UTEP vs. Rice Prediction & Odds
One of the two games in college football on Thursday night will pit UTEP against Rice at 7:00 p.m. ET. Will the Owls cover as 3.5-point home favorites or are the Miners the better bet as an underdog?
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
311 UTEP Miners (+3.5) at 312 Rice Owls (-3.5); o/u 47.5
7:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, November 3, 2022
UTEP vs. Rice Public Betting Information
As of this writing, our CFB Public Betting page shows that 64% of bets are on Rice. That said, this page is updated frequently so make sure that you click on the link provided so that you’re getting the most updated information.
UTEP Miners Game Notes
Gavin Hardison went 19-for-34 for 177 yards, one touchdown, and one interception against MTSU on Saturday. This is part for the course for Hardison. He rarely has over 200 yards passing and has only two games with multiple passing touchdowns.
Rice Owls Game Notes
Luke McCaffrey had four catches for 58 yards and a touchdown and ran once for 37 yards versus Charlotte on Saturday. After a couple forgettable games, McCaffrey exploded last week against La Tech and followed that up with a good outing against Charlotte. Of course, those team have arguably the two worst defenses in the FBS, so it can only get trickier from here.
UTEP vs. Rice Betting Trends
Over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings
Under is 7-2 in Miners last 9 games overall
Over is 6-0 in Owls last 6 home games
UTEP vs. Rice Betting Prediction
The Miners are 1-8 against the spread in their last nine games at Rice and are 4-14 against the number in their last 18 games versus the Owls, while the favorite in this series is 4-1 at the betting window in the last five meetings overall. Rice, meanwhile, is 4-1 against the spread in its last five home games, is 8-3-1 against the number in its last 12 games after allowing more than 200 yards rushing in its previous game and has covered in five of its last seven games overall.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 10 PREDICTION: RICE OWLS -3.5