Owls battle Golden Eagles in Week 9 odds
Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs Rice Owls Odds
The visiting Golden Eagles hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Rice Stadium against the Owls.
They will face the 0-7 Golden Eagles, who own a 2-5 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Owls are 3-5 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Golden Eagles are 5-2 favoring the OVER.
Betting Line: Bettors going with the Owls in this game found them listed as 3-point underdogs on the betting line at Sportsbook.ag earlier in the week.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The Owls sit at No. 75 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Golden Eagles are at No. 101 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Owls will win this game 23-11.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Rice's No. 68-ranked offense (27.4 PPG) against a Golden Eagles defense that ranks No. 115 at 39 PPG. The Owls passing attack has averaged 211.4 yards per game, less than the Golden Eagles give up through the air (232.6 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Golden Eagles own the league's No. 119-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 276.3 yards per game when on the road. Rice, on the other hand, rates No. 32 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
In their last action, Southern Miss was a 59-24 loser at home against Marshall. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (83) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Southern Miss didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Thundering Herd as Marshall blasted them 59-24 in Week 8 action.
In their last action, Rice was a 28-24 loser on the road against Tulsa. They covered the 18.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (52) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Luke Turner ran through the Tulsa defense for 102 yards in Rice's last game, but the Owls still lost a 28-24 decision at Chapman Stadium.
Southern Miss Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on turf are 3-7
After being outgained are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 6-4
Rice Owls Trends:
When playing in October are 3-7
When playing on turf are 4-6
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 2-8
A few Golden Eagles at Owls trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Southern Miss's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Southern Miss's last 5 games
Southern Miss is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
Southern Miss is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Rice's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Rice's last 18 games at home
Rice is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home
Rice is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Southern Miss home to UAB, Saturday, November 3
Rice at Tulane, Saturday, November 3