Southern Miss vs. Rice odds: 2019 Week 9 picks, predictions from advanced simulation

Get ready for a Conference USA battle as the Rice Owls and the Southern Miss Golden Eagles will face off at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday at Rice Stadium. Rice is 0-7 overall and 0-4 at home, while Southern Miss is 4-3 overall and 1-3 on the road. Southern Miss is 3-4 against the spread while Rice is 3-3-1. Southern Miss is riding a streak of four consecutive winning seasons into 2019 while Rice has already clinched its fifth consecutive losing season. The Golden Eagles are favored by 9.5 points in the latest Rice vs. Southern Miss odds, while the over-under is set at 51. Before entering any Southern Miss vs. Rice picks, you'll want to see the college football predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times, and those who have followed it have seen huge returns. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of over $4,200 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. The model enters Week 9 of the 2019 season on a strong run, going 92-59 on its top-rated college football picks. It also nailed Illinois (+30.5) easily staying within the spread against No. 6 Wisconsin last week in one of the largest upsets of the entire season. Anybody who has been following it is way up.

Now, it has simulated Rice vs. So. Miss 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning over, and it's also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in over 60 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

Last week, the Owls were within a late touchdown of stealing the win, but they took the loss against UT-San Antonio 31-27. It was the fourth loss so far this season by eight points or less and the 369 yards of total offense the Owls put up was a season-high. Aston Walter ran for 109 yards on 18 carries and scored a touchdown while Brad Rozner had nine catches for 138 yards and a score. Walter and Rozner lead the team in rushing yardage and receiving yardage this season and they'll need big performances again this week to knock off the Golden Eagles.

Meanwhile, Southern Miss was first on the board but couldn't sustain the pressure against Louisiana Tech. The Golden Eagles took a hard 45-30 fall against the Bulldogs. However, Jay Hopson's offense has been efficient throughout the season, averaging 6.8 yards per play and averaging 506.7 yards per game the last three weeks. Jack Abraham has thrown for a whopping 2,263 yards with 13 touchdowns through the air and four more rushing scores. Unfortunately, he's also been a little turnover prone with eight interceptions. If Abraham can protect the football, Southern Miss should be able to move the football effectively.

So who wins Rice vs. Southern Miss? And which side of the spread is hitting in over 60 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine right now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the computer model that has crushed its college football picks.  

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