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Hawaii Warriors vs. Troy Trojans - 11/26/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Troy Trojans (2-3) at Hawaii Warriors (3-2)

College Basketball: Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 1:00 am (Stan Sheriff Center)

The Line: Hawaii Warriors -8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: OC SPORTS

Coming up late Friday night in college basketball action from Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, the Troy Trojans will be meeting up with the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors. 

Troy enters play here with a 2-3 record on the year. The Trojans won their first pair of games 135-76 against Toccoa Falls and 70-67 versus EIU, but dropped their next three 74-51 against UAB, 71-67 against EIU and 79-67 against San Francisco. 

Hawaii Warriors vs. Troy Trojans - 11/26/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Leading the charge in scoring for Troy this year is Jordon Varnado, who holds 14.4 PPG with 7.4 RPG, and Wesley Person, who has 13.8 PPG and 2.2 RPG. Kevin Baker isn’t too far behind the pace with his 9.4 PPG, 3.0 RPG and 3.2 APG. 

As for Hawaii, they’re entering Friday night’s game with a 3-2 record on the season. The Rainbow Warriors dropped their opener 69-68 against SIUE, but came back with two straight wins 74-68 over Texas State and 64-63 against Florida Atlantic. Hawaii then split their next two games, losing 83-68 to North Carolina and beating HILO 86-55. 

Noah Allen leads the way in scoring for the Rainbow Warriors, bagging 19.0 PPG with 7.0 RPG so far. Sheriff Drammeh and Gibson Johnson are also averaging in double figures for Hawaii, with Drammeh putting up 14.6 PPG with 3.4 APG, and Johnson sitting on 10.8 PPG with 5.6 RPG. 

Troy is 6-1-1 ATs in thinner last eight Friday games, and 16-34-3 ATS in their last 53 games overall. Troy is also 0-6 ATS in their last six games following a straight-up loss, and 0-4 ATS in their last four non-conference games. 

As for Hawaii, they’re 4-1 ATS in their last five Friday games, and 3-1-1 ATS in their last five games versus the Sun Belt. Hawaii is also 16-5 ATS in their last 21 games following a straight-up win of more than 20 points, and 2-5 ATS in their last seven home games versus a team with a losing road record. 

It’s tough knowing what to expect here, with the season being so young, but both the Trojans and the Rainbow Warriors need some secondary scoring and rebounding to develop and help out their key players a bit. Troy, perhaps most of all, needs to find some offense, as the under is 16-5 in their last 21 games overall. Given those troubles, I’ll take Hawaii to get a cover here.

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