Huskies vs. Rainbow Warriors Prediction
The 21st-ranked Washington Huskies will take on the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors tonight in a semifinal game of the Diamond Head Classic. Can Washington cover as favorites for a second straight night?
Monday, December 23, 2019
Stan Sheriff Center at 11PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Huskies are a 7-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 144 points. As of Monday afternoon, 88 percent of public bets are pouring in on Washington. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for up-to-date info.
Huskies cruise past Cardinals
Washington earned an 85-64 win over Ball State Sunday night in the quarterfinals of the Diamond Head Classic. The Huskies (9-2) led 51-40 at halftime on their way to the victory. Jaden McDaniels led Washington with 22 points on 8-of-15 shooting including 4-of-7 from 3-point distance plus 2-of-4 at the free throw line. He also registered four rebounds, three assists and three blocked shots. Quade Green tallied 21 points, six dimes and four boards. Isaiah Stewart accounted for 19 points, 10 caroms and two blocks. Hameir Wright added 10 points, three rebounds, three blocked shots and two assists.
Rainbow Warriors slip by Miners
Hawaii picked up a 67-63 victory Sunday night against UTEP in a quarterfinals game of the Diamond Head Classic. The Rainbow Warriors (8-3, 8-1 home) outscored the Miners 36-26 in the second half after trailing by six at halftime. Bernardo Da Silva paced Hawaii with 17 points off the bench on 8-of-9 shooting plus 1-of-8 at the charity stripe. He also pulled down five rebounds. Samuta Avea added 16 points and eight boards.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Huskies are 5-1 ATS in their last six games as a favorite. Washington is 2-6 ATS in its last eight road games.
The Rainbow Warriors are 5-1 ATS in their last six home games. Hawaii is 4-1 ATS in its last five games as an underdog.
This spread might be a little wider than it would have been before Washington's decisive victory last night. But the Rainbow Warriors have been tough at home and the Huskies certainly won't benefit from a neutral setting tonight. This is the first true road game of the season for Washington and I'm going to bet on Hawaii with the backing of its home crowd in a tournament that is important to the program.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: HAWAII RAINBOW WARRIORS +7