Hawaii Bowl Odds


The matchup might be somewhat of a dud, but at least the sun should be shining and the temperature warm when the Fresno State Bulldogs and the Rice Owls clash in the Hawaii Bowl on Christmas Eve.

The Bulldogs return to the Hawaii Bowl two years after getting pummelled by Southern Methodist 43-10 as a 13-point favorite in their lone appearance. Rice will be making their Hawaii Bowl debut and hope to rebound from a horrible showing in last year’s Liberty Bowl.

The Bulldogs are a small favorite in this matchup, with the oddsmakers siding with them on the early lines for the bowl game.

For updated lines and totals on all of this year’s bowl games head over to the college football betting boards at 5Dimes and Bodog today.

Hawaii Bowl
Wednesday, December 24 @ 8:00pm ET
Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii

Team: Fresno State Bulldogs
Conference: MWC
Records: 6-7 SU, 7-6 ATS, 7-6 OU

Team: Rice Owls
Conference: C-USA
Records: 7-5 SU, 8-4 ATS, 7-5 OU

Opening Spread / Total (from 5Dimes)
Fresno State -2 / 58.5 Points

[ Hawaii Bowl Matchup Stats | Fresno State vs Rice Betting Preview ]

Hawaii Bowl Betting Trends:  Past three Hawaii Bowls played UNDER the total . . . Underdogs are 6-3 ATS past nine Hawaii Bowls . . . Fresno State on 0-5 SU and ATS run in bowl games . . . Rice ended year on 7-2 ATS run (but gave up 76 to Louisiana Tech).

Fresno State backed into a bowl game after a 6-7 season that somehow landed them atop the Mountain West Conference West Division. They faced Boise State in the Mountain West Championship Game and fell 28-14 as a 22.5-point underdog to snap a three-game winning streak. In their last six games as the favorite the Bulldogs are 4-2 SU, but only 3-3 ATS.

Rice enters bowl season having lost two of their last three games, but they sport a solid 7-2 record both SU and ATS in their last nine games. The Owls’ regular season finale may not have filled them with confidence, however, as they were destroyed by Louisiana Tech 76-31 as a 7.5-point underdog. As the underdog Rice has dropped four in a row straight up while going 1-3 ATS.

Hawaii Bowl History (teams, score, spread, ATS winner, SU winner)

1995 Aloha Bowl UCLA 30 Kansas 51 5 KANSAS KANSAS
1996 Aloha Bowl Navy 42 California 38 -1 NAVY NAVY
1997 Aloha Bowl Washington 51 Michigan State 23 5 WASH WASH
1998 Aloha Bowl Colorado 51 Oregon 43 -4.5 COLO COLO
1999 Aloha Bowl Wake Forest 23 Arizona State 3 -3.5 WAKE WAKE
2000 Aloha Bowl Boston College 31 Arizona State 17 -3.5 BOST.C BOST.C
2002 Hawaii Bowl Tulane 36 Hawaii 28 -14.5 TULANE TULANE
2003 Hawaii Bowl Houston 48 Hawaii 54 -11 HOUSTO HAWAII
2004 Hawaii Bowl UAB 40 Hawaii 59 -3 HAWAII HAWAII
2005 Hawaii Bowl Nevada 49 Central Florida 48 4 UCF NEVADA
2006 Hawaii Bowl Arizona State 24 Hawaii 41 -8.5 HAWAII HAWAII
2007 Hawaii Bowl East Carolina 41 Boise State 38 -11.5 E.CAR E.CAR
2008 Hawaii Bowl Notre Dame 49 Hawaii 21 -2.5 NOTRD NOTRD
2009 Hawaii Bowl Southern Methodist 45 Nevada 10 -11 SMU SMU
2010 Hawaii Bowl Tulsa 62 Hawaii 35 -10.5 TULSA TULSA
2011 Hawaii Bowl Nevada 17 Southern Miss 24 -9 NEVADA S.MISS
2012 Hawaii Bowl SMU 42 Fresno State 10 -13 SMU SMU
2013 Hawaii Bowl Oregon State 38 Boise State 23 4 OSU OSU
2014 Hawaii Bowl Fresno State   Rice        



We’ve got a Hawaii Bowl betting matchup filled with storylines as Oregon State takes on Boise State on Christmas Eve.

The Beavers looked like Pac-12 contenders in mid-October, but fell apart down the stretch. Despite losing its last five games, Oregon State began as the favorite over a Boise State team that just lost their coach.

For updated lines and totals on all of this year’s bowl games head over to the college football betting boards at 5Dimes and Bodog today.

Hawaii Bowl
Tuesday, December 24 @ 8:00pm ET
Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii

Team: Oregon State Beavers
Conference: Pacific 12
Records: 6-6 SU, 6-6 ATS, 7-5 OU

Team: Boise State Broncos
Conference: Mountain West
Records: 8-4 SU, 6-6 ATS, 7-5 OU

Opening Spread / Total (from 5Dimes)
Oregon State -2.5 / 65 Points

[Hawaii Bowl Matchup Stats | Oregon State vs. Boise State Betting Preview]

Hawaii Bowl Betting Trends: Underdogs are 6-2 ATS past eight Hawaii Bowls . . . Boise State is 4-1 ATS past five bowl games . . . Oregon State lost five in a row to end the season.

