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Hawaii Warriors vs BYU Cougars Bet

The 2-2 BYU Cougars, coming off a tough loss at Boise State, continue with their non-conferencing when they host the 1-2 Warriors of Hawaii Friday night (8 pm ET ESPN).


BYU, which beat Hawaii last year 41-20, was favored by 27 points over the Warriors, which just gave up 69 points to Nevada. Overall, BYU is 6-1 SU in seven meetings with Hawaii since 1995.

The total was sitting at 49.5, surprisingly low and about 60% of the totals betting was on the OVER, according to 5Dimes.

View Hawaii vs BYU Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Oddsmakers opened the Cougars as 28.5-point favorites in the game at GTbets.eu, while the betting total had not been set at the time of writing (but was 49.5 as of Friday afternoon).

Power Rankings / Prediction: The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Cougars at No. 42 and the Warriors at No. 71 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 40-16 result in favor of the Cougars.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up BYU's No. 88-ranked offense (25.5 PPG) against a Warriors defense that ranks No. 119 at 40 PPG. The Cougars passing attack has averaged 219.2 yards per game, less than the Warriors give up through the air (232.3 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Warriors feature the league's No. 18-rated road run defense, allowing 81 yards per game. BYU, meanwhile, ranks No. 71 in rushing offense at home.

Hawaii was a 69-24 loser in their most recent outing at home against Nevada. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (93) made winners of OVER bettors. Hawaii didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Wolf Pack as Nevada blasted them 69-24 in Week 4 action.

BYU lost its last outing, a 7-6 result against Boise State on September 20. BYU covered in that game as a 6-point underdog, while the 13 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Cougars suffered a Week 4 loss against Boise State in their last game, falling 7-6 at Bronco Stadium.

Hawaii Warriors Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on grass are 7-3
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing outside the conference are 5-5

BYU Cougars Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on grass are 9-1
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing outside the conference are 7-3

A few Warriors at Cougars trends to consider:
Hawaii is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Hawaii is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Hawaii is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
Hawaii is 2-8-1 ATS in its last 11 games
BYU is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
BYU is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Hawaii
BYU is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games
BYU is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Hawaii

Next up:
Hawaii at San Diego State, Saturday, October 6
BYU home to Utah State, Friday, October 5