Free Week 9 Prediction: Owls vs Bulldogs Odds
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(1-6) Rice Owls vs. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (5-3)
Date: Saturday, October 29th
Time: 7:00 pm EST
Venue: Joe Aillet Stadium in Ruston, LA
NCAA Football Spread: Louisiana Tech -28.0
NCAA Betting Total: 72.0
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Rice picked up their first win of the season last week while Louisiana Tech and their high-powered offense continued to roll over another opponent.
The Owls will now need to build off of their win over FCS Prairie View A&M and see if they can find a way to stop Ryan Higgins.
Rice finally got on the board with a win but was hardly impressive given the quality of their opponent.
Despite facing an FCS opponent at home and jumping out to a 31 point first half lead, the Owls allowed Prairie View A&M to put up 44 points on them.
That doesn’t bode well for this week’s matchup where they will face one of the more high powered offenses in all of the FBS.
Tyler Stehling put together a nice little performance last week but that equated to the majority of his production from the entire season.
Stehling threw 5 touchdowns last week to bring him to 10 on the season and 407 yards to bring him to 1392 on the season.
While Stehling has played decently in some of the other games this season, either their defense hasn’t matched his performance or he hasn’t contributed to many big plays.
It will be up to Stehling to build off of the confidence from last week because their defense will struggle to slow down a Bulldog offense that is averaging 42 points and 532 yards per game.
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
On the road or at home, it doesn’t matter. Ryan Higgins continues to dominate opposing defenses and has thrown for 400 plus yards 4 times this season.
This week should be another one of those games as Rice’s passing defense has been one of the worst in the country.
Higgins owns a 24 to 3 touchdown to interception ratio which should continue to be sharp this week against a Rice defense that forces very few turnovers.
The Bulldog defense has been pretty poor this season which has contributed to the need for Higgins to drop back and throw. They should have an easier time this week against Rice but really have had a tough time stopping most opposing offenses.
One of their 3 losses this season was a 1 point loss to Arkansas in a game that Higgins didn’t play. So, the Bulldogs are playing great football and I wouldn’t expect any possible way that will stop this week.
Look for Higgins to go wild and keep the Bulldogs rolling.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
• Over is 14-7 in Louisiana Tech’s last 21 games.
• Over is 8-5-1 in Louisiana Tech’s last 14 home games.
• Over is 10-6 in Rice’s last 16 away games.
• Louisiana Tech are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 home games.
Free Week 9 NCAA Football Prediction
Rice’s offense gained a little confidence last week and Louisiana Tech’s defense is not very good. Also, the Bulldogs should put a ton of points on the board. I like this game to go over.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Game Total Over 72.0
I don’t trust Louisiana Tech’s defense enough to bet that they will cover a 28 point spread but their ability to score in bunches could end up making that happen.
Week 9 Free Score Prediction: Louisiana Tech 54 – Rice 34
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