2/6/2020 UAB UAB -7 138 -321 +250 Regular Season 86-72 RICE
1/26/2019 N/A Rice N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 89-86 UAB

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