The Arizona Wildcats hope to start their season off right when they travel to Honolulu, HI to take on the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors. Hawaii believes they’re not getting enough attention as a Mountain West Conference contender. Will Arizona show they can challenge in the Pac 12? Will Hawaii prove they’re good enough to beat a Power 5 Conference team? See below for the college football odds, analysis, and a free pick for Arizona-Hawaii!
Arizona vs Hawaii 2019 College Football Week 1 Odds, Analysis & Prediction
- When: Saturday, Aug. 24 at 10:30pm ET
- Where: Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI
- TV: CBS Sports Net
- Live Stream: CBSSN Live
- College Football Week 1 Odds: Arizona -11, Arizona -425, Hawii +325, Over/Under 74
- Partly Cloudy: 32°C/90°F
- Humidity: 58%
- Precipitation: 10%
- Wind: 17 mph ENE
- Cloud Cover: 34%
- Type of Stadium: Open
Why Arizona Wildcats are a good bet -11?
The Arizona Wildcats had a bad season. They went 5-7 and missed out on making it to a bowl game. This season things could be different, though. For starters, quarterback Kahlil Tate has had an entire season and offseason to play in Kevin Sumlin’s system.
Tate was a dark horse Heisman Trophy candidate before last season. He didn’t play up to expectations. This season, he should be much sharper. Also, Arizona’s defense will be better. They can cover versus an FCS team like Hawaii.
- Total Yards: 457.7
- Passing Yards: 255.2
- Rushing Yards: 202.4
- Points Scored: 31.3
- Field Goal %: 70.4
- Total Yards: 432
- Passing Yards: 269.5
- Rushing Yards: 162.5
- Points Allowed: 32.6
- Field Goal %: 75
Why Hawaii Rainbow Warriors are a good bet +11?
Hawaii takes on the Arizona Wildcats at home. That’s the first reason to like their chances against the spread. The second reason is because versus the Pac 12, the Rainbow Warriors are money ATS.
Hawaii is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 versus the Pac. The Warriors will step it up in the first game of the season in front of their fans. Arizona was one of the worst teams in the Pac 12 last season, which should give Hawaii backers even more confidence that they can cover this overlaid spread.
- Total Yards: 420.1
- Passing Yards: 310.3
- Rushing Yards: 109.9
- Points Scored: 30.8
- Field Goal %: 83.3
- Total Yards: 439.8
- Passing Yards: 235.1
- Rushing Yards: 204.7
- Points Allowed: 35.1
- Field Goal %: 54.2
College Football Week 1 Betting Trends for Arizona vs Hawaii
- Wildcats are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games in August
- Wildcats are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall
- Wildcats are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games versus an MWC team
- Rainbow Warriors are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 versus the Pac 12
- Rainbow Warriors are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games in August
- Rainbow Warriors are 6-22-1 in their last 29 home games
Arizona vs Hawaii Final Betting Analysis
The trends favor the Warriors. But, that’s not the only thing that favors Hawaii. On paper, Hawaii might be the better overall team.
Arizona’s defense was downright scary awful last season. The Wildcats lost four games by 40 or more points. Washington State hung 69 onto Zona’s defense. Rival Arizona State beat U of A 41-40 while Houston dominated the Wildcats 45-18 in Week 2.
The problem Arizona faces in this game is that Hawaii not only returns quarterback Cole MacDonald, he threw close to 4,000 yards and 36 TDs, and their entire offensive line, they also return 9 starters on defense. Hawaii could pull off the moneyline upset. Taking the 11 points versus an Arizona team that might be as bad in 2019 as they were in 2018 makes all the sense in the world.
College Football Week 1 Pick: Hawaii +11