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Green Wave visit Owls in Week 14 NCAAF clash

Tulane Green WaveRice Owls
7-4November 30, 2013, 03:00 | Rice Stadium8-3

Week 14 action on Saturday will see the Owls looking to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Green Wave visit Rice Stadium.

The Owls currently sport a record of 8-3, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 7-4 ATS. The Green Wave are 7-4 and 8-3 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Owls post a 5-6 over under record this season, while the Green Wave have gone 5-6 against the number.

View Tulane Green Wave vs Rice Owls Odds and Stats.

On the opening line for this matchup, the Owls sat as -13-point favorites, according to 5Dimes. The total, meanwhile, had not been posted early in the week, so check the lines pages for the latest.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 42-rated Owls and the No. 60-ranked Green Wave, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 31-28 result in favor of the Owls.

UAB was unable to contain Jawon Davis in its last action Thursday and the result was a 37-34 Week 13 loss against the Owls.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Rice's No. 52-ranked offense, averaging 31.82 PPG, against a Green Wave defense that ranks No. 28 this week at 21.55 PPG. The Owls aerial game is averaging 181.09 yards per game, less than the Green Wave secondary allows through the air, 239.27 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Green Wave own the league's No. 30-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 137 yards per game when on the road. Rice, on the other hand, rates No. 16 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Green Wave at Owls trends to consider:
Tulane is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Tulane is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Tulane is 2-14 SU in its last 16 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tulane's last 10 games on the road
Rice is 13-5 ATS in its last 18 games
Rice is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Rice is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games at home
Rice is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home