Houston Vs Rice NCAA Football Betting Odds and Trends. The Houston Cougars (0-1) hit the field against the Rice Owls (0-1) at Rice Stadium in Houston, Texas. The Owls, +280 on the moneyline to win, and the Cougars, listed at -7.5 on the spread, kick things off on September 11, 2021 at 6:30 PM ET on CBS Sports. Sportsbooks have set the game’s over/under at 50.5. In this article we will update you with the best odds available and surface what you need to know to make a bet on the game. That includes key metrics, betting trends, plus team and player stats.
The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of September 11, 2021, 12:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook. The Cougars average 174.0 passing yards per game (98th in the FBS). They will be up against take on the Owls’ defense which ranks 19th, allowing 128.0 yards per game through the air. Houston’s offense averages 4.6 yards per pass attempt (120th in the FBS). Rice’s defense allows 6.1 yards per passing play (48th in college football).
The Cougars have a 33.3% third-down conversion rate, 82nd in the FBS. The Owls allow third-down conversions on 27.3% of their opponents’ attempts (28th). Houston ranks 119th in college football, committing four turnovers this season, while Rice is 68th with one turnover forced. The Owls are successful on 25.0% of their third-down plays (113th in college football). The Cougars’ defense gives up third-down conversions at a 40.0% clip (77th).
Rice ranks 100th in college football, committing three turnovers this season, while Houston is 68th with one turnover forced. The Owls have the 105th-ranked rushing offense in the FBS (81.0 yards per game). They take on the Cougars’ 74th-ranked rushing defense, which gives up 145.0 on the ground per game. Rice’s passing attack averages 6.5 yards per pass attempt (89th in the FBS). Houston gives up 9.6 per pass (115th in college football.
Clayton Tune leads the team with 174 passing yards (174.0 yards per game) and has a 71.1% completion percentage this year (27-of-38) while throwing two touchdowns with four interceptions. He also has 28 rushing yards on 13 carries with one touchdown, averaging 28.0 yards per game. Mulbah Car has racked up a team-best 37 rushing yards (37.0 per game) and zero touchdowns. Nathaniel Dell has seven catches and paces his team with 80 receiving yards (80.0 ypg) while scoring one touchdown. Christian Trahan has tacked on six catches for 42 yards this year. He averages 42.0 receiving yards per game. Ta’Zhawn Henry is averaging 24.0 yards per game, racking up four receptions for 24 yards.