Rice Owls vs Florida Atlantic Owls in NCAAF odds tilt

Florida Atlantic Owls Rice Owls
1-3 September 28, 2013, 07:00 | Rice Stadium 1-2



The Owls will do battle with the visiting Florida Atlantic Owls on Saturday, looking to bolster their record and fatten the pocketbooks of bettors who back them.

This season the Owls are 1-2 overall and 2-1 ATS against the number, while the Owls are 1-3 and 3-1 ATS. As for the totals, Rice is 1-2 on the OU, and Florida Atlantic is 1-3.

View Florida Atlantic Owls vs Rice Owls Odds and Stats.

On the opening line for this matchup, the Owls sat as -14-point Favorite, according to 5Dimes. The total, meanwhile, had not been posted early in the week, so check the lines pages for the latest.

The Owls - Owls odds would favor the Owls if the lines were set according to power ranks. Rice is rated No. 38 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Owls sit at No. 77. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 20-17 win for the Owls.

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Florida Atlantic was a 42-35 loser in their most recent outing at home against Middle Tennessee. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (77) made winners of OVER bettors. In their last gridiron battle, Deontay Greenberry did much of the damage, producing 146 receiving yards as Houston beat the Owls 31-26 at Reliant Stadium.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Rice's No. 76-ranked offense, averaging 26.67 PPG, against a Owls defense that ranks No. 84 this week at 29.25 PPG. The Owls aerial game is averaging 223.33 yards per game, more than the Owls secondary allows through the air, 170.5 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Owls feature the league's No. 59-rated road run defense, allowing 183.5 yards per game. Rice, meanwhile, ranks No. 70 in rushing offense at home.

A few Owls at Owls trends to consider:
Florida Atlantic is 11-3 ATS in its last 14 games
Florida Atlantic is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida Atlantic's last 5 games
Florida Atlantic is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Rice is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Rice is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Rice's last 6 games
Rice is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home


Next up:
Florida Atlantic at UAB, Saturday, October 5th
Rice at Tulsa, Saturday, October 5th
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