Georgia State Panthers vs. Rice Owls ATS Odds

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The Rice Owls (0-1) will be at home in Tudor Fieldhouse when they meet the Georgia State Panthers (1-0). The games Over/Under (O/U) opened at 148.5 points with Georgia State set as a 7.5-point favorite. Action begins at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. <h2>Georgia State Panthers vs. Rice Owls Free Preview</h2> In the Panthers last matchup, they won big over the Carver College Cougars, 90-50. With 20 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, DMarcus Simonds led the way for Georgia State with his zeroth triple-double this year. Georgia State played a perfect game. They had a turnover percentage of 7.8 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 40.5. Carver College recorded marks of 29.2 and 26.5, respectively, for those same stats. The Owls are trying to rebound after their 73-72 loss to the Eastern Kentucky Colonels in their last game. Connor Cashaw led Rice in scoring with 18 points on 6-for-16 shooting. Eastern Kentucky had a better offensive rebounding percentage (31.7 vs. 28.6). Rice, meanwhile, had a much better free throw rate (0.379 vs. 0.262). It could be a mistake-prone game for the Rice offense. Since the 2016-17 season, Rice ranks 278th in the nation in ball protection (turnover percentage of 20.1 percent), while the ball-hawking defense of Georgia State has forced the 53rd-most turnovers in the nation (21.0 percent). Since last season, the Panthers have had records of 21-12 straight up (SU) and 14-16 against the spread (ATS). A little over half of Georgia State games have finished under the projected point total since last season. On the other hand, the Owls, have records of 22-12 SU and 14-14 ATS since last season. Vegas has had a tendency to set the total low when Rice has been involved over that same stretch as 60.7 percent of their games have ended over the projected point total. <h3>Georgia State Panthers vs. Rice Owls Free Prediction</h3> Predictions: SU Winner – Rice, ATS Winner – Rice, O/U – Over <h3>Betting Notes (2016-Present):</h3> <ul> <li>The Owls rank 60th in rebounds per game (38.1) while the Panthers rank 79th in rebounds allowed per game (33.4).</li> <li>Rice is 38th in the nation with 2.7 blocks allowed per game while Georgia State is 40th with 2.7 blocks allowed per game.</li> <li>Rice averages 24.1 three pointers per game, which ranks 58th in the NCAA. Georgia State ranks 308th in three pointers allowed per game (25.5).</li> <li>The Panthers rank 47th in steals per game (7.4) while the Owls rank 238th in steals allowed per game (7.1).</li> <li>Rice averages 13.8 assists per game, which ranks 144th in the NCAA. Georgia State ranks 164th in assists allowed per game (13.4).</li> </ul>