Rice vs Army College Football Betting Tips 8/30/2019
Friday, August 30, 2019
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The Rice Owls head to Michie Stadium to play the Army Black Knights on Friday, August 30, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Army as 23.5 point favorites. The Owls were 7-6-0 against the spread last season and their over/under record was 6-5-2. The Black Knights were 7-4-2 against the spread and their over/under mark was 7-6-0.
Valuable Rice Owls Betting Trends
The Rice Owls were 6-5-2 against the over/under last season
The Rice Owls were 7-6-0 against the spread last year
Important Army Black Knights Betting Trends
The Army Black Knights were 7-6-0 against the over/under last season
The Army Black Knights were 7-4-2 against the spread last year
Key Rice Owls Injuries
08/13/19 WR Aaron Cephus Suspension is out indefinitely
Key Army Black Knights Injuries
No key injuries to report
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Rice Owls were 122nd in the country in points scored with 246 last season. They ran 858 plays last year for 4,139 yards, which ranked them 104th in Division 1 in total offense. The Owls averaged 4.8 yards per play, which was 122nd in the nation. As a team they accumulated a total of 211 1st downs last season, ranking them 118th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Rice ran for 1,867 yards, which ranked 94th in college football. They ran 490 times, averaging 3.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Owls were penalized on offense 59 times for 514 yards last year, which had them 114th in the country in penalties.
Rice was 120th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 468 last year. They gave up a total of 5,794 yards on D, which was 113th in D-1. The Owls were 124th in yards per play allowed with 6.9. Opponent offenses completed 247 throws on 393 attempts against the Rice Owls defense last season, ranking them 91st and 62nd in the nation. The Rice pass defense also surrendered a total of 3,641 yards in the air, which was 126th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense gave up 449 attempts for 2,153 yards last season, putting them in 68th place in the country against the run. The Owls had 55 penalties for 449 yards on defense last year. That placed them 5th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Rice was 129th in the country in punt returns with 7 last season. They totaled 16 punt return yards and averaged 2.3 yards per return, which was 130th in D-1. They returned 36 kicks for 904 yards on special teams, which put them 14th in kick return yardage. The Owls averaged 24 yards per kick return and they were 110th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,058. The Rice Owls tried 23 field goals last year and made 16, which was 51st in college football. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 65%. Rice Owls kickers made 96% of their extra points, going 23 for 23 last season. Their punters accumulated 3,636 yards on 81 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That ranked them 12th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Black Knights ran for 4,063 yards as a team last year, which ranked 2nd in college football. They ran 824 times, averaging 4.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Army Black Knights were penalized on offense 62 times for 627 yards last season, which had them 104th in the country in penalties. They were 36th in the nation in points scored with 426. They ran 922 plays last season for 5,103 yards, which ranked them 128th in Division 1 in total offense. Army averaged 5.5 yards per play, which was 79th in college football. As a team they accumulated a total of 283 1st downs last year, placing them 40th overall as an offensive unit.
The Army Black Knights rush defense allowed 360 attempts for 1,385 yards last year, putting them in 9th place in D-1 against the run. Army committed 72 penalties for 549 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 15th in college football. They were 11th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 230. They surrendered a total of 3,839 yards on D, which was 7th in the country. The Black Knights were ranked 54th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opposing offenses completed 192 passes on 328 attempts against the Army defense last season, placing them 15th and 15th in Division 1. The Army Black Knights pass defense also gave up a total of 2,454 yards through the air, which was 23rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Army Black Knights attempted 13 field goals last season and made 9, which was 116th in D-1. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 69%. Black Knights kickers made 100% of their extra points, going 57 for 57 last year. Their punters totaled 1,226 yards on 33 punts, averaging 38 yards per punt. That placed them 117th in Division 1 in punting average. Army was ranked 111th in the nation in punt returns with 12 last year. They accumulated 179 punt return yards and averaged 14.9 yards per return, which was 11th in college football. They returned 10 kicks for 152 yards on special teams, ranking 129th in kick return yardage. The Army Black Knights averaged 14 yards per kick return and they were 93rd in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,434.
Who will win tonight's Owls/Black Knights college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Black Knights -23.5
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