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    Luke McCaffrey will lead the Rice Owls (4-6) into their battle against the Charlotte 49ers (3-7) at Jerry Richardson Stadium on Saturday at 2:00 PM ET.

    The Owls are favored, but by less than a field goal (-2.5), against the 49ers. The over/under for this game is 47.5 points.

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    Game Info for Rice vs. Charlotte

    • Game Day: Saturday, November 18, 2023
    • Game Time: 2:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN+
    • Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
    • Stadium: Jerry Richardson Stadium
    Rice vs Charlotte Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Rice -2.5 -114 -106 47.5 -110 -110 -143 +120

    Rice Pick Insights

    • Rice has posted a 6-3-0 record against the spread this season.
    • When it has played as at least 2.5-point favorites this season, Rice is 1-2 against the spread.
    • The teams have hit the over in five of Rice’s nine games with a set total.

    Rice Stats & Insights

    • Rice is putting up 367.6 yards per game on offense (81st in the FBS), and rank 96th on defense, yielding 400.3 yards allowed per game.
    • Rice is putting up 31.1 points per game on offense (41st in the FBS), and ranks 100th defensively with 29.2 points allowed per game.
    • Offensively, Rice ranks 26th in the FBS with 277.6 passing yards per game. Meanwhile, the defense ranks 92nd in passing yards allowed per contest (240.4).
    • Rice has been a bottom-25 run offense this season, ranking seventh-worst with 90 rushing yards per contest. On defense, the Owls are ranked 88th in the FBS (159.9 rushing yards allowed per game).
    • Rice is averaging a 38.7% third-down conversion rate on offense this year (70th in the FBS), and is giving up a 37.4% third-down conversion rate (57th) on defense.
    • With 11 forced turnovers (100th in the FBS) against 15 turnovers committed (80th in the FBS), Rice’s -4-4 turnover margin ranks 98th in college football.

    Rice’s Best Players

    • JT Daniels has thrown for 2,443 yards (244.3 ypg) to lead Rice, completing 63.1% of his passes and collecting 21 touchdown passes compared to seven interceptions this season.
    • The team’s top rusher, Dean Connors, has carried the ball 73 times for 448 yards (44.8 per game) and five touchdowns. He’s proven to be a dual threat, hauling in 384 receiving yards on 38 catches with three touchdowns through the air.
    • Juma Otoviano has been handed the ball 70 times this year and racked up 241 yards (24.1 per game) with four touchdowns.
    • McCaffrey’s leads his squad with 768 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 51 catches (out of 86 targets) and scored 10 touchdowns.
    • Rawson MacNeill has been the target of 45 passes and compiled 25 receptions for 368 yards, an average of 36.8 yards per contest. He’s found the end zone two times through the air this season.
    • Coleman Coco has 2.5 sacks to pace the team, and also has four TFL and 34 tackles.
    • Rice’s leading tackler, Plae Wyatt, has 60 tackles, three TFL, and one sack this year.
    • Gabe Taylor has a team-leading two interceptions to go along with 40 tackles, one TFL, one sack, and two passes defended.

    Charlotte Betting Insights

    • Charlotte is 6-3-0 ATS this year.
    • Charlotte is a 6-3 record against the spread in games it was an underdog by 2.5 points or more this season.
    • The teams have hit the over in five of Charlotte’s nine games with a set total.

    Charlotte Pick Insights

    • Charlotte ranks 104th with 329.6 total yards per game on offense, and it ranks 51st with 360.7 total yards given up per game on defense.
    • Charlotte ranks 13th-worst in points per game (18.9), but it has been more productive on the other side of the ball, ranking 71st in the FBS with 26.7 points allowed per contest.
    • Charlotte’s passing game has been sputtering, ranking 20th-worst in the FBS with 177.4 passing yards per game. It has been better defensively, giving up 207.2 passing yards per contest (39th-ranked).
    • Charlotte ranks 76th in the FBS with 152.2 rushing yards per contest on offense, and it ranks 78th with 153.5 rushing yards given up per contest on defense.
    • Charlotte’s third-down offense has been a bottom-25 unit this season, putting up a 24.5% third-down percentage, which ranks worst in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 86th with a 40.6% third-down rate surrendered.
    • With 13 forced turnovers (72nd in the FBS) and 18 turnovers committed (112th in the FBS) this season, Charlotte ranks 107th in the FBS with a turnover margin of -5.

    Charlotte’s Best Players

    • Trexler Ivey has put up 1,114 passing yards, or 111.4 per game, so far this season. He has completed 56.2% of his passes and has tossed four touchdowns with eight interceptions.
    • The team’s top rusher, Jalon Jones, has carried the ball 105 times for 487 yards (48.7 per game) with four touchdowns.
    • Terron Kellman has compiled 328 yards on 82 carries with one touchdown.
    • Jairus Mack’s 366 receiving yards (36.6 yards per game) are best on his team. He has 21 receptions on 34 targets with one touchdown.
    • Jack Hestera has put up a 352-yard season so far with three touchdowns. He’s caught 29 passes on 49 targets.
    • Colin Weber has racked up 339 reciving yards (33.9 ypg) this season.
    • Eyabi Anoma has five sacks to lead the team, and also has eight TFL and 48 tackles.
    • Charlotte’s top-tackler, Nikhai Hill-Green, has 70 tackles, eight TFL, and two sacks this year.
    • Demetrius Knight II has a team-high two interceptions to go along with 70 tackles, five TFL, 1.5 sacks, and two passes defended.
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