UTEP vs Rice: College Basketball Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – January 8, 2021

Posted By Staff on January 8, 2021

The Rice Owls will look to continue a three-game winning streak when they visit the UTEP Miners on Friday, January 8 at Don Haskins Center as  underdogs. The matchup airs at 9:00 PM ET and the matchup has an over/under of  points.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of January 8, 2021, 2:14 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

UTEP Betting Information

  • UTEP has a 4-1 record ATS this year.
  • UTEP and its opponents have hit the over in 3 of 5 games this season (60%).
  • The Miners knocked off Southern Miss 77-62 in their last contest on Saturday. Jamal Bieniemy totaled a team-high 20 points to lead the team to the victory. They were favored by 5.5 points and covered the spread, and the teams combined to go over the 127 point total.

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

UTEP Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Souley Boum 8 19.4 3.5 3.1 1.9 0.1 2.8
Bryson Williams 8 14.4 8.1 0.8 0.5 0.5 1.0
Jamal Bieniemy 7 10.4 3.0 5.6 1.7 0.6 1.0
Christian Agnew 4 8.0 3.3 1.5 1.8 0.0 0.3
Keonte Kennedy 8 7.3 4.9 1.6 1.1 0.0 0.5
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Rice Betting Information

  • Rice has topped the spread so far this season with a record ATS of 5-2.
  • For the fourth time this season, the Owls are at least an 7.5-point underdog, where they have a record of 2-1 against the spread.
  • The Owls and their opponents have regularly not covered the over/under this season, only reaching the over in 28.6% (2) of their seven games played.

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 10 18.0 4.6 0.3 0.3 0.0 3.5
Travis Evee 10 14.7 2.0 2.8 1.4 0.1 3.1
Chris Mullins 10 12.1 4.0 2.7 1.1 0.1 1.1
Max Fiedler 10 10.9 9.4 3.9 1.3 0.8 0.0
Riley Abercrombie 10 7.9 4.7 0.6 0.3 0.0 1.6

Total Facts

  • UTEP’s games this year have resulted in a higher total score than Friday’s matchup over/under (140.5 points) in 25% of opportunities (two out of eight matchups).
  • In seven out of Rice’s 10 games this season (70%), the competing teams scored more points than the over/under in Friday’s matchup.
  • The Miners average 75.5 points per game against the Owls’ 82.3, totaling 17.3 points over the matchup’s over/under of 140.5.
  • This game’s point total is 1.8 fewer points than the 138.7 these two teams combine to allow per game in 2020-21.
  • On average, the Miners have seen a 143.8 over/under in their games this season, 3.3 more points than the over/under in this matchup.
  • A difference of 12.3 points separates the average total points bet in Owls games (152.8 points) and this game’s over/under (140.5 points).

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
3/7/2020 Rice Rice -3.5 141 -177 +142 Regular Season 77-72 UTEP
2/22/2020 UTEP UTEP -3 142.5 N/A N/A Regular Season 68-62 UTEP
1/23/2020 UTEP Rice -3.5 142.5 -172 +138 Regular Season 72-64 UTEP
2/23/2019 N/A UTEP N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 85-81 RICE
1/12/2019 N/A UTEP N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 65-64 UTEP

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