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Rice Owls Host the Texas El Paso Miners in Week 13 NCAA Football Betting Odds Action

Texas El Paso Miners


Rice Owls
Friday, November 21, 2014 8:00 PM ET
Rice Stadium


Rice probably wasn't going to win 10 games again this season, but it hoped to go to another bowl, and it will, with six wins to its credit already.

UTEP, meanwhile, just hoped to improve upon its two victories of last season, but it's already bowl-eligible too. Two of the better teams in college football to bet on so far this season meet when the Owls, 7-3 ATS, host the Miners, 8-2 ATS, Friday night.

Rice had won six games in a row both SU and ATS until losing at Marshall last week 41-14, missing the cover as a 21-point dog. The Owls have also won and covered the last three seasons against UTEP. The Miners haven't been too bad themselves lately, winning four of their last five games SU and five in a row ATS.

Texas El Paso Miners vs Rice Owls Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans going with the Rice Owls in this game found them listed as -11-point favorites on the betting odds menu at Bovada earlier in the week bbut bet down to -8.5. The total was 50.5 over at GTbets.eu.

Computer Prediction: Texas El Paso Miners vs Rice Owls Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 30-25 victory for the Owls. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Texas El Paso Miners vs Rice Owls Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Rice will face the 6-4 Texas El Paso Miners, who own a 8-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Rice Owls are 6-4 so far this season while the Miners are 5-5. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Rice vs Texas El Paso injuries news.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 57-rated Rice Owls and the No. 61-ranked Texas El Paso Miners, according to the NCAA College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark.

How Texas El Paso Miners vs Rice Owls Stats Matchup

The game also pits Rice's No. 72-ranked offense, averaging 28.2 PPG, against a Texas El Paso defense that ranks No. 85 this week at 29.2 PPG. The Rice aerial game is averaging 211.9 yards per game, more than the Texas El Paso Miners secondary allows through the air, 209.2 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Texas El Paso Miners feature the league's No. 73-rated road run defense, allowing 191.2 yards per game. Rice, meanwhile, ranks No. 44 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time we saw the Mean Green, they had no answer for Aaron Jones as the Miners rolled to a 35-17 victory at Sun Bowl.


Rice didn�t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Thundering Herd as Marshall blasted them 41-14 in Week 12 action.

Texas El Paso Miners vs Rice Owls Betting Odds Trends

Texas El Paso is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Texas El Paso is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Texas El Paso is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games
Texas El Paso is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
Rice is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Rice is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Rice's last 12 games
Rice is 11-4 ATS in its last 15 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Texas El Paso home to Middle Tennessee, Saturday, November 29th
Rice at Louisiana Tech, Saturday, November 29th