UTEP Vs. Rice: College Football Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – November 20, 2021

Written By Staff on November 16, 2021

The UTEP Miners (6-4, 3-3 C-USA) and the Rice Owls (3-7, 2-4 C-USA) play with both teams riding three-game losing streaks. The Owls (+285 moneyline odds to win) will travel to face the Miners (-9.5) on November 20, 2021 at 4:00 PM ET. A point total of 47.5 points has been set for the matchup by oddsmakers.

In this article you’ll find everything you need to know to make a bet on the game, including statistical trends, key metrics and more, as well as updated odds.

The betting trends in this article reflect odds as of November 20, 2021 at 4:07 PM ET. Check out the table below for the most up-to-date lines for this game and get up to $1,000 Risk Free Bet at BetMGM today!

UTEP Vs. Rice Betting Odds

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UTEP Offense Vs. Rice Defense

Miners Offense Stats (Rank) Owls Defense
23.9 (98) Points/Gm 36.5 (120)
352.3 (95) Yards/Gm 429.8 (109)
207.8 (88) Pass Yards/Gm 261.6 (116)
144.5 (80) Rush Yards/Gm 168.2 (89)
9.3 (7) Yards/Pass 8.6 (118)
3.9 (86) Yards/Rush 5.1 (111)
35.0% (101) 3rd Down % 39.3% (66)
10 (62) Turnovers 6 (109)
4 (22) Sacks 5 (99)

Rice Offense Vs. UTEP Defense

Rice Offense Stats (Rank) UTEP Defense
19.5 (117) Points/Gm 22.7 (44)
352.3 (95) Yards/Gm 332.8 (30)
206.4 (89) Pass Yards/Gm 210.3 (44)
145.9 (76) Rush Yards/Gm 122.5 (29)
7.4 (72) Yards/Pass 6.9 (35)
3.7 (94) Yards/Rush 3.6 (32)
36.6% (88) 3rd Down % 31.9% (11)
16 (122) Turnovers 6 (109)
6 (43) Sacks 11 (34)

When UTEP Has The Ball

  • The Miners’ passing attack averages 9.3 yards per pass attempt (seventh in the FBS). The Owls give up 8.6 per pass (118th in college football).
  • UTEP is No. 22 in college football in sacks conceded (four), up against the pass rush ranked 99th, owned by Rice (five).
  • The Owls rank 109th in college football with six turnovers forced, while the Miners have committed 10 (62nd).
  • UTEP has a 35.0% third-down conversion rate, 101st in the FBS. Rice allows third-down conversions on 39.3% of its opponents’ attempts (66th).

When Rice Has The Ball

  • The Owls are successful on 36.6% of their third-down plays (88th in college football). The Miners’ defense gives up third-down conversions at a 31.9% clip (11th).
  • Rice’s offense is 117th in the FBS at 19.5 points per game. UTEP allows 22.7 per game (44th in college football).
  • The Owls average 352.3 yards per game to rank 95th in the FBS. They take on a Miners defense ranked 30th, giving up 332.8 yards per game.
  • Rice ranks 94th in the FBS averaging 3.7 yards per carry. UTEP gives up 3.6 per rushing attempt (32nd in college football).
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UTEP Betting Trends And Insights

  • UTEP has compiled a 6-3-0 record against the spread this season.
  • UTEP’s games have gone over the point total four out of nine times this season.
  • UTEP and its opponents have scored more than 47.5 points in four of nine games this season.
  • The Miners have yet to lose when playing as the moneyline favorite this season, going 3-0.

Rice Betting Trends And Insights

  • Rice has a record of just 2-8-0 against the spread this year.
  • The Owls have been an underdog by 9.5 points or more five times this year, and covered the spread in one of those matchups.
  • Rice’s games have gone over the point total six out of 10 times this year.
  • Rice has combined with its opponent to score more than 47.5 points in eight of 10 games this season.
  • The Owls have won one of the seven games they’ve played as underdogs this season.

UTEP Players To Watch

  • This season, Gavin Hardison has recorded 2,069 passing yards (206.9 yards per game) while completing 119 of 217 passes (54.8% completion percentage), with 12 touchdowns and eight interceptions.
  • Ronald Awatt has run for a team-leading 669 yards on 128 attempts (74.3 yards per game) while scoring five touchdowns.
  • Deion Hankins has run for 285 yards on 85 carries (35.6 yards per game), with five touchdowns on the ground this year.
  • Jacob Cowing has 45 catches and paces his team with 1,061 receiving yards (106.1 ypg) while scoring five touchdowns.
  • Justin Garrett has also chipped in with 39 receptions for 540 yards and three touchdowns.
  • Tyrin Smith is averaging 35.9 yards per game, racking up 14 receptions for 287 yards and two touchdowns.

Rice Players To Watch

  • Jake Constantine has thrown for 1,439 yards while completing 62.6% of his passes (112-of-179), with six touchdowns and seven interceptions this year (205.6 yards per game).
  • Ari Broussard has 95 carries for a team-high 502 rushing yards (50.2 per game) and two touchdowns.
  • Khalan Griffin has run for 360 yards on 97 carries (36.0 yards per game), with two touchdowns on the ground this year.
  • This season Jake Bailey has 51 catches and leads the team with 656 yards (65.6 per game) while scoring two touchdowns.
  • Cedric Patterson III has also chipped in with 31 catches for 430 yards and three touchdowns this year. He puts up 43.0 receiving yards per game.
  • August Pitre III has caught 22 passes for 361 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 72.2 yards per game this year.

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