Free Week 5 Prediction: Owls vs Panthers Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 5
(1-3) Rice Owls vs. Pittsburgh Panthers (1-3)
Date: Saturday, September 30th
Time: 12:00 pm EST
Venue: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh
NCAA Football Spread: Pittsburgh -20
NCAA Betting Total: 51
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We have reached week five of the college football season and although most teams are playing conference games this weekend, there is still some non conference showdown.
This game is between two teams who have had absolutely terrible starts to their season, and panic is starting to set in for both teams.
The Rice Owls make the trip to Heinz Field to take on the Pitt Panthers. This is the first meeting between the two teams in history.
The Rice Owls come into this game with a 1-3 record, and in their three losses they have looked really bad, and they need to that change soon.
Their only win was against the UTEP Miners who will end the season as one of the worst teams in college football and they won that game by the final score of 31-14.
In their three losses though they have only scored a total of 17 points. Now they have played tough competition like Stanford and Houston but to only score 17 points in three games is pretty embarrassing.
One of the biggest problems the Owls have had this year is finding a quarterback that can actually lead the offense. They have had a couple of guys they have tried to plug in there but neither of them could take very good control of the offense.
To win this game it’s probably going to take a miracle. They need the offense to play a lot better in this game if they want any shot to win.
They can’t have whoever they decide to go with at quarterback only throw 100 or 150 yards and expect to have any shot at the upset.
On the other side of this match up is the Pittsburgh Panthers who have not had a good season, which is not something they are very used to in Pittsburgh.
They come into this game having only won one game and that was against Youngstown State, an FCS level school and even them they were only able to beat by seven points.
But they still have a chance to turn around their season in a big way, and this is a great opportunity for them to win a game, and get their confidence up a bit by really winning this game with ease.
They like the Owls have a quarterback issue that they need to figure out soon. They need one of the guys to step up in a big way in this game and really take control of the team and show the coaches that they deserve to be the starter for the rest of the year.
If the Panthers don’t win this game by 15 or 20 points expect even more panic out of the fan base.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Rice is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
- Pittsburgh is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games at home
Free Week 5 NCAA Football Pick
I think the Pitt Panthers are the better team in this game, but they should not be favored in this game by 20 points after how they have played so far this year.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Rice +20
I think the Rice Owls will get some offensive production in this game and that will lead them to keep it close and to cover the spread.
Week 5 Free Score Prediction: Rice 21 – Pittsburgh 28
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