Owls vs Roadrunners Betting Matchup Report
UTSA Roadrunners vs Rice Owls Odds
Rice will look to improve on its 1-5 record this week when they host UTSA in Week 7 action at Rice Stadium on Saturday.
They battle the Roadrunners, currently with a 5-0 mark (3-0 ATS). The over under records, important for totals bettors, are 3-3 for the Owls and 1-1 for the Roadrunners.
Betting Line: Those siding with the visitors in this one saw the Roadrunners listed as 5-point underdogs earlier this week at Bovada. Meanwhile, the over under line was unavaiilable earlier in the week.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Owls at No. 96 and the Roadrunners at No. 6 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 52-18 result in favor of the Roadrunners.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Rice's No. 72-ranked offense (26.8 PPG) against a Roadrunners defense that ranks No. 16 at 15.6 PPG. The Owls passing attack has averaged 227 yards per game, more than the Roadrunners give up through the air (203 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Roadrunners feature the league's No. 16-rated road run defense, allowing 95.3 yards per game. Rice, meanwhile, ranks No. 58 in rushing offense at home.
In their last action, UTSA was a 35-14 winner on the road against New Mexico State. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (49) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. UTSA cruised to victory in its last outing, as they ran up a 35-14 score against New Mexico State at Aggie Memorial Stadium.
Rice was a 14-10 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Memphis. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (24) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Owls suffered a Week 6 loss against Memphis in their last game, falling 14-10 at Liberty Bowl.
UTSA Roadrunners Trends:
When playing on turf are 4-0
After outgaining opponent are 4-0
When playing outside the conference are 4-0
After a win are 4-0
Rice Owls Trends:
When playing in October are 2-8
When playing on turf are 3-7
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing outside the conference are 3-7
A few Roadrunners at Owls trends to consider:
UTSA is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Rice's last 17 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Rice's last 9 games
Rice is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Rice is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
UTSA home to San Jose State, Saturday, October 20
Rice at Tulsa, Saturday, October 20