UAB vs Rice: College Basketball Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – January 22, 2021

Posted By Staff on January 22, 2021

The UAB Blazers host the Rice Owls in a matchup of C-USA teams at Bartow Arena, starting at 7:30 PM ET on Friday, January 22. The Owls are  underdogs in the game, the first matchup between the squads this season. The over/under is set at  in the matchup.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of January 22, 2021, 2:15 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

UAB Betting Information

  • UAB has compiled a 6-4 record against the spread this season.
  • The Blazers are 4-3 against the spread in 2020-21 when they are at least a 9-point favorite.
  • UAB and its opponents have gone over the set total in only 3 of 10 games this season (30%).

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 12 13.2 3.3 1.1 0.8 0.0 0.9
Quan Jackson 8 12.1 6.6 1.5 3.3 0.1 0.4
Jalen Benjamin 12 12.0 1.7 1.8 0.9 0.0 2.5
Tavin Lovan 12 10.9 3.3 2.7 1.1 0.0 0.0
Tyreek Scott-Grayson 12 8.4 2.5 1.8 1.1 0.6 1.2

Rice Betting Information

  • Rice has regularly covered the spread this season with a record ATS of 7-3-1.
  • For the third time this season, the Owls are at least a 9-point underdog, where they have a record of 1-1 against the spread.
  • The Owls and their opponents have regularly failed to covered the over/under this season, doing so in 27.3% (3) of their 11 games played.
  • Their last time out, the Owls got a team-high 14 points from Travis Evee in a 61-58 loss to Old Dominion on Saturday. They were 3-point underdogs and played to a push, and the teams combined to score 119 points to go under the 142.5 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 14 15.7 4.6 0.6 0.4 0.0 3.2
Travis Evee 14 15.5 2.0 2.9 1.4 0.1 3.4
Max Fiedler 14 11.5 9.4 4.3 1.1 0.8 0.0
Chris Mullins 14 11.2 4.1 2.6 0.9 0.1 1.0
Riley Abercrombie 14 8.4 4.8 0.6 0.4 0.1 1.9

Total Facts

  • UAB’s games this year have resulted in a higher total score than Friday’s matchup total (140 points) in 25% of opportunities (three out of 12 matchups).
  • In Rice’s games this year, the competing teams added up to a higher point total than Friday’s matchup total in eight out of 14 matchups (57.1%).
  • The Blazers average 74.2 points per game against the Owls’ 79.3, totaling 13.5 points over the game’s over/under of 140.
  • The 127.4 points per game these two teams allow to opponents on average this season are 12.6 fewer than the 140 over/under in this contest.
  • The Blazers have seen a 130.7 average over/under in their games this season, 9.3 points fewer than the over/under in this matchup.
  • A difference of 10.3 points separates the average total points bet in Owls games (150.3 points) and this contest’s over/under (140 points).

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
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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