AutoZone Liberty Bowl Odds

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MEMPHIS, TN (The Spread) – Rice faces a tough challenge in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl on Tuesday, as the Owls face Mississippi State at 4PM ET on ESPN.

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Rice is 10-3 on the season, 8-5 against the spread, and the Owls hit the under in 7 of 13 games. Mississippi State went 6-6 on the year, 7-5 against the spread and hit the under 8 times.

Trends show that Rice is 7-1 against the spread in its last 8 non-conference games and 14-6 ATS in its last 20 games overall while Mississippi State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at a neutral site.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Mississippi State is the favorite in the game, as the Bulldogs have odds of -7 points against Rice. The over/under total for the game has been set at 50.5 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Mississippi State favored by 7.5 points. The spread quickly fell to 7 and held there. The over/under total for the game hasn’t changed since opening at 50.5 points.

Rice is coming off a 41-24 win over Marshall in the Conference USA Championship Game. The Owls won nine of their last 10 games this season. Rice averaged 31.4 points and 425.7 yards per game on offense, while the defense allowed just 22.9 points per contest. Rice has been led by Charles Ross, who has rushed for 1,252 yards and 14 touchdowns while Taylor McHargue has thrown for 2,261 yards and 17 touchdowns.

Mississippi State is coming off a 17-10 overtime win over Ole Miss to end the season. The Bulldogs won their final two games, both in overtime, to finish 6-6 overall and 3-5 in the SEC. Mississippi State averaged just 26.3 points and 426.1 yards per game on offense, while the defense held opponents to 24.3 points per game. Dak Prescott has thrown for 1,657 yards and seven touchdowns while rushing for 751 yards and 11 touchdowns. Jameon Lewis has added 55 receptions for 703 yards and five touchdowns.

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In terms of Injuries, Mississippi State tight end Brandon Hill (undisclosed) and defensive lineman Torrey Dale (undisclosed) are both questionable. Rice defensive lineman Stuart Mouchantaf (leg) and cornerback Darrion Pollard (foot) are both out.

The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Mississippi State, as the Bulldogs are getting 56% of the wagers with odds of -7 points against Rice on Tuesday.

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