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2021 Hawaii Warriors vs. UCLA Bruins Betting Info, Odds and Analysis (August 28, 2021)

Hawaii Warriors vs. UCLA Bruins College Football betting preview, odds, and analysis for the game on Saturday, August 28, 2021.

Once upon a time, Chip Kelly masterminded the most ferocious offense in college football history. Kelly turned Oregon into what sponsor Nike envisioned it to be.  Specifically, the Ducks became a national championship contender under Kelly.  And the X-Box Chip was so impressive; he was hired away to the NFL.  When UCLA hired Kelly, it was considered to be a can’t miss decision.  Yet the first three years of Kelly have been misses.  UCLA hasn’t qualified for a College football betting bowl berth under Kelly.  Meanwhile, Todd Graham led Hawaii to a 2020 bowl win.

Hawaii Warriors vs. UCLA Bruins Betting Information

Date: Saturday, August 28, 2021
Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Location: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA
TV Coverage: ESPN

Hawaii Warriors vs. UCLA Bruins Betting Odds

Hawaii +16½ ( -110 ) +575
UCLA -16½ ( -110 ) -850
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Hawaii Warriors at UCLA Bruins CashBet Wagering Analysis

Public perception with the sportsbook odds is going to split in this matchup.  Initially, gamblers were quite bullish on Kelly and UCLA.  But what everyone has discovered is that Kelly is not a dynamic recruiter.  At Oregon, Kelly had the backing of Nike and an illegal agent to do much of the heavy lifting.  But at UCLA, those two elements are missing.  UCLA has barely shown any improvement in Kelly’s first three seasons.  Gamblers have noticed all this and have soured on Kelly and his Bruins.

Hawaii’s public perception is even worse than UCLA.  Cause by their low profile and the roller coaster ride of the program’s performance.  More sophisticated college football gamblers consider the Warriors a dangerous home team.  Conversely, Hawaii is not a team that gamblers like to take on the road.  Long road trips and a thin roster scare off the masses.  Sharps will consider Hawaii’s ability as a road dog because of their offense.

Todd-Father Maintains Hawaii’s Success

Due to the recent woes of Arizona State, the Todd Graham era looks better in retrospect.  Graham led ASU to national rankings of 21st and 12th in his second and third seasons at ASU.  But he was unable to keep things going and was fired after a 7-6 campaign in 2017.  For all that, Graham desperately wanted to get back in as a head coach.  Hawaii was the only available spot.  Despite a limited budget and recruiting potential, Graham took the gig.  To his credit, he led the Warriors to a Betting on college football record of 5-4 in 2020.  Hawaii has quietly put together three consecutive bowl seasons.  And quarterback Chevan Cordeiro will trigger one of the most dynamic passing attacks in the country.  Additionally, Hawaii put together an impressive defensive performance in 2020.

UCLA Offense Needs Chip Off His Own Shoulder

Namely, Dorian Thompson brings the potential to be a key bet on NCAAF asset.  Thompson is a favorite to become an All-Pac-12 quarterback candidate.  Turnovers and unreliable defense remain a problem that Kelly must solve for a 2021 bowl bid.

Hawaii Warriors at UCLA Bruins Against the Spread

To begin with, Hawaii is 42% against the spread as an underdog.  The Warriors are 67% vs. the odds in non-conference games.  Hawaii is 67% under the total on the road.  Specifically, as an underdog, the Warriors are 54% to the under.  In non-conference action, Hawaii is 57% over the total.

UCLA is 33% against the spread when favored.  While the Bruins are 40% vs. the line in home games.  UCLA has failed to cover its last three non-conference matchups. And then at home, the Bruins are 60% under the total.  UCLA is 0-3 to the under at home in non-conference matchups to summarize, UCLA is 1-0 against the spread vs. Hawaii.  The Warriors and Bruins are 1-0 over the total.

Hawaii Warriors at UCLA Bruins CashBet Free Pick  

 As mentioned earlier, UCLA has been a terrible Betting on NCAAF value both at home and as favorites.  Counter to that is Hawaii’s good value in non-conference games.

Hawaii at UCLA CashBet Best Bet: 

Hawaii Warriors


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