After a surprising opening loss to Eastern Washington, Oregon State went on a prolific six-game run, featuring big offensive performances from quarterback Sean Mannion. The schedule then strengthened in November, and the Beavers proved to be no match for the Pac-12’s best teams the rest of the way.

Boise State has taken a step back since the glory days of being a perennial BCS bowl contender under coach Chris Petersen, who bolted to become the Washington Huskies’ new coach in December. Linebackers coach Bob Gregory will coach in the bowl game for the Broncos, who are 8-3 in their last 11 games as underdogs.


Fresno State have only failed to pay off on the college football betting lines in one of their 12 games so far this season, and they sit as the favorite on the odds to win the Hawaii Bowl against the SMU Mustangs on December 24.

For updated lines and totals on all of this year’s bowl games head over to the college football betting boards at 5Dimes, Bodog, and BetOnline today.

Hawaii Bowl
Monday, December 24 @ 8:00pm ET
Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii

Team: Fresno State Bulldogs
Conference: Mountain West
Records: 9-3 SU, 11-1 ATS, 5-6 OU

Team: SMU Mustangs
Conference: Conference USA
Records: 6-6 SU, 7-5 ATS, 6-5 OU

Opening Spread / Total (from BetOnline)
Fresno State -12 / 60.5 Points

[Hawaii Bowl Matchup Stats]

Hawaii Bowl Betting Trends: OVER is 7-3 in past 10 Hawaii Bowls . . . Underdogs are 6-1 ATS in past seven Hawaii Bowls.


After winning Conference USA for the first time since 2003, the Southern Miss Golden Eagles hope to snap a two-game bowl losing streak with a win in this year’s Hawaii Bowl.

For lines and totals on all of this year’s bowl games head over to the college football betting board at 5Dimes today.

Hawaii Bowl
Saturday, December 24 @ 8:00pm ET
Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii

Team: Nevada Wolf Pack
Conference: Western Athletic
Records: 7-5 SU, 5-6-1 ATS, 6-6 OU

Team: Southern Miss Golden Eagles
Conference: Conference USA
Records: 11-2 SU, 8-5 ATS, 6-7 OU

Spread / Total (from 5Dimes)
Southern Mississippi -6.0 / 61 Points

[Hawaii Bowl Matchup Stats]

After winning the Conference USA with a thrilling upset over the then-undefeated Houston Cougars, the Southern Miss Golden Eagles hope to cap off a great season with a win over the Nevada Wolf Pack in the Hawaii Bowl. Nevada represents the Western Athletic Conference with Hawaii failing to reach bowl eligibility this season.

After containing Houston’s passing attack in the Conference USA Championship Game, Southern Miss will now be tasked with containing Nevada’s rushing attack, which ranks eighth in the country averaging 251.8 yards per game. Nevada is just 1-4 SU in its last five bowl games, but did pick up a win last season in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl over Boston College.

Senior Austin Davis had a solid season for Southern Miss, passing for 3,331 yards and 28 touchdowns with just 11 interceptions. Davis threw for 279 yards and four touchdowns in the upset over Houston.


Hawaii may have the same record as Tulsa, but that has no bearing on the college football betting odds with the Top 25-ranked Warriors big favorites in the Hawaii Bowl against the resurgent Golden Hurricane.

Hawaii Bowl
Friday, December 24 @ 8pm ET
Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii

Team: Hawaii Warriors
Conference: Western Athletic Conference
Records: 9-3 SU, 9-2 ATS, 4-7 OU

Team: Tulsa Golden Hurricane
Conference: Conference USA
Records: 9-3 SU, 7-4 ATS, 5-6 OU

Spread / Total (from Sportsbook.ag)
Hawaii -10 / 73 Points

[Hawaii Bowl Matchup Stats]

Hawaii shared the Western Athletic title with Nevada and Boise State, while earning 10 wins for the sixth time in school history. Bryant Moniz led the country with 361.9 yards per game, tossing at least three touchdowns in nine of the team’s 13 games. It makes going against the Hawaii Bowl odds with the Warriors at home a tough wager to consider.

Moniz passed for 4,629 yards with 36 touchdowns, while receiver Greg Salas was his favorite target with 106 receptions – he has over 4,000 career yards at Hawaii. The Warriors rely on their passing game, but Alex Green had 1,168 yards rushing with 17 touchdowns and gives them a balanced attack.

Tulsa will be making its fifth bowl appearance in six years after rebounding from a disastrous season a year ago. Quarterback G.J. Kinne is fourth in the FBS with 322 yards per game, and the Golden Hurricane were fifth overall in total offense with 503.5 yards per game. They also rank right behind Hawaii with 39.7 points per game.

Not only does Tulsa have a strong passing game, but three players ran for more than 330 yards apiece. The intangible that could give the Golden Hurricane a fighting chance for an upset could be special teams, where Damaris Johnson was the C-USA special-teams player of the year – amassing 3,308 kickoff return yards over his tenure at the school.

With both the Warriors and the Golden Hurricane possessing top offenses, no wonder the NCAAF odds are set at 73 for totals bettors.

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