Sports Betting Picks 03-20-2017 Rice Vs. Utah Valley
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We have some CBI quarterfinals action on Monday night, as the Utah Valley Wolverines take on the Rice Owls.
The Utah Valley Wolverines got their CBI started on a high note, following a 74-49 opening round win over Georgia Southern. Jordan Poydras and Brandon Randolph led the team with 12 points apiece, with Poydras going 5 of 11 from the floor with a pair of threes and a team-high 6 assists, while Randolph was a much more efficient 4 of 6 with a pair of triples in just 22 minutes. Conner Toolson added 11 points and 8 rebounds while Zach Nelson finished a perfect 5 of 5 from the floor for 10 points. Isaac Neilson added 6 points and a team-high 11 rebounds in just 18 minutes of floor time in the winning effort for Utah Valley. Toolson leads the team with an average of 11.8 points per game while Neilson leads the team in rebounding with 9 boards per game and Randolph leads the team in assists with 4 assists per game this season. As a team, Utah Valley is scoring 76.9 points per game on 43.7% shooting from the field, 31.8% from behind the arc and 70.6% from the foul line this season.
The Rice Owls got their CBI tournament started on the right foot, defeating San Francisco in the opening round by a final score of 85-76. Marcus Evans led the team with 23 points on 8 of 14 shooting with 4 triples and 3 steals, while Egor Koulechov came right behind in 2nd with 22 points on 5 of 11 shooting with 3 threes and a 9 of 10 mark from the foul line to go along with 11 rebounds for the double-double. Chad Lott added 10 points in 19 minutes off of the bench while Marquez Letcher-Ellis added 8 points, 7 rebounds, 3 blocks and a pair of steals and Connor Cashaw dished out a team-high 6 assists. Evans leads the Owls with 19.2 points and 3.8 assists per game while Koulechov leads the team in rebounding with 8.9 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Rice is scoring 81.6 points per game on 46.2% shooting from the field, 38.9% from behind the arc and 74% from the foul line this season.
Utah Valley is 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 road games. Rice is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against the WAC and 5-14-1 ATS in their last 20 home games while the over is 40-17-1 in their last 58 games overall.
Utah Valley scored a nice win over Georgia Southern, but Rice was one of the better teams in C-USA this season and has the size and scoring ability to shoot the Wolverines out of the gym, so I’ll lay the points with the Owls here.