The Army West Point Black Knights and Hawaii Rainbow Warriors are ready to do battle on the turf at Hawaiian Airlines Field at Aloha Stadium. The game is scheduled to get underway at 12:30 a.m. ET and CBS Sports Network will televise the action.
Army West Point vs. Hawaii Betting Odds 11/30/2019
The spread for this game is placed at 3 points in favor of Hawaii. The Black Knights are currently being given +135 moneyline odds while the Rainbow Warriors are -155. The over/under is set at 56.5 points. It looks like this showdown may have some live betting opportunities.
The Black Knights are 5-6 straight up (SU) while the Rainbow Warriors are 8-4 SU. The less-than-stellar Black Knights are 5-6 against the spread (ATS) and have lost 8.8 units so far in 2019. They’ve been a decent under bet and have posted an Over-Under record of 4-6-1.
The Rainbow Warriors have been a pleasant surprise for moneyline bettors this season, gaining 6.8 units. They’re 6-6 ATS and the over’s hit in seven of their games.
The Black Knights are on the upswing after a 47-6 win over VMI on November 16. Kelvin Hopkins Jr. completed four-of-7 passes for only 49 yards and one interception. Hopkins Jr. (208 yards on 16 rush attempts, one TD) also led the running attack and was complemented by Connor Slomka (64 yards on 11 carries, three TDs) in the win. Camden Harrison (three receptions, 48 yards) and Kell Walker (one catch, one yards) shared the receiving duties.
Hawaii just earned a 14-11 win over San Diego State. The Rainbow Warriors defensive unit held its territory in the victory, holding the Aztecs to only 229 passing yards and 89 yards on the ground. Kobe Smith was a bright spot in the loss for San Diego State, recording 74 yards on six catches. As a group, the Rainbow Warriors collectively completed 22-of-35 passes for 215 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Cole McDonald went 13-for-19 for 144 yards, one touchdown and one interception while Chevan Cordeiro was nine-of-16 for 71 yards. Miles Reed (53 yards on 13 rush attempts) and Chevan Cordeiro (59 yards on eight carries) spearheaded the ground game in the win as Jason-Matthew Sharsh (10 receptions, 95 yards, one TD) and Jared Smart (seven catches, 82 yards) led the pass-catching attack.
Army West Point’s run the ball on 85.3 percent of its offensive possessions this year while Hawaii has a rush percentage of 40.6 percent. The Black Knights have rushed for 303 yards per game and have 40 touchdowns via handoffs this year. The Rainbow Warriors are totaling 150 rush yards per contest and have 18 total rushing TDs.
It appears that the Black Knights may hold an edge when it comes to efficiency in the ground game. Their backfield has logged 5.3 yards per carry while the defense is allowing a YPC of 4.1 to opponents. The Rainbow Warriors have ran for 5.1 yards per carry and given up 5.6 yards per rush attempt to opponents.
The Black Knights have averaged 83 yards in the air overall and have six passing TDs so far. The Rainbow Warriors have produced 330 pass yards per game and have 33 total pass scores.
Defensively, Army West Point should have the upper hand in both phases. The team has allowed 145 rush yards and 179 pass yards per game. Hawaii has allowed 188.0 yards per game on the ground and 233.9 to opponents in the air. The Black Knights are allowing an adjusted net yards per pass attempt (ANY/A) of only 5.70 to opposing QBs, while the Rainbow Warriors have given up a 6.69 ANY/A.
Hopkins Jr. is up to 501 passing yards this year. He’s connected on 31-of-71 attempts with four passing touchdowns and four interceptions. Hopkins Jr.’s got a 4.89 adjusted net yards per pass attempt overall, although that number is 0.50 over the past two outings.
Kelvin Hopkins Jr., Jabari Laws and Kell Walker have combined to account for 603 yards from scrimmage and five touchdowns over the last two outings.
Cole McDonald has tallied 2,940 yards, 26 TDs and 13 INTs for Hawaii. His ANY/A sits at 7.28 for the year and 6.74 over his last two games.
Jared Smart, Miles Reed and Jason-Matthew Sharsh have combined for 465 yards from scrimmage the last two games.
These two teams faced off last year with the final outcome being a 28-21 win for Army West Point.
Army West Point Black Knights vs. Hawaii Rainbow Warriors Betting Prediction
SU Winner – Hawaii, ATS Winner – Hawaii, O/U – Under
The Hawaii offense has lost 12 fumbles this season while Army West Point has let 10 get away.
The Army West Point defense has sacked opposing QBs 19 times this year. Hawaii has registered just 13 sacks.
As a team, Army West Point has averaged 6.7 yards per rush attempt across its past three games and 7.6 over its last two.
Hawaii has averaged 4.9 yards per carry over its last three outings and 4.5 over its past two.
In its last three contests, Hawaii is 2-1 ATS and the under cashed in two of those three.
The O/U for Army West Point’s previous game was set at 65. The under cashed in the team’s 47-6 triumph over VMI.
In its last three contests, Army West Point is 3-0 ATS and the under cashed in two of those three.
The Over/Under for Hawaii’s previous matchup going into it was 46.5. The under cashed in the 14-11 win over San Diego State.