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College Football Betting Preview: Oregon Ducks vs. Hawaii Rainbow Warriors
September 16, 2023
The 1-2 Hawaii Rainbow Warriors travel to take on the #13-ranked and 2-0 Oregon Ducks on Saturday evening in week 3 of the college football season.
Hawaii enters this game with a record of 1-2 following losses on the road against the Vanderbilt Commodores by a score of 28-35 and at home against the Stanford Cardinals by a score of 24-37 while winning at home against the Albany Great Danes by a score of 31-20 while the Oregon Ducks are 2-0 following wins at home against the Portland State Vikings by a score of 81-7 and on the road against the Texas Tech Red Raiders by a score of 38-30.
Will the Oregon Ducks win in a rout or can the Rainbow Warriors keep the game within the point spread? Let’s take a look at how these teams have fared this season.
The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors enter this game with a record of 1-2 following a 31-20 win at home against the Albany Great Danes while covering the 10.5-point spread as a home favorite in week 2 of the college football season. Hawaii scored 31 points while compiling 379 total yards offensively which included 266 passing yards and 113 rushing yards while allowing 20 points which included 115 passing yards and 124 rushing yards.
Brayden Schager led the team in passing, completing 23 of 40 attempts for 266 yards with four touchdowns and three interceptions. Jordan Johnson led the team in rushing with 11 carries for 76 yards. Pofele Ashlock led the team in receiving with four receptions for 74 yards.
Oregon enters this game ranked 13
in the AP Poll and 13
in the Coaches Poll with a record of 2-0 following a 38-30 win on the road against the Texas Tech Red Raiders while covering the 4.5-point spread as a road favorite in week 2 of the college football season. The Ducks scored 38 points while compiling 472 total yards offensively which included 359 passing yards and 113 rushing yards while allowing 30 points and 456 total yards defensively which included 282 passing yards and 174 rushing yards.
Bo Nix led the team in passing, completing 32 of 44 attempts for 359 yards and two touchdowns while also leading the team in rushing with 46 yards. Troy Franklin led the team in receiving, catching six of nine targets for 103 yards and a touchdown.
BookMaker has the Oregon Ducks listed as 38.5-point favorites at home against the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors on Saturday evening in week 3 of the college football season. This will be the first time in the history of these two programs that they will face each other in college football.
Hawaii is 2-1 ATS overall, 1-0 ATS on the road, and 1-1 ATS as an underdog this season while the Oregon Ducks are 2-0 ATS overall, 1-0 ATS at home, and 2-0 ATS as a favorite this year.
Oregon is the superior team in terms of talent this season and will have no problem coming away with the win in this matchup. I also look for the Ducks to cover the spread at home as they are 2-0 ATS overall and 2-0 ATS as a favorite this season. As a result, I am buying the .5 point and taking the Oregon Ducks -38 on BookMaker for this matchup on Saturday evening.
Spooky Express Pick: Oregon Ducks -38
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