Wake Forest at Rice Free Pick 9/6/19

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The Wake Forest Demon Deacons (-17.5) are heading southwest to face the Rice Owls at Rice Stadium. The game is scheduled to get underway at 8:00 p.m. ET and fans can catch it live by tuning in to CBS Sports Network.

Wake Forest at Rice Betting Odds

Wake Forest is giving up 17.5 points in this matchup. The Demon Deacons are currently being given -1450 moneyline odds while the Owls are +800. This match should present some live betting possibilities, and the over/under (O/U) has been placed at 57 points.

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Early action has moved in favor of the Owls. The line opened at 18.5, while the game’s total has not changed after being set initially at 57.

The Demon Deacons are 1-0 straight up (SU) while the Owls are 0-1 SU. The Demon Deacons are 0-1 against the spread (ATS) and have gained 1.0 unit so far. The team has posted an O/U record of 1-0.

The Owls have gained 0.0 units this season. The team is 1-0 ATS and has an O/U record of 0-1.

The Deacs are looking to stay undefeated after a 38-35 win over Utah State last week. Jamie Newman completed 34-of-47 passes for 401 yards and three touchdowns. Cade Carney (105 yards on 25 rush attempts) and the signal-caller Newman (36 yards on 21 carries, one TD) spearheaded the ground attack. Kendall Hinton (nine receptions, 66 yards, one TD) and Sage Surratt (seven catches, 158 yards, one TD) handled the receiving duties in the win.

Rice just dropped a 14-7 game to Army West Point. Wiley Green completed seven-of-14 passes for 62 yards. Aston Walter (72 yards on 18 rush attempts) and Nahshon Ellerbe (103 yards on nine carries, one TD) spearheaded the running game while Austin Trammell (four receptions, 40 yards) and Ellerbe (one catch, 15 yards) led the receiving corps in the loss.

These two squads faced off a year ago with the final outcome being a 56-24 win for Wake Forest.

Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Rice Owls Bedding Prediction

SU Winner – Demon Deacons, ATS Winner – Demon Deacons, O/U – Under

Notes

Team Betting Notes

The Demon Deacons logged 25 passing touchdowns last season.

The Owls only converted 13 passing touchdowns last season.

The Demon Deacons created 21 rushing touchdowns last season.

The Owls put up 15 rushing touchdowns last season.

The Demon Deacons registered 4.4 yards per carry last season while allowing 4.8 YPC to opponents.

The Owls ran for 3.8 yards per carry last season and allowed 4.8 yards per rush attempt to opponents.

The Demon Deacons offense gave up 33 sacks last season. Their defense created 25 sacks.

Owls quarterbacks were sacked 24 times last year. Their defense sacked opposing quarterbacks on 17 occasions.

Wake Forest has sacked opposing quarterbacks one time this season. Rice has yet to record a sack.

The O/U for Wake Forest’s last game going into it was 61.5. The over cashed in the team’s 38-35 triumph over Utah State.

The Over/Under for Rice’s last outing was set at 46.5. The under cashed in the 14-7 loss to Army West Point.

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