Rice vs Southern Miss Prediction, Odds, Prop Bets: LendingTree Bowl

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  • Southern Miss (3-9) are -6.5 point favorites vs Rice (5-7)
  • Total (Over/Under): 46.5 points
  • Watch the LendingTree Bowl game on ESPN

The Rice Owls (5-8) visit Hancock Whitney Stadium to take on the Southern Miss Golden Eagles (3-9) on Dec. 17. Kickoff is scheduled for 5:45pm EST in Mobile for the LendingTree Bowl.

are betting favorites in Week 16, with the spread sitting at ().

The Rice vs. Southern Miss Over/Under is total points.

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Rice vs. Southern Miss Odds, Spread, Over/Under, Bowl Game:

SpreadTotal (O/U)Moneyline
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Rice vs Southern Miss Prediction:

Based on recent trends, the winning team model predicts Southern Mississippi will win this game with 70.1% confidence.

Rice vs Southern Miss Spread Prediction:

Based on recent against-the-spread trends, the model predicts Southern Mississippi will cover the spread with 51.0% confidence.

Both predictions factor in up-to-date player injuries for both Rice and Southern Miss, plus offensive & defensive matchups, recent games and key player performances this season.


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  • Rice has hit the 1H Moneyline in 5 of their last 11 away games (+13.05 Units / 115% ROI)
  • Rice has hit the Game Total Over in 12 of their last 16 games (+7.60 Units / 43% ROI)
  • Rice has hit the Moneyline in 7 of their last 17 games (+6.15 Units / 24% ROI)
  • Rice has hit the Team Total Over in 11 of their last 17 games (+5.25 Units / 26% ROI)
  • Rice has hit the 1Q Game Total Under in 6 of their last 8 away games (+4.85 Units / 53% ROI)
  • Southern Mississippi has hit the Moneyline in 7 of their last 12 games (+8.60 Units / 46% ROI)
  • Southern Mississippi have covered the Spread in 11 of their last 14 games (+7.70 Units / 50% ROI)
  • Southern Mississippi have covered the 1Q Spread in 15 of their last 22 games (+7.62 Units / 29% ROI)
  • Southern Mississippi have covered the 1H Spread in 10 of their last 15 games (+5.60 Units / 34% ROI)
  • Southern Mississippi has hit the Game Total Over in 6 of their last 7 games at home (+4.90 Units / 64% ROI)

Rice Against the Spread (ATS) Record

Rice has gone against the spread this college football season ( Units / ROI).

  • Rice is 5-6 when betting on the Moneyline for -2.3 Units / -11.73% ROI
  • Rice is 8-4 when betting the Over for +3.6 Units / 27.27% ROI
  • Rice is 4-8 when betting the Under for -4.8 Units / -36.36% ROI

Southern Miss Against the Spread (ATS) Record

Southern Miss has gone against the spread this college football season ( Units / ROI).

  • Southern Miss is 5-5 when betting on the Moneyline for +2.45 Units / 20.08% ROI
  • Southern Miss is 6-5 when betting the Over for +0.5 Units / 4.13% ROI
  • Southern Miss is 5-6 when betting the Under for -1.6 Units / -13.22% ROI

Rice: Keys to the Game vs. Southern Miss

Rice is 2-9 (.182) when having a turnover margin within one of the opposing team since the 2021 season– tied for 13th-worst in FBS; Average: .497

Southern Miss: Keys to the Game vs. Rice

Southern Miss is 2-15 (.118) when allowing an average of more than 5 yards on first down plays since the 2021 season– 9th-worst in FBS; Average: .428

Rice Offensive Stats & Trends

Rice RBs have averaged 14.8 yards per reception (193 yards/13 catches) with 7-10 yards to go this season– 5th best among FBS Teams; Average: 8.2

Rice RBs have averaged just 0.5 receptions per game (12/23) in the 1st half since last season– 3rd worst among FBS Teams; Average: 1.7

Rice RBs have averaged 12.9 yards per reception (271 yards/21 catches) with 7-10 yards to go since last season– 4th best among FBS Teams; Average: 8.4

Rice RBs have averaged just 3.8 Yards per Carry (997 yards/260 carries) in the 1st half since last season– 5th worst among FBS Teams; Average: 5.0

Rice RBs have been targeted 1.0 times per game (22/23) in the 1st half since last season– tied for 3rd lowest among FBS Teams; Average: 2.3

Southern Miss Offensive Stats & Trends

Southern Miss have been sacked on 19% of pass attempts (28/147) in the 4th quarter since last season– 2nd worst among FBS Offenses; Average: 8%

Southern Miss have been sacked on 19% of pass attempts (28/147) in the 4th quarter since last season– 2nd worst among Non-Power 5 Offenses; Average: 8%

Southern Miss RBs have fumbled 4 times in close and late situations since last season– tied for 3rd most among FBS Teams

Southern Miss Skill Players have fumbled 7 times in close and late situations since last season– tied for 3rd most among FBS Teams

Southern Miss WRs have caught just 17 of 48 passes (35% Reception Pct) in the 4th quarter this season– 2nd worst among FBS Teams; Average: 57%

Rice Owls Defensive Stats & Trends

Rice has not recorded a sack (47 pass attempts) in the Red Zone this season– tied for worst in FBS; Average: 16.7

Rice has allowed 5.5 yards from scrimmage per touch (386 yards / 70 touches) in the Red Zone this season– worst in FBS; Average: 3.7

Rice has allowed 9.4 yards from scrimmage per touch (274 yards / 29 touches) on 3rd and short this season– 2nd worst in FBS; Average: 4.9

Rice has not recorded a sack (47 pass attempts) in the Red Zone this season– tied for worst among Non-Power 5 Teams; Average: 16.4

Rice has allowed 5.5 yards from scrimmage per touch (386 yards / 70 touches) in the Red Zone this season– worst among Non-Power 5 Teams; Average: 3.6

Southern Miss Golden Eagles Defensive Stats & Trends

Southern Miss has allowed 7 TD passes in close and late situations this season– tied for most in FBS

Southern Miss has allowed 7 TD passes in close and late situations this season– tied for most among Non-Power 5 Teams

Southern Miss has tackled opponents for a loss on 87 of 409 rushing attempts (21% TFL%) this season– 5th best among Non-Power 5 Teams; Average: 16%.

Southern Miss has averaged 1.36 interceptions per game (15/11) this season– tied for best among Non-Power 5 Teams; Average: 0.82

Southern Miss has intercepted 15 of 342 attempts (22.8 pass attempts per int.) this season– 3rd best in FBS; Average: 38.3


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