Hawaii vs. Memphis Odds, Date: Opening Spread, Total for 2021 Hawaii Bowl

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Hawaii vs. Memphis Odds

Hawaii Odds+3.5
Memphis Odds-3.5
DateDec. 24
LocationClarence T.C. Ching Athletics Complex in Honolulu, Hawai'i

Hawaii is set to take on Memphis in the Hawai'i Bowl on Dec. 24 at Clarence T.C. Ching Athletics Complex in Honolulu, Hawai'i. Find our expert's projected odds, a recap of each team's seasons, plus more information on the Hawai'i Bowl below.

Hawaii vs. Memphis Projected Odds

Hawaii Spread+5.5
Memphis Spread-5.5

These Hawaii vs. Memphis projections are based on Collin Wilson's college football power ratings, which help power our PRO Projections — they compare all of his projections to real-time college football odds in order to easily identify betting edges.

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How Hawaii Reached the Hawai'i Bowl

A one-time replacement bowl was added to the slate to give Hawaii postseason life. Todd Graham’s team accepted a bid to the Hawaii Bowl where it will meet Memphis following a 6-win season. That pushed the team’s preseason win total.

The Rainbow Warriors are bowl eligible thanks to back-to-back wins over Colorado State and Wyoming to end the regular season. They’ll lean on Chevan Cordeiro at quarterback, who threw for over 2,700 yards on the year.

How Memphis Reached the Hawai'i Bowl

This isn’t where Memphis expected to be this season. There was plenty of optimism around the Tigers this year, entering the season with a win total of 8.5 but falling well short at 6-6. A 3-5 conference record left Memphis in 7th in the AAC standings.

A win over Mississippi State provided no momentum as the Tigers followed it up with three consecutive losses.

Freshman quarterback Seth Henigan has been leaned on heavily, throwing for over 3,000 yards with 25 touchdowns and eight interceptions.

Hawaii vs. Memphis Matchup Analysis

Toggle the dropdowns below to hide or show how Hawaii and Memphis match up statistically:

Hawaii Offense vs. Memphis Defense
Rush Success6072
Line Yards6798
Pass Success7885
Pass Blocking**4386
Big Play5846
Finishing Drives10171
** Pass Blocking (Off.) vs. Pass Rush (Def.)

Memphis Offense vs. Hawaii Defense
Rush Success8053
Line Yards8724
Pass Success2197
Pass Blocking**8539
Big Play8369
Finishing Drives9123
** Pass Blocking (Off.) vs. Pass Rush (Def.)

Pace of Play / Other
PFF Tackling6129
Middle 810380
SP+ Special Teams4290
Plays per Minute19
Rush Rate48.3% (107)48.3% (106)

Data via College Football Data, FootballOutsiders, SP+, PFF and SportSource Analytics.

Hawai'i Bowl Date, Time, TV, More Info

  • Date: Dec. 24
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET
  • Location: Clarence T.C. Ching Athletics Complex in Honolulu, Hawai'i
  • TV Info: ESPN

The Hawai’i Bowl on Christmas Eve pits the Memphis Tigers vs. the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors.

This bowl’s been around since 2002. The hometown Hawaii football team is making its ninth appearance all-time.

It recorded a win in 2019 over BYU, 38-34. That’s the most-recent matchup, after the bowl was canceled last season.

Rainbow Warriors head coach Todd Graham last appeared in the Hawai’i Bowl in 2010 when he was at Tulsa. He and the Golden Hurricane romped none other than Hawaii in a track meet, 62-35.

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