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Rice Owls Visit Pittsburgh Panthers in Week 5 Clash – Betting Lines and Pick

Pittsburgh looks to cover the Panthers-Owls point spread this week and improve its overall 1-3 mark when they host Rice in Week 5 action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the betting opening line for this matchup, the Pittsburgh Panthers sat as -21.5-point favorite, according to 5Dimes. The total had not been posted early in the week, so check the lines pages for the latest.

Odds Shark college football prediction models picked a 36-20 result in favor of the Panthers on Saturday. Check the matchup report for any updates or pick revisions before kickoff. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Rice Owls vs Pittsburgh Panthers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Pittsburgh bring a 1-3 record (0-3-1 ATS) to the Week 5 betting matchup against the 1-3 Rice Owls, who are 1-3 ATS against the spread. Over under betting has seen Pittsburgh go 1-3 so far and the Owls go 1-3. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Rice injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 79 (Pittsburgh Panthers) and the No. 131 (Rice Owls) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA football Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Pittsburgh's No. 111-ranked offense, averaging 20 PPG, against a Rice defense that ranks No. 100 this week at 31.75 PPG. The Pittsburgh aerial game is averaging 203.25 yards per game, less than the Rice Owls secondary allows through the air, 274.5 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Rice Owls own the league's No. 23-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 78 yards per game when on the road. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, rates No. 82 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Owls suffered a Week 4 loss against FIU in their last game, falling 13-7 at Rice Stadium.

In their last game, the Panthers were Week 4 losers coming out on the wrong end of 35-17 score against Georgia Tech.

Betting Trends
  • Rice is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Rice is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Rice is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 12 of Pittsburgh's last 16 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games

Next Betting Matchups

Rice home to Army, Saturday, October 7th
Pittsburgh at Syracuse, Saturday, October 7th