The Rainbow Warriors and Runnin’ Utes are set to face off at 9:00 ET on PACN. The Runnin’ Utes will host the game at Delta Center in Salt Lake City, UT. The odds for this non-conference game currently have the Runnin’ Utes as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 142.5 points.
HAWAII RAINBOW WARRIORS VS UTAH RUNNIN’ UTES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Hawaii Rainbow Warriors +11
This game will be played at Delta Center at 9:00 ET on Thursday, November 30th.
WHY BET THE HAWAII RAINBOW WARRIORS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 73-70 in favor of the Runnin’ Utes.
- Even though we have Utah winning straight-up, we like Hawaii at +11.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 142.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.
Taking a Look at the Rainbow Warriors Chances on the Road
After defeating San Diego by a score of 77-66, Hawaii remains undefeated at 5-0. In their last three road games, which includes one from last year, Hawaii has a record of 2-1. Hawaii has a 3-1 record vs. the spread heading into today’s game. Over their last five games, the team is 3-1 against the spread.
So far, Hawaii’s games have averaged 143 points per game with the average over/under line being 139.2 points. The Rainbow Warriors have an over/under record of 1-2 in their last three games, with their games averaging 135 points per game.
In their recent game, the Rainbow Warriors’ offense concluded with 77 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 79.4 points per contest. Offensively, the Rainbow Warriors have a season long field goal percentage of 48%, which is 85th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 81st in percentage and 170th in three-pointers made.
At present, the Rainbow Warriors’ defense is nationally ranked 47th, allowing 64.6 points per game. The Hawaii defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 66 points and allowed San Diego to connect on 4 threes.
Can the Runnin’ Utes Live Up to the Hype at Home?
In today’s game against Hawaii, the Utah team comes in with a 4-2 record. The Runnin’ Utes have gone 2-0 on the road and 2-2 at home. Utah has a winning record against the spread, currently sitting at 4-2. Over their last five games, the team is 2-3 vs. the spread.
Looking at their over/under performance through six games, Utah has an over/under record of 4-2-0, with their games averaging 152.2 points per game on average. The Runnin’ Utes’ last five games have culminated with an average of 149 points per game and an over/under record of 3-2.
Coming off their recent game, the Utah offense tallied 78 points in a matchup against Saint Mary’s. Their field goal percentage for the game was 43.6%, and they made 7 threes. Rollie Worster was the leading scorer for the Runnin’ Utes, putting up 17 points. In addition, Gabe Madsen contributed 17 points.
The Runnin’ Utes’ defense is presently ranked 124th nationally, allowing an average of 71.2 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Saint Mary’s, the Gaels finished with a field goal percentage of 41% and a total of 71 points vs. Utah.