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Rice Owls Visit Baylor Bears in Week 4 Clash – Betting Lines and Pick

Betting fans will be looking to hit pay dirt on Saturday when the Baylor Bears host the Rice Owls at McLane Stadium in Week 4 action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Rice Owls were listed as 33-point underdogs on the opening NCAA football line at BetOnline and most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark. No total was available early in the week, check out the odds pages here or Bovada for updates.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 47-25 win for the Bears. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Rice Owls vs Baylor Bears Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Baylor will face the 2-1 Rice Owls, who own a 3-0 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Baylor Bears are 2-0 so far this season while the Owls are 3-0. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Baylor vs Rice injuries news.

The game pits the Baylor Bears, currently No. 8 in our Odds Shark NCAA Football Power Rankings, against the Rice Owls, who rate No. 41 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Baylor Bears No. 2-ranked offense (61 PPG) against a Rice Owls defense that ranks No. 83 at 27.33 PPG. The Baylor Bears passing attack has averaged 398 yards per game, more than the Rice Owls give up through the air (210 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Rice Owls own the league's No. 44-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 162 yards per game when on the road. Baylor, on the other hand, rates No. 2 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Driphus Jackson throttled the Mean Green defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 373 yards as Rice handed North Texas a 38-24 defeat.

Betting Trends
  • Rice is 11-2 ATS in its last 13 games
  • Rice is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Rice's last 5 games
  • Rice is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Baylor is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Baylor is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Baylor's last 6 games
  • Baylor is 16-5 ATS in its last 21 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Rice home to Western Kentucky, Saturday, October 3rd
Baylor at Texas Tech, Saturday, October 3rd