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Owls visit Golden Hurricane in Week 6 NCAAF clash

Rice OwlsTulsa Golden Hurricane
2-2October 05, 2013, 03:30 | Chapman Stadium1-3


The Golden Hurricane will try to win and cover the spread at Chapman Stadium on Saturday when they get a visit from the Owls in Week 6 action.

The Owls will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 2-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Golden Hurricane are 0-4 ATS. Rice is 1-3 on the totals; Tulsa is 3-1.

View Rice Owls vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Golden Hurricane pegged as -2.5-point favorites in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, had yet to be posted as of writing - check the lines shortly.

The game pits the Golden Hurricane, currently No. 68 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Owls, who rate No. 42 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 22-9 victory for the Owls.

Rice was a 18-14 winner in its last match at home against Florida Atlantic. They failed to cover the 14.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 32 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Golden Hurricane suffered a Week 5 loss against Iowa State in their last game, falling 38-21 at Chapman Stadium.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Tulsa's No. 103-ranked offense, averaging 19.5 PPG, against a Owls defense that ranks No. 77 this week at 27.75 PPG. The Golden Hurricane aerial game is averaging 237 yards per game, less than the Owls secondary allows through the air, 263.75 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Owls own the league's No. 88-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 213.5 yards per game when on the road. Tulsa, on the other hand, rates No. 93 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Owls at Golden Hurricane trends to consider:
Rice is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Tulsa
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Rice's last 6 games when playing on the road against Tulsa
Rice is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
Rice is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
Tulsa is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Rice
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Tulsa's last 11 games when playing Rice
Tulsa is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Rice
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tulsa's last 6 games when playing at home against Rice

Next up:
Rice at UTSA, Saturday, October 12th
Tulsa at Texas El Paso, Saturday, October 12th