North Texas vs. Rice Prediction: Picks & Start Time – November 26, 2022

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C-USA foes will meet when the North Texas Mean Green (6-5) meet the Rice Owls (5-6).

North Texas vs. Rice Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 14 points, with bookmakers listing North Texas as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, North Texas has -588 odds to pick up the win, while Rice is listed at +410 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 59 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch North Texas vs. Rice Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, November 26, 2022
  • Game Time: 2:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Denton, Texas
  • Stadium: Apogee Stadium

Betting Preview

North Texas

While North Texas ranks eighth-worst in the FBS in total defense with 454.9 yards allowed per game, it’s been a different situation on offense, as the Mean Green rank 11th-best in the FBS (482.0 yards per game). North Texas has the 21st-best offense this season in terms of points scored (35.7 points per game), but ranks 24th-worst on defense (31.3 points allowed per game). With 269.6 passing yards allowed per game on defense, which ranks 20th-worst in the FBS, North Texas has had to lean on their 26th-ranked passing offense (273.7 passing yards per contest) to keep them in games. North Texas has struggled defensively against the run, ranking 24th-worst in the FBS (185.3 rushing yards allowed per game) this season. However, the team ranks 16th-best on the offensive side of the ball, totaling 208.3 rushing yards per game. North Texas has the 45th-ranked third-down offense this season (42.5% third-down conversion rate), but has been worse on defense, ranking seventh-worst with a 47.2% third-down conversion rate allowed. With 13 forced turnovers (92nd in the FBS) against 18 turnovers committed (90th in the FBS), North Texas (-5) owns the 100th-ranked turnover margin in college football.

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Rice

With 365.9 total yards per game on the offensive side of the ball, Rice ranks 85th in the FBS in 2022. On defense, it ranks 70th, giving up 378.5 total yards per contest. Rice has not been getting things done defensively, ranking 11th-worst with 35.0 points given up per game. It has been more productive on offense, generating 26.1 points per contest (80th-ranked). With 226.9 passing yards per game on offense, Rice ranks 71st in the FBS. Defensively, it ranks 49th, giving up 210.9 passing yards per game. With 139.0 rushing yards per game on offense, Rice ranks 86th in the FBS. On defense it ranks 91st, allowing 167.5 rushing yards per game. Rice ranks 35th in the FBS with a 43.8% third-down conversion percentage on offense, and 87th with a 40.7% third-down percentage allowed on defense. After forcing 14 turnovers (89th in the FBS) and turning the ball over 28 times (130th in the FBS) this season, Rice has the 100th-ranked turnover margin of -14.

North Texas vs. Rice Betting Analysis

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North Texas Betting Insights

North Texas has covered the spread seven times this season (7-4-0). North Texas has 1-1 ATS when playing as at least 14-point favorites. North Texas games have gone over the total seven times this season. The Mean Green have been the moneyline favorite a total of three times this season, and they’ve won all of those games. The Mean Green have played as a moneyline favorite of -588 or shorter in only one game this season, which they won.

Owls Betting Insights

Rice has covered the spread six times over 11 games with a set total. Rice is 1-1 ATS when playing as at least 14-point underdogs. Rice games have gone over the total eight times this season. The Owls have entered the game as underdogs seven times this season and won twice. The Owls have not won as an underdog of +410 or more on the moneyline this season in two such games.

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North Texas vs. Rice Against The Spread & Betting Records

North Texas

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 65.0 66.2 63.9
Implied Total AVG 38.1 41.0 35.7
ATS Record 7-4-0 3-2-0 4-2-0
Over/Under Record 7-4-0 4-1-0 3-3-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 3-0 2-0 1-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 2-5 1-1 1-4

Owls

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 55.2 53.5 57.3
Implied Total AVG 33.7 32.0 35.8
ATS Record 6-5-0 4-2-0 2-3-0
Over/Under Record 8-3-0 5-1-0 3-2-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 3-1 2-1 1-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 2-5 2-1 0-4

Players to Watch

North Texas

  • Mazin Richards has helped carry the Mean Green’s defense with 36 tackles, 6.0 TFL, and 7.5 sacks in 11 games.
  • As part of the Mean Green’s defensive unit, KD Davis has compiled 1.0 sack to go with 63 tackles in 11 games.
  • Deshawn Gaddie has helped lead the Mean Green’s defense with 32 tackles in 11 games.
  • Larry Nixon III, as part of the Mean Green’s defensive unit, has amassed 1.0 sack to go with 38 tackles in 11 games.

Owls

  • In 11 games for the Owls, Myron Morrison has totaled 1.5 sacks to go with 4.0 TFL, 54 tackles, and two interceptions.
  • On defense, Josh Pearcy has helped keep opposing offenses in check with 38 tackles, 6.0 TFL, and 4.5 sacks in 11 games.
  • In 11 games for the Owls, Chris Conti has posted 60 tackles, 3.0 TFL, and one sack.
  • With two interceptions to go with 44 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and two passes defended in 11 games, Gabe Taylor has been doing his part on defense for the Owls.

North Texas vs. Rice Predictions and Pick

North Texas vs. Rice betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Mean Green (-14)

    Pick OU:

    Over (59)

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Our pick to win this contest is North Texas, and we expect that North Texas will cover the spread (North Texas -14). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 59 points.

WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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