Rice Owls vs Charlotte 49ers Prediction, 11/6/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Rice Owls vs Charlotte 49ers
Date: Saturday, November 6, 2021
Location: Jerry Richardson Stadium in Charlotte, NC
Odds/Point Spread: 49ers (-5)
The Rice Owls (3-5) are hitting the road to Jerry Richardson Stadium on Saturday where they will take on the Charlotte 49ers (4-4). Rice opens this matchup as 5-point dogs. The betting total is set at 53.5.
The Rice Owls head into this game 3-5 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Owls faced off with the North Texas Mean Green and took a loss by a score of 30-24. Jake Constantine went 16/28 with 242 yards passing and 2 TDs. He had a quarterback rating of 153.3 and finished the game without throwing a pick. Khalan Griffin led the offense in rushing for the Owls with 14 attempts for 47 yards (3.4 yards per carry). In the game, they ran 77 plays which gave them 366 yards. The Rice Owls ran the ball 46 different times and tallied 95 yards, earning them an average of 2.1 yds per attempt. On the ground, the Owls conceded 169 yards on 34 attempts, which calculates to 5.0 yds per rush allowed. Rice surrendered 11 pass completions on 22 tries for a total of 121 yds, and a completion percentage of 50.0%.
The Owls have tallied 2,563 total yards this year. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Rice has earned 10 touchdowns through the air and 10 touchdowns on the ground. They have surrendered the football 13 different times. Rice has accumulated 145 1st downs as a unit, and they have been hurt by 54 penalties for 432 yards. Offensively they maintain an average of 141.5 yards on the ground giving them a rank of 90th in D-1. Concerning scoring, the Rice Owls are sitting at 18.8 points per game.
In terms of passing yards, the Owls are giving up 1,829 yards which puts them in 76th in the country. They have conceded 228.6 yards per game via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 61.8%. In total, they have surrendered 420.4 yards/contest which ranks them 109th in the nation. They have granted 10 touchdowns by air and 24 touchdowns on the ground. They are giving up 5.6 yards per attempt on the ground and 191.8 rushing yards per contest on the campaign. During this campaign, they have allowed 1,534 rushing yards through 8 games. The Owls rank 134th in the nation when it comes to team defense, conceding 36.5 PPG.
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The 49ers come into this game with a record of 4-4 this season. In their last game, the 49ers took a defeat with a final score of 45-13 when they played the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. James Foster ran the football 15 times for 38 yards, ending the contest with 2.5 yards per attempt for Charlotte. James Foster finished the contest with 118 yards on 13/25 passing while his quarterback rate was 83.6. He threw 1 interception and his average yards per pass attempt was 4.7. Charlotte conceded 21 run attempts for 76 yards (3.6 yds per rush). The 49ers pass defense conceded a completion percentage of 71.7%, surrendering 393 yds on 33 for 46 passing. The 49ers finished the game with 319 yds and they ran 69 plays (4.6 yds per play). Charlotte ran the ball for 4.6 yards per carry, finishing with 201 yds on 44 attempts.
In relation to the points being put on the board, the 49ers are 87th in the nation averaging 25.1 points per contest. For the season to this point, the 49ers have compiled 1,771 passing yards along with an average of 221.4 passing yards per game, giving them a rank of 78th in Division 1. The Charlotte 49ers average 388.9 yards/contest, which has them ranked 74th in the country. The Charlotte offense has compiled 399 yards of penalties on 50 violations, ranking them 71st in the country in terms of hurting your team.
Charlotte has allowed the opposition a total of 1,624 rushing yards (203.0 yards per contest) as well as 11 touchdowns by way of the ground game so far this year. They have allowed the opposition 20 touchdowns through the air and 244.8 yards/game, which puts them in 101st in Division 1. The 49ers defense has participated in 504 plays, which has them sitting 33rd in the country. The 49ers are conceding 29.6 PPG, which has them ranked 102nd in college football. This year, they have conceded 237 points.
Who will win tonight's Owls/49ers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Owls +5
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