Kickoff for this matchup between the Rice Owls and Charlotte 49ers is set for 2:00 PM ET. The game will be played in Charlotte, NC at Jerry Richardson Stadium with ESPN+ carrying television coverage. In this matchup of American Athletic conference rivals, the Owls are listed as 2.5 point road favorites. Can they secure a road victory and cover the spread?


The Pick: Rice Owls -2.5

This game will be played at Jerry Richardson Stadium at 2:00 ET on Saturday, November 18th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 26-23 in favor of Rice.
  • Not only will Rice pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 47.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 49 points.

Can the Owls Grab a Win in Charlotte?

This season, the Rice Owls are currently 4-6. So far this season, they have played four road games and four at home.

Heading into this week’s matchup with Charlotte, the Owls have been favored in three games and the underdog in five. Their ATS mark coming into the game is 5-3.

This season, Rice holds an over/under record of 4-4. On average, their games have produced a combined total of 60.3 points, with the typical over/under line set at 54.2 points.

The Owls are currently ranked 89th in college football with 269 rushing attempts per game. In terms of rush yards, they are at 90.6 rushing yards per game, which is 121st in the nation. Looking at their production in the passing game, they are averaging 34.4 attempts per game and gain an average of 277.6 passing yards. Overall, they hold the 38th spot with 31.1 points per game.

Ranked 86th in passing yards allowed per game, Rice’s defense gets ready to take on Charlotte. Opponents have attempted an average of 30.5 passes per game against the Owls. They’re allowing 29.2 points per contest, placing them 118th in college football. Their rush defense ranks 111th in the NCAA.

Do the 49ers Have a Shot at a Home Win?

This season, the Charlotte 49ers are currently 3-7. So far this season, they have played four road games and three at home.

When looking at Charlotte’s betting lines on the spread, they have been the underdog in all of their games and have an ATS mark of 4-3.

This season, Charlotte holds an over/under record of 3-4. On average, their games have produced a combined total of 45.6 points, with the typical over/under line set at 48.1 points.

Charlotte’s offense has put up an average of 18.9 points per game, placing them 95th in the NCAA rankings. Through the air, they’ve gained 177.4 passing yards on average, ranking 109th in the nation. On the ground, they’re holding the 75th position in rushing yards, with 388 rushing attempts per game this season.

The 49ers’ defense has given up 153.5 rushing yards per game this season, which is 116th. Opponents are recording an average of 207.2 passing yards, and opposing quarterbacks come in with a passer rating of 85.3 when playing against Charlotte. In terms of points allowed, they currently sit 48th in NCAA rankings.