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    The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (14-12, 6-9 C-USA) are slight underdogs (by 1.5 points) to end a four-game road losing streak when they visit the Rice Owls (16-10, 7-8 C-USA) on Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 8:00 PM ET. The over/under in the matchup is set at 152.

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    How do I watch Owls vs. Hilltoppers?

    • Game Day: Saturday, February 18, 2023
    • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN+
    • Location: Houston, Texas
    • Arena: Tudor Fieldhouse

    Betting Lines for Owls vs. Hilltoppers

    Rice vs Western Kentucky Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Total
    Rice -1.5 152

    Rice Betting Stats & Information

    • Rice has put together an 8-3 record in games when it was listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 72.7% of those games).
    • The Owls have not played a game with moneyline odds of -125 or shorter.
    • The Owls have gone 13-10-0 ATS this season.
    • The Hilltoppers are 3-3-1 against the spread when an underdog by 1.5 points or more this season.
    • The average total Rice has had set in games this season is 1.3 more points than this outing’s point total.

    Western Kentucky Betting Stats & Info

    • This season, Western Kentucky has been the underdog eight times and won two of those games.
    • The Hilltoppers have not been a bigger underdog this season than the +105 moneyline set for this game.
    • The Hilltoppers are 10-13-1 ATS this season.
    • In games they have played as at least 1.5-point underdogs this season, the Hilltoppers are 3-3-1 against the spread.
    • The average point total for Western Kentucky this year is eight points fewer than this game’s over/under.

    Rice vs. Western Kentucky Season Stat Comparison

    Rice Rank Rice AVG Western Kentucky AVG Western Kentucky Rank
    34th 78.7 Points Scored 73.5 138th
    304th 74.5 Points Allowed 70.5 204th
    88th 33.6 Rebounds 31.2 220th
    255th 7.7 Off. Rebounds 7.3 282nd
    30th 9 3pt Made 7.9 126th
    28th 15.7 Assists 13.3 163rd
    256th 12.8 Turnovers 11 75th

    This Matchup’s Impact Players

    Rice Owls Leaders

    • The Owls leader in rebounds and assist is Max Fiedler, who grabs 8.2 rebounds and distributes 5.1 assists per game along with scoring 11.2 points per contest.
    • Quincy Olivari leads Rice in scoring, averaging 19.4 per game to go with 5.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists.
    • Olivari makes more threes per game than any other member of the Owls, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.8 per contest.

    Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Leaders

    • Dayvion McKnight’s points (17 per game) and assists (3.9 per game) stat lines give him the top scoring and assists spots on the Hilltoppers’ leaderboards.
    • Jamarion Sharp’s stat line of 7.4 rebounds, 7.1 points and 0.2 assists per game helps him grab the top spot on the Western Kentucky rebounding leaderboard.
    • Luke Frampton makes 2.5 three-pointers per game, the most on the Hilltoppers.
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