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Hawaii vs. San Jose State - 11/9/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Hawaii vs. San Jose State
Date & Time Saturday November 9, 2019, 11:00 PM (EST)
Location
Aloha Stadium
Honolulu, HI
The Line
HAW -245, HAW -7.5
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D. Ross Cameron-USA TODAY Sports

The San Jose State Spartans head out to the far west this weekend for a game against the Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors.  In their last game, San Jose State lost to Boise State in a high scoring affair by the score of 52-42.  San Jose State quarterback Josh love was 29 of 53 passing on the day and threw for 438 yards, 2 touchdowns and an interception.  Love also ran 2 times for a total of -4 yards but did score a rushing touchdown.  With Love having the big game that he did, the San Jose State wide receivers also had big days.  Tre Walker caught 9 passes for 193 yards and Bailey Gaither caught 8 passes for 110 yards and a touchdown.  Kairee Robinson was the Spartans lead rusher as he ran 9 times for 41 yards. 

On the year, San Jose State is now 4-5 with a conference record of 1-4 which puts them in 5th place in the Mountain West’s West Division.   Love has now thrown for 2,793 yards on the season while throwing 17 touchdown passes against just 4 interceptions.  Walker has been the lead receiver for the Spartans and has caught 49 passes for 758 yards and 1 touchdown.  Dejon Packer has been the lead rusher for San Jose State and has carried the ball 73 times for 284 yards and 7 touchdowns.    

The Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors enter Saturday’s game against San Jose State coming off of a loss to Fresno State in their last game by the score of 41-38.  In their game against the Bulldogs, Hawai’i quarterback Cole McDonald completed 21 of 42 passes for 275 yards, 1 touchdown and an interception.  The lead receiver for the Rainbow Warriors was Cedric Byrd II who caught 8 passes for 97 yards.  Fred Holly III led the way for Hawai’i on the ground as he carried the ball 7 times for 84 yards and a touchdown. 

On the year, Hawai’i is now 5-4 and 2-3 in conference play which puts them in 3rd in the Mountain West’s West Division.  So far this year Thompson has thrown for 2,796 yards, 25 touchdowns and 12 interceptions in the Rainbow Warriors pass heavy attack.  Byrd II has been the lead receiver for Hawai’i as he has recorded 67 catches for 786 yards and 9 touchdowns.  When called upon, running back Miles Reed has been the Rainbow Warriors lead rusher and has carried the ball 90 times for 445 yards and 5 touchdowns. 

This has the potential to be the highest scoring game of the week.  San Jose State has scored 29.9 points per game and allowed 31.9 points per game.  Hawai’i has scored 36.8 points per game and allowed 36 points per game.  In what could be the most impressive stat coming into this game, San Jose State has averaged 325.1 passing yards per game while Hawai’i has averaged 353.6 passing yards per game.  Due to the fact San Jose State gives up fewer points per game and also allows fewer passing yards per game, I have to go with the Spartans in this one.  San Jose State with the upset here as the Spartans win 33-30.

Pick:
SJSU +245, +7.5
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