The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs will look to both, halt the Rice Owls’ winning ways while extending their own winning ways when the two rivals square off in their Week 8 Conference USA clash on Friday night.
Now, let’s find out which team is going to bring home the bacon in this intriguing pairing.
A Closer Look At The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs V Rice Owls College Football Week 9 Odds & Betting Preview
What: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (5-3) at Rice Owls (4-3)
When: Friday, October 30, 2015
Kickoff: 8:00 PM ET
Where: Houston, TX
Stadium: Rice Stadium
Weather: 80° F | A Mixture of Sun and Clouds
Spread: Lousiana Tech -13
Moneyline: Louisiana Tech -500 vs Rice +375
Game Total: 64
Watch: FOX Sports 1
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Listen: Louisiana Tech vs Rice
Bet The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at -12 because…
Louisiana Tech (5-3 SU, 4-4 ATS) rolled all over overmatched Middle Tennessee in their 45-16 Week 8 win while covering the spread with room to spare as a 7-point home favorite.
Quarterback Jeff Driskel completed 18 of 28 passes for 294 yards and two touchdowns while running back Kenneth Dixon added 66 yards and three scores on 14 carries while adding a 35 yard touchdown catch in the commanding win.
The Bulldogs won the turnover battle at plus-3 by recovering one fumble and picking off two passes and average a stellar 37.8 points per game (22nd) while allowing 27.2 points per contest defensively (73rd).
Bet The Rice Owls at -12 Because…
Rice (4-3 SU, 4-2-1 ATS) has won two straight coming into this contest including a thrilling 38-31 win over Army in Week 8 while Pushing against the NCAAF betting line as a 7-point home fave.
Quarterback Driphus Jackson completed 20 of 30 passes for 267 yards with two touchdowns while running back Darik Dillard rushed for 89 yards and one score on just 10 carries.
The Owls average a solid 30.8 points per game (58th) but give up a whopping 36.9 points per game defensively (113th).
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
59 percent of public bettors likes Louisiana tech to cover the spread, but I don’t.
The Rice Owls are 2-1 at home this season while averaging 34.7 scoring and holding their opponents to 32.0 points per contest.
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs have gone 1-3 on the road while averaging 31.2 points per game and giving up a whopping 39.0 points per contest.
The Bulldogs are 18-5 ATS in their last 23 road games versus a team with a winning home record and a bankroll-boosting 22-10 ATS in their last 32 road games, but I like the fact that Rice has gone 6-1-1 ATS in their last eight home games, 12-4-1 ATS in their last 17 games overall and a solid 7-3 ATS in their last 10 conference games. I like Rice to cover the spread as a double-digit home dog – by getting the outright win!