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Golden Hurricane take on Owls in Week 8 contest

Tulsa Golden HurricaneRice Owls
Oct 22, 7:00 PM | Turf of Rice Stadium

Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Rice Owls Odds

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Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Saturday when the Owls host the Golden Hurricane at Rice Stadium in Week 8 action.

The Owls are 2-4 so far on the season, and 3-3 ATS vs. the number. The Golden Hurricane, meanwhile, are 3-3 and 2-4 ATS. Over under bettors have seen Rice go 2-4 and the Golden Hurricane go 2-4 on the totals.

View Tulsa vs Rice Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The Golden Hurricane were listed as 10-point favorites on the opening NCAA football line at most sportsbooks tracked by OddsShark. No total was available early in the week.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Owls sit at No. 111 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Golden Hurricane are at No. 88 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Golden Hurricane will win this game 26-20.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Rice's No. 88-ranked offense, averaging 22.7 PPG, against a Golden Hurricane defense that ranks No. 98 this week at 32.3 PPG. The Owls aerial game is averaging 188.2 yards per game, less than the Golden Hurricane secondary allows through the air, 308 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Golden Hurricane feature the league's No. 46-rated road run defense, allowing 145.3 yards per game. Rice, meanwhile, ranks No. 81 in rushing offense at home.

Tulsa won its last outing, a 37-20 result against UAB on October 15. Tulsa failed to cover in that game as a 21.5-point favorite, while the 57 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

In their last action, Rice was a 24-20 loser on the road against Marshall. They covered the 5–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (44) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.

Tulsa Golden Hurricane Trends:
When playing in October are 6-4
When playing on turf are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 8-2

Rice Owls Trends:
When playing in October are 2-8
When playing on turf are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 4-6

A few Golden Hurricane at Owls trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Tulsa's last 9 games when playing Rice
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tulsa's last 8 games on the road
Tulsa is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Rice
Tulsa is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Rice
Rice is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Rice's last 9 games when playing Tulsa
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Rice's last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Rice's last 7 games

Next up:
Tulsa home to Southern Methodist, Saturday, October 29
Rice at Houston, Thursday, October 27

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