Rice vs. Louisiana Tech Prediction: Picks & Start Time – October 2022

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The Rice Owls (3-3) and Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (2-4) will face each other in clash of C-USA rivals at Joe Aillet Stadium in Ruston, Louisiana.

Rice vs. Louisiana Tech Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 3 points, with sportsbooks listing Rice as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, Rice has -146 odds to pick up the win, while Louisiana Tech is listed at +118 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 57 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch Rice vs. Louisiana Tech Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, October 22, 2022
  • Game Time: 3:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Ruston, Louisiana
  • Stadium: Joe Aillet Stadium

Betting Preview


Rice is averaging 351.7 yards per game offensively this season (102nd in the FBS), and are allowing 345.7 yards per game (35th) on the defensive side of the ball. Offensively, Rice ranks 73rd in the FBS with 28.0 points per game. Meanwhile, the team’s defense ranks 81st in points allowed (345.7 points allowed per contest). Rice ranks 82nd in passing yards this season (225.0 per game), but has been thriving on the other side of the ball, ranking 24th-best in the FBS with 191.3 passing yards allowed per game. Offensively, Rice ranks 98th in the FBS with 126.7 rushing yards per game. Meanwhile, the defensive unit ranks 82nd in rushing yards allowed per contest (154.3). Rice is putting up a 44.2% third-down percentage on offense (44th in the FBS), and ranks 82nd on defense with a 40.8% third-down conversion rate allowed. Rice has forced nine total turnovers (69th in the FBS) this season and have turned it over 13 times (105th in the FBS) for -4a turnover margin of -4, 100th-ranked in college football.

Louisiana Tech

Louisiana Tech’s defense has been bottom-25 in total defense this season, surrendering 490.8 total yards per game, which ranks fourth-worst. On offense, it ranks 73rd with 394.7 total yards per contest. Louisiana Tech’s defense has been bottom-25 in scoring defense this season, surrendering 38.8 points per game, which ranks fourth-worst in the FBS. On offense, it ranks 65th with 29.7 points per contest. Louisiana Tech’s pass defense ranks 63rd in the FBS with 227.0 passing yards given up per game, but it has been led by its offense, which ranks 19th-best by racking up 300.7 passing yards per game. Louisiana Tech has lots of room to get better in the running game, as it ranks 10th-worst in rushing yards per game (94.0) and worst in rushing yards surrendered per game (263.8). With a 38.1% third-down conversion percentage on offense, Louisiana Tech ranks 81st in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 78th, surrendering a 40.0% third-down rate. At -2, Louisiana Tech owns the 100th-ranked turnover margin in the FBS, with 12 forced turnovers (28th in the FBS) and 14 turnovers committed (118th in the FBS).

Rice vs. Louisiana Tech Betting Analysis

Rice Betting Insights

Rice has covered the spread in a matchup five times this season (5-1-0). Rice has a perfect 1-0 ATS record when playing as at least 3-point favorites. Rice games have finished with a final combined score above the over/under five times this season. The Owls have been the moneyline favorite only one other time so far this season, a game they won. The Owls have played as a moneyline favorite of -146 or shorter in only one game this season, which they won.

Bulldogs Betting Insights

Louisiana Tech has put together a record of 3-3-0 against the spread this year. Louisiana Tech has an ATS record of 1-3 when playing as at least 3-point underdogs. Games involving Louisiana Tech have hit the over on five occasions this year. The Bulldogs have been listed as the underdog four times this season and have failed to win any of those games. The Bulldogs have been at least a +118 moneyline underdog four times this season, but lost all of those games.

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Rice vs. Louisiana Tech Against The Spread & Betting Records


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 54.3 52.3 56.2
Implied Total AVG 34.3 31.3 37.3
ATS Record 5-1-0 3-0-0 2-1-0
Over/Under Record 5-1-0 3-0-0 2-1-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 1-0 1-0 0-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 2-3 2-0 0-3


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 59.8 58.5 60.5
Implied Total AVG 36.8 31.5 39.5
ATS Record 3-3-0 2-0-0 1-3-0
Over/Under Record 5-1-0 2-0-0 3-1-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 2-0 2-0 0-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-4 0-0 0-4

Players to Watch


  • Myron Morrison has hit the gridiron for six games, delivering 0.5 sacks to go with 3.0 TFL, 39 tackles, and one interception for the Owls.
  • Josh Pearcy has helped lead the Owls’ defense with 3.5 sacks to go along with 3.0 TFL and 21 tackles in six games.
  • With 23 tackles, 5.0 TFL, and 2.5 sacks in six games, Ikenna Enechukwu has been a big contributor to the Owls’ defensive unit in 2022.
  • George Nyakwol, as part of the Owls’ defensive unit, has amassed 1.0 sack to go with 19 tackles and one interception in six games.


  • Jaiden Cole has been wreaking havoc on defense, posting one interception to go with 29 tackles, 2.0 TFL, 2.5 sacks, and one pass defended for the Bulldogs.
  • On defense, Cecil Singleton has helped keep opposing offenses in check with 24 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and one interception in six games.
  • Bee Jay Williamson has been providing a big boost on defense, recording 1.0 TFL, 31 tackles, and one interception for the Bulldogs.
  • Hugh Davis has totaled 26 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and 1.5 sacks In six games for the Bulldogs.

Rice vs. Louisiana Tech Predictions and Pick

Rice vs. Louisiana Tech betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Owls (-3)

    Pick OU:

    Over (57)

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Our pick to win this matchup is Rice, and we predict that Rice will cover the spread (Rice -3). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 57 points.


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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