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Hawaii Warriors vs. UCLA Bruins Betting Info, Game Odds & Pick (August 28, 2021)

Hawaii Warriors vs. UCLA Bruins Betting Info and Odds

At the beginning, it was expected that Chip Kelly would quickly get UCLA up to contender status.  Kelly was highly successful as head coach of the Oregon Ducks in the Pac-12.  His offenses were among the most terrifying in history.  However, that was a decade ago.  Kelly lamented this year that everyone is now doing what he previously did at Oregon.  He begins his fourth College football betting season needing a bowl berth.  Meanwhile, Hawaii is coming off a successful debut season under Todd Graham.

Hawaii Warriors vs. UCLA Bruins Betting Information

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

Hawaii Warriors vs. UCLA Bruins Betting Odds

Hawaii +18 ( -110 ) 68½ ( -110 ) +650
UCLA -18 ( -110 ) 68½ ( -110 ) -1000
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Hawaii Warriors at UCLA Bruins CashBet Wagering Analysis

At the onset, UCLA opened as an 11-point sportsbook favorite.  Square money flooded the betting window on UCLA.  Much of this public action on UCLA is based on increased expectations on a UCLA breakthrough season.  College football media is touting the Bruins and Kelly as a team on the rise.  Counter to that is a Hawaii program that operates in the shadows.  Casual gamblers know nothing about them.  Wise Guys know this and that the oddsmakers are adjusting the odds based on such perceptions.

Graham Looks to Build on 2020 Hawaii Success

Last season Todd Graham led Hawaii to a 5-4 campaign and New Mexico Bowl win over Houston.  In 2020, Hawaii had their best team defensive metrics in six seasons.  Quarterback Chevan Cordeiro is one of the best in the Mountain West Conference.  However, the Warriors need more explosive playmakers.

Hawaii is a difficult program for sustaining Betting on college football success.  To exemplify, the program is not well funded and lacks comparable facilities to national powers.  However, coaches such as June Jones have won at Hawaii with a formula of good local talent and California imports for recruits.  Todd Graham has won wherever he has gone as a head coach.  Thus, Hawaii is optimistic that it can sustain success.

Bowl Bruin for Chip and UCLA?

Much of the bet on NCAAF optimism regarding UCLA is with quarterback Dorian Thompson Robinson.  Cause by him coming off his best season as a Bruin.  Additionally, running backs Brittain Brown and Zach Charbonnet are expected to keep defenses honest.  Ten starters return to the UCLA defense.  But the Bruins were not at all dominant on defense in 2020.  Thus, there is the concern of expecting too much improvement being a possible reach.

Hawaii Warriors at UCLA Bruins Against the Spread

Hawaii got the money in only six of their last 20 away games.  Six of the Warriors’ most recent eight road matchups went under the total.  Late on, the Warriors are 5-2 vs. the line as an underdog.  Hawaii is 2-6 under the total when getting points.  Hawaii came away with the cash in only one of their last four games at Pac-12 opponents.  Also, the Warriors are 3-0 over the total at Pac-12 opponents.

UCLA has failed to cover three of their most recent four home games against Mountain West Conference teams.  UCLA is 3-1-2 over the total when hosting Mountain West Conference opponents.  Specifically, as a favorite, UCLA is only 2-8 against the spread. The Bruins are 4-6 under the total in their most recent ten games as chalk.  UCLA came away with the cash in only five of their last 17 home games.  UCLA is 4-5 under the total at home.

In the only previous meeting between UCLA and Hawaii, the Bruins won and covered. Also, UCLA and Hawaii cleared the total.

Hawaii Warriors vs. UCLA Bruins CashBet Free Pick  

In this Betting on NCAAF situation, there is too much public money flowing towards UCLA.  Hawaii has ended up as an enhanced bargain.  Further, the Warriors have enough offense to stay in the game.  Also, the Hawaii defense is no longer a pushover.

Hawaii at UCLA CashBet Best Bet: 

Hawaii Warriors


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