Hawaii vs. Troy - 11/14/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Troy Trojans (1-1) at Hawaii Warriors (2-0)
College Basketball: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 12:00 am (Stan Sheriff Center)
The Line: Hawaii Warriors -1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
We have some non-conference action on the hardwood as the Troy Trojans take on the Hawaii Warriors in a college basketball matchup as part of the Outrigger Hotels Rainbow Classic.
The Troy Trojans will look to build some momentum after improving to 1-1 following their 81-57 win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Sunday. Wesley Person Jr. led the team by going 6 for 10 from the field with 4 triples and a team-high 5 assists in the win. Javan Johnson came 2nd with 13 points off of the bench on 5 of 7 shooting, and Jordon Varnado added 11 points and 7 rebounds. Shawn Hopkins and B.J. Miller added 10 points apiece in the winning effort for the Trojans. Person Jr. leads Troy with an average of 21 points per game, while Varnado is averaging 9 rebounds per game to lead the team on the glass. As a team, Troy is scoring 82 points per game while giving up 68.5 points per game this season.
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The Hawaii Warriors will try to stay perfect after improving to 2-0 on the year thanks to an 81-78 win over North Dakota in their last outing. Michael Thomas led the charge by going 12 of 16 from the field for 29 points with 11 rebounds for the double-double. Leland Green came 2nd with 18 points on 7 of 12 shooting with a pair of triples, while Brocke Stepteau added 10 points off of the bench. Thomas leads the team with 24 points and 8 rebounds per game, while as a whole the Warriors are scoring 81.5 points per game and giving up 74 per contest.
Troy is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall while the under is 7-3 in their last 10 games. Hawaii is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games while the over is 3-1 in their last 4 games overall.
With there being such a quick turnaround from game-to-game, I have to give the edge to Hawaii here. For one they’re at home and that’s enough of an advantage in itself, and two, I personally like what I’ve seen from Hawaii through the first two games. Not that I don’t like Troy, I just think with the line being essentially a pick ‘em, I think that this is another one that Hawaii comes out on top.