Rice vs MTSU NCAA Football Parlay 11/16/2019
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium
Wiley Green and the Rice Owls travel to Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the MTSU Blue Raiders. MTSU opens this game as 11.5-point favorites. The Owls are 3-5-1 ATS and 4-5-0 when betting on the total. The Blue Raiders are 5-3-1 when wagering on the over/under and 4-5-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Rice Owls faced the Marshall Thundering Herd and lost 20-7. Running the show from under center for the Owls was JoVoni Johnson who went 10/17 with 97 yards passing and tossed 1 TD. He ended the game with no interceptions. Juma Otoviano paced the team in rushing for the game. He tore off a long run of 14 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He scurried for 66 yards on 14 carries which gave him an average of 4.7 yards per carry. Austin Trammell was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 35 yards on 4 receptions. He had an average of 8.8 yards per reception for the game. The Owls ran the ball a total of 31 times and added 128 yards which had them averaging 4.1 yards per attempt. For the contest, the Owls got 16 first downs and they totaled 7 penalties for 54 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. For the game, they ran 57 plays which added up to 231 yards. In terms of defense, Rice gave up 17 catches on 22 attempts for a total of 269 yards, and a completion percentage of 77.3%. On the ground, the Owls gave up 122 yards on 43 tries which means they had an average of 2.8 yards per run allowed. For the game, they gave up 391 yards but didn't force any takeaways.
The Owls head into this matchup 0-9 this year. For total yardage, they rank 14th in C-USA and 130th in the country with 2,468 yards. In terms of scoring, they are one of the worst in the country with an average of 14.9 points per game, which has them at 128th in the country. As a unit, they are averaging 113.2 yards on the ground per contest which is 13th in the conference. The Owls have one of the average defenses in the nation, allowing 28.1 points per contest ranking them 8th in Conference USA. When it comes to rushing yards, Rice is allowing 152.2 yards per game which has them at 8th in C-USA and 59th in the nation. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.2 yards per carry putting them 8th in the conference and 67th in college football overall. In total, they have allowed 1,370 yards rushing through 9 contests. When it comes to yards through the air, the Owls have conceded 1,449 yards. Teams are completing 66.7% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 8.8 yards per try.
In their last outing, the MTSU Blue Raiders took on the Charlotte 49ers and lost 34-20. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Blue Raiders was Asher O'Hara who went 9/17 with 118 yards through the air and added 2 touchdowns. He threw 1 pick on the day. Asher O'Hara led the team in rushing for the game. He had a long run of 36 yards and he added 1 touchdown for the game. He scurried for 148 yards on 15 carries which meant he was running for 9.9 yards per run. Tyrese Johnson was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 36 yards on 2 receptions. He averaged 18.0 yards per catch for the game. The Blue Raiders ended up running the ball 30 times and earned 215 yards giving them an average of 7.2 yards per attempt. On the day, the Blue Raiders earned a total of 15 1st downs and they had 2 penalties for 9 yards telling us that this team was extremely focused in this game. On the day, they ran 49 plays for 355 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, MTSU gave up 14 catches on 21 tries for a total of 192 yards, and a completion percentage of 66.7%. In the game, they allowed 440 yards but didn't force any takeaways. In the running game, the Blue Raiders gave up 248 yards on 55 runs which is an average of 4.5 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
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The Blue Raiders come into this game with a record of 3-6. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Blue Raiders have one of the average offenses in the nation. MTSU has built a respectable ground game this year by averaging 184.7 rushing yards per game, which has them at 47th in the country. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 1,662 rushing yards through 9 games, so they will want to continue to try to improve on the run game so opponents will have to respect all facets of the game. The Blue Raiders average 401.8 yards per game overall ranking them 72nd in college football and 7th in the conference. The Blue Raiders are giving up 31.1 points per game ranking them 10th in Conference USA and 92nd in Division 1. Their pass defense is one of the middling units in the nation. They are allowing 260.3 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Blue Raiders currently sit at 14th in the conference. In regard to points allowed, they have given up 280 points in total. In terms of yards on the ground, they are giving up 210.2 yards per contest which puts them at 118th in college football and 14th in C-USA. In 2019, they have conceded a total of 1,892 rushing yards and 15.3 rushing touchdowns.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Blue Raiders -11.5 and over the total points
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