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Hawaii Bowl Betting Preview: Coastal Carolina Chanticleers vs. San Jose St Spartans

December 23, 2023

The 2023 Hawaii Bowl will take place on Saturday, December 23rd, and will feature the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers and the San Jose State Spartans in Honolulu, Hawaii with kickoff scheduled for 10:30 PM ET on Saturday night and will air on ESPN.


The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers finished the regular season in 3rd place in the East Division of the Sun Belt Conference with a record of 7-5, however, the Chanticleers finished the regular season on a two-game losing streak which included a 14-56 loss at home against the James Madison Dukes in the season finale. The Chanticleers featured a slightly above-average scoring offense and an above-average passing attack as they enter this game averaging 28 points and 257.42 passing yards per game while the scoring defense was also above-average as they enter this game allowing an average of 24.67 points per game which is below the national average of 25.76 points per game. The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers will look to end their two-game losing streak when they face the San Jose Spartans on Saturday night.


San Jose State finished the season in 2nd place in the Mountain West Conference with a record of 7-5, however, they did not play in the Mountain West Championship game because they lost the tiebreaker to the Boise State Broncos and UNLV Rebels.


The Spartans also finished the season on a six-game winning streak following a 37-31 win on the road against the UNLV Rebels in their regular season finale. The success for San Jose State this season can be attributed to their offensive play as they enter this game averaging 33.33 points per game and had one of the better rushing offenses as they averaged 186.17 rushing yards per game during the regular season which ranked 27th in college football.


Kairee Robinson played a pivotal role in the success of the rushing offense as he led the team in rushing with 1,124 yards and 18 touchdowns. The San Jose State Spartans will look to finish the season on a seven-game winning streak when they play the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers in the 2023 Hawaii Bowl.


BookMaker has the San Jose State Spartans listed as 10-point favorites against the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers on Saturday night in the Hawaii Bowl. This will be the first time in the history of these two programs that they will face each other in college football.


The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers are 8-4 ATS overall and 5-2 ATS as an underdog this season while the San Jose State Spartans are 8-3-1 ATS overall and 5-1 ATS as a favorite on the year.


Coastal Carolina enters this game with a better record, however, they lost their last two games of the season while San Jose finished the season on a six-game winning streak. The Spartans were also the slightly better team at covering the spread this season as they were 8-3-1 ATS overall while the Chanticleers were 8-4 ATS overall.


SJ State QB will end his career at home in Hawaii where he started his career.  They have not lost in over 2 months after playing a tough early schedule. Coastal Carolina has lost a few players and will not be able to keep up.


Spooky Express Pick: San Jose State Spartans -9