Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Rainbow Warriors and Tritons. The game is starting at 7:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Tritons at LionTree Arena in San Diego, CA. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 135 points, and the Tritons are favored to win at home against the Rainbow Warriors.

HAWAII RAINBOW WARRIORS VS CALIFORNIA-SAN DIEGO TRITONS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Hawaii Rainbow Warriors +5

This game will be played at LionTree Arena at 7:00 ET on Saturday, January 20th.

WHY BET THE HAWAII RAINBOW WARRIORS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 81-66 in favor of the Rainbow Warriors.
  • Not only will Hawaii pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 135 points, and we like the over with a projected 147 points.

Will Hawaii Make it Happen on the Road?

Heading into tonight’s game, Hawaii has a record of 10-8, including a 2-4 mark in Big West play. The Rainbow Warriors are 3-3 on the road this season, and they have a scoring differential of +1.7 points per game away from home.

So far, Hawaii has been the underdog in five games, and they have yet to win any of those contests. In their most recent game, the Rainbow Warriors fell to Long Beach State by a score of 79-71.

As the underdog this season, Hawaii has yet to cover the spread in five games. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Rainbow Warriors have gone just 3-7 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS mark is 3-3 this year and 5-5 over their last 10 road games.

Today’s over/under line of 135 is lower than their season average of 140.5. So far, 12 of their games have had a higher over/under line than 135. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 126 points and their over/under record in their past 10 games is 3-7.

Coming off their recent game, the Hawaii offense tallied 71 points in a matchup against Long Beach State. Their field goal percentage for the game was 41.1%, and they made 12 threes. One area that the Hawaii offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 163rd in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 44%.

Currently, the Rainbow Warriors’ defense holds the 64th rank in the nation, allowing 66.6 points per game. In their previous game vs. Long Beach State, the Beach finished with a field goal percentage of 56% and a total of 79 points vs. Hawaii.

Will California-San Diego Secure A Victory as Home Favorites?

California-San Diego comes into this game as the favorite, as they have been in seven of their eight games this season. The Tritons have a record of 5-2 at home this season, and over their last 10 games at home, they are 7-3.

Overall, California-San Diego has gone 11-7 this season, and in Big West play, they are 5-1. In their last game, they lost to UC Irvine by a score of 76-65.

As the favorite, UC San Diego has been excellent vs. the spread this season, going 7-1. In their last 10 games as the favorite, the Tritons have an ATS mark of 8-2. At home, UC San Diego has a solid ATS record of 6-1 this year and they have gone 6-2 vs. the spread in their last 10 home games.

So far this season, the over/under record for California-San Diego games is 7-8-1. The average scoring total in their games is 142.1 points, and today’s line of 135 is lower than the average OU line in their games (143). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0, and their last three games have had an average scoring total of 149 points.

Most recently, the California-San Diego offense finished with just 65 points vs. UC Irvine. For the game, they hit 7/25 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 37.5%. The top scorer for the Tritons was Francis Nwaokorie with 17 points, while Tyler McGhie also added 12 to the scoreboard.

So far, the Tritons’ defense is ranked 87th in the country at 67.9 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, California-San Diego’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 41.3% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 33.1% this season.