Fresno State vs Hawaii NCAA Football Picks Against the Spread 11/2/2019
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Jorge Reyna and the Fresno State Bulldogs travel to Aloha Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Hawaii Warriors. Hawaii opens this game as 3-point favorites. The Bulldogs are 2-4-1 ATS and 5-2-0 when betting on the total. The Warriors are 5-3-0 when wagering on the over/under and 4-4-0 against the spread.
In their last contest, the Fresno State Bulldogs played the Colorado State Rams and lost 41-31. Ronnie Rivers led the team in rushing during the game. He tore off a long run of 45 yards and he tallied 2 touchdowns during the game. He racked up a total of 146 yards by way of 14 carries which means he ran for an average of 10.4 yards per tote. Ronnie Rivers was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 42 yards on 4 catches. He earned an average of 10.5 yards per catch during the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Bulldogs was Jorge Reyna who went 20/37 with 200 yards through the air but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He walked away with 2 interceptions in the game. The Bulldogs ran the ball 30 times and racked up a total of 188 yards earning them an average of 6.3 yards per carry. On the day, the Bulldogs had a total of 17 first downs and they totaled 9 penalties for 74 yards which shows us that this team didn't have their heads in this game. For the game, they finished with a total of 67 plays for a total of 388 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Fresno State conceded 23 catches on 42 attempts totaling 322 yards, and a completion percentage of 54.8%. For the game, they gave up a total of 500 yards and earned 1 takeaway. Against the run, the Bulldogs conceded 178 yards on 39 attempts which is an average of 4.6 yards per run allowed.
The Bulldogs step onto the field holding a record of 3-4 for the 2019 season. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation averaging 33.3 points per game, ranking them 36th in the country. As a unit, they have an average of 166.9 rushing yards per contest which is 5th in the conference. For total yardage, they rank 9th in the conference and 97th in the country with 2,809 yards. The Bulldogs have one of the worst defenses in college football, allowing 31 points per game ranking them 7th in the MWC. In discussing rushing yards, Fresno State is giving up 159 yards per contest which has them at 7th in the Mountain West and 64th in the country. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4 yards per rush putting them 6th in the conference and 54th in the country overall. Overall, they have conceded 1,113 rushing yards through 7 contests. When it comes to yards through the air, the Bulldogs have allowed 1,641 yards. Opponents are completing 58.6% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 6.9 yards per try.
The last time they took the field, the Hawaii Warriors took on the New Mexico Lobos and won by a score of 45-31. Cole McDonald led the team in rushing for the game. His longest run of the day went for 76 yards and he ran for 2 touchdowns for the contest. He rushed for 140 yards via 9 carries which meant he averaged 15.6 yards per run. Kumoku Noa was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 120 yards on 4 receptions. He averaged 30.0 yards per reception for the game. Leading the way at QB for the Warriors was Cole McDonald who went 17/30 with 237 yards through the air and completed 1 touchdown. He threw 1 pick during the game. The Warriors ended up running the ball 34 times and added 255 yards which earned them an average of 7.5 yards per carry. In the game, they ran 74 plays for 578 yards. For the game, the Warriors earned 21 first downs and they had a total of 10 penalties for 85 yards telling us that this team had an undisciplined week of practice. In terms of defense, Hawaii conceded 23 catches on 40 attempts for a total of 293 yards, and a completion percentage of 57.5%. On the day, they gave up a total of 500 yards and forced 2 turnovers. In the running game, the Warriors conceded 207 yards on 31 attempts which is an average of 6.7 yards per carry allowed.
The Warriors step onto the field holding a record of 5-3. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Warriors have one of the top tier offenses in Division 1. Hawaii is having a year to forget in the ground game by averaging 134.1 yards on the ground per contest, which has them at 99th in the country. As a unit, they have a total of 1,073 yards rushing through 8 games, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Warriors average 488.6 yards per contest overall which has them at 12th in Division 1 and 1st in the MWC. The Warriors are giving up 35.4 points per contest ranking them 10th in the MWC and 119th in the country. In terms of points allowed, they have allowed 283 total points. When it comes to yards on the ground, they are giving up 205.1 yards per game ranking them 111th in the country and 10th in the MWC. This year, they have conceded a total of 1,641 yards on the ground and 20.8 rushing touchdowns. Their pass defense is one of the middling groups in the nation. They are conceding 232.6 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Warriors are ranked 9th in the conference.
Who will win tonight's Bulldogs/Warriors college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Warriors -3
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