The 2019 Hawaii Bowl will have some local flavor as the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors will be playing in this game on their home field. Hawaii will take on the BYU Cougars, who are definitely a worthy opponent.
If you are a fan of offense, then this game is definitely for you.
Hawaii finished the regular season with a record of 9-5 and was the winner of the West Division in the Mountain West Conference. BYU finished the season with a record of 7-5 to reach bowl eligibility.
BetAnySports has the BYU Cougars as slim one-point favorites over the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors in the Hawaii Bowl.
BYU vs. Hawaii Game Overview
Hawaii has the much more explosive offense in this game, but it also has had plenty of issues on the defensive side of the ball. The Rainbow Warriors are scoring more than 33 points per game this season, while also giving up 31 points a game.
Quarterback Cole McDonald has thrown 29 touchdown passes this season, and the Rainbow Warriors are averaging more than 325 passing yards per game.
Hawaii has run for over 143 yards per game as well, but the Rainbow Warriors are going to try to win this game through the air.
BYU can score points of its own, but it prefers a much slower pace of play. The Cougars are scoring over 28 points per contest this season while holding their opponents to around 24 points a game.
The Cougars should have plenty of momentum after winning five of their last six games.
BYU is dealing with some issues on the offensive side of the ball, but it has plenty of balance. The Cougars threw for over 285 yards per game this season while running for over 153 yards per contest.
BYU doesn’t have one true offensive star, but it has plenty of players that can step up.
BYU vs. Hawaii Free Game Prediction
Hawaii gets to play this bowl game on its home turf, and that gives it a decided advantage. Both of these teams can put up points through the air, but the Hawaii passing attack is just too impressive to ignore.
This should be a high-scoring and wildly entertaining Hawaii Bowl, but the Rainbow Warriors are going to get the job done.
Head to BetAnySports and take the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors +1.0 in this game.