Hawaii vs. Fresno State - 11/3/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Fresno State Bulldogs (3-4) at Hawaii Warriors (5-3)
College Football: Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 12:00 am (Aloha Stadium)
The Line: Hawaii Warriors -3 -- Over/Under: 67.5
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The Fresno State Bulldogs and Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors meet Saturday in college football action at Aloha Stadium.
The Fresno State Bulldogs look for a strong road win after splitting their last six games. The Fresno State Bulldogs have lost two of their last three road games. Jorge Reyna is completing 63.1 percent of his passes for 1,655 yards, 10 touchdowns and six interceptions. Reyna has one or less touchdown passes in three of his last four games. Derrion Grim and Zane Pope have combined for 562 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Keric Wheatfall has 10 receptions. The Fresno State Bulldogs ground game is averaging 164.8 yards per contest, and Ronnie Rivers leads the way with 450 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Fresno State is allowing 31 points and 388.9 yards per game. Justin Rice leads the Fresno State Bulldogs with 71 tackles, Kevin Atkins has three sacks and Wylan Free has two interceptions.
The Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors look for another victory to clinch a bowl appearance for the third time in the last four years. The Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors have won three of their last four home games. Cole McDonald is completing 65.5 percent of his passes for 2,521 yards, 24 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. McDonald has four touchdown passes in four of his last eight games. Cedric Byrd II and JoJo Ward have combined for 1,276 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns while Jared Smart has 44 receptions. The Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors ground game is averaging 133.6 yards per contest, and Miles Reed leads the way with 370 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Hawai'i is allowing 35.4 points and 437.4 yards per game. Kalen Hicks leads the Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors with 42 tackles, KK Padello has two sacks and Ikem Okeke has three interceptions.
The Bulldogs are 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 road games, 20-7-1 ATS in their last 28 conference games and 29-11-2 ATS in their last 42 games overall. The Rainbow Warriors are 17-35-1 ATS in their last 53 home games, 18-42-1 ATS in their last 61 conference games and 17-39-2 ATS in their last 58 games overall. The Bulldogs are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 meetings in Hawaii and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings. The over is 18-8 in Rainbow Warriors last 26 games in November. The over is 5-2 in Bulldogs last 7 games overall.
The Fresno State Bulldogs have covered eight of their last 10 games as a road underdog. The Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors are 1-13-1 ATS in their last 15 games as a home favorite. Fresno State is one of those teams this season that can compete and hang around but can never close the deal, as the Bulldogs have been in a lot of tight games but is on the wrong side often against good competition. Hawaii obviously has no success over the years as a home favorite, but this is a different Warriors team with one of the best quarterbacks in the country and an offense overall that's scary good when everything is working well. Hawaii should win this game and clinch a bowl spot for the second straight year.