The Pilots and Rainbow Warriors are set to face off at 11:30 ET on ESPN2. The Rainbow Warriors will host the game at Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, HI. This non-conference matchup has an over/under of 149.5 points, and the Rainbow Warriors are favored to win at home vs. the Pilots.
PORTLAND PILOTS VS HAWAII RAINBOW WARRIORS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Hawaii Rainbow Warriors -9
This game will be played at Stan Sheriff Center at 11:30 ET on Thursday, December 21st.
WHY BET THE HAWAII RAINBOW WARRIORS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 79-65 in favor of the Rainbow Warriors.
- Not only will Hawaii pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -9.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 149.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.
Will Portland Make it Happen on the Road?
Portland enters today’s game against Hawaii with a 6-6 season record. In their previous ten away games, including those from last year, Portland is 2-8. Portland has a 5-4 record vs. the spread heading into today’s game. In their last five games, they are 2-3 vs. the spread.
Portland comes in with an over/under record of 2-7-0 through 12 games, with their games averaging a combined 153 points per game so far. The Pilots have an over/under record of 1-2 in their last three games, with their games averaging 151 points per game.
In their most recent game, the Portland offense put up just 63 points vs. the Grand Canyon Antelopes. Overall, they are now averaging 77 points per game which is 100th in the country. Tyler Robertson is leading the team in scoring at 16.8 points per contest. Tyler Harris has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 12.7 going into the game.
Coming into today’s game, the Portland defense is giving up an average of 78.0 points per contest. Against Grand Canyon in their most recent game, the Portland defense gave up a total of 91 points while allowing Grand Canyon to hit 48% of their shots.
Will the Rainbow Warriors Win at Stan Sheriff Center?
Hawaii comes into this game with a 7-2 record overall after playing nine games. In their last three home games, which includes last year, Hawaii has gone 2-1. As of now, Hawaii’s against the spread record stands at 3-2 going into today’s game. The Rainbow Warriors have gone 2-1 vs. the spread on the road and 1-1 vs. the spread at home.
After nine games, Hawaii has an over/under record of 2-2-1, with their games averaging a combined 143.4 points per game so far. The Rainbow Warriors have an over/under record of 1-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 146 points per game.
The Hawaii offense is coming off a game in which they scored 66 points vs. Utah. Overall their field goal percentage was 42.1% while connecting on 9 threes. In terms of offense, the Rainbow Warriors have a season-long field goal percentage of 48%, putting them 90th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 95th in percentage and 140th in three-pointers made.
Coming into today’s game, the Hawaii defense is giving up an average of 67.0 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Utah, the Runnin’ Utes finished with a field goal percentage of 52% and a total of 79 points vs. Hawaii.