Owls visit Green Wave in Week 10 battle
Rice Owls vs Tulane Green Wave Odds
The Tulane Green Wave host Rice on Saturday, looking to build on their 5-3 ATS mark against the 3-6 Owls in NCAAF action at Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
The Owls will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 5-3-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Green Wave are 5-3 ATS. Rice is 4-5 against the total, while Tulane is 3-5 versus the number.
Betting Line: On the opening line for this matchup, the Green Wave sat as 4-point underdogs, according to 5Dimes. The total, meanwhile, had not been posted early in the week, so check the lines pages for the latest.
Power Rankings / Prediction: It's a betting matchup between the No. 118-rated Green Wave and the No. 75-ranked Owls, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 26-10 result in favor of the Owls.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tulane's No. 114-ranked offense (18.4 PPG) against a Owls defense that ranks No. 97 at 32.3 PPG. The Green Wave passing attack has averaged 254.1 yards per game, more than the Owls give up through the air (225 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Owls feature the league's No. 103-rated road run defense, allowing 231.8 yards per game. Tulane, meanwhile, ranks No. 124 in rushing offense at home.
Rice was a 44-17 winner in their most recent outing at home against Southern Miss. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (61) made winners of OVER bettors. In their last game, Rice got a 136-yard performance from Turner Petersen as a key part of its 44-17 win over Southern Miss.
Last time out for Tulane, they were a 55-45 winner as they battled UAB at home. Tulane covered in the match as a 5-point underdog, while 100 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Ryan Griffin led his team to victory last time out, throwing for 466 yards Saturday as the Green Wave downed the Blazers 55-45 at Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Rice Owls Trends:
When playing in November are 5-5
When playing on turf are 4-6
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 3-7
Tulane Green Wave Trends:
When playing in November are 1-9
When playing on turf are 2-8
After being outgained are 2-8
When playing within the conference are 2-8
A few Owls at Green Wave trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Rice's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Rice's last 5 games
Rice is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Tulane
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Rice's last 23 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tulane's last 6 games at home
Tulane is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Rice
Tulane is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games at home
Tulane is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games at home
Rice home to Southern Methodist, Saturday, November 17
Tulane at Memphis, Saturday, November 10