Rice at Southern Miss College Football Picks and Predictions 9/22/2018
Saturday, September 22, 2018
M. M. Roberts Stadium
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M. M. Roberts Stadium is the venue for the game between the Rice Owls and the Southern Miss Golden Eagles on Saturday, September 22, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Southern Miss as 12.5 point favorites. The Golden Eagles are 1-1-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 1-1-0. The Owls are 2-1-0 ATS and their over/under record is 3-0-0.
Valuable Rice Owls Betting Trends
The Rice Owls are 3-0-0 against the over/under
The Rice Owls are 2-1-0 against the spread
Important Southern Miss Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 1-1-0 against the spread
Key Rice Owls Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Southern Miss Golden Eagles Injuries
09/15/18 QB Kwadra Griggs Suspension is upgraded to probable
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Rice Owls have run for 604 yards as a unit, which ranks 47th in the nation. They've run 132 times, averaging 4.6 yards per rush as a unit. The Owls have been penalized on offense 18 times for 165 yards so far this year, which has them 70th in the country in penalties. They are 68th in Division 1 in points scored with 87. They have run 230 plays this year for 1,282 yards, which ranks them 59th in the nation in total offense. The Owls average 5.6 yards per play, which is 82nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 65 1st downs this season, ranking them 57th overall as an offensive unit. Shawn Stankavage has completed 47 throws while attempting 77 passes for a completion percentage of 61%. He has passed for 546 yards this year. He averages 7.2 adjusted yards per throw and 7.1 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 136.8.
The Owls rush defense has given up 93 attempts for 553 yards this season, putting them in 95th place in the country against the run. They have had 17 penalties for 158 yards on defense this year. That places them 63rd in Division 1. Rice is 115th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 116. They have given up a total of 1,436 yards on D, which is 114th in the nation. The Owls are 128th in yards per play allowed with 8. Opponent offenses have completed 56 throws on 87 attempts against the Rice Owls defense this season, ranking them 78th and 53rd in the country. The Rice pass defense has also surrendered a total of 883 yards in the air, which is 111th overall in total pass defense.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Golden Eagles are 92nd in Division 1 in points scored with 75. They have run 158 plays this season for 893 yards, which ranks them 69th in the nation in total offense. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles average 5.7 yards per play, which is 80th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 52 1st downs this year, placing them 99th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Southern Miss has run for 260 yards as a team, which ranks 120th in the country. They've run 79 times, averaging 3.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Golden Eagles have been penalized on offense 8 times for 80 yards so far this season, which has them 128th in the nation in penalties. Jack Abraham has thrown for 620 yards this season. He has completed 52 passes on 73 attempts for a completion percentage of 71.2%. His quarterback rating this year is 164.2. He averages 8.5 yards per pass attempt and 8.9 adjusted yards per throw.
Southern Miss is 11th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 28. They have surrendered a total of 553 yards on D, which is 1st in Division 1. The Golden Eagles are ranked 37th in yards per play allowed with 4.7. Opposing offenses have completed 34 passes on 65 attempts against the Southern Miss defense this season, placing them 13th and 19th in the country. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles pass defense has also given up a total of 293 yards through the air, which is 2nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 52 attempts for 260 yards this year, putting them in 18th place in D-1 against the run. The Golden Eagles have committed 13 penalties for 90 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 14th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Owls/Golden Eagles college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Golden Eagles -12.5
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