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Baylor Seeks Fifth Straight Win and Cover Over Rice Owls

Terrence Williams Baylor

The Baylor Bears are a perfect 4-0 SU and ATS in their last four games against the Rice Owls. The average margin of victory in those four games has been 30 points, fueled in large part by last year's 70-17 blowout at Baylor.

  • Rice is 0-6 SU and ATS in its last 6 games against teams with winning records.
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Rice's last 8 games in September.
  • Baylor is 10-0 SU in its last 10 games in September.

Baylor compiled a staggering 793 total yards in that game as quarterback Seth Russell passed for 277 yards and six touchdowns and the team rushed for 427 yards on 53 carries. The Bears have continued their offensive assault on college football this season with 47.5 points per game through their first two contests.

Meanwhile, Rice has averaged only 14 points per game in its first two outings, losing on the road to Western Kentucky 46-14 and Army 31-14. Those two losses dropped Rice's record to 1-6 SU and ATS over its last seven games dating back to last season.

Russell had his season cut short due to injury last season, but including his two wins this season, the Bears are a perfect 10-0 SU in his 10 career starts, with a 5-5 ATS record.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those siding with the visitors in this one saw the $Baylor Bears listed as -27.5-point favorites earlier this week at Bovada. Meanwhile, the over under betting line was unavailable earlier in the week, but posted shortly at MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 51-11 win for the Bears on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Baylor Bears vs Rice Owls Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Baylor Bears will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 0-2 ATS against the spread this season, while the Rice Owls are 0-2 ATS. Baylor is 0-2 on the over under betting totals; Rice is 0-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Rice vs Baylor injuries news.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Rice Owls at No. 120 and the Baylor Bears at No. 18 heading into this contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

SMU didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Bears as Baylor blasted them 40-13 in Week 2 action.

In their last game, the Owls were Week 2 losers coming out on the wrong end of 31-14 score against Army.

Betting Trends
  • Baylor is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Baylor is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Baylor's last 5 games
  • Baylor is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • Rice is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Rice is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Rice's last 7 games
  • Rice is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Baylor home to Oklahoma State, Saturday, September 24th
Rice home to North Texas, Saturday, September 24th