The kickoff for this week 12 matchup between the Rainbow Warriors and Cowboys takes place at 2:00 ET at War Memorial Stadium (WY). SPEC will be carrying the television coverage for this HAWAII vs. WYOM shodown. Wyoming comes into this Mountain West matchup, as the -13.5 point home favorite. Keep reading to get my analysis on how this game plays out.
HAWAII RAINBOW WARRIORS VS WYOMING COWBOYS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Hawaii Rainbow Warriors +13.5
This game will be played at War Memorial Stadium (WY) at 2:00 ET on Saturday, November 18th.
WHY BET THE HAWAII RAINBOW WARRIORS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 30-17 in favor of Wyoming.
- Even though we have Wyoming winning straight-up, we like Hawaii at +13.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 45 points, and we like the over with a projected 47 points.
Will Hawaii Shock Everyone at War Memorial Stadium (WY)?
So far, the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors are 4-7, including going 1-4 on the road and 2-3 at home.
Against the spread, Hawaii has gone 3-7 this season. The Rainbow Warriors have been favored two times compared to eight games as the underdog.
So far this season, Hawaii boasts an over/under record of 5-5. On average, their matchups have resulted in a combined score of 54.1 points, while the average over/under line has been 55.8 points.
In the rushing game, the Rainbow Warriors are currently 92nd in college football with 263 attempts per game. This has resulted in an average of 70.4 rushing yards per game, putting them 126th nationally. Their passing game has averaged 40.6 passes and 269.9 yards per game. When it comes to scoring, they are 72nd, averaging 22 points per game.
On defense, the Rainbow Warriors defense has 17 sacks and are 1st in QB hurries. So far, teams are scoring 32.1 points per game against them (139th). In terms of pass defense, they’re ranked 45th in the NCAA, allowing 195.5 passing yards per game. Moreover, Hawaii’s run defense is allowing 178.9 rushing yards per contest.
Can the Cowboys Hold Strong at Home?
So far, the Wyoming Cowboys are 6-4, including going 0-4 on the road and 4-0 at home.
Heading into this week’s matchup with Hawaii, the Cowboys have been favored in three games and the underdog in five. Their ATS mark coming into the game is 4-3-1.
So far this season, the average over/under line for Wyoming’s games has been 45.6 points. The Cowboys have an over/under record of 3-5 heading into this week’s game.
As they prepare to face the Hawaii, the Cowboys’ offense is averaging 149.7 rushing yards per game and 4 yards per attempt. Nationally, they are 77th in rushing yards and 120th in passing yards, on an average of 152.3 yards per matchup. Wyoming has averaged 22.9 points per game so far. This figure places them 80th in the nation.
Wyoming’s defense enters the game ranked 134th in passing yards allowed per game. Opponents throw the ball an average of 32.5 times against the Cowboys. They have given up 26 PPG, which ranks 95th in college football. In terms of rushing yards allowed, they stand at 117th in the NCAA.