Rice at North Texas College Football Picks and Predictions 10/27/2018
Saturday, October 27, 2018
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The Rice Owls travel to Apogee Stadium to take on the North Texas Mean Green on Saturday, October 27, 2018. The opening line for this game has North Texas as 28 point favorites. The Owls have an ATS record of 3-5-0 while their over/under record is 5-3-0. The Mean Green have an over/under record of 0-8-0 and they are 4-4-0 against the spread.
Valuable Rice Owls Betting Trends
The Rice Owls are 5-3-0 against the over/under
The Rice Owls are 3-5-0 against the spread
Important North Texas Mean Green Betting Trends
The North Texas Mean Green are 0-8-0 against the over/under
The North Texas Mean Green are 4-4-0 against the spread
Key Rice Owls Injuries
10/21/18 WR Brendan Harmon Knee is questionable Saturday vs North Texas
10/21/18 DB D Angelo Ellis Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs North Texas
10/21/18 RB Emmanuel Esukpa Concussion is questionable Saturday vs North Texas
10/21/18 LB Kebreyun Page Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs North Texas
10/21/18 OL Uzoma Osuji Ankle is questionable Saturday vs North Texas
10/21/18 FB Will Phillips Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs North Texas
10/19/18 QB Shawn Stankavage Foot is out for season
Key North Texas Mean Green Injuries
10/02/18 RB Loren Easly Leg is out for season
07/28/18 OL Brendon Weatherspoon ACL is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Rice Owls are 112th in Division 1 in points scored with 153. They have run 543 plays this season for 2,562 yards, which ranks them 101st in the nation in total offense. The Owls average 4.7 yards per play, which is 122nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 132 1st downs this year, placing them 101st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Rice has run for 1,230 yards as a team, which ranks 70th in the country. They've run 308 times, averaging 4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Owls have been penalized on offense 36 times for 312 yards so far this season, which has them 102nd in the nation in penalties. Evan Marshman has thrown for 164 yards this season. He has completed 17 passes on 31 attempts for a completion percentage of 54.8%. His quarterback rating this year is 92.8. He averages 5.3 yards per pass attempt and 3.8 adjusted yards per throw.
Rice is 124th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 310. They have surrendered a total of 3,522 yards on D, which is 116th in Division 1. The Owls are ranked 124th in yards per play allowed with 7.1. Opposing offenses have completed 137 passes on 211 attempts against the Rice Owls defense this season, placing them 70th and 47th in the country. The Rice pass defense has also given up a total of 2,100 yards through the air, which is 120th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 286 attempts for 1,422 yards this year, putting them in 99th place in D-1 against the run. The Owls have committed 37 penalties for 322 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 28th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Rice is ranked 125th in the nation in punt returns with 5. They've accumulated 31 punt return yards and average 6.2 yards per return, which is 95th in college football. They have returned 26 kicks for 716 yards on special teams, ranking 4th in kick return yardage. The Owls average 28 yards per kick return and they are 71st in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,310. The Rice Owls have attempted 16 field goals this season and made 10, which is 25th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 63%. Rice Owls kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 15 for 15 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,185 yards on 49 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That places them 18th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Mean Green have run for 1,156 yards as a team, which ranks 80th in the nation. They've run 289 times, averaging 4 yards per rush as a unit. The Mean Green have been penalized on offense 39 times for 448 yards so far this year, which has them 89th in the country in penalties. They are 11th in Division 1 in points scored with 300. They have run 609 plays this year for 3,755 yards, which ranks them 7th in the nation in total offense. The North Texas Mean Green average 6.2 yards per play, which is 38th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 201 1st downs this season, ranking them 6th overall as an offensive unit. Mason Fine has completed 203 throws while attempting 309 passes for a completion percentage of 65.7%. He has passed for 2,546 yards this year. He averages 9.3 adjusted yards per throw and 8.2 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 154.6.
The North Texas Mean Green rush defense has given up 259 attempts for 882 yards this season, putting them in 28th place in the country against the run. They have had 42 penalties for 385 yards on defense this year. That places them 53rd in Division 1. North Texas is 35th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 152. They have given up a total of 2,767 yards on D, which is 66th in the nation. The Mean Green are 44th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Opponent offenses have completed 144 throws on 277 attempts against the North Texas defense this season, ranking them 88th and 121st in the country. The North Texas Mean Green pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,885 yards in the air, which is 103rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The North Texas Mean Green have tried 15 field goals this year and made 13, which is 10th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 87%. North Texas kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 33 for 35 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,560 yards on 37 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 52nd in the NCAA in punting average. North Texas is 92nd in the country in punt returns with 9. They've totaled 172 punt return yards and average 19.1 yards per return, which is 8th in D-1. They have returned 15 kicks for 371 yards on special teams, which puts them 51st in kick return yardage. The Mean Green average 25 yards per kick return and they are 8th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,298.
Who will win tonight's Owls/Mean Green college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Mean Green -28
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