Free Week 3 Prediction: Bears vs Owls Odds
Looking for Baylor Bears vs. Rice Owls free picks? Week 3 College football betting sees the Bears take on the Owls Friday, September 16th at Rice Stadium, Houston, Texas. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
(2-0) #19 Baylor Bears vs. Rice Owls (0-2)
Date: Friday, September 16th
Time: 8:00 PM/ET
Venue: Rice Stadium, Houston, Texas
NCAA Football Spread: Baylor -31
NCAA Betting Total: 65.5
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The #19 team in the nation hits the road as the Baylor Bears take on the Rice Owls Friday night.
Baylor has had little problems this season as their high flying attack continues to put up points.
They’ll look to continue their success here against a Rice team that has struggled scoring themselves.
#19 Baylor Bears
The Bears haven’t played any sort of top tier opponent through their first two games of the season, but their offense has still looked extremely impressive.
Baylor has put up a combined 95 points over Northwestern State and SMU, as the post Bryce Petty era has started off successfully.
The Bears have averaged 517 yards, but what has been the most interesting has been their balanced style.
Baylor has averaged 242 pass yards per game, while adding 275 rush yards. QB Seth Russell leads the way with 424 pass yards while tossing 6 touchdowns and a pair on interceptions.
Russell will be asked to do much more as the season goes on, but for now he’s getting a lot of time off in the 2nd half with the games being so lopsided.
The Owls were supposed to pick up the pace a little bit this season, but the success rate from that has been nothing.
Rice has scored just 14 points in each of their first two games, both resulting in lopsided losses. They dropped 46-14 to Western Kentucky and followed that up with a 31-14 loss to Army.
Rice has managed just 288.5 yards per game offensively, which ranks 120th in the nation.
Defensively, they have found a way to be even worse. Rice has been torched through the first two games, allowing 531 yards per game with 309 of them coming through the air.
That doesn’t bode well here in this spot, as Baylor’s high tempo attack is going to have a field day against them. Look for the offense to slow it down here, attempting to keep Russell and company off the field.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Bears are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 vs. CUSA.
- Bears are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games after accumulating more than 450 total yards in their previous game.
- Bears are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games on fieldturf.
- Owls are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 non-conference games.
- Owls are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games after allowing more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game.
- Owls are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 vs. Big 12.
Free Week 3 NCAA Football Prediction:
This is going to be a very difficult game for Rice.
They just don’t have the speed, nor defensive ability to slow Baylor down.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Baylor -31
The Bears will run wild here. Expect them to put up 50 or 60 points here as they cover the number with ease.
Week 3 Free Score Prediction: Baylor 57- Rice 13
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