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Bears vs Owls Betting Matchup Report

Rice OwlsBaylor Bears
Sep 24, 7:00 PM | Turf of Floyd Casey Stadium

Rice Owls vs Baylor Bears Odds

1-1TEAM RECORD2-0

Rice travels to Baylor on Saturday, hoping to boost its 1-1 mark in Week 4 action with a victory over the Bears.

This season the Bears are 2-0 overall and 2-0 ATS against the number, while the Owls are 1-1 and 1-1 ATS. As for the totals, Baylor is 1-1 on the OU, and Rice is 0-2.

View Rice vs Baylor Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: If you're going with the Bears in this one, they're listed as 18-point favorites on the betting line for the contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Bears - Owls odds would favor the Bears if the lines were set according to power ranks. Baylor is rated No. 22 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Owls sit at No. 38. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 54-18 win for the Bears.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Baylor's No. 6-ranked offense (49 PPG) against a Owls defense that ranks No. 83 at 28 PPG. The Bears passing attack has averaged 346.5 yards per game, more than the Owls give up through the air (230 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Owls own the league's No. 86-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 229 yards per game when on the road. Baylor, on the other hand, rates No. 38 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Rice was a 24-22 winner in their most recent outing at home against Purdue. They covered the 2.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (46) made winners of UNDER bettors.

Baylor won its last outing, a 48-0 result against Stephen F. Austin on September 17. Baylor covered in that game as a 30-point favorite, while the 48 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

Rice Owls Trends:
When playing in September are 2-8
When playing on turf are 4-6
After being outgained are 3-7
When playing outside the conference are 2-8

Baylor Bears Trends:
When playing in September are 7-3
When playing on turf are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing outside the conference are 7-3

A few Owls at Bears trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Rice's last 9 games on the road
Rice is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games
Rice is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Rice is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Baylor's last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Baylor's last 7 games at home
Baylor is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
Baylor is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games

Next up:
Rice at Southern Miss, Saturday, October 1
Baylor at Kansas State, Saturday, October 1

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