Boise State vs. Hawaii - 10/12/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Hawaii Warriors (4-1) at Boise State Broncos (5-0)
College Football: Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 10:15 pm (Albertsons Stadium)
The Line: Boise State Broncos -13 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors and Boise State Broncos meet Saturday in college football action at Albertsons Stadium.
The Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors look for another victory to build on a surprising 4-1 record. The Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors have split their last six road games. Cole McDonald is completing 68.9 percent of his passes for 1,629 yards, 17 touchdowns and nine interceptions. McDonald has four touchdown passes in four of his last five games. Cedric Byrd II and JoJo Ward have combined for 916 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns while Jared Smart has 29 receptions. The Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors ground game is averaging 123.8 yards per contest, and Miles Reed leads the way with 238 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Hawai'i is allowing 27.4 points and 391.8 yards per game. Kalen Hicks leads the Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors with 36 tackles, KK Padello has two sacks and Kai Kaneshiro has two interceptions.
The Boise State Broncos look for a statement victory to improve to 6-0 on the season. The Boise State Broncos have won seven of their last eight home games. Hank Bachmeier is completing 63.5 percent of his passes for 1,489 yards, eight touchdowns and three interceptions. Bachmeier has six touchdown passes in his last three games. Khalil Shakir and John Hightower have combined for 660 receiving yards and five touchdowns while CT Thomas has 16 receptions. The Boise State Broncos ground game is averaging 159.2 yards per contest, and George Holani leads the way with 302 yards on 56 carries. Defensively, Boise State is allowing 16 points and 305.6 yards per game. Riley Whimpey leads the Boise State Broncos with 30 tackles, Curtis Weaver has nine sacks and Kekoa Nawahine has two interceptions.
The Rainbow Warriors are 17-40-1 ATS in their last 58 conference games, 3-10-1 ATS in their last 14 road games and 16-37-2 ATS in their last 55 games overall. The Broncos are 5-1-2 ATS in their last 8 conference games, 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a straight up win and 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Rainbow Warriors are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the favorite is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The under is 8-2 in Broncos last 10 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Rainbow Warriors last 7 road games.
The Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors have split their last eight games ATS as a double-digit underdog. The Boise State Broncos are 4-4-1 ATS in their last nine games as a double-digit favorite. Hawaii has the offense to give Boise State some issues, but the Broncos are the more balanced team and I question how the Warriors are going to hang with Boise's physicality. The Boise State Broncos can be real physical in the trenches and manhandle opponents that aren't ready for that type of game. Also, Hawaii has been awful ATS these last few seasons and usually aren't the same team on the road as they are at home. I'll take Boise by two touchdowns.