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Rice Owls Face the Southern Miss Golden Eagles: Week 5 NCAA Football Odds and Pick

Rice Owls


Southern Miss Golden Eagles
Saturday, September 27, 2014 7:00 PM ET
MM Roberts Stadium

Getting a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for the Rice Owls on Saturday when they take on the Southern Miss Golden Eagles at MM Roberts Stadium in Week 5 action.

Rice Owls vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Southern Miss Golden Eagles were sitting as 10.5-point underdogs earlier in the week at Bovada. The total was to be set a bit later in the week for over under betting purposes.

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Computer Prediction: Rice Owls vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles Pick

A 28-12 result in favor of the Owls is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Southern Miss battles the Rice Owls, currently with a 0-3 mark (1-2 ATS). The over under records, important for totals betting, are 1-3 for the Golden Eagles and 2-1 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. 124-rated Southern Miss Golden Eagles and the No. 71-rated Rice Owls in this matchup.

How Rice Owls vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Southern Miss Golden Eagles No. 124-ranked offense (14.75 PPG) against a Rice Owls defense that ranks No. 122 at 43.67 PPG. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles passing attack has averaged 223.75 yards per game, less than the Rice Owls give up through the air (344.67 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Rice Owls feature the league's No. 86-rated road run defense, allowing 224.5 yards per game. Southern Miss, meanwhile, ranks No. 100 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Rice was a 45-42 loser in its last match at home against Monarchs. They failed to cover the -7-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 87 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Last time we saw the Owls, they had no answer for $WinningRB as the Monarchs rolled to a 45-42 victory at Rice Stadium.

Last time out for Southern Miss, they were a 21-20 winner as they battled Mountaineers at home. Southern Miss covered in the match as a +2.5-point underdog, while 41 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Golden Eagles grabbed a Week 4 victory over the Mountaineers in their last game, winning 21-20 at MM Roberts Stadium.

Rice Owls vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles Betting Odds Trends

Rice is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Rice is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games
Rice is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Rice's last 5 games
Southern Miss is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Southern Miss is 6-16 ATS in its last 22 games
Southern Miss is 3-22 SU in its last 25 games
Southern Miss is 4-12 ATS in its last 16 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Rice home to Hawaii, Saturday, October 4th
Southern Miss at Middle Tennessee, Saturday, October 4th