Week 4: Owls vs Bears Odds
College football betting sees the Rice Owls taking on the Baylor Bears Saturday September 26th at McLane Stadium Waco, TX. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
Rice (2-1) vs. Baylor (2-0)
Date: Saturday, September 26
Time: 3 PM
Venue: McLane Stadium Waco, TX
NCAA Football Spread: Baylor -34.5
NCAA Betting Total: 74.5
NCAA Moneyline Odds: OFF
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Baylor has played a couple of cream puffs to begin the season, but they have put up 723 yards and 785 yards in their first 2 games.
Yeah, the Bears are loaded and they are a HUGE 34.5-point home favorite facing Rice.
They are coming off a bye week, so they will be well-rested for this non-conference game.
Baylor does have a big-time dynamic offense, but they have not started well in their first 2 games and even were tied with Lamar in their last game 21-21 before eventually cruising to a 66-31 win.
Rice is at 2-1 and they are 3-0 ATS on the season, but their 2 wins have also come again weak teams and their one loss was to a Texas team that is 1-2.
Baylor has won 6 straight games facing Rice and the last time they played it was in 2011.
The Owls have a solid offense and in their last game, which was a 38-24 win over North Texas, they racked up 562 yards.
Rice QB Driphus Jackson was 29/39 for 373 yards with 3 TD and he has a good WR corps led by Dennis Parks.
The Owls have 3 RB’s that have over 165 rushing yards and their play will be key in this game. For Rice to have any chance in this game they will have to run the ball well to keep the Baylor offense on the sidelines.
Baylor has the offense, but they have given up 21 points and 31 points in their last 2 games respectively.
The Owls have lost 24 straight games facing top 25 teams.
Baylor is led by QB Seth Russell and while he has passed for 718 yards with 9 TD in 2 games he does have 4 INT.
Shock Linwood is a Heisman candidate at the RB position and he has over 200 rushing yards this season.
The deep WR corps is led by Corey Coleman,, who has 360 receiving yards in only 2 games with 5 TD and is averaging an amazing 32.7 yards per catch.
Rice has given up 52 points in their last 2 games and even though they won against North Texas in their last game they gave up 303 passing yards and 175 rushing yards.
One betting hint in this game is taking the Under may not be the best choice, as Baylor may be able to put up close to the total of 74 points alone.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- RICE are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games.
- Under is 6-2 in RICE last 8 vs. Big 12.
- Over is 43-16 in RICE last 59 road games.
- BAY are 24-6 ATS in their last 30 home games.
- Over is 6-2 in BAY last 8 games on grass.
- Over is 20-7 in BAY last 27 games in September.
Week 4 NCAA Football Prediction
Baylor will win this game easily, but Rice has a decent offense and Baylor’s defense has not looked good so the Owls will cover the 34.5-point spread.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Rice +34.5
Baylor will stay in the National Title hunt with the W, but Rice will move to 4-0 ATS covering the spread.
Week 4 Score Prediction: Baylor 52 – Rice 30
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