Rice at UTEP College Football Picks & Parlay 9/9/2017
Saturday, September 9, 2017
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The Rice Owls travel to Sun Bowl to take on the UTEP Miners on Saturday, September 9, 2017. The opening line for this game has UTEP as 3 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 62. The Owls have an ATS record of 0-1-0 while their over/under record is 1-0-0. The Miners have an over/under record of 1-0-0 and they are 0-1-0 against the spread.
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Valuable Rice Owls Betting Trends
The Rice Owls are 1-0-0 against the over/under
The Rice Owls are 0-1-0 against the spread
Important UTEP Miners Betting Trends
The UTEP Miners are 1-0-0 against the over/under
The UTEP Miners are 0-1-0 against the spread
Key Rice Owls Injuries
08/25/17 DB D Angelo Ellis Wrist out for season
Key UTEP Miners Injuries
09/03/17 LB Alvin Jones Suspension ejected last game, expected to miss 1st half Saturday vs. Rice
09/02/17 RB Quadraiz Wadley Shoulder out indefinitely
09/01/17 DL Chris Richardson Eligibility out for season
08/26/17 LB Jayson VanHook Shoulder out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Rice Owls are 119th in Division 1 in points scored with 7. They have run 62 plays this season for 241 yards, which ranks them 116th in the nation in total offense. The Owls average 3.9 yards per play, which is 115th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 14 1st downs this year, placing them 109th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Rice has run for 146 yards as a team, which ranks 78th in the country. They've run 38 times, averaging 3.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Owls have been penalized on offense 6 times for 45 yards so far this season, which has them 65th in the nation in penalties. Sam Glaesmann has thrown for 69 yards this season. He has completed 7 passes on 18 attempts for a completion percentage of 38.9%. His quarterback rating this year is 60. He averages 3.8 yards per pass attempt and 1.3 adjusted yards per throw.
Rice is 126th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 62. They have surrendered a total of 656 yards on D, which is 120th in Division 1. The Owls are ranked 125th in yards per play allowed with 9. Opposing offenses have completed 21 passes on 37 attempts against the Rice Owls defense this season, placing them 79th and 88th in the country. The Rice pass defense has also given up a total of 369 yards through the air, which is 110th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 36 attempts for 287 yards this year, putting them in 111th place in D-1 against the run. The Owls have committed 4 penalties for 35 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 35th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Rice has returned 4 kicks for 70 yards on special teams, ranking 50th in kick return yardage. The Owls average 18 yards per kick return and they are 109th in the country in all-purpose yards with 318. Their punters have totaled 337 yards on 7 punts, averaging 48 yards per punt. That places them 20th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Miners have run for 73 yards as a team, which ranks 108th in the nation. They've run 21 times, averaging 3.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Miners have been penalized on offense 5 times for 50 yards so far this year, which has them 88th in the country in penalties. They are 120th in Division 1 in points scored with 7. They have run 48 plays this year for 167 yards, which ranks them 118th in the nation in total offense. The UTEP Miners average 3.5 yards per play, which is 119th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 11 1st downs this season, ranking them 120th overall as an offensive unit. Ryan Metz has completed 10 throws while attempting 18 passes for a completion percentage of 55.6%. He has passed for 56 yards this year. He averages 3.1 adjusted yards per throw and 3.1 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 81.7.
The UTEP Miners rush defense has given up 38 attempts for 180 yards this season, putting them in 91st place in the country against the run. They have had 5 penalties for 60 yards on defense this year. That places them 75th in Division 1. UTEP is 122nd in college football in points surrendered on defense with 56. They have given up a total of 676 yards on D, which is 122nd in the nation. The Miners are 126th in yards per play allowed with 9.1. Opponent offenses have completed 32 throws on 36 attempts against the UTEP defense this season, ranking them 113th and 85th in the country. The UTEP Miners pass defense has also surrendered a total of 496 yards in the air, which is 125th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The UTEP Miners punters have accumulated 352 yards on 8 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That ranks them 41st in the NCAA in punting average. They have returned 2 kicks for 45 yards on special teams, which puts them 76th in kick return yardage. The Miners average 23 yards per kick return and they are 122nd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 212.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Owls +3 and under 62 total points
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