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North Texas Mean Green at Rice Owls Week 4 Betting Pick and Odds

North Texas visits Rice on Saturday, hoping to send the Owls to a loss while also covering the spread in college football betting action at Rice Stadium.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans backing the Rice Owls here saw them at Bovada as -7.5-point favorites in this college football clash. (Check back shortly for opening totals at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark as none was available at the time this preview was written.)

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Owls to win this game on Saturday 24-19. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

North Texas Mean Green vs Rice Owls Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Rice Owls currently sport a record of 0-3, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 1-2 ATS. The North Texas Mean Green are 1-2 and 2-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Rice Owls post a 0-3 over under record this season, while the North Texas Mean Green have gone 1-2 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Rice vs North Texas injuries news.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Rice Owls at No. 118 and the North Texas Mean Green at No. 121 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Rice Owls No. 127-ranked offense (12.67 PPG) against a North Texas Mean Green defense that ranks No. 83 at 28.67 PPG. The Rice Owls passing attack has averaged 137 yards per game, less than the North Texas Mean Green give up through the air (196.67 YPG on average).

Defensively, the North Texas Mean Green feature the league's No. 85-rated road run defense, allowing 255 yards per game. Rice, meanwhile, ranks No. 41 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

North Texas was hammered in its last outing, as Florida ran up a 32-0 score against them at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

Darik Dillard ran through the Baylor defense for 124 yards in Rice's last game, but the Owls still lost a 38-10 decision at Rice Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • North Texas is 8-15 ATS in its last 23 games
  • North Texas is 2-14 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of North Texas's last 6 games
  • North Texas is 3-11 ATS in its last 14 games on the road
  • Rice is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Rice is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Rice's last 5 games
  • Rice is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

North Texas home to Middle Tennessee, Saturday, October 1st
Rice at Southern Miss, Saturday, October 1st