San Jose State vs Hawaii Expert College Football Picks Against the Spread 11/9/2019
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Cole McDonald and the Hawaii Warriors host the San Jose State Spartans at Aloha Stadium on Saturday, November 9, 2019. San Jose State opens this matchup as 7-point underdogs. The Spartans are 5-3-1 ATS and 4-5-0 when betting on the total. The Warriors are 6-3-0 when wagering on the over/under and 4-5-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the San Jose State Spartans played the Boise State Broncos and lost 52-42. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Spartans was Josh Love who went 29/53 with 438 yards passing and tossed 2 TD's. He gave away 1 interception during the game. Kairee Robinson led the team on the ground in the game. He broke a long run for 13 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for 41 yards on 9 carries which gave him an average of 4.6 yards per run. Tre Walker was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 193 yards on 9 receptions. He notched an average of 21.4 yards per catch in the game. The Spartans ran the ball a total of 23 times and earned 59 yards giving them an average of 2.6 yards per rush. For the game, the Spartans racked up 28 first downs and they totaled 7 penalties for 60 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. On the day, they ran 76 plays for a total of 497 yards. In terms of defense, San Jose State allowed 13 completions on 17 tries for a total of 213 yards, and a completion percentage of 76.5%. On the day, they conceded a total of 466 yards and forced 1 turnover. In the running game, the Spartans allowed 253 yards on 51 attempts which means they had an average of 5.0 yards per run allowed.
The Spartans head into this game 4-5 for the 2019 season. In terms of scoring, they are one of the marginal teams in the country with an average of 29.9 points per game, putting them 63rd in the country. As a unit, they are averaging 76.4 yards on the ground per contest which is 12th in the conference. For total yardage, they are currently ranked 7th in the Mountain West and 89th in the country with 3,176 yards. The Spartans have one of the most lackluster defenses in D-1, allowing 31.9 points per game putting them 7th in the Mountain West. In terms of yards on the ground, San Jose State is giving up 211.3 yards per game ranking them 12th in the conference and 117th in Division 1. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.6 yards per rush ranking them 9th in the conference and 88th in the nation overall. Overall, they have conceded 1,902 rushing yards through 9 contests. When it comes to yards through the air, the Spartans have conceded 2,488 yards. Opponents are completing 58.3% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.2 yards per try.
In their last game, the Hawaii Warriors faced the Fresno State Bulldogs and lost 41-38. Fred Holly III led the team on the ground for that game. He had a long run of 32 yards and he ran for 1 TD during the game. He ran for a total of 84 yards via 7 carries which meant he was running for 12.0 yards per carry. Cedric Byrd II was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 97 yards on 8 catches. He earned an average of 12.1 yards per reception for that game. Running the show from under center for the Warriors was Cole McDonald who went 21/42 with 275 yards passing and added 1 TD. He tossed 1 pick during the game. The Warriors ran the ball a total of 31 times and earned 209 yards which had them averaging 6.7 yards per rush. For the game, the Warriors racked up 25 1st downs and they totaled 13 penalties for 135 yards which shows us how undisciplined this team can be. On the day, they totaled 82 plays for a total of 555 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Hawaii allowed 18 catches on 28 attempts for a total of 224 yards, and a completion percentage of 64.3%. Overall, they conceded a total of 514 yards and forced 2 takeaways. On the ground, the Warriors allowed 290 yards on 40 carries which gave them an average of 7.3 yards per attempt allowed.
The Warriors head into this matchup 5-3. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Warriors have one of the top tier offenses in Division 1. Hawaii needs to do more to make teams respect their running game by averaging 119.2 yards on the ground per contest, putting them 111th in the nation. As a team, they have a total of 1,073 yards rushing through 9 contests, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the nation. The Warriors average 434.3 yards per game overall ranking them 40th in the country and 2nd in the Mountain West. The Warriors are allowing 36 points per contest which puts them at 12th in the Mountain West and 121st in D-1. In regard to points given up, they have given up 324 total points. In terms of yards rushing, they are allowing 182.3 yards per game ranking them 91st in Division 1 and 9th in the MWC. This year, they have allowed a total of 1,641 yards on the ground and 20.7 rushing touchdowns. Their pass defense is one of the mediocre units in college football. They are conceding 206.8 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Warriors sit in 6th in the conference.
Who will win tonight's Spartans/Warriors college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Spartans +7
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