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College Football Betting Line Favors the Florida Atlantic Owls over the Rice Owls

The visiting Rice Owls hope to send their betting fans to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at FAU Stadium against the Owls.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Several shops tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada) set the point spread at -1.5 for the Florida Atlantic Owls . NCAA football bettors had to wait for the opening over under value, which was not available at press time (check the live lines pages here for the latest totals updates).

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 32-22 result in favor of the Owls. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Rice Owls vs Florida Atlantic Owls Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Florida Atlantic Owls are 1-3 so far on the season, and 1-2-1 ATS vs the point spread. The Rice Owls, meanwhile, are 2-2 and 3-1 ATS. Those over under betting have seen Florida Atlantic go 2-2 and the Rice Owls go 4-0 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Florida Atlantic vs Rice injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Florida Atlantic Owls rated this week at No. 106 and the Rice Owls sitting at No. 95.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Florida Atlantic's No. 97-ranked offense, averaging 24 PPG, against a Rice defense that ranks No. 120 this week at 40.2 PPG. The Florida Atlantic aerial game is averaging 239.5 yards per game, less than the Rice Owls secondary allows through the air, 284 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Rice Owls feature the league's No. 106-rated road run defense, allowing 250.33 yards per game. Florida Atlantic, meanwhile, ranks No. 85 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Rice was hammered in its last outing, as Western Kentucky ran up a 49-10 score against them at Rice Stadium.

In their last game, the Owls were Week 4 winners, coming out on top of the 49ers by a score of 17-7.

Betting Trends
  • Rice is 11-4 ATS in its last 15 games
  • Rice is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Rice's last 5 games
  • Rice is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Florida Atlantic is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Florida Atlantic is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
  • Florida Atlantic is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Florida Atlantic is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Rice home to Army, Saturday, October 24th
Florida Atlantic home to Marshall, Saturday, October 17th