The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors and Nevada Wolf Pack are ready to collide on the turf at Clarence Mackay Stadium. The opening kickoff for this important matchup is scheduled for 10:30 p.m. ET and fans can tune in to the action on ESPN2.
Hawaii at Nevada Betting Odds 9/28/2019
Nevada is giving up 2 points in this MWC game. The Rainbow Warriors are currently being given +110 moneyline odds while the Wolf Pack are -130. The over/under is set at 64 points. Multiple good live betting opportunities could be unveiled during this game.
The under is receiving most of the early sharp action, as the game’s O/U initially opened at 65.
The Rainbow Warriors are 3-1 straight up (SU) and they haven’t faced any MWC competition yet. The Wolf Pack are 3-1 SU overall and are also 0-0 SU in conference play. Each of these teams has rewarded gamblers this year as the Rainbow Warriors have gained 5.0 units and the Wolf Pack are up 5.3 units.
The Rainbow Warriors are coming off a resounding 35-16 win over Central Arkansas last week in which Cole McDonald completed 25-of-32 passes for 300 yards, four scores and one interception. Miles Reed (60 rushing yards on 10 attempts) led the ground attack in the win while Jared Smart (eight receptions, 121 yards, one TD) and Cedric Byrd II (six catches, 54 yards, one TD) handled the receiving duties.
Nevada just picked up a 37-21 win over UTEP. The defense allowed the Miners to rush for 162 yards on 47 attempts, including three rush TDs. Treyvon Hughes had a good outing in the loss, recording 80 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 17 attempts for UTEP. For Nevada, Cristian Solano completed 13-of-19 passes for 182 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Solano (100 yards on 10 rush attempts) and Toa Taua (43 yards on 10 carries, one TD) spearheaded the ground game in the win as Kaleb Fossum (four receptions, 46 yards) and Elijah Cooks (four catches, 82 yards, two TDs) led all Nevada pass-catchers.
Hawaii’s run the ball on 38.7 percent of its offensive possessions this year while Nevada has a rush percentage of 49.8 percent. The Rainbow Warriors have produced 120 rush yards/game and have three scores via handoffs this year. The Wolf Pack are putting up 136 rushing yards per contest and have five total rush TDs.
The Rainbow Warriors have logged a superb 353 yards/contest through the air overall and have 14 passing TDs so far. The Wolf Pack have recorded 227 pass yards per game and have five total pass scores.
Hawaii has allowed opponents to run for an average of 194 yards and throw for 245 yards per game. Nevada has allowed 138.3 yards per game on the ground and 251 to opposing teams in the air. The Rainbow Warriors are allowing an adjusted net yards per pass attempt (ANY/A) of just 6.35 to opponents, while the Wolf Pack have given up a 7.18 ANY/A.
McDonald has already put up 1,099 pass yards this season. He’s connected on 84-of-125 attempts with 12 passing touchdowns and six interceptions. McDonald’s got an 8.02 adjusted net yards per pass attempt overall, although that number sits at 6.28 over the past two outings.
In the home locker room, Carson Strong has put up 683 yards, three TDs and four INTs. Strong’s ANY/A stands at a less-than-spectacular 4.01 for the season and 3.73 across his last two games.
When these two teams met a year ago, Nevada got the victory 40-22.
Hawaii Rainbow Warriors vs. Nevada Wolf Pack Free Pick
SU Winner – Hawaii, ATS Winner – Hawaii, O/U – Over
Team Betting Trends
The Rainbow Warriors offense has recorded two pass plays of 40 yards or more, while the Wolf Pack have accounted for one such play.
Both teams have allowed two pass plays of 40 yards or more. The Hawaii defense has given up five pass plays of 30+ yards while Nevada has yielded eight such plays.
Both defenses have produced two rushing plays of 20 or more yards and 15 running plays of 10+ yards.
The Rainbow Warriors defense has allowed 12 rushing plays of 20 yards or more, while the Wolf Pack have given up two such runs.
The Nevada defense has notched six sacks on the year while Hawaii has five.
As a team, Hawaii has averaged 3.9 yards per carry over its last three contests and 4.4 over its last two.
Nevada has averaged 3.6 yards per carry over its last three matchups and 4.4 over its past two.
In its last three matchups, Nevada is 1-2 ATS and the over cashed in two of those three.
The O/U for Hawaii’s previous game was 69. The under cashed in the team’s 35-16 win over Central Arkansas.
Over its last three matchups, Hawaii is 1-2 ATS and the under cashed in two of those three.
The Over/Under for Nevada’s last match was set at 51.5. The over cashed in the 37-21 victory over UTEP.