HAWAII over Rice by 21
We sure didn’t see this coming but the Rainbow Warriors have been the surprise of college football to date, opening with a pair of SU wins as 17 and 13-point underdogs. The good news for the Islanders is home teams that start our 2-0 with a pair of underdog wins are 9-5 ATS dating back to 1980. Like we outlined in the Maryland game on tdoay’s card, the Warriors were one of 1,235 teams to win a CFB game SU as double-digit underdogs, and they are 96-65-2 ATS as double-digit chalk the next game, including at home. That may be all you need to know here against a Rice squad that had to rally from 12 points down in the fourth quarter to edge Prairie Freakin’ View, 31-28, as a 23-point favorite last week. Our condolences to new Owls HC Mike Bloomgren who looks to be in for some continual heat in the kitchen.Yes, Rice is ‘San Jose State bad’, and with a feeble 6-29 SU and 14-21 ATS effort in its last 35 games as a road dog, we’ll have to see a lot more out of the Owls before we get in their corner. Dare we say it again? Lay the points!