Free Expert College Football Picks Against The Spread - UNLV vs Hawaii

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Ross Benjamin

Thursday, October 13, 2016 4:19 PM UTC

Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 4:19 PM UTC

World class sports handicapper Ross Benjamin has gone a rock solid 14-9 ATS (61%) over the past two weeks with his college football picks. He provides us with a betting preview on Saturday’s Mountain West Conference clash.

 College Football Week 7 Predictions: UNLV vs. Hawaii

UNLV (2-4) makes a trip across the Pacific Ocean to take on Mountain West Conference rival Hawaii (3-3) on Saturday night. This head to head series has seen the home team win 7 straight times. UNLV defeated Hawaii 41-21 in 2015, and also covered as an 8.0-point favorite.


College Football Week 7 Odds

At the time of this writing (10/13), college football betting odds at indicates that Hawaii is a 9-point home favorite, and they’ve yet to post a total. However, shows a total of 54.5 on this contest. and BetOnline are considered to be among the best sportsbooks to do business with. That’s verified by a reputable online sports betting ratings guide.


Team Trends and Notes

Hawaii is coming off wins in each their previous 2 games. The Warriors will enter Saturday’s game looking to attain their first 3-game win streak since 2010. Putting that into proper perspective, no players on their current roster have won 3 games in a row while playing for Hawaii.

Hawaii is an abysmal 0-9 ATS in their last 9 conference home contests following a conference game, and were also a horrible 1-8 straight up. As a matter of fact, the Warriors are just 3-12 SU&ATS in its previous 15 conference home games, and that includes 0-8 ATS in addition to 1-7 straight up when facing an opponent with a losing record.

UNLV is coming off a 26-7 conference loss last Saturday at San Diego State. The Rebels are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games as a conference away underdog following a loss.


Huge Edge for UNLV Running Game

UNLV enters this week as the 17th best rushing offense in the country. The Rebels are averaging a robust 246 yards rushing per game, and are doing so at a highly efficient clip of 5.8 yards per attempt. Contrarily, Hawaii is among the worst FBS teams this season against the run. The Warriors defense has allowed 236 rushing yards per game, and opponents are gaining a lofty 5.7 yards per run.


Hawaii’s Deceiving Record

Hawaii is currently a respectable 3-3 this year, and is coming off back to back conference straight up underdog wins. Nevertheless, those previous 2 wins have come over the likes of Nevada and San Jose State who are a combined 2-7 versus FBS opponents in 2016. The Warriors only other win came by a narrow 27-22 margin over Tennessee-Martin (3-3) who plays at the FCS level. Hawaii is definitely improved compared to a year ago, but its 3 victories this season have come against less than formidable competition.


College Football Perfect Betting Angle

Since 2006, any conference away underdog of 10.0 or less (UNLV), coming off a conference loss, versus an opponent (Hawaii) coming off 2 consecutive conference straight up wins as an underdog, resulted in those underdogs going 11-0 ATS. The underdogs also won 9 of those 11 games straight up. I already had a lean toward the road underdog in this contest, and this betting angle just solidifies one of my college football week 7 predictions.


Free College Football Pick: UNLV +7Best Line Offered: at BetOnline

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