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Hawaii Has Been Money For Bettors In Week 1

For whatever reason, the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors have a tendency to come out of the gate red-hot for bettors. Hawaii has gone 7-1 ATS in its past eight Week 1 contests, including just barely covering the spread last season against Cal. This year, Hawaii opens its schedule as a slight favorite against UMass on Saturday.

Shark Bites
  • Hawaii is 4-27 SU in its last 31 games on the road.
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of UMass’ last 9 games.
  • UMass is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games in Week 1.

The Rainbow Warriors are entering a college football season and they actually know who their quarterback is. Dru Brown won the job midway through last season and guided Hawaii to its first bowl game since 2010. Brown won’t have 2016 leading receiver Marcus Kemp to throw to, which will put a lot of pressure on John Ursua. Once again, Hawaii will have a new defensive coordinator, this time in Legi Suiaunoa, the fifth in as many seasons.

UMass is coming off its first season as an FBS independent and it was a year to forget. The Minutemen went 2-10 with one of those wins coming against Wagner. The offense will run on the connection of quarterback Andrew Ford and tight end Adam Breneman, who played high school football together. UMass will be a complete rebuild on defense but new defensive coordinator Ed Pinkham did a great job at Western Michigan.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Massachusetts Minutemen were sitting as 3-point underdogs earlier in the week at Bovada. The total was to be set a bit later in the week for OVER/UNDER betting purposes.

OddsShark college football prediction models picked a 19-17 result in favor of the Warriors on Saturday. Check the matchup report for any updates or pick revisions before kickoff. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Hawaii Warriors vs Massachusetts Minutemen Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Massachusetts Minutemen currently sport a record of 2-10, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 7-5 ATS. The Hawaii Warriors are 7-7 and 6-7 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Massachusetts Minutemen post a 7-5 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Hawaii Warriors have gone 9-4 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Massachusetts vs Hawaii injuries news.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 116-rated Massachusetts Minutemen and the No. 85-ranked Hawaii Warriors, according to the NCAA College Football Power Rankings here at OddsShark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Massachusetts Minutemen No. 112-ranked offense (23.33 PPG) against a Hawaii Warriors defense that ranks No. 113 at 37.29 PPG. The Massachusetts Minutemen passing attack has averaged 256.67 yards per game, more than the Hawaii Warriors give up through the air (227.36 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Hawaii Warriors feature the league's No. 117-rated road run defense, allowing 252.83 yards per game. Massachusetts, meanwhile, ranks No. 125 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Diocemy Saint Juste ran through the Middle Tennessee defense for 170 yards in Hawaii's last game, handing the Blue Raiders a 52-35 setback on Saturday at Aloha Stadium.

Next Betting Matchups

Hawaii home to Western Carolina, Sunday, September 3
Massachusetts at Coastal Carolina, Saturday, September 2