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Rice Owls vs Florida International Panthers 3/11/2020 Betting Preview, Odds and Picks
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Rice Owls vs Florida International Panthers 3/11/2020 – The Rice Owls and Florida International Panthers are kicking off the Conference USA Tournament and the winner of this match will go to the quarter-finals and face the Charlotte 49ers. This game will happen on Thursday, March 12 at the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas. It will be ESPN+ that will be putting this game on television live at 7:30 pm Eastern Time while SofaScore will have the same feed for their online live streaming. The Florida International Panthers are given the advantage of this game by Bet Basketball Game over the Rice Owls and will move on to the next round.
Rice Owls vs Florida International Panthers 3/11/2020
The Rice Owls finished third to the last in the Conference USA with a record of 7-11. Overall, this team made a good impression throughout the NCAA tournament with a 15-16 record to finish the season. Murphy has been the team’s best scorer with 13.6 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.2 assists, and a steal a night. They will have to get Martin and Adams going if they want to have a chance over the Panthers. Adams does 11 points, 2.4 assists, and 1.6 rebounds while Martin provides with 12 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 1.9 assists.
Players to watch: T. Murphy III G (28 GP 30 MIN 13.6 PTS 5.5 REB 1.2 AST 1 STL 0.6 BLK 1.5 TO 42.7 FG% 82.2 FT% 37.4 3PT%), R. Martin F (26 GP 27.1 MIN 12 PTS 5.5 REB 1.9 AST 0.7 STL 0.2 BLK 1.7 TO 44.4 FG% 66.7 FT% 34.7 3PT%), A. Adams G (30 GP 26.8 MIN 11 PTS 1.6 REB 2.4 AST 0.5 STL 0 BLK 1.4 TO 37.1 FG% 91 FT% 37 3PT%).
Florida International Panthers
The Florida International Panthers had a good season and finished with an overall record of 18-13. In the Conference USA, they are sixth with a 9-9 record to score a date in the first round against the Rice Owls. This team had been banking on Andrews to carry them as he does 15.4 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2 assists and 1.4 steals per game. He is getting much help from Osaghae and Jacob who covers the wings. Osaghae is an inside-outside player who does 12.8 points, 8.1 rebounds and 3.7 blocks while Jacob averages 11.3 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.7 steals.
Players to watch: D. Andrews F (30 GP 28.2 MIN 15.4 PTS 4.7 REB 2 AST 1.4 STL 0.4 BLK 2.2 TO 42.5 FG% 61.2 FT% 34.3 3PT%), O. Osaghae F (31 GP 27.1 MIN 12.8 PTS 8.1 REB 0.5 AST 0.8 STL 3.7 BLK 1.6 TO 66.8 FG% 69.8 FT% 33.3 3PT%), T. Jacob G (28 GP 27.3 MIN 11.3 PTS 4.9 REB 1.8 AST 1.7 STL 0.2 BLK 2.1 TO 46.5 FG% 72.2 FT% 37.3 3PT%).
Rice Owls vs Florida International Panthers Betting Predictions
Rice is 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games.
Florida International Panthers
Florida International is 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games.
Rice Owls vs Florida International Panthers Betting Picks
The Rice Owls are seen as the team with a slight disadvantage in this game as seen by Betting On College Basketball. The Owls are going to have a hard time matching up with players like Osaghae and Andrews but still, this team can pull in a surprise.
Moneyline: The ML given to the Owls are at +115 if they pull an upset while the Panthers are at -135.
Spread: It is a thin two points separating both teams in this conference tournament game. The Owls are at +2 while the Panthers are -2.
Total: 152.5 points are the estimated total for both teams to get to Owls will be going over while the Panthers are under.
Score Prediction: 78-75, Florida International Panthers.