Free Week 2 Prediction: Rainbow Warriors vs Bruins Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 2
(2-0) Hawaii Rainbow Warriors vs. UCLA Bruins (1-0)
Date: Saturday, September 9th
Time: 5:00 pm EST
Venue: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
NCAA Football Spread: UCLA -23
NCAA Betting Total: 59.5
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The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors visit the Rose Bowl to face the UCLA Bruins in week two. Both teams are undefeated.
Hawaii will have their work cut out for them this week, while the Bruins need to stay focused going into this matchup.
Hawaii has won both of their games this season, beating Massachusetts and Western Carolina. The Bruins are fresh off a comeback for the ages against Texas A&M.
This game will be a real road test for Hawaii. The Rainbow Warriors might struggle in the one.
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The Rainbow Warriors are on cloud nine right now. Starting the season 2-0 has created some buzz around the Hawaii campus. Last weeks home blowout win has some fans thinking they could get a bowl bid in 2017.
Despite the early excitement, Hawaii won a tough first game at UMass, 38-35 then pounded Western Carolina at home, 41-18.
The Rainbow Warriors never trailed last week against the Catamounts. The offense totaled 458 yards for the game.
Hawaii cruised to the victory last week, but were out gained by Western Carolina.The defense allowed almost 500 yards against the FCS Catamounts.
If Hawaii wants to keep this game close, the defense needs a miracle makeover.
UCLA looked dead in the water against Texas A&M. The Bruins trailed the Aggies, 44-17 to start the fourth quarter, then Heisman hopeful Josh Rosen went off.
He brought the Bruins all the way back for the 45-44, home win.
UCLA’s Josh Rosen passed for 491 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions in the come from behind win. The Bruins rushing attack was a disappointment. They only had 63 of the teams 554 total yards of offense.
Josh Rosen was outstanding, but the run game will need to step up against Hawaii.
The UCLA defense needs to be better as well. Yes, UCLA did play a tough opponent in Texas A&M but that’s no excuse for allowing 471 total yards of offense.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- HAW are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 vs. Pac-12.
- Over is 7-1 in HAW last 8 non-conference games.
- Over is 15-5 in HAW last 20 games overall.
- UCLA are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 home games.
- UCLA are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 vs. MWC.
- UCLA are 2-6 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
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This matchup favors UCLA on both sides of the ball. The Bruins over match Hawaii at almost every position, but that doesn’t mean Hawaii isn’t going to put up a fight early.
UCLA’s defense and run game was exposed in week one.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: UCLA -23
Josh Rosen will have no problems throwing for close to 550 yards or more against a weak Hawaii secondary. If Hawaii gave up close to 500 yards against an FCS team last week, expect Rosen and company to total around 700 yards or more against Hawaii.
The only way the Bruins won’t cover this spread, is if the suspect Bruins defense allows Hawaii to gain confidence early.
I’m expecting the Rainbow Warriors to come out with energy and get a couple scores, but that’s about it. UCLA will win going away.
Week 1 Free Score Prediction: UCLA 56 – Hawaii 24
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