Rice Owls vs Florida Atlantic Owls Prediction, 10/15/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Rice Owls vs Florida Atlantic Owls
Date: Saturday, October 15, 2022
Location: FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Owls (-5)
The Rice Owls (3-2) are on their way to FAU Stadium on Saturday where they will compete against the Florida Atlantic Owls (2-4). Rice opens this matchup as 5-point dogs. The total has been set at 56.5.
The Rice Owls come into this game with a record of 3-2 for this season. In their last contest, the Owls faced off with the UAB Blazers and notched a win by a score of 28-24. TJ Mcmahon finished 11/17 with 104 yds passing and 1 touchdown. He had a QB rating of 135.5 and ended the game with no interceptions. Cameron Montgomery led the offense in rushing for the Owls with 5 carries for 34 yards (6.8 yards per carry). When the final whistle blew, they ran 53 plays which gave them 209 yards. The Rice Owls ended up running the ball 36 different times and accumulated 105 yards, which is an average of 2.9 yds per carry. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Owls gave up 118 yards on 41 attempts, which calculates to 2.9 yards per rush allowed. Rice relinquished 16 completions on 24 attempts for 238 yds, and a completion rate of 66.7%.
In terms of scoring, the Rice Owls have an average of 30.8 PPG. As a team they are averaging 139.6 yards on the ground ranking this team at 89th in college football. The Owls have tallied 1,851 total yards for the year. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Rice has compiled 9 touchdowns through the air and 9 rushing touchdowns. Rice has accumulated 103 1st downs offensively, and they have committed 33 infractions for 292 yards. They have given the ball to the opposition 10 times.
The Owls are ranked 103rd in Division 1 when it comes to the opposition scoring, allowing 31.0 PPG. They are allowing an average of 5.0 yards per attempt on the ground and 147.4 rushing yards per game for the year. During this campaign, they have conceded 737 yards via the running game in 5 games. In terms of yards via the pass, the Owls are giving up 1,022 yards which ranks them 20th in college football. They have surrendered 204.4 yards per outing via the pass and conceding a completion percentage of 62.8%. Over the course of this year, they are giving up 351.8 yards per game putting them 48th in college football. They have conceded 7 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 8 touchdowns running the ball.
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The Owls come into this matchup with a record of 2-4 for this season. In their last game, the Owls went home defeated by a final of 45-28 when they played the North Texas Mean Green. Larry McCammon III carried the ball 15 times for 79 yds, walking away from the contest with 5.3 yards per carry for Florida Atlantic. N'Kosi Perry (2 TDs) walked away from the game with 295 yards on 26/50 passing while his quarterback rate was 106.8. He had 2 interceptions and his Y/A was 5.9. Florida Atlantic surrendered 51 attempts on the ground for 300 yds (5.9 yds per carry). The Owls passing defense allowed a completion rate of 71.4%, relinquishing 181 yards on 15 out of 21 through the air. The Owls finished the contest with 432 yards on 79 plays (5.5 yards per play). Florida Atlantic ran the football for 4.7 yds per attempt, totaling 137 yds on 29 attempts.
The Florida Atlantic Owls are averaging 456.5 yards/contest, which has them sitting 31st in college football. The Florida Atlantic offense has accrued 386 yds of penalties on 38 violations, which is good for 60th in the country in terms of giving up free yards. During the season so far, the Owls have earned 1,526 yards through the air along with an average of 254.3 passing yards per game, which has them sitting 57th in the nation. Regarding the points being put on the board, the Owls are ranked 54th in college football by tallying 31.8 PPG.
Florida Atlantic has given up a total of 1,039 yards rushing (173.2 yards per game) and 8 touchdowns by way of the ground game this year. They have allowed 14 touchdowns through the air in addition to 241.7 yards per game, which puts them in 86th in Division 1. The Owls defense has participated in 412 plays, which is 82nd in the nation. The Owls are surrendering 29.3 points per contest, which puts them 90th in Division 1. Over the course of the season, they have conceded 176 points.
Who will win tonight's Owls/Owls college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Owls -5
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