Florida Atlantic vs Rice Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Thursday, March 2, 2023

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The Florida Atlantic Owls (26-3, 16-2 C-USA) take on the Rice Owls (17-12, 8-10 C-USA) at 8:00 PM ET on Thursday in C-USA play. The matchup airs on ESPN+.

The Florida Atlantic Owls face the Rice Owls in a game that Florida Atlantic is currently a solid favorite by 8.5 points. The point total for the game is 154.5.

Florida Atlantic vs. Rice Odds

Point Spread for Florida Atlantic vs. Rice

The spread for this matchup is set at 8.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Florida Atlantic as the favorite.

Florida Atlantic vs. Rice Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Florida Atlantic has -394 odds to pick up the win, while Rice is listed at +312 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 154.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Thursday, March 2, 2023
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Arena: Tudor Fieldhouse

Florida Atlantic vs. Rice Betting Trends

Florida Atlantic has played 27 games, with 18 wins against the spread. The Florida Atlantic Owls have been victorious in 22, or 95.7%, of the 23 contests they have been chosen as favorites in this season. Florida Atlantic has eclipsed the over/under in 57.7% of its opportunities this year (15 times over 26 games with a set point total).

In Rice’s 26 games this season, it has 14 wins against the spread. The Rice Owls have compiled a 5-9 record in games they were the underdog on the moneyline (winning 35.7% of those games). Rice’s games this year have hit the over on 18 of 26 set point totals (69.2%).

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Florida Atlantic vs. Rice Key Players to Watch

Florida Atlantic

Johnell Davis posts 13 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.5 assists per contest. Defensively, he delivers 1.3 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. Vladislav Goldin is tops on the Florida Atlantic Owls at 6.6 rebounds per contest, while also putting up 0.4 assists and 10.8 points. Alijah Martin leads his squad in both points (13.1) and assists (1.4) per contest, and also posts 5 rebounds. Defensively, he puts up 1.1 steals and 0.3 blocked shots. Nicholas Boyd is posting 8.8 points, 2.6 assists and 4.1 rebounds per contest.


Quincy Olivari is the Rice Owls’ top scorer (19.3 points per game), and he posts 2.2 assists and 6.1 rebounds. Max Fiedler paces the Rice Owls in rebounding (7.8 per game) and assists (5), and posts 10.6 points. He also puts up 0.8 steals and 1.1 blocked shots. Travis Evee is putting up 15.2 points, 1.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game, making 40.5% of his shots from the floor and 34.9% from 3-point range, with 2.3 treys per game. Cameron Sheffield is posting 7.8 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game, making 43.4% of his shots from the field and 37.4% from beyond the arc, with 1.3 treys per game.

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What you need to know about the Florida Atlantic Owls

A total of 11 out of Florida Atlantic’s 18 C-USA games this season have hit the over. The Florida Atlantic Owls are 33rd in the country with 78.6 points per game this season. At the other end, they rank 50th with 65.2 points allowed per contest. Florida Atlantic is allowing 30.1 boards per game this year (116th-ranked in college basketball), but it has thrived by pulling down 35.6 rebounds per contest (25th-best).

The Florida Atlantic Owls are averaging 82.1 points per game at home. On the road, they are averaging 73.7 points per contest. Florida Atlantic ranks 11th-best in the nation by making 9.9 three-pointers per game. In terms of three-point percentage, it ranks 33rd in college basketball at 37.4%. The Florida Atlantic Owls are allowing 6.3 threes per game (63rd-ranked in college basketball) this year, while allowing a 32.9% three-point percentage (120th-ranked).

The Florida Atlantic Owls are 5-5 against the spread and 8-2 overall over their past 10 games. Six of Florida Atlantic’s past 10 outings have gone over the total. Florida Atlantic has been scoring 79.7 points per game in its last 10 times on the court, an average that’s a little higher than the 78.6 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. Florida Atlantic has been more porous on defense lately, giving up 68.2 points per game during its past 10 outings compared to the 65.2 points per game its opponents average in the 2022-23 season.

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What you need to know about the Rice Owls

Rice’s conference games have hit the over 12 out of 18 times this year. The Rice Owls are 50th in the nation in points scored (77.3 per game) and 310th in points allowed (74.8). Rice is 101st in the country in rebounds per game (33.2) and 183rd in rebounds allowed (31.1).

At home the Rice Owls are scoring 81.4 points per game, 9.2 more than they are averaging away (72.2). Rice makes 8.9 3-pointers per game and shoots 35.5% from beyond the arc, ranking 41st and 111th, respectively, in the country. The Rice Owls are 259th in the nation in 3-pointers allowed (7.9 per game) and 262nd in 3-point percentage defensively (35%).

The Rice Owls have a 4-6 record against the spread while going 3-7 overall over their last 10 games. Rice has gone over the total in six of its past 10 games. In its past 10 games, Rice is compiling 69.2 points per contest, compared to its season average of 77.3. The Rice Owls have fared worse defensively in their previous 10 games, surrendering 77.1 points per contest, 2.3 more points their than season average of 74.8.

Florida Atlantic vs. Rice Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this game is Florida Atlantic, and we expect that Florida Atlantic will cover the spread (Florida Atlantic -8.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 154.5 points.

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How to bet Florida Atlantic vs. Rice

You can bet on Florida Atlantic vs. Rice at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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