Louisiana Tech at Rice - 10/30/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (5-3) at Rice Owls (4-3)
College Football: Friday, October 30, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Rice Stadium)
The Line: Rice Owls +13 -- Over/Under: 61.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FOX Sports 1
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and Rice Owls square off Friday night at Rice Stadium.
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs look for their second road victory to become bowl eligible. Jeff Driskel is completing 61.6 percent of his passes for 2,416 yards, 15 touchdowns and four interceptions. Driskel has two touchdown passes in three of his last four games. Trent Taylor and Paul Turner have combined for 1,191 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Carlos Henderson has 16 receptions. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs ground game is averaging 165 yards per contest, and Kenneth Dixon leads the way with 646 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, Louisiana Tech is allowing 27.3 points and 377.4 yards per game. Beau Fitte leads the Bulldogs with 61 tackles, Bryson Abraham has three interceptions and Jaylon Ferguson has five sacks. Conner Smith and Ephraim Kitchen are questionable.
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The Rice Owls look to keep the ball rolling by putting together three straight victories. Driphus Jackson is completing 62.9 percent of his passes for 1,388 yards, 11 touchdowns and four interceptions. Jackson has five touchdown passes in his last two games. Dennis Parks and Zach Wright have combined for 712 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Temi Alaka has 20 receptions. The Rice Owls ground game is averaging 195 yards per contest, and Darik Dillard leads the way with 411 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Rice is allowing 36.9 points and 446.3 yards per game. Alex Lyons leads the Owls with 42 tackles, Zach Espinosa has two interceptions and Brian Womac has two sacks. Dennis Parks, Spencer Stanley and Stuart Mouchantaf are questionable.
The Bulldogs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 15-7 ATS in their last 22 games overall. The Owls are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 home games and 12-4-1 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
I see this being a high-scoring game between two teams that take a lot of plays off on the defensive side of the ball. The over should hit here rather easily.