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    On Saturday at 3:00 PM ET, the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (2-4) will host the Rice Owls (3-3).

    The Owls are the favorites (-3) in their matchup against the Bulldogs, with the over/under being 58.5 points. (In terms of the moneyline, the Owls are -154 and the Bulldogs are +125.)

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    Game Info and Betting Lines for Rice vs. Louisiana Tech

    • Game Day: Saturday, October 22, 2022
    • Game Time: 3:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN+
    • Location: Ruston, Louisiana
    • Stadium: Joe Aillet Stadium
    Owls vs Bulldogs Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Owls -3 -114 -108 58.5 -111 -110 -154 +125

    Rice Betting Insights

    • Louisiana Tech has a 3-3-0 record against the spread this season.
    • Louisiana Tech has a 1-3 record against the spread in games it was an underdog by 3 points or more this season.
    • Five of Louisiana Tech’s six games with a set total have hit the over (83.3%).

    Rice Stats & Insights

    • From an offensive standpoint, Rice ranks 102nd in the FBS with 351.7 yards per game. Meanwhile, its defense ranks 35th in total defense (345.7 yards allowed per contest).
    • On offense, Rice ranks 74th in the FBS with 28.0 points per game. Meanwhile, the team’s defense ranks 80th in points allowed (345.7 points allowed per contest).
    • Defensively, Rice has been a top-25 unit in terms of passing yards, ranking 24th-best by giving up only 191.3 passing yards per game. The Owls rank 82nd on offense (225.0 passing yards per game).
    • Rice is averaging 126.7 rushing yards per game on offense, which ranks them 98th in the FBS. The team’s defensive unit ranks 81st, giving up 154.3 rushing yards per game.
    • Rice is averaging a 44.2% third-down percentage on offense, which ranks them 44th in the FBS. Defensively, the defense ranks 82nd, surrendering a 40.8% third-down percentage.
    • Rice has the 100th-ranked turnover margin in college football at -4, forcing nine turnovers (68th in the FBS) while turning it over 13 times (106th in the FBS).

    Rice’s Best Players

    • TJ McMahon has 1,277 pass yards for Rice, completing 59.1% of his passes and throwing 10 touchdowns and 10 interceptions this season.
    • Ari Broussard has carried the ball 85 times for a team-high 233 yards on the ground and has found the end zone nine times as a runner.
    • This season, Cameron Montgomery has carried the ball 27 times for 211 yards (35.2 per game).
    • Bradley Rozner has hauled in 19 receptions for 447 yards (74.5 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. He’s found the end zone four times as a receiver.
    • Luke McCaffrey has caught 33 passes for 384 yards (64.0 yards per game) and three touchdowns this year.
    • Isaiah Esdale has a total of 239 receiving yards so far this year, grabbing 19 throws.
    • Josh Pearcy has collected 3.5 sacks to pace the team, while also picking up 3.0 TFL and 21 tackles.
    • Rice’s top-tackler, Myron Morrison, has 39 tackles, 3.0 TFL, 0.5 sacks, and one interception this year.
    • Gabe Taylor has a team-leading two interceptions to go along with 24 tackles and two passes defended.

    Louisiana Tech Betting Insights

    • So far this year, Louisiana Tech has compiled a 3-3-0 record against the spread.
    • Louisiana Tech has a 1-3 record against the spread in games it was an underdog by 3 points or more this season.
    • Five of Louisiana Tech’s six games with a set total have hit the over (83.3%).

    Louisiana Tech Stats & Insights

    • Louisiana Tech has sputtering on defense, ranking fourth-worst with 490.8 total yards allowed per game. It has been more effective offensively, putting up 394.7 total yards per contest (74th-ranked).
    • Louisiana Tech has been struggling on defense, ranking fourth-worst with 38.8 points given up per game. It has been more productive on the other side of the ball, putting up 29.7 points per contest (66th-ranked).
    • Louisiana Tech’s pass offense has been consistently moving the chains, posting 300.7 passing yards per contest (20th-best) this season. On defense, it ranks 62nd by giving up 227.0 passing yards per game.
    • Louisiana Tech has been outplayed on both offense and defense in terms of rushing this season, ranking 10th-worst in rushing yards (94.0 per game) and worst in rushing yards allowed (263.8 per game).
    • With a 38.1% third-down conversion percentage on offense, Louisiana Tech ranks 81st in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 78th, allowing a 40.0% third-down rate.
    • After forcing 12 turnovers (24th in the FBS) and turning the ball over 14 times (120th in the FBS) this season, Louisiana Tech owns the 100th-ranked turnover margin of -2.

    Louisiana Tech’s Best Players

    • Parker McNeil leads Louisiana Tech with 1,591 yards on 104-of-174 passing with 14 touchdowns compared to seven interceptions this season.
    • Marquis Crosby has run the ball 68 times for 368 yards, with three touchdowns.
    • Charvis Thornton has been given 31 carries and totaled 138 yards with one touchdown.
    • Tre Harris paces his squad with 524 receiving yards on 32 receptions with four touchdowns.
    • Griffin Hebert has caught 20 passes and compiled 403 receiving yards (67.2 per game) with three touchdowns.
    • Smoke Harris has racked up 356 reciving yards (59.3 ypg) and four touchdowns this season.
    • Jaiden Cole has racked up 2.5 sacks to pace the team, while also recording 2.0 TFL, 29 tackles, and one interception.
    • Bee Jay Williamson is the team’s leading tackler this year. He’s picked up 31 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and one interception.
    • Willie Roberts has a team-leading two interceptions to go along with seven tackles and two passes defended.

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