Free Week 7 Prediction: Roadrunners vs Owls Odds
Looking for UTSA Roadrunners vs. Rice Owls free picks? Week 7 College football betting sees the Roadrunners taking on the Owls Saturday October 15th 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.
(2-3) UTSA Roadrunners vs. Rice Owls (0-5)
Date: Saturday, October 15th
Time: 7:00 pm EST
Venue: Rice Stadium, Houston, Texas
NCAA Football Spread: UTSA -3.5
NCAA Betting Total: 57.5
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C-USA foes meet as the Rice Owls welcome in the UTSA Roadrunners on Saturday night.
The Owls continue to search for their first win while the Roadrunners eye the .500 mark here.
The Roadrunners finally put an end to their 3 game losing streak as they found a lot of offensive success against Southern Miss last week.
UTSA compiled 532 total yards of offense with 339 yards coming from the run game.
The run game has been very scarce from the Roadrunners, something they’ve been very good at in the past. The Roadrunners are averaging just 144.8 yards per game on the ground, which sits 99th overall in the nation.
RB Jalen Rhodes leads the team’s rushing attack as he has compiled 362 yards on the season. In the win over Southern Miss, Rhodes rumbled for 165 yards on just 14 carries and added 3 touchdowns in what was one of his best performances in his career.
Look for Rhodes to try and carry that momentum here into this week against a very weak Rice defense that allows 213.4 rush yards per game.
The Owls had a bye week to think about their rough start to the season as they try to turn it around do it quickly.
Rice has dropped 5 straight to start the season and haven’t looked good on either side of the ball while doing it.
The Owls have covered 2 of the 5 games, but both have been big spreads that still saw them get blown out.
This team ranks near the bottom in almost every category both offensively and defensively, but the ones that stand out the most have been the yards per game for the offense and defense.
Rice is averaging just 335.8 yards per game while conceding 568.4 yards against. Rice has tried to pick up the tempo offensively, but all it’s done is get the offense off the field quicker and throw their defense right back into the gauntlet.
Rice will have to control the tempo with their ground game (173.2 yards per game) here and allow the defense to catch more longer breaks.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
Roadrunners are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
Roadrunners are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 conference games.
Roadrunners are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS win.
Owls are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
Owls are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 conference games.
Owls are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games on fieldturf
Free Week 7 NCAA Football Prediction
The Owls have just been horrid on both sides of the ball and this week will be no different.
UTSA has a great balance and they’ve given some teams fits that maybe they shouldn’t have.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: UTSA -3.5
UTSA should be able to push back the Owls offensively and really force them out of their comfort zone as they cover the small number.
Week 7 Free Score Prediction: UTSA 33- Rice Owls 17
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