UC San Diego Tritons (8-7) vs. Hawaii Rainbow Warriors (6-5)
January 16, 2022 12:00 am EDT
The Line: Hawaii Rainbow Warriors -6 / UC San Diego Tritons +6; Over/Under: 140.5
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The UC San Diego Tritons will travel to the Stan Sheriff Center to take on the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors this Saturday night in College Basketball action.
The UC San Diego Tritons lost their 2nd straight game and dropped to 8-7 on the season after being defeated by the UC Davis Aggies, 78-71, this past Saturday. UC San Diego led by a 39-37 margin at halftime, however, the Tritons struggled defensively in the 2nd half and could not fight back after UC Davis took a 72-68 lead with 1:23 left in the 2nd half. UC San Diego shot 50.0% from the field & 47.1% from beyond the arc while allowing UC Davis to shoot 48.3% from the field & 27.8% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Tritons was Francis Nwaokorie who had a double-double with 14 points & 13 rebounds.
On the season, UC San Diego is averaging 70.5 ppg on 44.7% shooting from the field. The Tritons are averaging 9.1 three-pointers per game on 37.1% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, UC San Diego has been led by Toni Rocak (14.8 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 1.5 apg, 1.0 spg), Bryce Pope (11.7 ppg, 2.5 rpg), Francis Nwaokorie (10.5 ppg, 5.6 rpg), & Jake Killingsworth (7.6 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 2.3 apg).
Defensively, UC San Diego is holding their opponents to an average of 64.2 ppg on 39.7% shooting from the field. The Tritons have a rebound margin of 4.8 and a turnover margin of 0.6.
The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors won their 2nd straight game and improved to 6-5 on the season after defeating the UC Irvine Anteaters, 72-56, this past Thursday night. Hawaii was incredible defensively against UC Irvine and easily pulled away in the 2nd half after taking a 55-34 lead with 10:45 left in regulation. Hawaii shot 42.6% from the field & 44.0% from beyond the arc while holding UC Irvine to just 32.1% shooting from the field & 23.5% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Rainbow Warriors was Bernardo Da Silva who had a double-double with 16 points, 12 rebounds, & 2 assists.
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On the season, Hawaii is averaging 74.4 ppg on 45.4% shooting from the field. The Rainbow Warriors are averaging 9.7 three-pointers per game on 37.9% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Hawaii has been led by Noel Coleman (18.2 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 2.1 apg), Bernardo da Silva (13.6 ppg, 9.0 rpg, 1.0 apg), Jerome Desrosiers (11.3. ppg, 7.9 rpg, 1.6 apg), & Junior Madut (10.5 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 2.4 apg).
Defensviely, Hawaii is allowing their opponents to average 68.2 ppg on 42.2% shooting from the field. The Rainbow Warriors have a rebound margin of 4.1 and a turnover margin of -2.2.
The Tritons are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Rainbow Warriors are 6-12 ATS in their last 18 games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 home games.
Hawaii is finally healthy against with both Noel Coleman & Brandon da Silva back in the lineup and looked great on Thursday on both ends of the court against a very good UC Irvine team. UC San Diego is just 2-6 on the road this season and I think Hawaii wins this one by 10+, I’m taking Hawaii to cover. Good Luck!