Can Baylor Cover Huge Spread On Road at Rice

Can Baylor Cover Huge Spread On Road at Rice?

The 21st-ranked Baylor Bears won’t have any trouble moving to 3-0 when they visit the winless Rice Owls on Friday night. The big question is whether or not the Bears will cover the college football week 3 betting spread as huge four-touchdown-plus road favorites.

Let’s find out now.

Baylor Bears Vs Rice Owls Spread & ATS Pick

What: No. 21 Baylor Bears (2-0) at Rice Owls (0-2)
When: Friday, September 16, 2016
Start Time:  8:00 PM ET
Where: Houston, TX
Stadium: Rice Stadium
Spread: Baylor -30
Game Total: 65.5
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Bet The Baylor Bears at -30 Because…

Baylor (2-0 SU, 0-2 ATS) remained unbeaten by pounding SMU in their commanding 40-13 Week 2 win, though the Bears failed to cover the spread as huge 33-point home favorites.

Starting quarterback Seth Russell completed 26 of 47 passes for 261 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another score following a 6-6 halftime tie.

"Give it to SMU," Russell said. "They were flying around on defense. They were giving us things we hadn’t really seen them do, and they have some really good players on their team. They’re going to do a great job in their conference. They’re going to be a tough team to beat."

Is a huge 30-point college football week 3 betting spread too much for the talented Baylor squad?

Bet The Rice Owls at +30 Because…

Rice (0-2 SU, 0-2 ATS) was on the wrong end of a humbling 31-14 loss against Army in Week 2 while never coming close to covering the college football betting line as a 9-point road dog. The Owls kicked off their 2016 campaign with a discouraging 46-14 loss at Western Kentucky.

"Army is a good team," Rice tight end Connor Cella said. "They came to play and we didn’t. Offensively, we did not have a good week of practice and you could see it on the field."

The answer to the question if Rice can cover the 30-point college football betting spread is easy.

Expert ATS Pick & Final Score Prediction

I’m not real fond of high point spreads, but the fact of the matter is that I’ll be surprised if this game isn’t over by halftime.

I know Baylor has gone 1-4 ATS in its last five games, but the Bears are also 17-4 SU in their last 21 games. With Rice going 1-6 SU and ATS in its last seven games and being completely overmatched in this Week 3 matchup, I say bank on Baylor to win and cover the college football betting spread.

My Pick: Baylor 56 Rice 17