Rice at Houston 9/24/22 - College Football Picks & Predictions

Game: Houston Cougars vs Rice Owls
Date & Time: 9/24/2022, 10:00 PM UTC
Location: John O'Quinn Field At Tdecu Stadium
Address: Houston, TX
Latest Odds: HOU -17.5 ; O/U 51.5
TV Channel: ESPN+

The Rice Owls visit TDECU Stadium in Houston, Texas on Saturday to play the Houston Cougars. Rice improved to 2-1 following its 33-21 victory over Louisiana on Saturday. TJ McMahon passed for 303 yards and three touchdowns. Rice gained 449 yards of total offense but was careless with the ball turning it over three times. The Owls defense allowed Louisiana to gain just 175 yards of total offense. 

TJ McMahon has passed for 642 yards with seven touchdowns and six interceptions. Ari Broussard is the leading rusher for Rice with 145 yards and four touchdowns, while the leading receiver is Luke McCaffrey with 202 yards and two touchdown receptions. On defense, linebacker Myron Morrison is the leading tackler with 18. Rice has seven quarterback sacks and three interceptions.

Houston dropped to 1-2 following its 48-30 loss to the Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday. Houston gained 446 yards of total offense but committed two turnovers. The Cougars gave up 438 yards of total offense to Kansas. Houston had problems on the sidelines as two wide receivers for the Cougars got into an altercation and that could affect the overall morale of the team. Find out who we think will win each college football game at our college football preview.

Clayton Tune has thrown for 744 yards with five touchdowns and two interceptions. The leading rusher is Brandon Campbell with 177 yards and two touchdowns while the receiver is Nathaniel Dell with 246 yards and two touchdown receptions. On defense, linebacker Donovan Mutin is the leading tackler with 23. Houston has nine quarterback sacks and four interceptions. 

Odds Table

Betting Trends

  • Rice is 5-10 ATS in its last 15
  • The OVER has cashed in each of the Owls last 7
  • Houston is 2-4 ATS in its last 6
  • The OVER has cashed in 5 of the Cougars last 6
Free NCAA Football Pick: Over 51.5

Rice will pick up an upset on the road Saturday against Houston but the play here is OVER. The OVER has cashed in each other Rice’s last seven as well as in five of Houston's last six. The OVER has cashed in four of the last five games that Houston has played against an opponent from the Conference-USA. Rice has seen the total finish over in each of the last five played during September. Final Score Prediction, Rice Owls win but our best play is OVER 31-30.


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