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Southern Miss Golden Eagles Host the Rice Owls in Week 5 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 Golden Eagles in Southern Miss at MM Roberts Stadium on Saturday in Week 5 action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Rice Owls opened as 21-point underdogs in this one at BetOnline and most sportsbooks tracked here at Odds Shark. No total had been posted as of writing time check the live lines pages in the coming days to see where the number opened.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 48-11 result in favor of the Golden Eagles 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 Southern Miss Golden Eagles Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Southern Miss battles the Rice Owls, currently with a 0-4 mark (1-3 ATS). The over under records, important for totals betting, are 2-2 for the Golden Eagles and 1-3 for the Rice Owls. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Southern Miss vs Rice injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 12-rated Southern Miss Golden Eagles and the No. 119-rated Rice Owls in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Southern Miss Golden Eagles No. 27-ranked offense (41.25 PPG) against a Rice Owls defense that ranks No. 114 at 39.25 PPG. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles passing attack has averaged 235.75 yards per game, less than the Rice Owls give up through the air (296 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Rice Owls feature the league's No. 80-rated road run defense, allowing 222.5 yards per game. Southern Miss, meanwhile, ranks No. 17 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Rice lost its last outing 42-35 against North Texas on Saturday, getting a 120-yard receiving performance from Zach Wright in a losing cause at Rice Stadium.

Ito Smith went over the 100-yard mark (108) in his team's latest effort as Southern Miss defeated UTEP by a score of 34-7 on Saturday.

Betting Trends
  • Rice is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Rice is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Rice's last 5 games
  • Rice is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Southern Miss is 12-6 ATS in its last 18 games
  • Southern Miss is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Southern Miss is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Southern Miss's last 9 games

Next Betting Matchups

Rice home to UTSA, Saturday, October 15th
Southern Miss at UTSA, Saturday, October 8th