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Army Black Knights vs Rice Owls Week 8 Betting Preview, Odds and Pick

Rice looks to cover the Owls-Black Knights point spread this week and improve its overall 3-3 mark when they host Army in Week 8 action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The home Rice Owls were 14-point underdogs in this NCAA football battle at Bovada earlier (watch for line movement). No over under line was available early in the week, but was set to be posted shortly.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 22-20 win for the Owls on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Army Black Knights vs Rice Owls Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Rice will face the 2-5 Army Black Knights, who own a 4-3 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Rice Owls are 4-2 so far this season while the Black Knights are 2-5. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Rice vs Army injuries news.

The game pits the Rice Owls, currently No. 101 in our Odds Shark NCAA Football Power Rankings, against the Army Black Knights, who rate No. 107 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Rice's No. 68-ranked offense, averaging 29.33 PPG, against a Army defense that ranks No. 71 this week at 27.14 PPG. The Rice aerial game is averaging 237 yards per game, more than the Army Black Knights secondary allows through the air, 234.71 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Army Black Knights own the league's No. 41-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 148.67 yards per game when on the road. Rice, on the other hand, rates No. 21 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Florida Atlantic was unable to contain Darik Dillard in its last action Saturday and the result was a 27-26 Week 6 loss against the Owls.

Betting Trends
  • Army is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Army is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • Army is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Army is 5-15 ATS in its last 20 games on the road
  • Rice is 12-4 ATS in its last 16 games
  • Rice is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Rice's last 6 games
  • Rice is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Army at Air Force, Saturday, November 7th
Rice home to Louisiana Tech, Friday, October 30th