Free Week 8 Prediction: Black Knights vs Owls Odds
Week 8 College football betting sees the Army Black Knights taking on the Rice Owls Saturday October 24th 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.
Army Black Knights (2-5) vs. Rice Owls (3-3)
Date: Saturday, October 24th
Time: 12:00 PM
Venue: Rice Stadium, Houston, Texas
NCAA Football Spread: Rice -9.5
NCAA Betting Total:
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A big rivalry matchup takes place Saturday as the Army Black Knights take on the Rice Owls.
The Rice Owls try to keep the momentum going after a thrilling win over Florida Atlantic in their last game.
For the Black Knights, they are trying to get back on track posting a 2-5 record thus far in the first half of the season, but look to really build off last week’s win in West Point over a strong Bucknell team.
With the up and down season, Rice is trying to keep the momentum going, after beating Florida Atlantic last week in a thriller where Rice was down 12 going into the 4th quarter.
Playing against a very run heavy Army team that has a very weak secondary as well, having a talented passing offense with 5th year senior Driphus Jackson at the helm should play right into the Owls hand.
Driphus threw for almost 300 yards last week and also added three touchdowns as well, largely contributing to the Owls come from behind victory in Boca Raton, Florida.
With Driphus Jackson leading the way against a Army offense that gives up on average 27.14 points a game, and also a secondary that gives up 234.71 yards a game, look for the QB to have a big part in the scoring for the Owls on Saturday.
Do not shy away from the Owls running game either; at home the Owls have the 21st ranked rushing attack in the nation. With these numbers and the team on a upswing, it looks as though Rice is gearing up to have a break out offensive performance this weekend.
On the defensive side of the ball the Owls have struggled mightily trying to not give up the big play while opponents are scoring 29 ppg on them.
Although the front seven of the Owls is very experienced, and knowing what is coming with the triple option offense of Army, this could help them find their way in terms of stopping the big plays.
The Army Black Knights have struggled in all 7 of their games this year including a couple wins that they have had at home, being one dimensional running the triple option it is pretty well known what the Black Knights will try and get by with.
The Black Knights rushing attack to their credit is a very talented group that has rushed for over 1800 yards, with no real break out leader for their offense the Black Knights have multiple athletes that can run away from you in a hurry.
The most notable athlete on the team is QB Ahmad Bradshaw who has 4 rushing touchdowns and 3 passing TD’s to date on the season, making him by far the one to watch with both his legs and his arm in this upcoming game in Houston.
With the Owls front seven being a strength and the Black Knights rushing attack being a pivotal part of their offense something will have to give this Saturday, and judging by how the season has gone so far.
The Black Knights are in a bad spot here.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
Army is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
Army is 5-15 in last 20 games on the road
Rice is 6-1 ATS in last 7 games at home
Rice is 11-5 SU in last 16 games
Rice is 12-4 ATS in last 16 games
Free Week 8 NCAA Football Prediction
Both teams are looking to build off of wins in their last respective games, with Rice being at home and also having a good passing attack while Army seems to be pretty one dimensional with just their running game being a strength.
I think the Owls should be able to put this one away with no problems this Saturday in Houston.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Rice ATS
Rice facing a weak secondary and having a good savy QB should work completely to their advantage and propel them to win by at least two touchdowns this week at home.
Week 8 Free Score Prediction: Rice 38 – Army 21
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