By: Alex Smart     Date: Sep 6, 2018
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Free Sports Game Preview and Prediction: Rice vs. Hawaii
Sunday, September 09, 2018 12:00 AM
Play: Point Spread: 17.0/-106 Rice
Rice played a solid game vs a balanced Houston team on the road last week, and were competitive for almost 3 quarters before falling apart late for a 45-27 loss covering as 25 point dogs. The game was a lot closer than the final score might indicate , as Rice showed some explosive offensive schemes in that back and forth battle. Meanwhile, their opposition this week Hawaii has played some impressive offensive football in their first two weeks of the season vs Navy last week at home and Colorado State in their road opener putting up, 59 and 43 points in victories. The Warriors Achilles heel as has been the case in recent past campaigns remains their defence, as they allowed an average of 37.5 ppg in those two above mentioned tilts. Tonight in what could be an emotional letdown spot for the Warriors against a Rice squad that can put points up on the board in a hurry, Im betting their in trouble and a win if they can get it, will not come without some blood , sweat and tears. Hawaii is 0-6 ATS L/6 after accumulating 450 or more yards of offence in two straight games. Rice is a perfect 7-0 ATS in their L/7 visits to Paradise Island. CFB road team vs. the money line (RICE) - a good offensive team (28-34 PPG) against a horrible defensive team allowing 34 ppg or more, after scoring 20 points or more in the first half in 2 straight games 36-4 SU L/27 seasons. Play on Rice to cover

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