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Rice Owls Face the UAB Blazers: Week 10 NCAA Football Odds and Pick

The UAB Blazers host Rice on Saturday, looking to build on their 6-2 ATS mark against the 1-7 Owls in NCAA college football betting action at Legion Field.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those siding with the visitors in this one saw the $Rice Owls listed as 11-point underdogs earlier this week at Bovada. Meanwhile, the over under betting line was unavailable earlier in the week, but posted shortly at MyBookie.

Earlier, Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game picked a 36-14 victory for the Blazers. That score may change during the week, if injury or weather factors alter the numbers, so check the college football picks page before game time. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Rice Owls vs UAB Blazers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Rice Owls have seen them go 1-7 and 2-6 ATS so far this season, while the UAB Blazers are at 5-3 and 6-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Blazers are 2-6, while the Owls are 3-4-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and UAB vs Rice injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 63 (UAB Blazers) 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 UAB's No. 52-ranked offense, averaging 30.5 PPG, against a Rice defense that ranks No. 108 this week at 35 PPG. The UAB aerial game is averaging 188.88 yards per game, less than the Rice Owls secondary allows through the air, 236 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Rice Owls own the league's No. 34-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 134.75 yards per game when on the road. UAB, on the other hand, rates No. 34 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Owls suffered a Week 9 loss against LA Tech in their last game, falling 42-28 at Rice Stadium.

Last time we saw the Golden Eagles, they had no answer for Spencer Brown as the Blazers rolled to a 30-12 victory at MM Roberts Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Rice is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Rice is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • Rice is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Rice is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games on the road
  • Alabama-Birmingham is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Alabama-Birmingham is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Alabama-Birmingham's last 6 games
  • Alabama-Birmingham is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Rice home to Southern Miss, Saturday, November 11th
UAB at UTSA, Saturday, November 11th

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