Owls visit Tigers in Week 6 NCAAF clash
Rice Owls vs Memphis Tigers Odds
Rice travels to Memphis on Saturday, hoping to boost its 1-4 mark in Week 6 action with a victory over the Tigers.
The Tigers sit at 0-4 (1-3 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Owls are currently 1-4 (2-2-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Memphis is 2-1 OU, and Rice is 3-2 OU.
Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 123-rated Tigers and the No. 82-rated Owls in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 20-19 win for the Tigers on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Memphis's No. 102-ranked offense, averaging 22.2 PPG, against a Owls defense that ranks No. 123 this week at 43.6 PPG. The Tigers aerial game is averaging 179.2 yards per game, less than the Owls secondary allows through the air, 268.6 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Owls feature the league's No. 111-rated road run defense, allowing 264 yards per game. Memphis, meanwhile, ranks No. 97 in rushing offense at home.
Rice was a 35-14 loser in their most recent outing at home against Houston. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (49) made winners of UNDER bettors. Last time out, Rice could not slow down WinningWR, who managed 119 receiving yards in the Cougars 35-14 victory over the Owls Saturday.
Memphis was a 38-14 loser in its last match on the road against Duke. They failed to cover the 21.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 52 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Memphis didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Blue Devils as Duke blasted them 38-14 in Week 4 action.
Rice Owls Trends:
When playing in October are 2-8
When playing on turf are 4-6
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 3-7
Memphis Tigers Trends:
When playing in October are 1-9
When playing on turf are 1-9
After being outgained are 1-9
When playing within the conference are 1-9
A few Owls at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Rice's last 21 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Rice's last 6 games on the road
Rice is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
Rice is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Memphis is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Memphis is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Memphis is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home
Rice home to UTSA, Saturday, October 13
Memphis at East Carolina, Saturday, October 13