The Rice Owls (0-1) begin their home schedule at Tudor Fieldhouse against the Penn Quakers (1-0). Action gets underway at 4:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 9, 2019.
Penn Quakers at Rice Owls Betting Odds
In their last outing, the Owls got blown out by the Arkansas Razorbacks, 91-43, while the Quakers won a close one over the Alabama Crimson Tide, 81-80.
The Quakers had a better effective field goal percentage (0.485 vs. 0.428) and had a better free throw rate (0.221 vs. 0.197). Rice, meanwhile, had a better free throw rate (0.161 vs. 0.104). Ako Adams played well for Rice with 13 points. Meanwhile, Penn received a boost from AJ Brodeur, who had 19 points and 10 rebounds.
The inefficient offense of Rice will square off against the stingy defense of Penn. Dating back to the 2018-19 season, the Owls rank 279th in offensive efficiency, while the Quakers are 54th in defensive efficiency. The Quakers figure to have the edge on that side of the ball. Furthermore, second chance points figure to be tough to come by for the Quakers. They rank 289th in the NCAA in offensive rebounding percentage at 25.0 percent, while the Owls have been 26th-best on the defensive glass (defensive rebounding percentage of 75.7 percent).
Penn Quakers at Rice Owls Free Pick
Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Penn, ATS Winner – Penn, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
- Penn ranks 18th in assists allowed per game (10.4) while Rice ranks 253rd (14.6).
- The Quakers rank 93rd in steals per game (6.8) while the Owls rank 162nd in steals allowed per game (6.5).
- The Quakers average 25.9 three pointers per game, which ranks 51st in the nation. The Owls rank 252nd in three pointers allowed per game (24.5).
- Rice ranks 57th in rebounds per game (37.9) while Penn ranks 212th in rebounds allowed per game (36.0).