The Rice Owls look for their third straight win when they take on the Evansville Purple Aces in the first round of the 2021 Gulf Coast Showcase on Monday morning. Tipoff is set for 11 a.m. ET from Hertz Arena in Estero, Fla. Rice is favored by six points at Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points is set at 136.5 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our college basketball odds page).
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The model knows Rice redshirt sophomore Travis Evee has been red hot from the floor. He leads the team in scoring at 17.8 points per game, hitting 52.2 percent of his field goals, including 46.9 percent from 3-point range. He is also an 88.9 percent foul shooter. Evee is the only player on the roster to have scored in double figures in all four games.
The model also knows Evansville senior guard Shamar Givance leads the Purple Aces' offense, averaging 13 points, 4.2 rebounds and four assists per game. He has also registered seven steals on the year. Givance is a threat from the field, hitting 44.7 percent of his field goals, including 40.9 percent from 3-point range. Givance had a game-high 16 points and seven rebounds against IUPUI and scored a game-high 17 points at Belmont.
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