Rice vs. Baylor Odds
No. 5 Baylor looks to keep its unbeaten season going on Saturday when it hosts Rice at 3PM ET on Fox Sports Net.
According to oddsmakers at GTBets, Baylor is the favorite at home, as the Bears are getting odds of -34.5 points against Rice. The over/under total for the game has been set at 76 points. Baylor has won and covered the spread in six straight meetings with Rice.
Baylor is 2-0 on the season, 0-1 against the spread and 2-0 with the over. Through two games, the Bears are putting up an obscene amount of yards, averaging 754 per game. The defense is allowing 354.5 yards per contest. However, Baylor has only played SMU and Lamar. Seth Russell has thrown for 718 yards and nine touchdowns in two games while Corey Coleman has 11 catches for 360 yards and five scores. Shock Linwood has added 205 rushing yards with three touchdowns to lead the ground game.
Rice is 2-1 on the year, 3-0 against the spread and 3-0 with the over. The Owls are averaging 522.3 yards per game thus far while holding opponents to 346.7 yards per contest. The Owls have wins over Wagner and North Texas while suffering a 42-28 loss to Texas. Quarterback Driphus Jackson has thrown for 635 yards and five touchdowns to lead the offense while four backs have rushed for over 100 yards. Samuel Stewart is leading the ground attack with 199 yards and three touchdowns. Dennis Parks has added 16 receptions for 240 yards and two touchdowns.