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Owls Bulldogs Betting Preview for Week 12

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Rice Owls
4-5 November 16, 2013, 07:00 | Rice Stadium 6-3



Rice looks to cover the Owls-Bulldogs point spread this week and improve its overall 6-3 mark when they host Louisiana Tech in Week 12 action.

They battle the Bulldogs, currently with a 4-5 mark (4-5 ATS). The over under records, important for totals bettors, are 3-6 for the Owls and 1-8 for the Bulldogs.

View Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs Rice Owls Odds and Stats.

Rice were sitting as -15-point favorites earlier in the week at Bovada. The total was to be set a bit later in the week for over under betting purposes.

The Owls sit at No. 46 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Bulldogs are at No. 78 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Owls will win this game 27-21.

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Last time we saw the Owls, they had no answer for $WinningRB as the Mean Green rolled to a 28-16 victory at Apogee Stadium.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Rice's No. 66-ranked offense, averaging 29 PPG, against a Bulldogs defense that ranks No. 42 this week at 23.22 PPG. The Owls aerial game is averaging 187.33 yards per game, less than the Bulldogs secondary allows through the air, 221.22 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Bulldogs feature the league's No. 47-rated road run defense, allowing 156.5 yards per game. Rice, meanwhile, ranks No. 34 in rushing offense at home.

A few Bulldogs at Owls trends to consider:
Louisiana Tech is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Louisiana Tech is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Louisiana Tech's last 9 games
Louisiana Tech is 14-4 ATS in its last 18 games on the road
Rice is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Rice is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Rice's last 8 games
Rice is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home


Next up:
Louisiana Tech at Tulsa, Saturday, November 23rd
Rice at UAB, Saturday, November 23rd