It won’t be considered a White Christmas for the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders because they check out Honolulu to defend myself against the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors in the Hawaii Bowl on Christmas Eve. Look for a lot of offense and scoring in an exciting back-and-forth bout between two strong offenses and two terrible defensive units. This Hawaii Bowl Predictions game will take place on Saturday, December 24, 2016, at 7 p.m. ET at Hawaiian Airlines Field and Aloha Stadium.
Hawaii gets the bowl bid despite sitting at 6-7 and they should be favored at home against the 8-4 Blue Raiders.
In addition to a below-.500 SU record, the Rainbow Warriors have also fallen to the spread more than they’ve covered, going 5-7 ATS while Middle Tennessee is 6-5 ATS. Of course, neither of those lines are particularly awe inspiring.
Hawaii’s recent run has been particularly troublesome for bettors. The team’s failed to cover the spread now in five straight games, completely negating a 5-2 ATS start.
As a result of that trend, don’t be afraid of taking the Blue Raiders if the line is right. Middle Tennessee has covered the spread in back-to-back games and in four of its last seven.
Hawaii returns to the Hawaii Bowl for initially since 2010 and are looking to fully capture their first win as of this bowl game in a decade. They’re in good position to accomplish just that. A Rainbow Warrior team at full strength gets the nod on offense over the Blue Raiders and should to just enough from the Middle Tennessee’s depleted offense without their field general on the gridiron to fully capture the victory.
All the issues aside, offense still rules the afternoon on Christmas Eve. Take the Rainbow Warriors to obtain the bowl victory in their house state as Lakalaka, Brown and company tears apart the Blue Raiders’defense.
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