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Rice Owls Visit the Texas A&M Aggies in Week 3 College Football – Betting Odds and Pick

Rice Owls


Texas A&M Aggies
Saturday, September 13, 2014 9:00 PM ET
Kyle Field


The Aggies will be shooting for their third straight lopsided win when they face the Rice Owls as heavy favorites on Saturday night. The Aggies crushed Lamar in Week 2, 73-3, easily covering a massive 47-point spread.

Rice were idle in Week 2 following a disappointing 48-17 loss to Notre Dame in Week 1. It was the fifth time in their last seven that the Owls failed to cover, although they are 4-3 SU during that stretch.

Saturday's game will be the second meeting between the teams in as many seasons; the Aggies topped the Owls in last season's opener, 52-31, but failed to cover as 28-point favorites.

Rice is a dog of more than 30 points and the total was 71 over at BetDSI midweek.

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Rice Owls vs Texas A&M Aggies Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Texas A&M Aggies sport a record of 2-0 and 2-0 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Rice Owls sit at 0-1 and 0-1 ATS on the season. The over under totals records are 1-1 for the Aggies and 1-0 for the Owls. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Texas A&M vs Rice injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Texas A&M Aggies rated this week at No. 9 and the Rice Owls sitting at No. 49.

How Rice Owls vs Texas A&M Aggies Stats Matchup

The game also pits Texas A&M's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 62.5 PPG, against a Rice defense that ranks No. 126 this week at 48 PPG. The Texas A&M aerial game is averaging 458 yards per game, more than the Rice Owls secondary allows through the air, 295 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Rice Owls own the league's No. 63-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 281 yards per game when on the road. Texas A&M, on the other hand, rates No. 50 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Rice lost its last outing, a 48-17 result against Fighting Irish on August 30. Rice failed to cover in that game as a +19.5-point underdog, while the 65 combined points took the game OVER the total. Rice didnÆt make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Fighting Irish as Notre Dame blasted them 48-17 in Week 1 action.

Last time out for Texas A&M, they were a 73-3 winner as they battled Cardinals at home. Texas A&M covered in the match as a -47-point favorite, while 76 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Texas A&M cruised to victory in its last outing, as they ran up a 73-3 score against Lamar at Kyle Field.

Rice Owls vs Texas A&M Aggies Betting Odds Trends

Rice is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Rice is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Rice's last 6 games
Rice is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Texas A&M is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Texas A&M is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Texas A&M's last 15 games
Texas A&M is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Rice home to Old Dominion, Saturday, September 20th
Texas A&M at Southern Methodist, Saturday, September 20th