San Jose State vs. Hawaii Odds & Pick: A Shorter Approach to Island Football

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Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Josh Love

San Jose State vs. Hawaii Odds & Pick

  • Odds: Hawaii -7.5
  • Over/Under:78
  • Time: 11 p.m. ET
  • TV: Facebook
  • Location: Honolulu, Hawaii

Odds as of Saturday night and via PointsBet, where Action Network users can access an exclusive promotion to get a 200% deposit match (deposit $50, bet with $150).

Want a great way to care about the late-night Hawaii game but not stay up for the entire thing? Then boy have you come to the right place.

The Rainbow Warriors host San Jose State in an 11 p.m. ET clash. And I’m counting on some chaos on the island, which isn’t that unreasonable, by taking the Spartans on the first-half moneyline.

This is a concept I’ve repeatedly gone back to this season — taking first-half underdogs on the moneyline in games with high totals. The higher the total, the better, in fact.

Games with high totals have more variance. And the idea is that the underdog has a better shot of making things weird in the first half, while the favorite eventually gets itself together, takes care of business in the second half and wins the game.

In these spots, I like to take teams with quarterbacks I can trust, and San Jose State’s Josh Love fits the bill. He’s averaged 8.1 yards per attempt with a 17/4 TD/INT ratio and should pick apart Hawaii’s secondary.

The same of course can be said for Hawaii and whichever quarterback the Bows have under center. But getting +200 on a good offense having a halftime lead against a porous defense is something I’ll always be interested in.

And then we can all go to bed at a reasonable hour and not have to sweat the nonsense that will surely come in the second half of this game. Because if there’s a late-night island game, you can always count on nonsense.

Pick: SJSU 1H Moneyline (+200) [In New Jersey? Bet now at PointsBet]

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