North Texas at Rice - 10/30/21 College Football Picks and Prediction
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Rice Owls (3-4) vs North Texas Mean Green (1-6)
Game Info: Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 2:00 pm (Rice Stadium)
Betting Odds: Rice Owls -1.5 -- Over/Under: 53.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Rice Owls will be looking for their second straight victory when they travel to North Texas to face the Mean Green.
Rice comes in off an impressive win against UAB where they were almost 24 point dogs. Wiley Green threw for 205 yards and three touchdowns helping push Rice to 3-4 overall and 2-1 in conference play. In the beginning of the season, this team struggled to score the ball but looked like they found something through the air. They have struggled on the ground but if they can get that going then this team will win on a more consistent basis.
As bad as this Rice offense can be at times, they aren’t as stale as the Mean Green, who blew a halftime lead against Liberty. Not only do they lose against good teams like Liberty, they are also 5-12 ATS vs. a team with a losing record. Defensively, they just aren’t as Mean as the team name implies. They are allowing 35.0 points per game, which comes in at 119th in the country.
Rice is coming off of a win that should have brought some big momentum into their locker room. Rice is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 conference games. They burnt me last week against a solid UAB team so I’ll back them this week against the lifeless Mean Green.