Florida Atlantic Owls (4-7) vs. Rice Owls (5-6)
Florida Atlantic Owls vs. Rice Owls 11/25/23 – As Week 13 of NCAAF season reaches its crescendo, an enticing matchup awaits: Florida Atlantic Owls with a 4-7 record will face off against Rice Owls with 5-6 record. Set for Saturday at Rice Stadium with an early 1:00 PM ET kickoff time and broadcast by ESP+. This contest promises expert premium insights into two teams with fluctuating fortunes this season.
Florida Atlantic Owls despite their dismal record have shown glimpses of brilliance on offense this season, particularly through running back Larry McCammon who amassed 675 rushing yards averaging 4.6 yards per rush attempt and five rushing touchdowns this year – crucial in this matchup due to his agility and ability to find gaps in defensive lines. LaJohntay Wester also stands out with 1128 receiving yards and 8 receiving touchdowns making him a formidable threat against Rice’s defensive front.
Rice Owls’ strengths lie within their offensive lineup. Running back Dean Connors has been particularly outstanding, amassing 632 rushing yards at an astounding average of 6.9 yards per rush attempt and five rushing touchdowns – his explosive speed and vision could prove crucial in any matchup. Wide receiver Luke McCaffrey has also played a significant role, amassing 822 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns, showing his ability to make significant plays that impact games significantly.
Florida Atlantic Owls vs. Rice Owls 11/25/23 Game Info
|Saturday, November 25, 2023 at 1:00 PM ET
Daniel Richardson QB vs. JT Daniels QB
Daniel Richardson has had an up and down season as quarterback of Florida Atlantic University. Completeing 200 out of 309 attempts with a completion percentage of 64.7% and 1908 passing yards total. Average yards per attempt of 6.2 and 12 touchdowns against 10 interceptions show his potential while showing he can remain consistent over time. Richardson must handle pressure well while making decisive plays against Rice’s defense to achieve victory here.
On the Rice Owls side, JT Daniels poses an incredible threat. His stats speak for themselves – 181 completions, 2443 passing yards, 63.1% completion rate and 21 touchdowns with only 7 interceptions are impressive stats that demonstrate not only accuracy but also his knack for crucial plays and an efficient decision-making under pressure; with 21 touchdowns against just 7 interceptions Daniels has proven that he combines precision with strategic playmaking – giving Rice Owls an edge they may need in this matchup.
NCAAF Odds/Point Spread: Rice Owls -180, Total Odds: 49
The betting odds favor the Rice Owls with a -180 moneyline, while the total odds are set at 49. These odds reflect Rice’s slightly better performance this season and their home advantage. However, bettors should consider the dynamic nature of college football, where underdogs often surprise.
Florida Atlantic Owls Betting Trends
Florida Atlantic has endured an extremely challenging season thus far, going 1-4 ATS over their last five games and 6 of 7 on the road seeing totals go OVER in each. Furthermore, against Conference USA conference opponents there has been similar deterioration; their 1-8 record against West Division teams further highlights their difficulties.
Rice Owls Betting Trends
Rice has shown more promising trends with their recent run, posting an impressive 4-1 ATS record over their last five games. Although their record against East Division teams was 5-10 SU over that time, 12 of 14 home games saw totals go over. However, home advantage proved essential – 12 out of 14 totals went OVER!
Florida Atlantic Owls vs. Rice Owls 11/25/23 Betting Picks
Given Rice’s trends and performances, my final verdict leans in favor of them given their home-field advantage and Daniels’ outstanding quarterback play. Expect this matchup to be high scoring given both teams have shown an ability to surpass their goal totals recently.
For bettors, Rice seems to be the safer pick, but the potential for an upset by Florida Atlantic should not be dismissed, making this an exciting prospect for NCAAF game day picks. The over/under at 49 seems attainable given both teams’ offensive capabilities.
Free Pick and Prediction: Rice Owls 30, Florida Atlantic Owls 24