Free Week 9 Prediction: Bulldogs vs Owls Odds
Week 9 College football betting sees the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs taking on the Rice Owls Friday October 30th 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.
Louisiana Bulldogs (5-3) vs. Rice Owls (4-3)
Date: Friday, October 30th
Time: 8:00 PM
Venue: Rice Stadium, Houston, Texas
NCAA Football Spread: Louisiana Tech -13
NCAA Betting Total: 62.5
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A very crucial C-USA game takes place Friday night inside Rice Stadium as the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs take on the Rice Owls.
Currently, the Bulldogs sit atop the C-USA’s West division with a 3-1 record. Right behind them sit the Rice Owls with a 2-1 record.
Both teams come in on a high as they won their Week 8 matchups with LA Tech beating MTSU and Rice knocking off Army.
The Bulldogs took it to Middle Tennessee last week with a 45-16 route of the Blue Raiders. LA Tech raced out to a 35-10 halftime lead en route to racking up 470 yards of total offense.
QB Jeff Driskel once again dominated as he finished with 294 yards on 18 of 28 passing and threw for a pair of touchdowns. RB Kenneth Dixon also played a big role in the win as he carried the ball 14 times for 66 yards and found the end zone 3 times.
The Bulldogs rank 20th in total offense with 480.6 yards per game and a majority of that comes from the pass. Driskel leads an offense that is averaging 315.2 pass yards per game.
Scoring wise, Louisiana Tech fits right in with C-USA offensive theme as they average 37.8 points per game.
The troubles for them this season have stemmed from road games. LA Tech is just 1-3 SU on the road and their average number of points drops to 31.2 while they allow 39.0.
Rice found the end zone with just 24 seconds left to propel themselves over Army 38-31. With the in, the Owls improved to over .400 at 4-3 and now sit just 2 games out of bowl eligibility.
While a bowl game is the main goal here for Rice, they sit just 1 game behind LA Tech for the lead in C-USA’s west division.
Rice is a much more balanced offense than the Bulldogs’ heavy pass game. Rice ranks 41st in offense with 436.3 yards per game.
They average 195.0 rush yards per game while passing for 241.3.
Their problems stem from the defensive end the ball. Rice is allowing 36.9 points per game and the opposition is gaining 446.3 yards against them.
Rice will look to avenge their beat down from last season against as they fell 76-31. Rice allowed 677 yards against and had just 34 rush yards in their favor.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
Bulldogs are 18-5 ATS in their last 23 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
Bulldogs are 14-6-1 ATS in their last 21 games in October.
Bulldogs are 22-10 ATS in their last 32 road games.
Bulldogs are 9-21 ATS in their last 30 games following a SU win of more than 20 points.
Bulldogs are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous game.
Free Week 9 NCAA Football Prediction
Both offenses should offer us with a fun C-USA showdown. Expect Louisiana Tech to air the ball out while Rice looks to rack up the rush yards against a weak run defense.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Over
Back and forth action with lots of touchdowns being score here. Expect this one to FLY over the total.
Week 9 Free Score Prediction: Louisiana Tech 55- Rice 45
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