College Football Odds & Same-Game Parlay: A 5-Leg Bet for Vanderbilt vs. Hawaii (Aug. 27)
Darryl Oumi/Getty Images. Pictured: Dedrick Parson.
- Second-year Vanderbilt head coach Clark Lea takes on first-year Hawaii head coach Timmy Chang.
- With so many changes surrounding both programs, Keg came through with a same-game parlay for this late-night showdown in Honolulu.
- Check out Keg's full five-leg breakdown for this Week 0 contest below.
Vanderbilt vs. Hawaii Odds
-110o / -110u
-110o / -110u
Second-year head coach Clark Lea and his Vanderbilt Commodores will cap off Week 0 Saturday night as they square off against the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors on the island.
Things have been less than ideal for quite a while at Vanderbilt, including last season, when it finished 2-10. But Lea is in the middle of a massive rebuild, and while it didn’t win much, Vandy outperformed expectations on multiple occasions.
The Commodores aren’t going to win the SEC East, but Lea has his team on the right track.
His squad returns quarterback Mike Wright and a talented group of running backs. Vandy also brings bacl seven players on the defensive side of the ball, including its top four tacklers from last season.
Hawaii, meanwhile, is almost an entirely new team from top to bottom. Timmy Chang, a former Rainbow Warrior who set multiple NCAA records at quarterback, steps in as head coach for the first time in his career.
With his arrival comes 53 new players on the roster, most of which left solid Power Five schools. The problem is that most of these players had little to no playing time at those programs.
There could very well be some breakout transfers for the Rainbow Warriors.
One of the most likely comes in the form of former Missouri State tight end Jordan Murray, who recorded 1,196 yards and 11 touchdowns in four years with the Bears. He made Phil Steele’s FCS Freshman All-American team as a freshman after putting up 378 yards and four touchdowns on just 33 receptions — which still broke the school’s freshman receptions record.
New players make up the bulk of the Warriors’ roster, but there are a few key returners to watch. First and foremost is quarterback Brayden Schager, who pulled off a massive upset over Fresno State last season.
Dedrick Parson is another to watch; he stepped up last season after Dae Dae Hunter was injured and led the team with 618 rushing yards.
Both teams have a lot of unknowns, but there are two things I think we’ll see:
Vanderbilt will have a ton of success in the run game against the Rainbow Warriors.
Chang will look to push the pace of the game and return to the run-and-shoot offense he had success with during his time as a player at Hawaii.
Because of this, I’m taking the over at 53.5 and a Hawaii alternate line of +14.5 in a same-game parlay at +185 on DraftKings.
At the time of writing, player prop options were not available for SGPs, but if you can get them, I would highly encourage adding:
- Dedrick Parson over 55.5 rushing yards
- Re’Mahn Davis over 68.5 rushing yards
- Parson or Davis to score a touchdown
Both Parson and Davis should be key pieces to their respective team’s offenses.
Scoring should not be a problem for Vanderbilt, but I cannot and will not underestimate the Rainbow Warriors on the island.
While a lot of question marks surround Hawaii, there’s also a lot of upside. As a former player and first-time head coach, I think Chang can build the program into something great.
The question is how long it will take. I believe it will be much sooner than some think.
Same-Game Parlay for Vanderbilt vs. Hawaii
- Over 53.5
- Hawaii Alternate Line +14.5
- Dedrick Parson Over 55.5 Rushing Yards (If available)
- Re’Mahn Davis Over 68.5 Rushing Yards (If available)
- Parson or Davis to Score a Touchdown (If available)