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Rice Owls Visit Marshall Thundering Herd in Week 12 Clash – Betting Lines and Pick

Rice Owls

vs

Marshall Thundering Herd
Saturday, November 15, 2014 2:30 PM ET
Joan C. Edwards Stadium

Marshall improved to a perfect 9-0 last weekend, slamming Southern Miss 63-17 as 26.5-point favorites to record their 10th straight SU win while improving to 6-2-1 ATS on the season. The Thundering Herd will be gunning for their 13th straight win SU on home turf when they take on the Rice Owls on Saturday afternoon.

The Owls are riding a six-game winning streak, SU and ATS, since starting the season with three straight losses, 1-2 ATS. With a 4-1 record in conference play, Rice remains in the hunt for top spot in the Conference USA West. The Owls are winless in their last two visits to Marshall, 2-3 SU in their last five, but are a solid 3-1-1 ATS during that stretch.

Rice Owls vs Marshall Thundering Herd Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Marshall Thundering Herd as -19.5-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest.

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Computer Prediction: Rice Owls vs Marshall Thundering Herd Pick

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 34-21 result in favor of the Thundering Herd. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Rice Owls vs Marshall Thundering Herd Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Marshall bring a 9-0 record (6-2-1 ATS) to the Week 12 betting matchup against the 6-3 Rice Owls, who are 7-2 ATS against the spread. Over under betting has seen Marshall go 5-3-1 so far and the Owls go 6-3. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Marshall vs Rice injuries news.

The Marshall Thundering Herd sit at No. 7 in the current College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Rice Owls are at No. 61 on that chart.

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How Rice Owls vs Marshall Thundering Herd Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Marshall Thundering Herd No. 2-ranked offense (47.78 PPG) against a Rice Owls defense that ranks No. 64 at 26 PPG. The Marshall Thundering Herd passing attack has averaged 270.56 yards per game, more than the Rice Owls give up through the air (225.22 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Rice Owls own the league's No. 57-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 168.2 yards per game when on the road. Marshall, on the other hand, rates No. 7 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Jowan Davis went over the 100-yard mark (121) in his team's latest effort as Rice defeated UTSA by a score of 17-7 on Saturday.

Steward Butler went over the 100-yard mark (118) in his team's latest effort as Marshall defeated Southern Miss by a score of 63-17 on Saturday.

Rice Owls vs Marshall Thundering Herd Betting Odds Trends

Rice is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Rice is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Rice's last 11 games
Rice is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Marshall is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Marshall is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Marshall's last 17 games
Marshall is 8-1-1 ATS in its last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Rice home to Texas El Paso, Friday, November 21st
Marshall at UAB, Saturday, November 22nd

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