The Rice Owls go on the road to play the No. 11 Texas Longhorns on Saturday afternoon. The Longhorns have dominated the all-time series against the Owls, owning an 11-0 record. In the last matchup, Texas demolished Rice 58-0. Both teams were profitable for bettors last season as the Longhorns went 8-5 against the spread last season, while Rice was 7-6 ATS.
Kickoff at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin is set for 3:30 p.m. ET. The Longhorns are 35.5-point favorites in the latest Texas vs. Rice odds, per SportsLine consensus, while the over/under for total points scored is 59. Before making any Texas vs. Rice picks, be sure to check out the college football predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Texas vs. Rice and just revealed its picks and predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model’s CFB picks. Here are several college football odds and trends for Rice vs. Texas:
- Texas vs. Rice spread: Longhorns -35.5
- Texas vs. Rice over/under: 59 points
- Texas vs. Rice money line: Longhorns -10000, Owls +1850
- TEX: Texas has gone under the total in five of their last six games at home
- RICE: Rice has gone over the total in nine of their last 13 games
- Texas vs. Rice picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why Texas can cover
Texas is looking to make a statement to open a season that is brimming with expectations. The Longhorns have potentially their most talented roster since they played for the national championship in 2009, and they are coming off an underrated 8-5 campaign. All five of their losses last season came by seven points or less, including narrow setbacks against Alabama and TCU.
The Longhorns are favored to win the Big 12 in their final season before departing for the SEC. Sophomore Quinn Ewers threw for 2,177 yards, 15 touchdowns and six interceptions last year, gaining valuable experience heading into this season. He closed the year with a career-high 369 passing yards and one touchdown against Washington in the bowl game. Texas has won 15 consecutive meetings between these teams and 43 of the past 44 since 1966. See which team to pick here.
Why Rice can cover
Texas made a habit out of playing close games last year, which makes the Longhorns a tough team to back as five-touchdown favorites. They are also in a lookahead spot on Saturday afternoon, as they are traveling to No. 4 Alabama next week. Rice is motivated to keep things close in this matchup, especially after playing in a bowl game for the first time in nearly a decade.
Veteran quarterback JT Daniels is making his first start with the program, but it will be his third time facing Texas. He played against the Longhorns as a freshman at USC in 2018 and again last year with West Virginia. Daniels provides Rice with experience and leadership as the Owls go on the road to a hostile environment. See which team to pick here.
How to make Rice vs. Texas picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning Over on the point total. The model also says one side of the spread hits well over 60% of the time. You can only see the model picks at SportsLine.
So who wins Texas vs. Rice, and which side of the spread hits well over 60% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has notched a profit of almost $2,500 on its top-rated college football spread picks, and find out.