Hawaii: Most costly bet in college football right now

Nov 16, 2012 |
Hawaii: Most costly bet in college football right now
Hawaii has lost seven straight ATS.
Photo By - US PRESSWIRE
Hawaii has lost seven straight ATS.
Photo By - US PRESSWIRE
When you're talking Hawaii, it doesn't get any worse for bettors right now. The Warriors are tied with Illinois for having the longest ATS (against the spread) losing streak in the nation at a depressing seven games.

Hawaii is getting more than three touchdowns for the third straight game Friday where it's an underdog of 21.5 points at Air Force.

Here's a look at the numbers to see just how bad the Rainbows are this year:

-They have the second-worst scoring defense in the country (43 ppg against) and the worst red zone defense. They haven't held an opponent to fewer than 42 points on the road this season.

-They own the 4th-worst total offense in the nation (295.22 ypg).

-They own the worst turnover margin in the nation (-1.89). Only Houston and Idaho have lost more turnovers this season than Hawaii's 28 and the Warriors have at least two fumbles in every game vs. FBS teams this year.

-Hawaii is fourth-worst in passing efficiency - a depressing figure for a Norm Chow offense. (The team just hired Utah QB Jordan Wynn this week as QB coach to start in January).

-The Warriors rank 106th in rushing defense, another troubling number considering Air Force runs almost every play and ranks second in the nation in rushing (335.3 ypg).

-Hawaii has been out-gained by at least 170 yards in all but one game this season. (Outgained by 60 yards against New Mexico).

-Umm, strangely Hawaii is the best kickoff return team in the WAC and 13th best in the nation with 26.21 yards per return.

-Hawaii has scrapped negotiations for a Dec. 7 home game against Temple. (As one Tweep pointed out, this game was never officially on the schedule, though.)

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