It’ll be a MWC-MWC showdown as the No. 19 Boise State Broncos (-14) are big favorites as they prepare to take on the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors in the Mountain West Championship Game. Interested parties are able to catch the action live on ESPN and this pivotal daytime matchup is scheduled to start at 4:00 p.m. ET.
Hawaii at No. 19 Boise State Betting Odds 12/7/2019
Boise State is favored by 14 points in this MWC game. The Rainbow Warriors are currently getting +425 moneyline odds while the Broncos are -600. This MWC game should have some in-game betting possibilities. The over/under has been set at 64 points.
Sharp bettors have been siding with both the Rainbow Warriors and the over. The line initially opened at -15 while the game’s total was set originally at only 62.5.
The Rainbow Warriors are 9-4 straight up (SU), including 5-3 SU against conference opponents. The Broncos are 11-1 SU overall and 8-0 SU in conference play. Both of these teams have been profitable this year as the Rainbow Warriors have recorded 7.8 units while the Broncos are up 6.1 units.
These two MWC foes did not get a chance to face each other in 2018.
The Rainbow Warriors are coming off a resounding 52-31 victory over Army West Point last week. the Rainbow Warriors completed 26-of-41 passes for 359 yards and five touchdowns. Cole McDonald went 19-for-29 for 250 yards and three touchdowns while Chevan Cordeiro completed seven-of-12 for 109 yards and two touchdowns. Miles Reed (92 rushing yards on 10 attempts, one TD) led the ground attack while Cedric Byrd II (eight receptions, 122 yards, one TD) and Jared Smart (eight catches, 123 yards, one TD) handled the receiving duties in the win.
Boise State just earned a 31-24 win over Colorado State. Jaylon Henderson completed 26-of-36 passes for 253 yards and two touchdowns. George Holani (42 rushing yards on 18 attempts) spearheaded the running attack as Khalil Shakir (seven receptions, 103 yards) and John Hightower (five catches, 49 yards) led the pass-catching corps in the win.
Hawaii’s run the ball on 40 percent of its offensive possessions this year while Boise State has an overall rush percentage of 54.2 percent. The Rainbow Warriors have produced 148 rush yards/game (including 164 per game against Mountain West opponents) and have 19 scores on the ground this year. The Broncos are averaging 177 rushing yards per contest (178 in conference) and have 25 total rush TDs.
The Rainbow Warriors have averaged 332 yards through the air overall (319 per game against conference opposition) and have 38 passing scores so far. The Broncos have produced 271 pass yards per game (255.1 in the MWC) and have 28 total pass TDs.
Hawaii has allowed opponents to rush for an average of 205 yards and pass for 226 yards per game. Boise State has allowed 115.1 yards per game on the ground and 233.8 to opposing teams in the air. The Broncos are allowing an adjusted net yards per pass attempt (ANY/A) of only 5.86 to opponents, while the Rainbow Warriors have given up a 6.54 ANY/A.
Henderson has produced 633 yards, six TDs and one INT for Boise State. His adjusted net yards per pass attempt stands at 8.43 for the season and 7.70 over his last two outings. In the other huddle, McDonald is up to 3,257 passing yards this year, and has connected on 265-of-410 attempts with 28 passing touchdowns and 12 interceptions. McDonald’s got a 7.65 ANY/A, including 8.08 over the last two games.
Hawaii Rainbow Warriors at Boise State Broncos Free Prediction
SU Winner – Boise State, ATS Winner – Boise State, O/U – Over
The Boise State D has sacked opposing QBs 34 times this season. Hawaii has registered just 15 sacks.
The Boise State offense has lost seven fumbles in 2019 while Hawaii has let 12 get away.
The Rainbow Warriors offense has created 14 pass plays of 40+ yards, while the Broncos have put up 11 such plays.
The Hawaii defense has allowed 10 pass plays of 40 or more yards, while Boise State has given up nine such plays.
The Hawaii offense has created 14 rushing plays of 20+ yards, while Boise State has created 15 such runs.
The Rainbow Warriors defense has allowed 29 rushing plays of 20 yards or more, while the Broncos have given up 10 such runs.
The O/U for Boise State’s last matchup was 58. The under cashed in the 31-24 win over Colorado State.
In its last three matches, Boise State is 2-1 ATS and the under cashed in two of those three.
Over its last three contests, Hawaii is 3-0 ATS and the under cashed in two of those three.
The O/U for Hawaii’s last game going into it was 55.5. The over cashed in the team’s 52-31 triumph over Army West Point.
Hawaii has averaged 5.1 yards per rush attempt over its last three games and 5.3 over its last two.
Boise State has averaged 5.0 yards per carry over its last three outings and 4.7 over its last two.