Hawaii vs. Houston 2020 New Mexico Bowl Betting Analysis, Picks and Odds
The best offshore gambling sites favor Houston over Hawaii in the 2020 New Mexico Bowl scheduled for December, 24.
Hawaii Rainbow Warriors vs. Houston Cougars NCAAF Odds by BetUs
|Hawaii||+10½ (-110)||62½ (-110)||+320|
|Houston U||-10½ (-110)||62½ (-110)||-390|
Betting Hawaii Rainbow Warriors
The Rainbow Warriors are the underdogs according to the top online sportsbooks. This will not be the first time Hawaiʻi plays Houston in a bowl game. The Warriors beat the Cougars 54-48 in triple-overtime in the 2003 Hawaiʻi Bowl.
“We’re extremely happy for student-athletes, coaches and staff for this special and rare opportunity for a mainland bowl game,” UH Athletics Director David Matlin said. “We’d like to thank ESPN for helping to make this happen, as well as Hawaiian Airlines for once again stepping up with transporting our team. They’ve been absolutely vital for us all season.”
The Rainbow Warriors have been the recipient of a bowl bid in four of the past five years. That includes each of the past three seasons. This will be UH‘s 14th all-time bowl appearance. UH has a 1-1 record in mainland bowl games. They had a win in the 1992 Holiday Bowl (27-17, Illinois) and a loss in the 2008 Sugar Bowl (41-10, Georgia).
This will be UH‘s first bowl game under head coach Todd Graham. He took over the reins of the Warriors this last January. “I am so excited for our team and staff,” Graham said.
“They’ve worked hard throughout this entire season, under such challenging circumstances. This game is a great chance to showcase our team to the people of Texas and to a national television audience. Houston is a fine program and we can’t wait to compete against them on Christmas Eve. Go ‘Bows!”
Graham will participate in his 10th bowl game in his 13th season as an FBS head coach. He has directed all five of his schools to bowl appearances. He holds a 5-4 bowl record.
Per the best offshore gambling sites, Hawaii is 2-5 ATS in their last seven games. The total has gone U in four of Hawaii’s last five games. The total has gone U in six of Hawaii’s last eight games this season. Total has gone U in four of Hawaii’s last six games played in December. Hawaii is 4-2 ATS in their last six games when playing as an underdog.
Betting Houston Cougars
The Cougars tallied five all-conference honors. The American Athletic Conference announced its yearly football awards Tuesday. Junior return specialist Marcus Jones and senior linebacker Grant Stuard were appointed to the American Athletic Conference First Team.
Senior defensive lineman Payton Turner was named to the Second Team.
Senior offensive lineman Braylon Jones and senior defensive back Damarion Williams were selected as honorable mention all-conference selections. In 2020, Jones established the American Athletic Conference single-season punt return yards (317).
He ranks second nationally in punt return average (21.1). He is the only player in the FBS to post 100 punt return yards in at least two games this season.
The junior’s 317 punt return yards this years is fourth all-time in Houston single-season history. Stuard is first in the American in tackles per game (8.3). He leads Houston with 61 total tackles this year. He has also five tackles for loss in 2020. Scored on a 34-yard fumble recovery touchdown against UCF.
The best offshore gambling sites say that Houston is 2-4 ATS in their last six games. 4-8 SU in their last 12 games. 2-4 SU in their last six games this season. 2-6 SU in their last eight games playing an opponent in the Mountain West Conference. 1-4 ATS in their last five games in December. And 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games on a Thursday.
Hawaii Rainbow Warriors vs. Houston Cougars NCAAF