Hawaii vs. Air Force - 10/19/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Air Force Falcons (4-2) at Hawaii Warriors (4-2)
College Football: Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 11:00 pm (Aloha Stadium)
The Line: Hawaii Warriors +2.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Air Force Falcons and Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors meet Saturday in college football action at Aloha Stadium.
The Air Force Falcons look for their second road victory to build on their 4-2 record. The Air Force Falcons have lost seven of their last nine road games. Donald Hammond III is completing 50 percent of his passes for 655 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions. Hammond has one or less touchdown passes in his last four games. Geraud Sanders and Benjamin Waters have combined for 655 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Kade Waguespack has four receptions. The Air Force Falcons ground game is averaging 296.5 yards per contest, and Taven Birdow leads the way with 451 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Air Force is allowing 23.7 points and 310.5 yards per game. Demonte Meeks leads the Air Force Falcons with 41 tackles, Jordan Jackson has 2.5 sacks and Milton Bugg III has two interceptions.
The Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors could use a win here after splitting their last four games. The Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors have won each of their last four home games. Cole McDonald is completing 66.7 percent of his passes for 1,880 yards, 20 touchdowns and nine interceptions. McDonald has four touchdown passes in four of his last six games. Cedric Byrd II and JoJo Ward have combined for 990 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns while Jared Smart has 32 receptions. The Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors ground game is averaging 122 yards per contest, and Miles Reed leads the way with 237 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Hawai'i is allowing 32.7 points and 412.8 yards per game. Kalen Hicks leads the Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors with 38 tackles, KK Padello has two sacks and Kai Kaneshiro has two interceptions.
The Falcons are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win, 6-19-1 ATS in their last 26 conference games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games on fieldturf. The Rainbow Warriors are 8-23-1 ATS in their last 32 home games, 17-41-1 ATS in their last 59 conference games and 16-38-2 ATS in their last 56 games overall. The Falcons are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 meetings and the road team is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings. The under is 6-2 in Rainbow Warriors last 8 home games. The over is 17-8 in Falcons last 25 road games.
The Air Force Falcons have failed to cover each of their last five games as a road favorite. The Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors have split their last six games ATS as a home underdog. Air Force has been hit or miss on the road this season and hasn't had much road success dating back to last season. Hawaii is not an easy place to play for visiting teams, and it's why the Rainbow Warriors have quietly put together some decent but under the radar success at home. Hawaii has been pretty solid this season and just hung around with Boise State on the road last week, putting up over 400 yards of offense and averaging 5.9 yards per carry on the ground. This is a game Hawaii probably should win at home. I'll take the points.