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    One of the best quarterbacks in college football will be on display when Austin Reed and the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (6-4) host the Rice Owls (5-4) on Saturday, November 12, 2022.

    The Hilltoppers are expected to win by double digits (currently -13.5) against the Owls. The over/under for this matchup is 61.5 points.

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    Game Info and Betting Lines for Western Kentucky vs. Rice

    • Game Day: Saturday, November 12, 2022
    • Game Time: 2:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN+
    • Location: Bowling Green, Kentucky
    • Stadium: Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium
    Hilltoppers vs Owls Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Hilltoppers -13.5 -109 -112 61.5 -110 -110 -539 +390

    Western Kentucky Betting Insights

    • Rice’s ATS record is 6-3-0 this season.
    • In games they have played as at least 13.5-point underdogs this season, the Owls are 1-1 against the spread.
    • The teams have hit the over in eight of Rice’s nine games with a set total.

    Western Kentucky Stats & Insights

    • Western Kentucky owns the 72nd-ranked defense this season (379.2 yards allowed per game), and has been better on offense, ranking 17th-best with a tally of 483.7 yards per game.
    • Western Kentucky ranks 40th in scoring defense this season (22.3 points allowed per game), but has been thriving on the other side of the ball, ranking 18th-best in the FBS with 37.2 points per game.
    • On the offensive side of the ball, Western Kentucky has been a top-25 unit in terms of passing yards, ranking fourth-best in the FBS by putting up 332.4 per game. The Hilltoppers rank 77th on defense (235.5 passing yards allowed per game).
    • From an offensive standpoint, Western Kentucky ranks 63rd in the FBS with 151.3 rushing yards per game. Meanwhile, the defensive unit ranks 68th in rushing yards allowed per contest (143.7).
    • On defense, Western Kentucky has been a top-25 unit in terms of third-down efficiency, ranking 24th-best by giving up a 32.0% third-down percentage. The team’s offense ranks 63rd (39.8% third-down percentage).
    • With 24 forced turnovers (first in the FBS) against 14 turnovers committed (84th in the FBS), Western Kentucky’s +10 turnover margin is the sixth-best in college football.

    Western Kentucky’s Best Players

    • Reed has thrown for 3,175 yards (317.5 ypg) to lead Western Kentucky, completing 67.8% of his passes and collecting 28 touchdown passes compared to six interceptions this season. He’s also figured in the ground game with 168 rushing yards on 69 carries with six rushing touchdowns.
    • Kye Robichaux has 458 rushing yards on 68 carries with three touchdowns.
    • Davion Ervin-Poindexter has been handed the ball 82 times this year and racked up 358 yards (35.8 per game) with three touchdowns.
    • Malachi Corley’s 865 yards as a receiver pace the team. He’s been targeted 88 times and has collected 64 catches and seven touchdowns.
    • Daewood Davis has hauled in 58 receptions totaling 765 yards, finding the end zone six times as a receiver so far this campaign.
    • Michael Mathison has hauled in 42 catches for 445 yards, an average of 44.5 yards per game. He’s scored three times as a receiver this season.
    • Jaques Evans, who paces the team in sacks and tackles, has racked up 6.5 sacks, 7.0 TFL and 57 tackles.
    • Upton Stout has picked off a team-high three passes. He also has 11 tackles and three passes defended to his name.

    Rice Betting Insights

    • Rice is 6-3-0 against the spread this season.
    • When they have played as at least 13.5-point underdogs this year, the Owls are 1-1 against the spread.
    • The teams have hit the over in eight of Rice’s nine games with a set total.

    Rice Stats & Insights

    • In terms of total offense, Rice ranks 75th in the FBS (385.4 total yards per game) and 54th defensively (363.8 total yards allowed per contest).
    • Rice’s defense has been bottom-25 in scoring defense this season, allowing 33.2 points per game, which ranks 15th-worst in the FBS. Offensively, it ranks 58th with 30.0 points per contest.
    • From an offensive standpoint, Rice is putting up 234.4 passing yards per game (69th-ranked). It ranks 34th in the FBS defensively (201.2 passing yards surrendered per game).
    • Rice is posting 151.0 rushing yards per contest on offense this season (64th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is allowing 162.6 rushing yards per game (90th-ranked) on defense.
    • From an offensive angle, Rice is posting a 45.2% third-down conversion rate (33rd-ranked). It ranks 76th in the FBS on defense (39.8% third-down rate allowed).
    • Rice has accumulated 10 forced turnovers (92nd in the FBS) and committed 19 turnovers (121st in the FBS) this season for a -9 turnover margin that ranks 100th in the FBS.

    Rice’s Best Players

    • TJ McMahon has 2,037 passing yards, or 226.3 per game, so far this season. He has completed 59.6% of his passes and has thrown 18 touchdowns with 12 interceptions. He’s also chipped in on the ground with 18.8 rushing yards per game while scoring as a runner three times.
    • The team’s top rusher, Cameron Montgomery, has carried the ball 59 times for 391 yards (43.4 per game).
    • Ari Broussard has piled up 91 carries and totaled 251 yards with nine touchdowns.
    • Bradley Rozner leads his team with 721 receiving yards on 33 catches with eight touchdowns.
    • Luke McCaffrey has put together a 656-yard season so far with six touchdowns. He’s caught 51 passes on 78 targets.
    • Isaiah Esdale’s 26 receptions (on 43 targets) have netted him 313 yards (34.8 ypg).
    • Josh Pearcy leads the team with 4.5 sacks, and also has 5.0 TFL and 31 tackles.
    • Rice’s top-tackler, Chris Conti, has 50 tackles, 3.0 TFL, and one sack this year.
    • Gabe Taylor has a team-leading two interceptions to go along with 38 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and two passes defended.

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