Incarnate Word vs. Rice College Basketball Picks, Predictions: Thursday’s Random Sharp Action Alert!

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  • Thursday's college basketball slate tips off with Incarnate Word taking on Rice at 12:15 p.m. ET.
  • The Owls are significant favorites over the Cardinals based on the latest college basketball odds, but sharps are targeting the Incarnate Word vs. Rice over/under.
  • Using our college basketball betting tools, we examine where the smart money is landing for Incarnate Word vs. Rice on Thursday afternoon.

Incarnate Word vs. Rice Odds

Incarnate Word Odds +17
Rice Odds -17
Over/Under 149.5
Date Thursday, Dec. 16
Time 12: 15 p.m. ET
Channel CUSA TV

*Odds as of Thursday morning

Pop quiz, hot shot.

Thursday’s college basketball slate gets underway with an early afternoon tip between Incarnate Word and Rice.

What is Incarnate Word’s mascot?

If you knew that answer without needing to look it up, you’re a smarter person than I — it’s the Cardinals, by the way.

With Thursday Night Football tonight and the start of college football’s bowl season just one day away, casual bettors are unlikely to show much interest in a random Thursday afternoon matchup between teams they’re not familiar with.

But random winners pay just the same as high-profile ones, and wouldn’t you know it, wiseguys have already taken a market-moving position on Thursday’s Incarnate Word vs. Rice college hoops matchup.

Incarnate Word vs. Rice Pick

Rice is a significant 17-point favorite in this contest, but sharps are instead taking a liking to the over/under.