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    The Rice Owls (9-3, 0-1 C-USA) will try to extend a three-game win streak when they hit the road to play the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (8-3, 0-0 C-USA) on Thursday, December 29, 2022 at E. A. Diddle Arena as 5.5-point underdogs. The game airs at 7:00 PM ET. The matchup’s point total is set at 150.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Hilltoppers vs. Owls

    • Game Day: Thursday, December 29, 2022
    • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
    • Location: Bowling Green, Kentucky
    • Arena: E. A. Diddle Arena
    Western Kentucky vs Rice Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Total
    Western Kentucky -5.5 150

    Western Kentucky Betting Stats & Information

    • Western Kentucky has won five of eight games when favored on the moneyline this season (62.5%).
    • The Hilltoppers have not yet played a game with moneyline odds of -280 or shorter.
    • The Hilltoppers have a 3-6-0 record against the spread this season.
    • The Owls are 1-1 against the spread when an underdog by 5.5 points or more this year.
    • The average point total in Western Kentucky’s games this year is 7.8 fewer points than the over/under of 150 in this matchup.

    Rice Betting Stats & Info

    • Rice has been underdogs in four games this season and won one (25%) of those contests.
    • The Owls have not been a bigger underdog this season than the +218 moneyline set for this game.
    • The Owls have a 6-3-0 record against the spread this year.
    • The Owls have a 1-1 record against the spread when an underdog by 5.5 points or more this season.
    • Rice’s games this year have averaged an over/under of 156.3 points, 6.3 more than the point total in this matchup.

    Western Kentucky vs. Rice Season Stat Comparison

    Western Kentucky Rank Western Kentucky AVG Rice AVG Rice Rank
    122nd 75.7 Points Scored 83.6 19th
    122nd 66.5 Points Allowed 72.7 276th
    245th 31.3 Rebounds 35.8 61st
    304th 7.2 Off. Rebounds 7.7 273rd
    76th 8.7 3pt Made 9 59th
    63rd 15.7 Assists 18.8 9th
    51st 11 Turnovers 13.3 257th

    This Matchup’s Impact Players

    Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Leaders

    • The Hilltoppers leader in points and assists is Dayvion McKnight, who puts up 16.5 points per game to go with 4.6 assists.
    • Jairus Hamilton leads Western Kentucky in rebounding, grabbing 6.5 rebounds per game while also scoring 9.9 points a contest.
    • The Hilltoppers get the most three-point shooting production out of Luke Frampton, who makes 2.9 threes per game.

    Rice Owls Leaders

    • Max Fiedler paces the Owls in rebounds and assists with 7.4 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game.
    • Quincy Olivari counts for 18.9 points per game, making him the top scorer on Rice’s team.
    • Olivari is dependable from deep and leads the Owls with 2.6 made threes per game.

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