Canceled Hawaii Bowl: Memphis at Hawaii 12/24/21 College Football Picks and Predictions

Hawaii Rainbow Warriors (6-7) vs Memphis Tigers (6-6)

Game Info: Friday, December 24, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Clarence T.C. Ching Complex)

Betting Odds: Hawaii Rainbow Warriors +8.5 -- Over/Under: 55.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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This game has been canceled due to COVID. The Memphis Tigers and Hawaii Rainbow Warriors face off on Thursday in a college football showdown in the Hawaii Bowl at the Clarence T.C. Ching Athletics Complex. 

The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors come into this game with a 6-7 record overall, but they had to win their last two games to even get into a bowl game. In the last game against Wyoming, the defense was strong, giving up only 14 points and that was enough to come away with the victory. Hawaii’s offense was also strong. Hawaii is averaging 28.8 points per game while their defense is giving up 31.9 points per game. Chevan Cordeiro has been the top player for Hawaii, producing 2,793 yards, 17 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions. There are four different players who have rushed for at least 300 yards this season. 

On the other side of this matchup are the Memphis Tigers who sit with a 6-6 record, and they had to win their last game against Tulane to come away with a bowl trip. It was a close game, but Memphis put up 33 points, and that was enough for the victory. Memphis is averaging 30.8 points, while their defense is giving up 29.3 points per game. Under center for Memphis is Seth Henigan who has thrown for 3,322 yards, 25 touchdowns, and eight interceptions. Running back Brandon Thomas has also had a solid season rushing for 669 yards and eight touchdowns. 

Memphis is 1-4 against the spread in their last five games overall. Hawaii is 4-1 against the spread in their last five neutral site games. The under is 11-5 in Memphis last 16 games overall. The under is 5-1 in Hawaii’s last six games in December. The under is 8-3 in Rainbow Warriors last 11 games after accumulating more than 450 total yards in their previous game. The under is 5-2 in Memphis last 7 games after accumulating less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game.

All the trends point towards the under, and points are going to be hard to come by in this game. Memphis isn’t as strong of an offensive team as years past, and I see plenty of field goals, but finding the end zone will be an issue. Back the under to cash.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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