Free NCAA Football Prediction: Spartans vs. Rainbow Warriors Odds
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College Football Handicapping Analysis: Week 3
San Jose State Spartans (1-1) vs. Hawaii Rainbow Warriors (1-2)
Date: Sunday, September 19, 2021
Time: 12:30 am EST
Venue: Ching Athletics Complex
NCAA Football ATS Spread Odds: San Jose State -7 / Hawaii +7
NCAA Football Moneyline Odds: Spartans -270 / Hawaii +250
NCAA Betting Total Odds: O/U 61
Week 3 college football sees the Spartans and Rainbow Warriors meet at the Ching Athletics Complex.
It will officially be 12:30 am ET on Sunday morning when these two kick off the game in Honolulu and don’t we all wish we could make it? I know, there are worse places to have to be for a football game but this should be a good one to watch.
The Spartans are listed as TD favorites on the road after the Rainbow Warriors started the season 1 – 2. Oh, did I mention that Hawaii’s only win is over that mighty Portland State outfit out of the Big Sky? So, there is room for improvement.
Todd Graham is hoping that year-2 with the Hawaii program brings something special after a nice 2020 season that produced a winning record and a big bowl win over Houston, 28 – 14, to end the year on a high note.
San Jose State was a perfect 7 – 0 headed to their bowl game a year ago, but a 34 – 13 loss to Ball State out of the MAC ended the season. Brett Brennan has nearly everything left in the cupboards from last year including his starting QB, Nick Starkel who is in his final season with the program.
The Spartans are favored by -7 points in this Mountain West West Division matchup.
San Jose State Spartans
The Spartans brought back plenty of starting experience in 2021 but it wasn’t enough to compete with USC last weekend. After an opening day win over Southern Utah 45 – 14, Sparty got taken out 30 – 7 two weekends ago and has a bye to prepare for this week’s trip to Honolulu. It was really ugly if you watched the game and USC basically manhandled the Spartans into submission on September 4. San Jos State committed 10 penalties and Stakel threw 2 INTs and no one looked in sync to say the least.
Make no mistake that USC is no Mountain West program, and the Trojans were indeed favored by 14 points but they made it look easy.
Nick Starkel made the 2nd-team All-MW last season after the 7 – 0 regular season and he obviously has expectations for 2021 as a result. Starkel is leading the 8th ranked passing team in the nation although the run game doesn’t exist a lick.
Tyler Nevens is also playing his final season with Sparty and he leads the team with 149 yards on 27 attempts with 2 scores. Nevens will be asked to carry the backfield all season long as the workhorse to support the passing game.
Starkel already has 4 receivers over the 100-yard mark with Derrick Deese leading the way. Deese has accumulated 135 yards on only 6 catches and Isaiah Hamilton is leading the team with 8 grabs. Charles Ross and Sam Olsen are each over the century mark as well, so expect the Spartans to be putting the ball in the air against a Hawaii pass defense that ranks 113th in the land.
Hawaii Rainbow Warriors
Will we ever be able to say the words defense and Hawaii in the same sentence without having someone laugh? Well, we are right back here again as Hawaii’s struggles on that side of the ball continue to be an issue.
Hawaii ranks 123rd in the nation allowing 41.3 PPG and they have allowed no less than 35 points to either of their first 2 opponents… which includes that Portland State team we mentioned earlier who put up 35 on the Warriors.
Chevan Cordeiro has played all 3 games under center and he is just a wild card who will throw the ball anywhere on the field. That might lead to bad things and it has so far as he has 5 INTs already over 6 TD passes on the young season.
Dae Dae Hunter is one of three RB who has found the end zone out of the Hawaii backfield this season. Hunter has 26 carries for 161 yards and a score while Calvin Turner has landed in the end zone 3 times on only 13 carries. Cordeiro is the team’s second-leading rusher having 40 attempts for 125 yards on the ground.
Cordeiro already has two receivers over 200 receiving yards. Nick Mardner leads the way with 242 yards and a pair of scores while Calvin Turner has 238 yards to his credit with a score as well.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Spartans are 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 games on field turf.
- Spartans are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
- The road team is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 meetings.
- Spartans are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Hawaii.
- Over is 36-16 in Rainbow Warriors’ last 52 games as a home underdog.
- Rainbow Warriors are 12-30-1 ATS in their last 43 home games.
Free Week 3 NCAA Football Pick
If 60-something is all we need to cash a ticket then the total is going on the board. I expect plenty of points to come our way in this tilt out on the islands.
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4* Free Week 3 NCAA Betting Pick: Over 61
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