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College Football Handicapping: New Orleans Bowl
(8-5) Hawaii Rainbow Warriors vs. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (7-5)
Date: Saturday, December 22nd, 2018
Time: 10:30 pm EST
Venue: Aloha Stadium, Halawa, Hawaii
NCAA Football Spread: Hawaii -2
NCAA Betting Total: 57.5
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The Hawaii Bowl hasn’t featured the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors all that often recently. Hawaii has only participated in their in-state bowl once in the past seven bowl games.
Meanwhile, this will be Louisiana Tech’s first game in Hawaii and playing in Hawaii always has its fair share of distractions.
I always think of that episode of Coach where the Minnesota State Screaming Eagles get invited to play in the Pineapple Bowl. A lot goes on and what not. Great show. Anyway, I digress, let’s get into the Hawaii Bowl.
Hawaii Rainbow Warriors
Hawaii started off the season pretty hot winning six of their first seven games, but they stumbled down the stretch losing four of their next six games.
The good news is that they did end on a two game winning streak.
Hawaii has had a history of prolific passing teams and this 2018 team is a bit of a throw back as they were statistically the ninth best team in terms of passing the ball.
Defensively, as you might expect, they struggled. Overall, they ranked 100th in total defense and 111th in total points.
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
As I mentioned above, this is Louisiana Tech’s first trip to the Hawaii Bowl. It’ll be an interesting game for them depending on how they view this game.
Is it a vacation out to Hawaii where they play a game or is it a game with everything else on the side? We’ll have to see because their pretty solid defense will be put to the test against Hawaii’s passing game.
Overall, Louisiana Tech had a pretty solid defense. The only games where their defense gave up a ton of points were against SEC opponents LSU and Mississippi State.
Other than that, against opponents on their level they held their own and had success.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Louisiana Tech is 2-4 ATS in their last six games
- Hawaii over is 7-1 in their last eight games versus Conference USA opponents
- Hawaii over is 12-3 in their last 15 non conference games
- Favorite is 7-2 ATS in their last nine match ups between the two teams
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This is a game of contrasts. Strength versus strength and weakness versus weakness. Hawaii’s ninth ranked passing offense versus Louisiana Tech’s 28th passing defense.
On the flip side, you have Hawaii that struggles to stop anybody versus a team that struggles to move the ball.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Hawaii -2
All in all, I trust the offensive team playing in their own backyard versus an inexperienced team traveling to Hawaii.
2018 Hawaii Bowl Free Score Prediction: Hawaii 38 – Louisiana Tech 28
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