Southern Methodist Mustangs vs Rice Owls Odds
A key Week 12 battle has the visiting Mustangs travelling to Rice on Saturday to face the Owls.
They battle the Mustangs, currently with a 5-5 mark (6-4 ATS). The over under records, important for totals bettors, are 5-5 for the Owls and 5-4 for the Mustangs.
Betting Line: The Owls were listed as 4-point underdogs at sportsbooks such as on the college football lines.
Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 78-rated Owls and the No. 50-rated Mustangs in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 35-28 win for the Mustangs on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Rice's No. 44-ranked offense (31.2 PPG) against a Mustangs defense that ranks No. 57 at 26.1 PPG. The Owls passing attack has averaged 213.4 yards per game, less than the Mustangs give up through the air (254.4 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Mustangs own the league's No. 49-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 152 yards per game when on the road. Rice, on the other hand, rates No. 31 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Last time out for Southern Methodist, they were a 34-6 winner as they battled Southern Miss at home. Southern Methodist covered in the match as a 14-point favorite, while 40 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Southern Miss didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Mustangs as Southern Methodist blasted them 34-6 in Week 11 action.
Rice was a 49-47 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Tulane. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (96) made winners of OVER bettors. In their last game, the Owls were Week 10 winners, coming out on top of the Green Wave by a score of 49-47.
Southern Methodist Mustangs Trends:
When playing in November are 6-4
When playing on turf are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 6-4
Rice Owls Trends:
When playing in November are 5-5
When playing on turf are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 4-6
A few Mustangs at Owls trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Southern Methodist's last 6 games when playing Rice
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Southern Methodist's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Southern Methodist's last 5 games when playing on the road against Rice
Southern Methodist is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Rice is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Southern Methodist
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Rice's last 6 games when playing Southern Methodist
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Rice's last 5 games when playing at home against Southern Methodist
Rice is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games at home
Southern Methodist home to Tulsa, Saturday, November 24
Rice at Texas El Paso, Saturday, November 24