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LA Tech Bulldogs Face the Rice Owls: Week 9 NCAA Football Odds and Pick

The Rice Owls will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the LA Tech Bulldogs at Rice Stadium in Week 9 college football betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at Bovada had the Rice Owls as 13-point underdogs in the matchup, while the betting total had not been set at press time (check BetOnline for the latest on the over under).

Odds Shark computer score prediction models picked a possible 30-18 win for the Bulldogs early in the week. That score may change during the week, if injury or weather factors alter the numbers, 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.

LA Tech Bulldogs vs Rice Owls Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The LA Tech Bulldogs will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 3-4 ATS against the spread this season, while the Rice Owls are 2-5 ATS. LA Tech is 3-4 on the over under betting totals; Rice is 2-4-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Rice vs LA Tech injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Rice Owls rated this week at No. 131 and the LA Tech Bulldogs sitting at No. 72.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Rice's No. 128-ranked offense, averaging 11 PPG, against a LA Tech defense that ranks No. 77 this week at 27.57 PPG. The Rice aerial game is averaging 142.86 yards per game, less than the LA Tech Bulldogs secondary allows through the air, 233.29 YPG per game.

Defensively, the LA Tech Bulldogs feature the league's No. 56-rated road run defense, allowing 157.33 yards per game. Rice, meanwhile, ranks No. 93 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Boston Scott ran through the Southern Miss defense for 106 yards in LA Tech's last game, but the Bulldogs still lost a 34-27 decision at Joe Aillet Stadium.

In their last gridiron battle, Aaron Cephus did much of the damage, producing 105 receiving yards but UTSA managed to defeat the Owls 20-7 at Alamodome.

Betting Trends
  • Louisiana Tech is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Louisiana Tech is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 14 of Louisiana Tech's last 20 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Louisiana Tech's last 5 games
  • Rice is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Rice is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Rice's last 6 games
  • Rice is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

LA Tech home to North Texas, Saturday, November 4th
Rice at UAB, Saturday, November 4th