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San Diego State vs Hawaii 10/8/22 College Football Prediction, Picks, Odds

Hawaii Rainbow Warriors (1-4) vs. San Diego State Aztecs (2-3)
October 8, 2022 10:30 pm EDT
The Line: San Diego State Aztecs -20.5 / Hawaii Rainbow Warriors +20.5; Over/Under: 49.5
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The San Diego State Aztecs and Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors do battle Saturday night in a week 6 college football game at Snapdragon Stadium. The Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors need to rebound from a 1-4 start. The San Diego State Aztecs look to get back to a .500 record.

The Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors have lost 7 of their last 9 road games. Brayden Schager is completing 58.3 percent of his passes for 659 yards, 1 touchdown and 4 interceptions. Jonah Panoke and Caleb Phillips have combined for 340 receiving yards on 26 catches, while James Phillips has 17 receptions. The Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors ground game is averaging 117.2 yards per contest, and Dedrick Parson leads the way with 266 yards and 6 touchdowns. Defensively, Hawai’i is allowing 45.4 points and 482.2 yards per game. Penei Pavihi leads the Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors with 27 tackles, Blessman Ta’ala has 1 sack and Malik Hausman has 3 interceptions.

The San Diego State Aztecs have won 8 of their last 11 home games. Braxton Burmeister is completing 50 percent of his passes for 263 yards, 2 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. Jesse Matthews and Tyrell Shavers have combined for 159 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns, while Mark Redman has 6 receptions. The San Diego State Aztecs ground game is averaging 192.2 yards per contest, and Jordan Byrd leads the way with 285 yards and 3 touchdowns. Defensively, San Diego State is allowing 25.8 points and 404.6 yards per game. Michael Shawcroft leads the San Diego State Aztecs with 35 tackles, Garret Fountain has 2 sacks and Davaughn Celestine has 1 interception.

The Rainbow Warriors are 10-28-1 ATS in their last 39 games in October and 18-40 ATS vs. a team with a losing record. The Aztecs are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games in October and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 9-4 in Rainbow Warriors last 13 road games. The under is 35-17-1 in Aztecs last 53 games overall. The Rainbow Warriors are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in San Diego State and 2-6-2 ATS in their last 10 meetings.

The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors haven’t done anything well on either side of the ball, and they’ve been fairly uncompetitive outside of their win over Duquesne. The San Diego State Aztecs have issues of their own, but they’re still physical in the trenches, they run the ball well, and they can string together a strop or two on defense at times. Hawaii has shown no signs of life through 4 games against FBS competition. Oddsmakers are telling you what they think of Hawaii with this line. Give me the Aztecs in a much-needed home beat down.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: San Diego State Aztecs -20.5

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