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Houston Cougars Host the Rice Owls in Week 3 NCAA Football Betting Odds Action

The Rice Owls will be looking to pick up a win and cover the spread when they take on the Cougars in Houston at TDECU Stadium on Saturday in Week 3 action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Houston Cougars were sitting as -24.5-point favorites earlier in the week at Bovada. The total was to be set a bit later in the week for over under betting purposes.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas run early in the week pointed to a 37-18 win for the Cougars on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Rice Owls vs Houston Cougars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Rice Owls will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 1-1 ATS against the spread this season, while the Houston Cougars are 1-0 ATS. Rice is 1-1 on the over under betting totals; Houston is 0-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Rice injuries news.

The game pits the Houston Cougars, currently No. 48 in our Odds Shark NCAA Football Power Rankings, against the Rice Owls, who rate No. 131 in the latest survey.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Owls grabbed a Week 2 victory over the Miners in their last game, winning 31-14 at Sun Bowl.

In their last game, the Cougars were Week 2 winners, coming out on top of the Wildcats by a score of 19-16.

Betting Trends
  • Rice is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Rice is 5-14 SU in its last 19 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Rice's last 8 games
  • Rice is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Houston is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Houston is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 7 games
  • Houston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Rice home to FIU, Saturday, September 23rd
Houston home to Texas Tech, Saturday, September 23rd