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The Southern Miss Golden Eagles and Rice Owls will feature in the LendingTree Bowl. The Golden Eagles are the favorites, expected to win by at least a field goal but less than a touchdown (currently -6.5). The over/under for this one is set at 45.5 points.

The Owls are 6.5-point underdogs in their matchup with the Golden Eagles (the game has an over/under of 45.5 points).

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Odds and Game Info

  • Game Day: Saturday, December 17, 2022
  • Game Time: 5:45 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • Location: Mobile, Alabama
  • Stadium: Hancock Whitney Stadium
  • Spread Favorite: Southern Miss (-6.5)
  • Moneyline: Southern Miss (-250), Rice (+202)
  • Total: 45.5 Points

Southern Miss Betting Info

  • Southern Miss has nine wins in 12 games against the spread this season.
  • Southern Miss has yet to lose ATS (1-0) as a 6.5-point favorite or greater this season.
  • This season, seven of Southern Miss' 12 games have go over the point total.
  • When playing as the moneyline favorite, the Golden Eagles are 3-1, picking up a win 75% of the time.
  • The Golden Eagles have yet to play a contest this season with moneyline odds of -250 or shorter.

Rice Betting Info

  • Against the spread, Rice is 7-5-0 this year.
  • Against the spread as 6.5-point underdogs or greater, Rice is 4-3.
  • This year, eight of Rice's 12 games have gone over the point total.
  • The Owls have won two of the eight games they've played as underdogs this season.
  • This season, the Owls have won two of their seven games when they're the underdog by at least +202 on the moneyline.

Southern Miss vs. Rice Comparison

Compare 2022 season stats for Golden Eagles and Owls
Golden Eagles Stats Owls
209.3 Pass yards 227.1
225.3 Pass yards against 210.3
123.3 Rush yards 142.9
142 Rush yards against 166.8
-3 Turnover differential -16

Southern Miss Leaders

  • Zach Wilcke has thrown for 1,163 yards (96.9 ypg) to lead Southern Miss, completing 57.4% of his passes and tossing nine touchdown passes compared to nine interceptions this season.
  • Frank Gore Jr. has 1,053 rushing yards on 207 carries with seven touchdowns. He's also tacked on 20 catches for 221 yards (18.4 per game).
  • Janari Dean has racked up 179 yards on 58 carries, scoring three times.
  • Jason Brownlee's leads his squad with 819 yards as a receiver. He's racked up that yardage on 52 catches (out of 108 targets) and scored seven touchdowns.
  • Jakarius Caston has caught 27 passes for 352 yards (29.3 yards per game) and four touchdowns this year.
  • Tiaquelin Mims' 22 catches have turned into 350 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Dominic Quewon leads the team with nine sacks, and also has seven TFL, 15 tackles, and one interception.
  • Southern Miss' top-tackler, Malik Shorts, has 64 tackles, one TFL, and three interceptions this year.
  • Jay Stanley has picked off a team-leading four passes. He also has 44 tackles, two TFL, one sack, and four passes defended to his name.

Rice Leaders

  • TJ McMahon has racked up 2,102 yards on 60.2% passing while collecting 18 touchdown passes with 14 interceptions this season. He's also run for 154 yards with three scores.
  • Cameron Montgomery is his team's leading rusher with 86 carries for 498 yards, or 41.5 per game.
  • Juma Otoviano has run for 391 yards across 65 attempts, scoring one touchdown.
  • Bradley Rozner's 834 receiving yards (69.5 yards per game) are best on his team. He has 41 receptions on 73 targets with nine touchdowns.
  • Luke McCaffrey has put together a 656-yard season so far with six touchdowns. He's caught 51 passes on 78 targets.
  • Isaiah Esdale's 65 targets have resulted in 39 receptions for 461 yards.
  • Josh Pearcy has racked up 4.5 sacks to lead the team, while also recording seven TFL and 41 tackles.
  • Rice's tackle leader, Chris Conti, has 64 tackles, three TFL, and one sack this year.
  • Gabe Taylor has picked off a team-leading two passes. He also has 49 tackles, one TFL, and two passes defended to his name.

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Southern Miss vs. Rice Over/Under Trends

  • Southern Miss' 12 games this season have gone over this contest's total of 45.5 points seven times.
  • Rice has combined with its opponent to score more than 45.5 points in 10 of 12 games this season.
  • Southern Miss' contests this year have an average total of 47.8, 2.3 more points than this matchup's over/under.
  • Rice has a 55.5-point average over/under in their matchups this season, 10 more points than this game's point total.

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