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FIU Golden Panthers Face the Rice Owls: Week 4 NCAA Football Odds and Pick

The Rice Owls will do battle with the visiting FIU Golden Panthers on Saturday, looking to bolster their record and fatten the pocketbooks of betting fans who back them.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Rice Owls in this one found them as -3-point favorites at Bovada. The over under number was slated to open a short time later.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pointed to a potential 28-24 result in favor of the Golden Panthers early in the week. That outcome may change during the week, if injuries alter the models, so check the college football picks page before game time. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

FIU Golden Panthers vs Rice Owls Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The FIU Golden Panthers will look to cover ATS vs their hosts on Saturday, as they are 0-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Rice Owls are 1-2 ATS. FIU is 1-1 against the over under total, while Rice is 1-2 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Rice vs FIU injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 136 (Rice Owls) and the No. 115 (FIU Golden Panthers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA football Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Rice's No. 121-ranked offense, averaging 13.67 PPG, against a FIU defense that ranks No. 110 this week at 35.5 PPG. The Rice aerial game is averaging 113 yards per game, less than the FIU Golden Panthers secondary allows through the air, 315 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the FIU Golden Panthers own the league's No. 54-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 148 yards per game when on the road. Rice, on the other hand, rates No. 88 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Rice didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Cougars as Houston blasted them 38-3 in Week 3 action.

Betting Trends
  • Florida International is 5-11-2 ATS in its last 18 games
  • Florida International is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • Florida International is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Florida International is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games on the road
  • Rice is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Rice is 5-15 SU in its last 20 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Rice's last 9 games
  • Rice is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

FIU home to Charlotte, Saturday, September 30th
Rice at Pittsburgh, Saturday, September 30th

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