Hawaii vs Louisiana Tech 2018 Hawaii Bowl Odds & Game Preview

Hawaii vs Louisiana Tech 2018 Hawaii Bowl Odds & Game Preview

Written by on December 18, 2018

The Warriors started rebuilding their program last season. This season, the Warriors garnered a bowl bid. That’s a sign they’re on the right track. Can they win their second straight? Or, will Louisiana Tech remind Hawaii that they’ve got a ways to go before challenging the better non-Power 5 Conference teams in the country?

Hawaii vs Louisiana Tech 2018 Hawaii Bowl Odds & Game Preview

  • When: Saturday, Dec. 22 at 10:30 pm ET
  • Where: Alaho Stadium, Honolulu, HI
  • TV: ESPN
  • Radio: Hawaii / Louisiana Tech
  • Live Stream: WatchESPN
  • ATS Odds: Hawaii pk (-110)
  • Over/Under Total Odds: 60 (-110)

Weather Forecast

  • Clear: 23°C/73°F
  • Humidity: 77%
  • Precipitation: 5%
  • Wind: 9 mph ENE
  • Cloud Cover: 20%
  • Type of Stadium: Open

Why Hawaii Warriors are a good bet pk?

Essentially, the Hawaii Bowl’s a home game for the Warriors. Hawaii went 5-2 SU in their home games this season. They beat Navy, Rice, Duquesne, Wyoming and UNLV and lost to Nevada and Utah State. Playing at home, the Warriors should prove that the program is back where it was when they routinely garnered bowl bids. The Warriors head to the Hawaii Bowl on a 2-game winning streak:  35-28 over UNLV and 31-30 at San Diego State. They’re ready to win their bowl game.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 32.1
  • Total Yards: 435.1
  • Pass Yards: 321.2
  • Rush Yards: 113.8
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 35.4
  • Total Yards: 438.7
  • Pass Yards: 231.2
  • Rush Yards: 207.5

Why Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are a good bet pk?

The Bulldogs started the season guns blazing. They won 6 of their first 8 games. They covered in 5 of those first 8 and looked like one of the teams to beat in the deep Conference-USA. But, a late season backward step sent the Bulldogs to a 7-5 overall record. The worst loss happened in Louisiana Tech’s final regular season game, a 15-30 home loss to the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 24.2
  • Total Yards: 373.2
  • Pass Yards: 246.6
  • Rush Yards: 126.7
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 23.8
  • Total Yards: 350.9
  • Pass Yards: 193.6
  • Rush Yards: 157.3

2018 Hawaii Bowl Betting Trends for Hawaii vs Louisiana Tech

  • Louisiana Tech is 2-4 ATS in the last 6 games
  • Louisiana Tech is 10-5 SU in the last 15 games
  • The total went UNDER in 5 of Louisiana Tech’s last 5 games
  • Hawaii is 1-4-1 ATS in the last 6 games
  • Hawaii is 2-4 SU in the last 6 games
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Hawaii’s last 5 games at home

Hawaii vs Louisiana Tech Final 2018 Hawaii Bowl Analysis:

Because the Bulldogs lost to Western Kentucky, one of the worst teams in Division I football this season, Louisiana Tech opened a +1.5 dog. The line now has this a pick game with the Bulldogs receiving most of the money. Hawaii is on the right track, but they’re one of the few teams in any bowl game this year that scores less than what they allow. Opponents average over 35 points per game against the Warriors while Hawaii only averages 32. This should be a bounce back game for the Bulldogs. It’s been a month since losing to Western Kentucky. Louisiana Tech’s the overall better team. They bounce back from losses and step it up in bowl games. The Bulldogs win. 2018 Hawaii Bowl Pick: Louisiana Tech pk