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Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Visit the Rice Owls in Week 9 College Football – Betting Odds and Pick

The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs will be looking to pick up a win and cover the spread when they take on the Owls in Rice at Rice Stadium on Friday in Week 9 action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Rice Owls in this one found them as 10-point underdogs at Bovada. The over under number was slated to open a short time later.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 35-19 victory for the Bulldogs. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs Rice Owls Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Rice Owls are 4-3 overall and 5-2 ATS against the spread, while the Bulldogs are 5-3 and 4-4 ATS. As for the totals, Rice is 5-2 on the OU, and Louisiana Tech is 5-3 Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Rice vs Louisiana Tech injuries news.

The Rice Owls sit at No. 99 in the current College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are at No. 25 on that chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Rice Owls No. 58-ranked offense (30.57 PPG) against a Louisiana Tech Bulldogs defense that ranks No. 73 at 27.25 PPG. The Rice Owls passing attack has averaged 241.29 yards per game, less than the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs give up through the air (277.88 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs own the league's No. 19-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 118.75 yards per game when on the road. Rice, on the other hand, rates No. 36 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Brent Stockstill led the way last time out for the Bulldogs, connecting for 381 passing yards and a 45-16 victory over the Blue Raiders at Joe Aillet Stadium.

Aaron Kemper tore up the turf for 129 rushing yards in the latest Owls game, a 38-31 win over the Black Knights at Rice Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Louisiana Tech is 15-7 ATS in its last 22 games
  • Louisiana Tech is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Louisiana Tech is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
  • Louisiana Tech is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Rice is 13-4 ATS in its last 17 games
  • Rice is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Rice's last 7 games
  • Rice is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Louisiana Tech home to North Texas, Saturday, November 7th
Rice at Texas El Paso, Friday, November 6th

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