The second of the double pointer on opening weekend, the Arizona Wildcats of College Football travel to Honolulu to carry on the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors. The line stays -11 in favour of the Wildcats, together with the point total.
Since open, the lineup has really dropped 0.5-points towards Hawaii, with 59 percent of those stakes favoring the Rainbow Warriors. Likewise the point total has soared 4-points because open, using a large 88% of stakes hitting on the over.
With that said, lets see the way these teams pile up on Saturday night.
Hawaii and the best offense in college football played according +, despite finishing the calendar year 8-6. Heading into 2019, Hawaii looks like the staff from the Mountain West Conference.
Both JoJo Ward along with Cedric Byrd reunite after eclipsing 865 getting yards each while Hawaii loses recipient John Ursua. Last year, mcDonald himself returned to get 36 scores and an death yards. Notably for business and McDonald, the Rainbow Warriors return all five of the starting offensive linemen, providing a foundation for the crime of Hawaii.
Arizona may just have the firepower to counter the spread offensive assault of Hawaii. They return eight starters on that side of the ball while Arizonas defense ranked 74th season. With another year of experience, Arizona hopes to enhance their ranking that is defensive against the pass in which they ended 91st.
Last year, the Wildcats let 269.5 passing yards per game, ranking 120th in country. This remains partially due to injury, with Arizona beginning six corner mixes across 2018. Meanwhile, the Hawaii routinely diced competitions, rank ninth with 313.5 passing yards per game and also the third-highest rate in all of college football (59.2%).
On top of their pass protection concerns, Arizona also struggled to create stress up front, ranking 104th in bag percent (5.04%) and 83rd in sacks per game (1.9), However, Hawaiis offense struggled to maintain their quarterback upright too, allowing the fourth-most sacks per game in the country (3.5). Regardless of the continuous tension, McDonald habitually created plays that were big and will seem to do Week 1 against Arizona.
Arizona ended in the country. Breaking it down further, the Wildcats ranked 83rd through the air on the ground and 49th. Seeking 2019, Arizona projects to concentrate more after losing wide receivers Shawn Poindexter, Shun Brown, and Tony Ellison. Additional skewing the offense towards the run, Arizona returns double threat quarterback Khalil Tate and 1,400-yard rusher J.J. Taylor.
On protection, Hawaii returns nine starters. This device must be questioned according past season. The Rainbow Warriors are going to have their hands filled with the PAC-12s second leading rusher at Taylor.
Boosting the Wildcats run sport, Arizona yields four starting offensive linemen. This bodes well for Tate and Taylor after Hawaii allowed a massive 218.6 rushing yards per game (109) final year. Hawaii does reunite two linebackers and five linemen with starting experience.
So far as pass protection goes, Hawaii yields four starting defensive backs, who all have 6-0 better or size. This could create matchup problems against the Wildcats inexperienced receivers, Brian Casteel, Drew Dixon, and Cedric Peterson, who all stand between 6-0 and 6-3. They should lean on the run Saturday unless Arizona falls behind early.
While Arizona must not have any difficulty the pass crime of Hawaii also matches up well against the shaky secondary of Arizona. Already 11-point underdogs at home, Hawaii seems capable of masking the disperse. Even though a ticket on the Hawaii money line looks somewhat ambitious, Hawaii stays to keeping the game in 11 able.
Very best Bet: Hawaii +11 in