Rice Owls vs UTSA Roadrunners 3-5-22

Rice Owls vs UTSA Roadrunners 3/5/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Rice Owls vs UTSA Roadrunners 3/5/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Rice Owls (15-14) will meet the UTSA Roadrunners (9-21) in the C-USA at UTSA Convocation Center in San Antonio on Saturday, March 5, 2022, at 3:00 PM ET.

 

Rice comes into this conference match to bounce back from their last loss to UTEP and lessened their overall standing to just one game above .500mark this season.

 

The Owls made a 1-4 run in their last five with a win over Southern Miss on February 26 but lost to UAB, FIU, LA Tech, and their recent three-point loss to the UTEP Miners on Thursday. Rice is in 5th place at 7-10 in the Conference USA West Division with a 15-14 overall standing and a 4-7 road record on the year.

 

The Owls managed to tie the score at 34-all versus the Miners at the break but gave up a 33-36 lead in the final half of their 67-70 defeat last time out. Guard Carl Pierre led the offense for Rice with a double-double of 30 points and 11 rebounds with 2 assists.

 

Guard Carl Pierre led the Owls in scoring with an average of 15.4 PPG on 46.5% overall shooting while Forward Max Fiedler led in rebounding with an average of 7.8 RPG and in assists with an average of 3.4 APG.

 

The Rice Owls gained an average of 75.4 PPG in shooting for 45.9% FG while their defense averaged 1.8 blocks and 5.1 steals but allowed an average scoring of 74.0 PPG.

 

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Rice Owls vs UTSA Roadrunners Predictions 3/5/2022

 

The UTSA Roadrunners will be hosting this end game of the season versus the Rice Owls after losing their last three outings and dropped their overall standing to 9-21 this season. The Roadrunners beat Southern Miss on February 17 before losing to LA Tech, UAB, and the North Texas Mean Green on Thursday.

 

Texas-San Antonio fell to 6th place at 2-15 in the Conference USA with an overall standing at 9-21 and a home record at 7-10 on the year. The Roadrunners chased a nine-point halftime lead by the Mean Green and ended up tying the score at 31- all in the final half resulting in their 48-59 loss last game.

 

Center Jacob Germany sparked the offense for UTSA with a double-double of 17 points and 10 rebounds. Center Jacob Germany carried the offense for the Road Runners with an average scoring of 14.7 PPG on 47.7% overall shooting and also led in rebounding with an average of 7.3 RPG.

 

Guard Erik Czumbel dished out an average of 2.6 assists per match for UTSA. The Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners marked an average scoring of 66.9 PPG on 39.0% field-goal while giving up an average of 72.5 PPG. The team averaged 2.6 blocks and 5.7 steals per contest.           

 

Rice Owls vs. UTSA Roadrunners. The NCAAB Pick for this outing is Rice -2.5. The Owls are the better team in this match-up with an offense that averages 75.4 PPG on 45.9% FG while the Roadrunners have an average of 66.9 PPG in shooting for 39.0% shooting.

 

Rice also has a better defense that allowed an average of 74.0 PPG while UTSA gave up 72.5 PPG. Prediction: The Rice Owls will win to a score of 74-70.  

 

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NCAAB Starting Time: 3:00 PM ET

 

Location: UTSA Convocation Center in San Antonio, TX

 

Date: Saturday, March 5, 2022

 

TV: ESPN+

 

NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: Rice Owls -2.5         

 

NCAAB Totals: 147

 

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