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Owls visit Golden Eagles in Week 5 NCAAF clash

Rice OwlsSouthern Miss Golden Eagles
Oct 1, 7:30 PM | Turf of MM Roberts Stadium

Rice Owls vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles Odds


Week 5 action on Saturday will see the Golden Eagles looking to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Owls visit MM Roberts Stadium.

Backers of the Golden Eagles have seen them go 3-1 and 2-2 ATS so far this season, while the Owls are at 1-2 and 1-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Owls are 1-2, while the Golden Eagles are 0-4.

View Rice vs Southern Miss Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Oddsmakers opened the Golden Eagles as 14.5-point favorites in the game, while the betting total had not been set at the time of writing.

Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 97-rated Golden Eagles and the No. 10-rated Owls in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 39-11 win for the Golden Eagles on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Southern Miss's No. 60-ranked offense (30.2 PPG) against a Owls defense that ranks No. 107 at 37.3 PPG. The Golden Eagles passing attack has averaged 247.8 yards per game, less than the Owls give up through the air (275.7 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Owls feature the league's No. 105-rated road run defense, allowing 267.5 yards per game. Southern Miss, meanwhile, ranks No. 21 in rushing offense at home.

Rice lost its last outing, a 56-31 result against Baylor on September 24. Rice failed to cover in that game as a 20.5-point underdog, while the 87 combined points took the game OVER the total.

Southern Miss was a 30-24 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Virginia. They covered the 3–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (54) made winners of UNDER bettors.

Rice Owls Trends:
When playing in October are 3-7
When playing on turf are 4-6
After being outgained are 2-8
When playing within the conference are 4-6

Southern Miss Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on turf are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 5-5
After playing Virginia are 0-1

A few Owls at Golden Eagles trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Rice's last 10 games on the road
Rice is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games
Rice is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Rice is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Southern Miss's last 5 games
Southern Miss is 15-4 SU in its last 19 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Southern Miss's last 7 games at home
Southern Miss is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games

Next up:
Rice home to Memphis, Saturday, October 8
Southern Miss at Navy, Saturday, October 8