An old Texas rivalry is renewed when the Houston Cougars (0-1) visit the Rice Owls (0-1) on Saturday, September 11, 2021. Both teams are coming off disappointing starts to the season and will look to get on a one in the win column on Saturday. This game will air live on CBS Sports Network at 6:30 p.m. EST.
Through one game, the Houston offense is averaging 21.0 points per game and 251.0 yards, 174.0 passing and 77.0 rushing. Defensively, the Cougars are allowing 38.0 points and 376.0 yards, 231.0 through the air and 145.0 on the ground.
The Rice offense is averaging 17.0 points per game and 308.0 yards, 227.0 passing and 81.0 rushing. Defensively, the Owls are allowing 38.0 points and 373.0 yards, 128.0 through the air and 245.0 on the ground.
Below is the ATS pick, and preview, for the battle between the Houston Cougars and Rice Owls. All odds are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Houston at Rice Betting Trends
Houston is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston’s last 6 games.
Houston is 1-5 SU in their last 6 games.
Houston is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against Rice.
Houston is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games against Rice.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games on the road.
Houston is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Rice.
Houston is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Conference USA conference.
Houston is 14-6 SU in their last 20 games played in September.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston’s last 7 games played in week 2.
Rice is 5-13 SU in their last 18 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Rice’s last 6 games against Houston.
Rice is 1-6 SU in their last 7 games at home.
Rice is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games when playing at home against Houston.
Rice is 0-10 SU in their last 10 games played in September.
Rice is 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games played in week 2.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Rice’s last 7 games when playing as the underdog.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Rice’s last 7 games played on a Saturday when at home.
Houston and the Texas Tech Red Raiders got together at NRG Stadium and played a fun game that saw Tech come away with a 38-21 win. Houston led 21-7 at the half, but Texas Tech woke up in second half and won the final 30 minutes 31-30. QB Clayton Tune went 27/38 for 174 yards, two touchdowns, and four interceptions, and rushed the ball 13 times for 28 yards and one touchdown. The Cougars could not run the ball Saturday night as they totaled 77 yards and one touchdown on 35 rushes. Defensively, the Cougars allowed 376 total yards and recovered one Texas Tech fumble.
Rice visited the Arkansas Razorbacks and suffered a second half collapse to lose 38-17. The Owls led 17-7 midway through the third quarter, but Arkansas game firing back to score the final 31 points of the game. Rice used two QBs, Wiley Green and Luke McCaffrey, who combined to go 17/35 for 227 yards, one touchdown, and three interceptions. The Owls could not run the ball on Saturday as they combined for 81 yards and one touchdown on 39 rushes. Defensively, Rice allowed 373 total yards and forced one Arkansas interception.
Series History: Houston has won the past five meetings and leads this rivalry 31-11.
Prediction: I like Houston -9.5 to win by two+ touchdowns.