Rice vs. BYU Women's Basketball Predictions & Picks - March 17
Published: Mar. 16, 2023 at 2:39 AM CDT|Updated: Mar. 17, 2023 at 6:38 PM CDT
Friday's game between the BYU Cougars (16-16) and Rice Owls (22-8) matching up at Marriott Center has a projected final score of 67-65 (according to our computer prediction) in favor of BYU, so it should be a competitive matchup. The game will begin at 9:00 PM ET on March 17.
The Owls' last outing on Thursday ended in a 62-54 loss to UTSA.
Rice vs. BYU Game Info
- When: Friday, March 17, 2023 at 9:00 PM ET
- Where: Marriott Center in Provo, Utah
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Rice vs. BYU Score Prediction
- Prediction: BYU 67, Rice 65
Rice Schedule Analysis
- In their best win of the season, which took place on November 10, the Owls beat the Stephen F. Austin Ladyjacks (No. 58 in our computer rankings) by a score of 89-77.
- Rice has tied for the 21st-most Quadrant 2 wins in the nation (six).
- Based on the RPI, the Cougars have nine wins over Quadrant 3 opponents, tied for the 13th-most in the nation.
Rice 2022-23 Best Wins
- 89-77 at home over SFA (No. 58) on November 10
- 91-88 at home over Houston (No. 72) on December 10
- 62-53 at home over UTEP (No. 113) on December 31
- 73-62 on the road over UTEP (No. 113) on January 14
- 66-58 on the road over Texas A&M (No. 118) on November 27
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Rice Performance Insights
- The Owls outscore opponents by 5.7 points per game (posting 72.3 points per game, 55th in college basketball, and allowing 66.6 per outing, 237th in college basketball) and have a +170 scoring differential.
- In 2022-23, Rice has averaged 70.3 points per game in C-USA action, and 72.3 overall.
- In 2022-23 the Owls are averaging 1.2 more points per game at home (73.5) than away (72.3).
- At home, Rice gives up 66.3 points per game. On the road, it gives up 67.4.
- The Owls have performed worse offensively over their last 10 games, posting 70.6 points per contest, 1.7 fewer points their than season average of 72.3.
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