Game Preview - Warriors underdogs vs Wolf Pack at Nevada
Hawaii Warriors vs Nevada Wolf Pack Odds
The Nevada Wolf Pack host Hawaii on Saturday, looking to build on their 1-2 ATS mark against the 0-2 Warriors in NCAAF action at Mackay Stadium.
The Warriors will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 2-0 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Wolf Pack are 1-2 ATS. Hawaii is 0-2 against the total, while Nevada is 2-1 versus the number.
Betting Line: Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Wolf Pack as 14-point favorites in the matchup, while the betting total had not been set at press time (check the college football odds link for the latest on the over under)..
Power Rankings / Prediction: The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Wolf Pack rated this week at No. 26 and the Warriors sitting at No. 105. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 9-6 result in favor of the Warriors this week.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Nevada's No. 95-ranked offense, averaging 21 PPG, against a Warriors defense that ranks No. 91 this week at 31.5 PPG. The Wolf Pack aerial game is averaging 178.7 yards per game, less than the Warriors secondary allows through the air, 311.5 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Warriors feature the league's No. 8-rated road run defense, allowing 57 yards per game. Nevada, meanwhile, ranks No. 28 in rushing offense at home.
Hawaii was a 33-14 loser in its last match on the road against Oregon State. They covered the 26.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 47 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Warriors suffered a Week 2 loss against Oregon State in their last game, falling 33-14 at Reser Stadium.
Last time out for Nevada, they were a 62-7 loser as they battled Florida State on the road. Nevada failed to cover in the match as a 36-point underdog, while 69 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Chris Solomon tore up the turf for 108 rushing yards in the latest Wolf Pack game, a 62-7 loss to the Seminoles at Doak Campbell Stadium.
Hawaii Warriors Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on turf are 3-7
After being outgained are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 1-9
Nevada Wolf Pack Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on turf are 5-5
After being outgained are 8-2
When playing within the conference are 5-5
A few Warriors at Wolf Pack trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Hawaii's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Hawaii's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Hawaii's last 9 games when playing Nevada
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Hawaii's last 6 games when playing on the road against Nevada
Nevada is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Hawaii
Nevada is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Nevada's last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Nevada's last 6 games when playing at home against Hawaii
Hawaii home to Fresno State, Saturday, September 28
Nevada home to Air Force, Saturday, September 28