Nevada vs. Hawaii - 9/28/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nevada vs. Hawaii
Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 9:31 PM (Mackay Stadium)
The Line: Nevada -2 -- Over/Under:
The Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors and Nevada Wolf Pack meet Saturday in college football action at Mackay Stadium.
The Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors look for their first road win to build on their 3-1 record. The Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors have lost four of their last six road games. Cole McDonald is completing 66.3 percent of his passes for 1,317 yards, 13 touchdowns and nine interceptions. McDonald has three or more touchdown passes in four of his last six games. Cedric Byrd II and JoJo Ward have combined for 761 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns while Jared Smart has 26 receptions. The Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors ground game is averaging 120 yards per contest, and Miles Reed leads the way with 212 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Hawai'i is allowing 33.5 points and 439 yards per game. Kalen Hicks leads the Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors with 29 tackles, KK Padello has two sacks and Kai Kaneshiro has two interceptions.
The Nevada Wolf Pack look for another home win to build on their 3-1 record. The Nevada Wolf Pack have won their last four home games. Carson Strong is completing 60.8 percent of his passes for 683 yards, three touchdowns and four interceptions. Strong and Cristian Solano have combined for five touchdown passes and six interceptions. Elijah Cooks and Kaleb Fossum have combined for 417 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Toa Taua has 12 receptions. The Nevada Wolf Pack ground game is averaging 136.2 yards per contest, and Taua leads the way with 197 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Nevada is allowing 35.5 points and 386.3 yards per game. Tyson Williams leads the Nevada Wolf Pack with 32 tackles, Dom Peterson has three sacks and Daniel Brown has three interceptions.
The Rainbow Warriors are 16-40-1 ATS in their last 57 conference games, 2-10-1 ATS in their last 13 road games and 15-37-2 ATS in their last 54 games overall. The Wolf Pack are 4-0 ATS vs. a team with a winning record, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games in September. The Rainbow Warriors are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 meetings in Nevada and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 meetings. The under is 5-2 in Wolf Pack last 7 home games. The over is 5-1 in Rainbow Warriors last 6 road games.
The Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors have failed to cover five of their last seven games as a road underdog. The Nevada Wolf Pack have split their last eight games ATS as a favorite. Hawaii is a different team on the road as it is at home, losing four of its last six and being downright brutal ATS as well. Outside of a beatdown loss to Oregon on the road, which was expected, Nevada has looked decent up to this point and has won eight of the last 10 meetings against the Warriors, majority in blowout fashion. I'll lay the small chalk.