Rice Owls (4-6) vs. Charlotte 49ers (3-7)
Rice Owls vs. Charlotte 49ers 11/18/23 – College football is renowned for its intensity and high stakes nature, where each game holds significant meaning for each team’s season. On Saturday the Rice Owls and Charlotte 49ers will clash head to head in an upcoming matchup that could determine both of their standings – something expert NCAAF picks have declared essential viewing given its possible thrilling game. This game should not be missed.
Rice Owls fans have seen plenty of ups and downs during this season. Running back Dean Connors has been one of the shining lights, amassing 448 rushing yards on 73 attempts with five touchdowns to lead them forward. Wide receiver Luke McCaffrey has proven reliable as Daniels’ target, amassing 768 receiving yards and 10 receiving touchdowns himself.
Charlotte 49ers have struggled this season, finishing with a record of 3-7 and posting only four wins to their name. Running back Jalon Jones has been instrumental in leading them with 488 rushing yards on 106 attempts and four touchdowns scored, while wide receiver Jairus Mack contributed with 366 receiving yards and one receiving touchdown.
Rice Owls vs. Charlotte 49ers 11/18/23 Game Info
|When:||Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 2:00 PM ET|
|Where:||Jerry Richardson Stadium|
JT Daniels QB vs. Trexler Ivey QB
JT Daniels has had a remarkable season, completing 181 passes for 2443 yards and 21 touchdowns at a 153.8 passer rating. However, his 7 interceptions highlight potential decisions-making problems under pressure. Daniels is widely respected for his deep pass accuracy (80 yards at one time); therefore, his performance will play a vital role in deciding this game’s outcome.
Trexler Ivey has shown both promise and inconsistency this season, passing for 1114 yards, 4 touchdowns, and 8 interceptions with 56.2% completion rate suggesting accuracy issues; against Rice’s defensive tactics capable of creating turnovers he must make smart decisions to stay on course with success.
JT Daniels of Rice Owls appears to have the edge in passing yards and touchdowns, yet Trexler Ivey of Charlotte 49ers can make his team victory more assured with an outstanding performance.
NCAAF Odds/Point Spread: Rice Owls -135, Total 47.5
The Rice Owls are favored with a moneyline of -135, indicating that they are expected to win the game. The total over/under is set at 47.5 points, with the over at -110. This suggests that oddsmakers anticipate a relatively low-scoring game.
Rice Owls Betting Trends
Rice Owls fans should keep in mind when reviewing their team that they have performed well against the spread, going 7-3 against it over their last ten games, although they have struggled to win outright over that same span; going just 1-4 in five SU contests. On the road, they have performed better defensively with 5 of 6 away total games going under. But their conference competition can present obstacles; going 1-5 against Conference USA opponents and 0-5 against teams in their East Division.
Charlotte 49ers Betting Trends
Betting trends indicate that the 49ers have been an ideal team to back. Over their last seven games, they have gone 5-2 against the spread, showing their ability to cover it. Yet, they have struggled against winning outright since 2014; going 2-7 straight up in 9 games since then; however, home arena challenges still remain with 2-10 ATS record in 12 home games played and an 8-2 overall conference USA record; notable is also that total went over in six of eight West Division matches played this season.
Rice Owls vs. Charlotte 49ers 11/18/23 Betting Picks
Based on an evaluation of key players, trends, and the quarterback matchup, it seems reasonable to anticipate a competitive matchup between these teams. Oddsmakers appear to anticipate an event with under 47.5 total points; perhaps reflecting their prediction that both defenses may play a large role.
Given their respective recent records, it can be challenging to predict an outright winner between these teams. Both have their strengths and weaknesses that make a clear prediction difficult; however, given Rice Owls slightly superior record and quarterback performance may give them an edge in this matchup.
Multi-expert best picks may vary, but in this case, the Rice Owls appear to be the more favorable choice for a moneyline bet. For those looking at prop bets, keep an eye on the performance of the quarterbacks, as their play could significantly impact the game’s outcome.
Free Pick and Prediction: Rice Owls 24, Charlotte 49ers 21