Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs. Rice Owls: 2/26/2021 Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Betting Trends

Written by on February 26, 2021

The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (17-6) host the Rice Owls (12-10) after winning five straight home games. The Bulldogs are favored by 9.5 points in the matchup, which starts at 7:30 PM ET on Friday, February 26, 2021. The over/under for the matchup is 143.5.

Betting Information

Louisiana Tech vs Rice Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Louisiana Tech -9.5 -110 -110 143.5 -109 -113 -522 379

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Computer picks for Louisiana Tech vs Rice
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Louisiana Tech (-9.5) Under (143.5) Louisiana Tech 76 Rice 66

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Total Facts

  • The Bulldogs and their opponents have combined to score more than 143.5 points in 26.1% of their outings this year (six of 23 opportunities).
  • Rice and its opponents have combined to score more than 143.5 points in 15 of 22 outings (68.2%) this year.
  • The two teams average a combined 4.9 more points per game (148.4) than this matchup’s total of 143.5 points.
  • The Bulldogs and the Owls have seen their opponents average a combined 4.7 fewer points per game than the point total of 143.5 set in this matchup.
  • The average total the Bulldogs have had set in matchups this season is 6.0 fewer points than this outing’s point total.
  • Owls games this season have averaged an over/under of 149.6 points, 6.1 more than the point total in this matchup.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Bulldogs put up 72 points per contest, just 1.3 fewer points than the 73.3 the Owls give up to opponents.
  • When Louisiana Tech totals more than 73.3 points, it is 10-1 overall and 6-0 against the spread.
  • Rice has a 3-7 record against the spread and a 3-9 record overall when giving up more than 72 points.
  • The Owls average 10.9 more points per game (76.4) than the Bulldogs give up (65.5).
  • Rice has gone 12-7 overall and 11-0 against the spread in games it scores more than 65.5 points.
  • Louisiana Tech has an ATS record of 0-4 and a 1-3 record overall when its opponents score more than 76.4 points.
  • The Bulldogs have scored a total of 151 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 6.5 per game), and the Owls have out-scored opponents by 68 points on the season (3.1 more per game).

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Louisiana Tech Betting Information

  • The Bulldogs have been strong against the spread this season, earning a 14-8 record.
  • The Bulldogs have posted an even record of 3-3 against the spread when the spread is -9.5 or higher.
  • Louisiana Tech has more often than not combined with its adversaries to fall short of the over, doing so 8 times in 22 contests (36.4%).

Rice Betting Information

  • The Owls have a winning record against the spread, going 11-7-1 ATS (covering 57.9% of the time).
  • When they are at least 9.5-point underdogs, the Owls have gone 1-1 against the spread.
  • The Owls and their opponents have hit the over in more than half of their games this year — 10 of 19 (52.6%).

Head to Head

Louisiana Tech vs Rice (Last 2 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/16/2020 Louisiana Tech -14.5 146 -1630 +845 Regular Season 72-56 LATECH
1/5/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 78-66 RICE

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Louisiana Tech Leaders

  • Isaiah Crawford leads the Bulldogs in scoring, tallying 11.5 points per game to go with 5.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists.
  • Kenneth Lofton Jr. is Louisiana Tech’s leading rebounder, grabbing 7.3 per game, while Cobe Williams is its best passer, averaging 3.1 assists in each contest.
  • Kalob Ledoux leads the Bulldogs in three-point shooting with an average of 1.5 threes per game.
  • Williams is the Bulldogs leader in steals, averaging 1.1 steals per game, while Andrew Gordon leads them in blocks with 0.6 per contest.

Rice Leaders

  • Max Fiedler has racked up 8.8 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game, putting him at the top of the Owls leaderboards in those stat categories.
  • Rice’s Quincy Olivari averages 15.9 points, 4.7 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game, making him the top scorer on the squad.
  • Travis Evee makes 3.2 three-pointers per game, the most on the Owls.
  • Rice’s leader in steals is Evee with 1.2 per game, and its leader in blocks is Fiedler with 1.0 per game.
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