College Basketball Betting: SOUTHERN MISS GOLDEN EAGLES at RICE OWLS (1/22)

COLLEGE BASKETBALL — January 22

SOUTHERN MISS at RICE
(GetThatBet Line: Rice -7, Total ) — Certainly we are hesitant to lay points with 5-11 Rice, but be aware that the Owls have covered five of the last six, and in a few of those they shot below 40%. But Southern Miss is a mess right now. The program has announced that it will be foregoing any opportunity to play in the post-season, and that means they won’t even be able to play in the Conference USA tourney. Upon the announcement, the players declined to practice on Tuesday. The Eagles have much difficulty defending (allowing 47%), and former coach Donnie Tyndall (now at Tennessee) may yet be facing some NCAA penalties for improper financial aid. This is not one of those situations where everybody rallies around adversity, These kids are pissed.

PLAY BY JAY: RICE -7 **

(All information is for news matter only; All games are graded on a scale of 1-4 stars. Lines are subject to change)