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Rice Owls vs Florida Atlantic Owls Predictions, Picks, Odds, and NCAA Basketball Betting Preview – February 9, 2023

Rice Owls vs Florida Atlantic Owls Predictions, Picks, Odds, and NCAA Basketball Betting Preview – February 9, 2023

It’s the battle of the owls this Thursday, as the Rice Owls take on the Florida Atlantic Owls down in Boca Raton. Check out our preview of this Rice vs Florida Atlantic matchup in the 2022-23 NCAA basketball season. There are more college basketball previews to read here at TopBet, so feel free to look around and make bets once you’re ready.

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Betting Preview for the Rice Owls vs Florida Atlantic Owls NCAA College Basketball Game on February 9, 2023

Where: FAU Arena, Boca Raton, FL

When: Thursday, February 9, 2023, 7:00 PM ET

Line: Rice Owls (ODDS) vs. Florida Atlantic Owls (ODDS) – view all 2023 NCAAB lines

TV Broadcast: CBS


Betting on the Rice Owls (ODDS)

Record: 15-8 Overall/6-6 Conference

The Owls suffered a 74-64 loss last Saturday at home at the hands of the North Texas Mean Green. That’s the third loss in a row for Rice, which was led by Mekhi Mason’s 17 points. Three other Rice starters scored in double figures against the Mean Green but the Owls’ bench coughed up just five points. Turnovers were also a big problem for Rice in that game, which is something the Owls will look to address against Florida Atlantic. Rice isn’t a bad offensive team, especially if you take away its turnovers. It is 32nd in the nation with a 53.9 effective field goal percentage and fourth in the C-USA with 51.6 eFG%.

Rice is 3-3 against the spread in its last six outings.

Betting on the Florida Atlantic Owls (ODDS)

Record: 22-2 Overall/12-1 Conference

After suffering its first loss in conference play when they were dealt with a 67-52 defeat by the UAB Blazers last Thursday on the road, Florida Atlantic did not waste time recovering, as it destroyed the Charlotte 49ers in Charlotte last Saturday, 67-52. Before losing to UAB, Florida Atlantic had one of the hottest runs in the nation, as they entered the UAB meeting on a 20-game win streak. Florida Atlantic is among the strongest mid-major teams, and it’s currently ranked 34th overall by KenPom – higher than Ohio State, North Carolina, and Duke. Sophomore wing Johnell Davis paces Florida Atlantic with 13.1 points per game while also shooting over 40 percent from deep.

Florida Atlantic is 6-2-1 against the spread in its last 10 games as the home team.

Writer’s Prediction

Florida Atlantic wins, 82-70.

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