UTSA vs. Rice Prediction: Picks & Start Time – November 19, 2022

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C-USA opponents will clash when the UTSA Roadrunners (8-2) battle the Rice Owls (5-5).

UTSA vs. Rice Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 13.5 points, with sportsbooks listing UTSA as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, UTSA has -537 odds to pick up the win, while Rice is listed at +384 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 56.5 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch UTSA vs. Rice Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, November 19, 2022
  • Game Time: 1:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Stadium: Rice Stadium

Betting Preview

UTSA

Offensively, UTSA has been a top-25 unit, ranking 10th-best in the FBS by averaging 489.6 yards per game. The defense ranks 102nd (416.7 yards allowed per game). UTSA has the 83rd-ranked defense this season (28.0 points allowed per game), and has been more effective offensively, ranking 14th-best with 38.0 points per game. UTSA sports the 11th-best offense this season in terms of passing yards (315.4 passing yards per game), but ranks 24th-worst defensively (263.1 passing yards allowed per game). UTSA ranks 51st in run offense (174.2 rushing yards per game) and 78th in run defense (153.6 rushing yards allowed per game) this season. UTSA has struggled on defense in terms of third-down efficiency, ranking 25th-worst in the FBS (42.3% third-down conversion rate) this season. With the ball, however, the Roadrunners ranks fourth-best, putting up a 54.0% third-down conversion rate. With 12 forced turnovers (89th in the FBS) against 12 turnovers committed (34th in the FBS), UTSA (0) owns the 100th-ranked turnover margin in college football.

Rice

In terms of total yards, Rice ranks 74th in the FBS (379.5 total yards per game) and 66th on defense (376.9 total yards allowed per game). Rice ranks 71st in points per game (28.0), but it has been worse on the other side of the ball, ranking 14th-worst in the FBS with 34.4 points ceded per contest. Rice is putting up 227.1 passing yards per contest on offense this season (72nd-ranked). Meanwhile, it is allowing 218.8 passing yards per game (55th-ranked) on defense. From an offensive perspective, Rice is accumulating 152.4 rushing yards per contest (66th-ranked). It ranks 85th in the FBS on the other side of the ball (158.1 rushing yards given up per game). Rice ranks 23rd-worst in third-down conversion rate allowed (42.7%), but at least it has been surging on offense, ranking 21st-best in third-down rate (46.8%). At -13, Rice sports the 100th-ranked turnover margin in the FBS, with 12 forced turnovers (89th in the FBS) and 25 turnovers committed (130th in the FBS).

UTSA vs. Rice Betting Analysis

UTSA Betting Insights

UTSA is 5-5-0 against the spread this season. UTSA has 1-2 ATS when playing as at least 13.5-point favorites. This season, UTSA games have hit the over six times. The Roadrunners have not yet lost a game they were the moneyline favorite this season, going 7-0. The Roadrunners have played as a moneyline favorite of -537 or shorter in just two games this season, and they won both.

Owls Betting Insights

Rice has covered the spread six times in 10 games with a set total. In games they have played as 13.5-point underdogs or more, the Owls have an ATS record of 1-2. This year, Rice games have hit the over eight times. This season, the Owls have won two out of the six games in which they’ve been the underdog. The Owls have not won as an underdog of +384 or more on the moneyline this season in three such games.

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UTSA vs. Rice Against The Spread & Betting Records

UTSA

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 63.3 68.3 58.3
Implied Total AVG 38.6 42.4 34.8
ATS Record 5-5-0 2-3-0 3-2-0
Over/Under Record 6-4-0 2-3-0 4-1-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 7-0 3-0 4-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-2 0-1 0-1

Owls

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 55.2 53.0 57.3
Implied Total AVG 33.6 31.4 35.8
ATS Record 6-4-0 4-1-0 2-3-0
Over/Under Record 8-2-0 5-0-0 3-2-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 3-1 2-1 1-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 2-4 2-0 0-4

Players to Watch

UTSA

  • The Roadrunners’ defensive unit has been helped by Trey Moore, who has suited up for 10 games and collected 25 tackles, 6.0 TFL, and six sacks.
  • As part of the Roadrunners’ defensive unit, Corey Mayfield Jr. has amassed 1.0 sack to go with 1.0 TFL, 34 tackles, and three interceptions in 10 games.
  • With 42 tackles and 2.0 TFL in 10 games, Jamal Ligon has been a significant contributor to the Roadrunners’ defense in 2022.
  • The Roadrunners’ defense has been helped by the contributions of Trevor Harmanson, who has played 10 games, posting 0.5 sacks to go with 3.0 TFL and 31 tackles.

Owls

  • As a tone-setter on defense, the Owls’ Myron Morrison has collected 49 tackles, 4.0 TFL, 1.5 sacks, and one interception in 10 games.
  • Josh Pearcy has been doing his part on defense, recording 34 tackles, 5.0 TFL, and 4.5 sacks for the Owls.
  • Gabe Taylor has collected 1.0 TFL, 42 tackles, and two interceptions in 10 games for the Owls.
  • With 55 tackles, 3.0 TFL, and one sack in 10 games, Chris Conti has been doing his part on defense for the Owls.

UTSA vs. Rice Predictions and Pick

UTSA vs. Rice betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Roadrunners (-13.5)

    Pick OU:

    Over (56.5)

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Our pick to win this contest is UTSA, and we project that UTSA will cover the spread (UTSA -13.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 56.5 points.

WRITTEN BY

Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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