Western Kentucky vs Rice: College Basketball Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – February 12, 2021

Posted By Staff on February 12, 2021

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are heavy,  favorites as they attempt to continue a four-game winning streak when they host the Rice Owls on Friday, February 12 at E. A. Diddle Arena. The game airs at 8:00 PM ET on ESPN+. The point total in the matchup is set at .

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 12, 2021, 2:16 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Western Kentucky Betting Information

  • Western Kentucky has managed to cover the spread in less than half its games this season, amassing a record of 7-10 against the spread.
  • The Hilltoppers have a losing record against the spread when favored by at least 11.5 points, going 0-3 this season.
  • Western Kentucky and its opponents have gone over the set total in only 7 of 17 games this season (41.2%).

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

Western Kentucky Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Charles Bassey 16 17.8 12.2 0.8 0.3 3.4 0.6
Taveion Hollingsworth 17 13.6 3.5 2.1 1.2 0.1 0.6
Josh Anderson 17 10.4 3.9 0.9 1.9 0.5 0.5
Jordan Rawls 17 7.6 1.5 1.4 0.5 0.0 0.6
Luke Frampton 17 7.2 1.9 1.1 0.2 0.0 2.0

Rice Betting Information

  • With a 10-6-1 record ATS this season, Rice has topped expectations.
  • For the second time this season, the Owls are at least a 11.5-point underdog, where they have a record of 0-1 against the spread.
  • 47.1% of Rice’s 17 games this season have topped the 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 20 15.9 5.0 0.9 0.3 0.0 3.1
Travis Evee 18 15.1 2.0 2.6 1.2 0.1 3.2
Max Fiedler 20 11.6 9.1 4.0 1.0 0.9 0.0
Chris Mullins 15 11.5 3.9 2.8 0.9 0.1 1.1
Riley Abercrombie 20 8.3 4.3 0.7 0.4 0.1 1.9

Total Facts

  • Western Kentucky’s games this season have gone over the point total for Friday’s matchup (147.5 points) in six out of 17 opportunities (35.3% of matchups).
  • In 11 out of Rice’s 20 games this season (55%), the competing teams combined for a higher point total than the over/under in Friday’s matchup.
  • The Hilltoppers average 74.1 points per game against the Owls’ 77.2, amounting to 3.8 points over the game’s over/under of 147.5.
  • These two teams surrender a combined 141.8 points per game, 5.7 points less than this contest’s over/under.
  • On average, the over/under in Hilltoppers games is 3.9 points fewer than the over/under of 147.5 points in this contest.
  • A difference of 1.9 points separates the average total points bet in Owls games (149.4 points) and this matchup’s over/under (147.5 points).

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/4/2020 Western Kentucky Western Kentucky -11 156 -715 +480 Regular Season 68-61 W KY
2/7/2019 N/A Rice N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 92-85 W KY

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