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South Florida vs Rice Prediction & College Football Odds for Week 4

South Florida vs Rice Prediction & College Football Odds for Week 4

by USA WagerSeptember 19, 2023

The Rice Owls travel to take on the South Florida Bulls, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL. Kickoff for this week 4 game is set for 4:00 PM ET and will be televised on ESNU.

The Owls come into this American Athletic showdown, as the 2.5 point road favorite. Will they be able to take care of business on the road? Read on to find out.

Prediction at a Glance for South Florida vs. Rice

  • Easy choice for me in this one, I like South Florida at +2.5.
  • I’m sticking to the moneyline for Rice.
  • This game goes over, no doubt about it.

Betting Odds & Lines for This Game

  • Spread: Rice -2.5 | South Florida +2.5
  • Total: 57
  • MoneyLine: Rice -134 | South Florida +110

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South Florida vs. Rice Prediction: Spread

There were no odds posted in Rice’s last game against Texas Southern. Rice’s three most recent games vs. the spread has seen them go 2-1 against the spread.

After covering the spread vs. Alabama, the Bulls have an ATS record of 0-2 so far this year. South Florida’s ATS record at home (last three) is 1-2.

Despite being 2.5-point underdogs at home, South Florida’s pass defense look good against Alabama’s in their last game. I like their chances to cover vs. Rice.

  • Free Spread Prediction: Bulls +2.5 (Bet Now)

South Florida vs. Rice Prediction: MoneyLine

Rice’s 59-7 win over Texas Southern moved their record to 2-1 as they head into this week’s matchup with South Florida. In the win against Texas Southern, quarterback JT Daniels wrapped up the game with a QB rating of 147.67 after completing 11 of 17 passes for 255 yards. He also added four touchdowns to his performance.

Carrying an overall record of 1-2, South Florida is ready to take on this game. However, their most recent contest ended in disappointment as they fell to Alabama with a final score of 17-3. In the loss against Alabama, Byrum Brown threw for 87 yards on 14 of 28 passing. His overall passer rating was 41.82 and he did not throw or rush for a touchdown.

Even though I’m backing Rice to win this one outright, I’d advise going with the moneyline. This game might turn out to be tighter than expected, but I anticipate Rice securing a victory over South Florida.

  • Free MoneyLine Prediction: Owls -134 (Bet Now)

South Florida vs. Rice Prediction: Total

There was no over/under line for the game between Rice and Texas Southern in their last matchup. Currently, Rice’s OU record for the season is 0-1. Across their previous three games Rice has an OU record of 2-1.

South Florida and Alabama fell short of the over/under line of 61 in their most recent game, tallying a combined total of 20 points. This result contributed to South Florida’s over/under record for the season, which stands at 0-1. South Florida has an OU record of 1-2 across their past three games.

Rice comes into this week’s game with an average margin of +10.5 against their over/under lines. With an over/under of 57, our prediction is that this game will go over, resulting in a combined total of 58 points.

  • Free Total Prediction: OVER 57 (Bet Now)

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