Sportsbooks currently have the Warriors listed as 5½-point favorites versus the Spartans, while the game's total is sitting at 56.
Well, after checking our betting database, the more apropos question becomes: why? The Warriors are 1-6 ATS on the road in regular-season weekday affairs since 2003 and just 1-2 SU and ATS on the mainland this season, including an embarrassing loss in Vegas less than a month ago.
Hawaii did open league play with a 44-26 win in Ruston as 4.5-point dogs and that ﬁgures to bode well against a Spartans’ squad that is a sword-less 1-7 ATS against conference foes off a SU dog win, including 0-4 ATS at home.
Nonetheless, we still can’t get that 20-point loss to UNLV out of our minds.
Here’s hoping that the NLCS goes at least ﬁve games or it will be Friday Night Lights for us… the one on NBC, that is (hey, maybe Minka Kelly will make another guest appearance). Next.