Hawaii vs. Central Arkansas - 9/21/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Central Arkansas at Hawaii
Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 10:59 AM (Aloha Stadium )
Hawaii Rainbow Warriors -14
The Central Arkansas Bears and the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors will meet up on the college football circuit late Saturday evening.
The Bears come in here at 3-0 overall on the year. After taking out Western Kentucky and Austin Peay in the first two games, Central Arkansas eked one out 31-30 versus ACU this past weekend.
In the win over Abeline Chrisitian, Central AR QB Breylin Smith put up 367 yards, two TDs and a pick, while Kierre Crossley had 42 yards rushing. Lujuan Winningham notched 119 yards and a TD on six grabs as well.
Over on the Hawaii side, they’re 2-1 this year. The Warriors opened up with wins over Arizona and Oregon State, then took a loss against a tough Washington team their last time out.
In the defeat, Hawaii QB Cole McDonald logged 218 yards with one TD and three picks, and Miles Reed had 70 yards and two touchdowns rushing. Cedric Bird led the receivers with 72 yards and a TD from six grabs.
The Bears are 5-1 ATS in their last six road games and 4-1 ATS in their last five games after giving up less than 100 rush yards. Central Arkansas is 4-1 ATS in their last five games after giving up less than 170 yards passing as well.
Meanwhile, the Warriors are 0-8 ATS in their last eight home games versus a team with a winning road record and 2-7 ATS in their last nine after giving up more than 40 points. The over is 4-1 in Hawaii’s last five after giving up more than 450 yards also.
The Bears look pretty solid thus far, despite the close call in their last game. Central Arkansas has scored at least 24 points in each of their first three games. It’s early—but that’s a good sign.
Going up against what’s been a permissive Hawaii defense thus far, I like Central Arkansas to manage a cover here.