Rice Owls vs. Southern Miss Golden Eagles 3/9/2021 Betting Preview: Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Trends

Written by on March 9, 2021

A game after he exploded for 32 points in a 73-66 loss to Florida Atlantic, Tae Hardy leads the Southern Miss Golden Eagles (8-16) on the road against the Rice Owls (13-12) on Tuesday, March 9, 2021. The Golden Eagles are underdogs by 4.5 points in the matchup, which begins at 8:00 PM ET on ESPN+. The matchup has an over/under of 142 points.

Betting Information

Rice vs Southern Miss Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Rice -4.5 -113 -110 142 -108 -114 -204 166

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Rice vs Southern Miss
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Southern Miss (+4.5) Under (142) Rice 71 Southern Miss 69

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Total Facts

  • In 17 of 25 outings (68%) this year, the Owls and their opponents have put up at least this matchup’s point total of 142 points.
  • Southern Miss has played in five games this year (out of 24 total matchups — 20.8% of opportunities) where they combined with their opponents to score more than 142 points.
  • These two teams average a combined 139.7 points per game, 2.3 less points than the total of 142 set for this game.
  • Opponents of these teams have averaged a combined 141.8 points per game, 0.2 fewer than the over/under in this matchup.
  • The average point total in Owls games this season is 7.8 more points than the over/under of 142 in this matchup.
  • Golden Eagles games this year have averaged a total of 131.7 points, 10.3 fewer than the point total in this matchup.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The 75 points per game the Owls put up are eight more points than the Golden Eagles allow (67).
  • Rice is 13-6 overall and 11-0 against the spread when scoring more than 67 points.
  • Southern Miss is 0-6 overall and 1-5 against the spread when allowing more than 75 points.
  • The Golden Eagles score 10.1 fewer points per game (64.7) than the Owls allow (74.8).
  • When it scores more than 74.8 points, Southern Miss is 3-0 against the spread and 3-1 overall.
  • Rice’s record is 7-11 overall and 6-9 against the spread when it allows more than 64.7 points to its opponents.
  • The Owls have totaled just six more points than their opponents this season (0.2 per game on average), while the Golden Eagles have been out-scored by 54 total points (2.3 per game average differential).

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Rice Betting Information

  • Rice has been good against the spread this season, posting an 11-9-1 record.
  • The Owls have posted a winning record of 3-1 against the spread when the spread is -4.5 or bigger.
  • In 11 of 21 (52.4%) contests this season, Rice and its opponents have hit the over.

Southern Miss Betting Information

  • The Golden Eagles have a 10-12 record against the spread, covering in only 45.5% of their matchups.
  • In 11 out of Southern Miss’ 22 games this year, (50%) the teams have combined to hit the over.

Head to Head

Rice vs Southern Miss (Last 5 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/6/2021 Rice -5 138.5 -225 +181 Regular Season 76-68 RICE
2/5/2021 Rice -4 138.5 -185 +152 Regular Season 88-62 RICE
3/4/2020 Southern Miss -1 144.5 -117 -106 Regular Season 72-57 RICE
1/18/2020 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 81-68 SOUMIS
1/3/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 73-65 RICE

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Rice Leaders

  • The Owls leader in rebounds and assist is Max Fiedler, who pulls down 8.6 rebounds and distributes 3.6 assists per game along with scoring 10.6 points per contest.
  • Quincy Olivari is the Owls scoring leader, averaging 16.3 points per game. He adds 4.8 rebounds and 0.8 assists per contest.
  • Olivari contributes the bulk of the Owls’ three-point shooting production. He knocks down 3.2 threes per game to pace the squad.
  • The Rice steals leader is Travis Evee, who averages 1.2 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Fiedler, who compiles 0.9 rejections per contest.

Southern Miss Leaders

  • Tyler Stevenson averages 14.2 points and 7.3 rebounds per game for the Golden Eagles, making him the leading scorer and rebounder on the squad.
  • Southern Miss’ assist leader is Hardy with 2.5 per game. He also scores 11.0 points per game and tacks on 2.5 rebounds per game.
  • LaDavius Draine’s 1.8 made threes per game lead the Golden Eagles.
  • Hardy (1.3 steals per game) is the steal leader for Southern Miss while DeAndre Pinckney (0.6 blocks per game) is the block leader.
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