Rice Owls vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 02/12/2021 Game Analysis, Spread & NCAAB Picks
Rice Owls vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 02/12/2021 – E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green, Kentucky will play host to Rice Owls and Western Kentucky Hilltoppers as they battle in a Conference USA play. The Owls will enter this game sitting at the fourth spot in the Group A of Conference USA. As for the Hilltoppers, they have secured the top spot in the Group B play and are all set to build on their four-game winning streak. The Owls will enter this game riding a two-game winning streak. Placing a bet on sports has never been easier with all the picks and predictions in place.
Rice Owls vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 02/12/2021
|When:||Friday, February 12, 8:00 PM ET|
|Where:||E. A. Diddle Arena, Bowling Green, Kentucky|
PREVIEW: Rice takes to the road to face East Division leader WKU.
— Rice Basketball (@RiceBasketball) February 11, 2021
The Rice Owls split their 12 conference games and are 12-8 with their overall play. Rice Owls are trailing LA Tech Bulldogs in the third spot. In their last game, they defeated Southern Miss Golden Eagles with a final score of 76-68. The leading scorer for the Owls is Quincy Olivari with an average of close to 16 points per game. From the rebounding department, Max Fiedler is the leader with nine-plus boards and four-plus assists. The Owls are touching an average of close to 78 points per game and are shooting at 45.5 percent from their field goal attempts.
Players to watch: Q. Olivari G (GP 20 MIN 27.5 PTS 15.9 REB 5.1 AST 1 STL 0.3 BLK 0 TO 1.7 FG% 43.5 FT% 80.6 3P% 45.6), T. Evee G (GP 18 MIN 31.3 PTS 15.1 REB 2 AST 2.6 STL 1.2 BLK 0.1 TO 1.8 FG% 43.8 FT% 80 3P% 42.6), M. Fiedler F (GP 20 MIN 27.6 PTS 11.6 REB 9.2 AST 4.1 STL 0.9 BLK 0.9 TO 2.4 FG% 69.2 FT% 74.4 3P% 0).
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
The Hilltoppers are holding a 6-2 conference record and are 13-4 with their overall play. Western Kentucky is ahead of Old Dominion and they are keen on remaining at the top spot. In their last game, the Hilltoppers defeated the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders with a final score of 68-52. The leading scorer for the Hilltoppers is Charles Bassey with an average of close to 18 points per game. Bassey is also the leader in rebounds with 12 plus boards per game. When it comes to passing the ball, Dayvion Knights is the leader with 3.2 per game.
Players to watch: C. Bassey C (GP 16 MIN 29.4 PTS 17.8 REB 12.2 AST 0.8 STL 0.3 BLK 3.4 TO 2.5 FG% 59.1 FT% 73.8 3P% 29), T. Hollingsworth G (GP 17 MIN 29.8 PTS 13.6 REB 3.5 AST 2.1 STL 1.2 BLK 0.1 TO 2.2 FG% 40.6 FT% 83.1 3P% 30.6), J. Anderson G (GP 17 MIN 27.2 PTS 10.2 REB 3.9 AST 0.9 STL 1.9 BLK 0.5 TO 1.8 FG% 54.2 FT% 89.1 3P% 34.6).
Rice Owls vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Betting Predictions
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Rice’s last 6 games.
Rice is 2-5 SU in their last 7 games.
Rice is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against Western Kentucky.
Owls are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Rice’s last 5 games this season.
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
Western Kentucky is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Western Kentucky’s last 6 games.
Western Kentucky is 11-2 SU in their last 13 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Western Kentucky’s last 6 games against Rice.
Western Kentucky is 14-2 SU in their last 16 games at home.
Rice Owls vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Betting Picks
The sportsbook predictions are in favor of the Hilltoppers to win this game with the help of their balanced defensive and scoring offense. As for the Owls, they will need to focus on their second game against the Hilltoppers.
Moneyline: The ML for the Owls is +556 and the ML for the Hilltoppers is -794.
Spread: A spread of +11.5 (-115) is set for the Owls and the spread for the Hilltoppers is -11.5 (-115).
Totals: The total will go over 147.5 (-110) for the Owls and the same will go under for the Hilltoppers.
Score Prediction: 74-69, Hilltoppers win.