Rice at Southern Miss 10/31/20 College Football Picks and Prediction

Rice at Southern Miss 10/31/20 College Football Picks and Prediction Photo by Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Southern Miss Golden Eagles (1-4) vs Rice Owls (0-1)

Game Info: Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 12:00 pm (M.M. Roberts Stadium)

Betting Odds: Southern Miss Golden Eagles -3.5 -- Over/Under: 59.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Rice Owls and Southern Miss Golden Eagles face off on Saturday in college football action at Roberts Stadium.

There was a point where it looked like Rice might not play this season, but they have finally gotten their season going playing their first game last Saturday against Middle Tennessee State. Rice was actually the favorite in that game, but they couldn’t get the job done in extra time losing 40-34. Quarterback Mike Collins did look good although his completion percentage needs to be a little higher. Collins threw for 242 yards, four touchdowns, and one interception. On defense, Rice was decent against the run, but they struggled against the pass and in this game if they want to come away with a victory, they are going to need the defense to play a lot better. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Southern Miss Golden Eagles who have played five games so far this year and only managed to win one of them. Southern Miss’s offense has been decent this season, but their defense has really let them down. On the season Southern Miss is giving up 43.2 points per game and in the last game against Liberty, they gave up 56 points. The big question heading into this game for Southern Miss is will they have their starting quarterback going. Jack Abraham missed the last game and it’s unclear if he is going to go in this game. If he can’t go it will be Tate Whatley who will get the start. 

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Rice is 7-2 against the spread in their last nine road games. Southern Miss is 1-7 against the spread in their last eight games overall. The under is 8-3 in Southern Miss’s last 11 games overall. The under is 15-7-1 in Southern Miss’s last 23 games played in October. The over is 9-1 in the last ten meetings between the two teams. The favorite is 7-2 against the spread in the last nine meetings between Rice and Southern Miss. 

These are really two teams who can’t be trusted, and for that reason, the only way to attack this game is to take the underdog. It might not be pretty, but Rice is going to find a way to cover the spread Back Rice to cover the spread.

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