NCAA football gambling expectations for offense are always high with the Hawaii Warriors as they have returned to prominence this year with the NCAA odds.
Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, HI is the venue for the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl on Friday, December 24 with a telecast on ESPN that is set for a kickoff time of 8 PM ET. The Hawaii Warriors will host the Tulsa Golden Hurricane. Sports Gambling opened with Sheraton Hawaii Bowl odds of Hawaii -12.
Tulsa has a record of 9-3 straight up and 8-4 with the college football odds.
Tulsa went under the total in 7 of 12 games largely in part because the oddsmakers post absurdly high numbers on the board to chase away action as the Golden Hurricane is often involved in high scoring games such as their season ending 56-50 home win over Southern Miss.
Tulsa averages 40 points per game while allowing 30 points per game against. Tulsa had the 5th ranked overall offense in the land and is well balanced as GJ Kinne threw for 3307 yards while leading the team in rushing with 557 yards.
The Tulsa defense ranks 105th and was responsible for blowing the opening game of the season at East Carolina in a 51-49 loss at the gun on a Hail Mary pass which cost Tulsa the division title. Tulsa’s big win this year was at Notre Dame.
Hawaii finished in a three way tie with Boise State and Nevada for the championship of the Western Athletic Conference and has a NCAA football wagering record of 10-3 straight up and 11-2 against the spread as they were one of the most profitable teams and best values on the board.
Hawaii ranks 6th in the nation for total offense while ranking a solid 40th for total defense, a significant improvement over past Warrior teams. Bryant Moniz continued the great tradition of Hawaii quarterbacks with 4629 yards passing while Alex Green added 1168 yards on the ground to balance the potent attack.
Greg Salas had 1675 yards receiving. Hawaii has the hot hand with the NCAA football gambling board as they have won and covered 3 consecutive games heading into this bowl matchup. The Warriors signature win was over #15 Nevada.