Week 8 odds - Owls vs. Golden Hurricane
Rice Owls vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane Odds
Getting a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for the Owls on Saturday when they take on the Golden Hurricane at Chapman Stadium in Week 8 action.
The Golden Hurricane are 6-1 so far on the season, and 4-3 ATS vs. the number. The Owls, meanwhile, are 2-5 and 3-3-1 ATS. Over under bettors have seen Tulsa go 3-3 and the Owls go 3-4 on the totals.
Betting Line: The Golden Hurricane were listed as 22-point favorites at sportsbooks such as Bovada on the college football lines.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The Golden Hurricane sit at No. 94 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Owls are at No. 86 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Golden Hurricane will win this game 48-25.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Tulsa's No. 13-ranked offense, averaging 41.1 PPG, against a Owls defense that ranks No. 106 this week at 35.1 PPG. The Golden Hurricane aerial game is averaging 210.1 yards per game, less than the Owls secondary allows through the air, 224 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Owls feature the league's No. 96-rated road run defense, allowing 230.7 yards per game. Tulsa, meanwhile, ranks No. 12 in rushing offense at home.
In their last action, Rice was a 34-14 winner at home against UTSA. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (48) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Charles Ross tore up the turf for 117 rushing yards in the latest Owls game, a 34-14 win over the Roadrunners at Rice Stadium.
Tulsa won its last outing, a 33-11 result against Texas El Paso on October 11. Tulsa covered in that game as a 17-point favorite, while the 44 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Ja'Terian Douglas ran through the Texas El Paso defense for 128 yards in Tulsa's last game, handing the Miners a 33-11 setback on Thursday at Chapman Stadium.
Rice Owls Trends:
When playing in October are 3-7
When playing on turf are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 3-7
Tulsa Golden Hurricane Trends:
When playing in October are 9-1
When playing on turf are 9-1
After outgaining opponent are 9-1
When playing within the conference are 9-1
A few Owls at Golden Hurricane trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Rice's last 5 games when playing on the road against Tulsa
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Rice's last 10 games when playing Tulsa
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Rice's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Rice's last 10 games
Tulsa is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Tulsa is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Rice
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tulsa's last 5 games when playing at home against Rice
Tulsa is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
Rice home to Southern Miss, Saturday, October 27
Tulsa at Arkansas, Saturday, November 3