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Hawaii: Most costly bet in college football right now

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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Posted by Hawaiiguy
2 years ago

You guys can't imagine how depressing it is here in Hawaii. I puked when Norm Chow was hired, and unfortunately I was correct. I pointed out the "Pro" offense of Chow's time is antiquated and out of date. As John Gruden of MNF has pointed out, the Pro offense is now the College Spread (New Orleans, NE, GB, etc....) The reality is, everyone in the nation is running the Pro Offense, and Hawaii is running an antiquated, fool no one offense. BTW, as a writer, you should know the Hawaii Warriors have not been known as RAINBOWS for over a decade, since June Jones removed it (1999 I think)...... Please google or see Official UH Athletics website for teams that have RAINBOWS and those that do not.
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Posted by JohnnyJet0023
2 years ago

To my previous comment the play is: On home favorite of minus 10 or higher coming off back to back ATS and SU road losses. Air Force qualifies.
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Posted by JohnnyJet0023
2 years ago

@nc1capper- There is also a trend from Marc Lawrences playbook favoring Air Force coming off back to back ATS and SU losses on the road now posted as a fav of 10 or more. It doesn't hurt that Hawaii has issues stopping the run which means AF won't have to go to the air to cover the big number.
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Posted by tigga76
2 years ago

"-Umm, strangely Hawaii is the best kickoff return team in the WAC and 13th best in the nation with 26.21 yards per return." When team gives up so many points on defense, they are going to get a lot kickoff returns and over time those numbers are going to add up....simple logic. UH will give up another 42+ points tonight, sadly.
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Posted by nc1capper
2 years ago

Marc had a nice trend that favors the rainbow warriors, other than that can't find much to like from Hawaii
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Posted by tigga76
2 years ago

""-Umm, strangely Hawaii is the best kickoff return team in the WAC and 13th best in the nation with 26.21 yards per return." When team gives up so many points on defense, they are going to get a lot kickoff returns and over time those numbers are go..."