Hawaii vs. Nevada Prediction
Can Nevada handle being a slim favorite at home when the Wolf Pack are playing host to Hawaii tonight at 10:30PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
149 Hawaii vs. 150 Nevada
Saturday, September 28, 2019
10:30PM ET – Mackay Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, Nevada is the slight favorite in this game, as the Wolf Pack are getting odds of -2 points against Hawaii. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 65 points. The public betting currently has 80 percent going on Nevada as the home favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NCAAF Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Nevada rolls past UTEP
The Nevada Wolf Pack are off to a 3-1 start to the season as well following a 37-21 win at UTEP last weekend. Nevada is 2-2 against the spread while going 3-1 with the over on the year.
Nevada hasn’t been too strong on offense this year, averaging just 24 points and 363 yards per game. Defensively, the Wolf Pack are giving up 35.5 points and 389.3 yards per contest. Carson Strong is leading the offense with 683 yards and three touchdowns, but he also has four interceptions. Toa Taua is the leading rusher with 197 yards and two touchdowns while Elijah Cooks has 18 catches for 222 yards and four touchdowns. Dom Peterson is leading the defense with 17 tackles and three sacks.
Hawaii hits the road
Hawaii is off to a 3-1 start to the season after beating Central Arkansas last weekend, 35-16. The Warriors are hitting the road for their MWC opener. They are 2-2 against the spread and 2-2 with the over/under total.
The Warriors are putting up 32.8 points and 472.8 yards per game on offense this year while giving up 33.5 points and 439 yards per game on defense. Cole McDonald has thrown for 1,317 yards and 13 touchdowns to lead the offense, but he also has nine interceptions. Cedric Byrd II is the leading target with 33 catches for 411 yards and six touchdowns. Miles Reed is the leading rusher with 212 yards and two touchdowns.
College Football Betting Trends
The Wolf Pack have covered in four straight against winning teams and 5-1 ATS in their last six home games.
The Warriors are 2-10-1 against the spread in their last 13 road games and 5-16 ATS in their last 21 games against a winning team.
Nevada has had Hawaii’s numbers for years, winning and covering the spread in six of the last seven meetings with the Warriors. We saw what Hawaii does on the road in a 52-20 loss to Washington, giving up 52 points to an average Washington offense. Nevada hasn’t looked terribly impressive, but the Wolf Pack are still at home and know how to defend Hawaii. The Warriors don’t bring their offense on the road, so I expect Nevada to win comfortably.
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