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Rice Owls Visit UTSA Roadrunners in Week 8 Clash – Betting Lines and Pick

UTSA looks to cover the Roadrunners-Owls point spread this week and improve its overall 3-2 mark when they host Rice in Week 8 action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Rice Owls opened as 18.5-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 prediction models picked the Roadrunners to win this game on Saturday 39-12. Check the picks page or matchup report during the week as factors may cause that prediction to be re-run. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Rice Owls vs UTSA Roadrunners Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

UTSA battles the Rice Owls, currently with a 1-5 mark (1-5 ATS). The over under records, important for totals betting, are 3-2 for the Roadrunners and 2-3-1 for the Rice Owls. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and UTSA vs Rice injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the UTSA Roadrunners rated this week at No. 50 and the Rice Owls sitting at No. 134.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the UTSA Roadrunners No. 43-ranked offense (33.4 PPG) against a Rice Owls defense that ranks No. 114 at 36.33 PPG. The UTSA Roadrunners passing attack has averaged 256.8 yards per game, more than the Rice Owls give up through the air (252.83 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Rice Owls feature the league's No. 12-rated road run defense, allowing 75 yards per game. UTSA, meanwhile, ranks No. 101 in rushing offense at home.

In their last game, the Roadrunners were Week 7 losers coming out on the wrong end of 29-26 score against North Texas.

Betting Trends
  • Rice is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Rice is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • Rice is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games on the road
  • Rice is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Texas-San Antonio
  • Texas-San Antonio is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • Texas-San Antonio is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Rice
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas-San Antonio's last 5 games when playing Rice

Next Betting Matchups

Rice home to LA Tech, Saturday, October 28th
UTSA at UTEP, Saturday, October 28th