Hawaii Rainbow Warriors vs. Colorado State Rams Betting Preview & Picks
It doesn’t look good for the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors. The best offshore sports betting sites have them as 14.5-point road dogs against the Colorado State Rams. All while CSU head coach Mike Bobo is in a Denver-area hospital. He’s undergoing diagnostic testing to establish the source of nerve damage causing numbness in his feet. Guess he’s not very mobile. But you know what is? Mobile betting. Anyway. Doesn’t sound like anything serious. I don’t think we should worry about Bobo going the way of the dodo. However, he has been away from the team for five days. And his status for the season opener against Hawaii is unclear. The Rams have a plan, though.
“The plan is in place with things we’ve been working on all summer for this game. We’ve tweaked a few things in the last week or so, but nothing that is far off from how we were going to attack this game earlier in the summer,” offensive coordinator Dave Johnson said. “It’s not really affecting our preparation, it’s just a matter of who’s going to have the call sheet and make that decision.”
The Rainbow Warriors are looking to the past for inspiration. The players walk past a painting of Polynesian warriors. The picture was presented to the program by artist and Hawaiian historian Brook Kapukuniahi-Parker. Then each player touches a koa wood supplied by Martin & MacArthur. The koa is the second most common tree in the Hawaiian Islands. All of which is well and good. But the Rainbow Warriors should not be looking that far back. The year 2010 would do just fine. That was the last year Hawaii had a winning season. Moreover, all of this Polynesian immersion might not be a good idea. Look how Paul Gauguin turned out.
Elsewhere, head coach Nick Rolovich has kept mum regarding Hawaii’s starting QB. “I’ll probably let them know, a couple of them know already, but he’s going to have a one in his jersey, I think. I’m pretty sure he’s going to have a one in his jersey. That’s a good tip, huh?,” he said. That reminds me of what Louie Armstrong once said. Some people, if they don’t know, you can’t tell them.
Betting Colorado State
The Rams had their first practice without Coach Bobo on Monday. OC Johnson and defensive coordinator John Jancek talked to the press on Tuesday. And Solomon Grundy, Born on a Monday. Christened on Tuesday. Married on Wednesday. Took ill on Thursday. Grew worse on Friday. Died on Saturday. Buried on Sunday. Hopefully Bobo will have better luck. “The coordinators and then Coach [Ronnie] Letson as the assistant head coach handle all those duties. In terms of the offense, defense and administrative type things,” Johnson said. “Things that we had scheduled to do way back in the summer when we were planning training camp, what Day 16 was going to look like, well it was today and we already had that planned. So we’re just carrying out the plan.”
Hawaii Rainbow Warriors vs. Colorado State Rams Betting Information
- Date: August 25
- Time: 5:30 pm MT
- Venue: Canvas Stadium, Fort Collins, CO
Best online sportsbooks odds from MyBookie.ag:
- HAWAII +14 (-110) 55½ (-110) +425
- COLORADO STATE -14 (-110) 55½ (-110) -550
- UH is 0-5 SU in its last five games.
- UH is 0-5 ATS in its last five games.
- The total has gone under in four of UH’s last five games.
- CSU is 1-4 SU in its last five games.
- CSU is 0-7 ATS in its last seven games.
- The total has gone over in four of CSU’s last seven games.
Our FREE Pick: So long as CSU sticks to the plan, the Rams should be able to win and cover.