Texas Longhorns vs Rice Owls Vegas Lines and NCAA Football Picks


Texas Longhorns
Texas Longhorns
1-1 (0-0 V)
8:00 pm ET, Saturday, September 14, 2019
NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas
Rice Owls
Rice Owls
0-2 (0-1 H)
TV: 8:00 p.m. ET, CBS Sports Network.
Texas Longhorns vs Rice Owls Vegas Lines and NCAA Football Picks

Texas (#12) vs Rice NCAA Football Betting, Odds, Lines, Free Predictions Today's Odds

Time Gm# Team Opener Bovada BOnline Public MyBookie
09/14
5:00p
195
196
Texas
Rice
29½
57½
32
56
32½-105
55½o-125
70%
u58%
32
56

Texas (#12) vs Rice NCAA Football Betting, Odds, Lines, Free Predictions Match Preview

Outside of the rare occasion in which it faced a defensively challenged opponent last year, Texas did not have an offense capable of lighting up the scoreboard every week. The 13th-ranked Longhorns are much better in that regard early this season thanks to a red-hot start from junior quarterback Sam Ehlinger and will try to continue flexing their offensive muscle Saturday when they meet former Southwest Conference rival Rice at NRG Stadium in Houston.

Texas scored more than 40 points three times in 2018 - each time against an opponent who finished in the bottom half in the country in scoring defense - resulting in an offense that ranked fifth in the Big 12 at 31.1 points per game. The Longhorns have bumped that average up more than 10 points behind a pair of four-touchdown efforts through the air from Ehlinger, who played only three quarters in a 45-14 win over Louisiana Tech before passing for a career-high 401 yards in a thrilling 45-38 loss at home to No. 5 LSU. A similar performance could be in store this weekend against the Owls, who gave up 513 yards of total offense last week in a 41-21 loss at home to Wake Forest. Rice hasn't shown much ability to move the ball well in 2019 either, ranking 120th in FBS in total offense (282 yards per game).

The Texas Longhorns and the Rice Owls will both be gunning for a victory on Saturday when they meet at NRG Stadium.

Rice was a 41-21 loser in their most recent outing at home against Demon Deacons. They failed to cover the +19.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (62) made winners of OVER bettors.

Texas was a 45-38 loser in its last match at home against Tigers. They earned a push of the +7-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 83 sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Texas (#12) vs Rice Key Players Betting Report

Texas (#12): Devin Duvernay has been one of the most productive receivers in the Big 12 thus far, leading the conference in catches (21) and ranking second in receiving yards (209) after setting career highs with 12 receptions, 154 yards and two scores against LSU. Sophomore Brennan Eagles is tied with Duvernay for second place in the league with three receiving touchdowns and also finished with 116 yards versus the Tigers, marking the 16th time in school history the Longhorns had a pair of 100-yard receivers. Coach Tom Herman told reporters Monday that he expects B.J. Foster to miss several weeks with a "significant" hamstring injury; the sophomore nickel cornerback ranks second on the team in tackles (15) and is the only Texas player with multiple sacks.

Rice: The Owls announced early Tuesday that freshman quarterback Wiley Green would not start versus the Longhorns after he suffered a hit to the head against Wake Forest that resulted in him leaving the field on a backboard and a trip to the hospital. "He's been evaluated by our doctors and all the imaging and testing has come back negative. Obviously, a lot of prayers were answered on that one. Besides the soreness in his neck, he's doing much better," coach Mike Bloomgren said at his press conference Tuesday. Tom Stewart, who threw for 14 touchdowns versus two interceptions last season at Harvard, finished the game in place of Green and passed for 185 yards and a score.

8:00 PM ET W‑L ATS H A AF AA O/U
Texas 1-1 1-1-0 1-1 0-0 41.5 29.5 2-0-0
Rice 0-2 1-0-1 0-1 0-1 14.0 27.5 1-1-0


Texas (#12) vs Rice Stats

Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
Texas 1-1 1-1 41.50 29.50 12.00 1-1 0-0 2-0 2-0 0-0
Rice 0-2 1-0-1 14.00 27.50 -13.50 0-0-1 1-0 1-1 1-0 0-1

Last 5 Games

Texas Longhorns

Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result offensive rush yards offensive passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards defensive passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Sep 7, 2019 LSU 38-45 L 6.5/57.5 L/O 121 409 530 102 471 573 -1 H
Aug 31, 2019 LATECH 45-14 W -19.5/55.5 W/O 153 301 454 73 340 413 -2 H
Jan 1, 2019 GEORGI 28-21 W 13.5/60 W/U 178 177 355 72 224 296 -2 A
Dec 1, 2018 OKLA 27-39 L 9.5/79.5 L/U 88 349 437 129 379 508 0 A
Nov 23, 2018 KANSAS 24-17 W -15.5/50.5 L/U 143 154 297 137 159 296 1 A

Rice Owls

Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result offensive rush yards offensive passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards defensive passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Sep 6, 2019 WAKE 21-41 L 20/59 P/O 67 254 321 201 312 513 1 H
Aug 30, 2019 ARMY 7-14 L 23.5/46.5 W/U 181 62 243 231 53 284 -1 A
Nov 24, 2018 OLDDOM 27-13 W 8/61.5 W/U 275 96 371 77 312 389 -3 H
Nov 17, 2018 LSU 10-42 L 41.5/51.5 W/O 97 101 198 180 372 552 -1 A
Nov 10, 2018 LATECH 13-28 L 24/53 W/U 100 226 326 109 314 423 0 A

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Game Lines

Match
Spread Moneyline Total
Texas (#12) -32.0 (-110) O 56.0 (-110)
Rice +32.0 (-110) U 56.0 (-110)
First Half
Spread Moneyline Total
Texas (#12) -19.0 (-115) O 31.0 (-105)
Rice +19.0 (-105) U 31.0 (-115)
1st Quarter
Spread Moneyline Total
Texas (#12) -7.5 (-110) O 13.5 (-120)
Rice +7.5 (-125) U 13.5 (-110)
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