New Mexico Lobos vs. Hawaii Rainbow Warriors – College Football, November 7, 2020
Saturday’s slate of college football games is filled with action. If you’re looking for something to keep you stimulated as the evening winds down, take a look at this New Mexico vs. Hawaii prediction.
The night capper in Honolulu is a great game to bet.
New Mexico vs. Hawaii Odds
Talk about some extreme line movement since these odds were originally installed, Hawaii opened as a 19-point favorite and the total was released at 70.5.
Fast forward to now and you’re looking at a 15/15.5-point line at most spots. The total is now lurking at 62.5 just about everywhere you bet sports online.
Meet the 2020 Lobos
New Mexico’s opening game at Colorado State was canceled, and sadly to say, that may have been a good thing for football fans in Albuquerque. Last weekend versus a suspect San Jose State squad, the Lobos yielded a video-game-like 481 passing yards (L 38-21).
For crying out loud, UNM’s porous defense made Spartans QB Nick Starkel look like a Heisman Trophy candidate.
The reason New Mexico couldn’t withstand the onslaught is because other than QB Tevaka Tuioti, nobody stepped up and made plays. And to make matters worse, this team doesn’t get to play in their home stadium until December 5th – the second-to-last game of the year.
Meet the 2020 Rainbow Warriors
Nick Rolovich is now coaching at Washington State, and Cole McDonald has graduated. That leaves former ASU head honcho Todd Graham calling the shots and sophomore Chevan Cordeiro to sling the pigskin around.
Cordeiro struggled mightily last Friday in Laramie, but a home game against the Lobos is a perfect recipe to get back on track.
Miles Reed and Calvin Turner have been productive out of the backfield (combined 6.2 ypc), and Jared Smart is a reliable pass-catcher. If grad-transfer Rico Bussey can establish his role in this offense, it won’t be long until the Rainbow Warriors are back to a high-flying attack.
New Mexico vs. Hawaii Pick
It’s hard to get over how badly the Lobos defense was lit up the last time out. Knowing that the initial line was Rainbow Warriors -19, I feel good about my New Mexico vs. Hawaii prediction.
The easiest way to forget about their horrible performance in Wyoming is to come out firing on all cylinders Saturday night at Aloha Stadium. Look for New Mexico to be on the receiving end of a good-old-fashioned beatdown.
More College Football Betting Advice
As much as I like the Rainbow Warriors to cover in a New Mexico vs. Hawaii pick, it fell short of making the cut as one of my best college football bets of the week.
For more on those, as well as a trio of upset picks, check out the links below.