Hawaii vs. Louisiana Tech odds, line: 2018 Hawaii Bowl picks, predictions from model on 45-25 roll

Old acquaintances meet once again as former WAC squads Hawaii and Louisiana Tech vie for bragging rights on Saturday in the 2018 SoFi Hawaii Bowl. Kickoff from Honolulu's Aloha Stadium is set for 10:30 p.m. ET. The 8-5 Rainbow Warriors, now members of the Mountain West Conference, are 8-2 all-time against the Bulldogs, who are 7-5 and out of Conference USA. The Bulldogs are a 2-point favorite and the Over-Under is 61 in the latest Hawaii vs. Louisiana Tech odds. Before you make any Hawaii vs. Louisiana Tech picks of your own, be sure to check out the 2018 Hawaii Bowl projections from SportsLine's proven computer model. 

The model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times, and those who have followed it have seen massive returns. Over the past three years, this proprietary computer model has generated a jaw-dropping $4,210 profit for $100 bettors on its top-rated point-spread picks.

The model made some huge calls on Championship Week, including nailing Ohio State (-16.5) against Northwestern and Oklahoma (-9.5) against Texas. And when it comes to all top-rated picks, the model has been red-hot, entering the 2018 college football bowl season on a blistering 45-25 run. This same model has also nailed almost 70 percent of bowl picks straight-up over the past three years. Anybody who has followed it is way, way up.

Now, the model has evaluated the latest 2018 Hawaii Bowl odds and simulated every possible play for Louisiana Tech vs. Hawaii 10,000 times. We can tell you it is leaning toward the under, but it also says one side of the spread cashes well over 50 percent of the time. You can only see that pick at SportsLine.

The model has factored in that although Hawaii's run and shoot offense is geared for passing-heavy teams, it creates an advantageous situation for running backs. This benefits junior rusher Dayton Furuta, who averages 5.0 yards per carry. Although the Warriors don't run often, running plays are usually effective against unsuspecting defenses. 

Quarterback Cole McDonald is enjoying an exceptional season with 35 touchdown tosses and nearly 3,800 passing yards. Wideout John Ursua has been a beast in opposing secondaries, having caught 16 touchdown passes while racking up over 1,300 receiving yards.

But just because the Rainbow Warriors can pile up points doesn't mean they'll cover the Hawaii Bowl spread.

When the Bulldogs aren't trying to shorten the game with their ball-control offense, quarterback J'Mar Smith, who's thrown 14 touchdown passes this season and over 6,200 passing yards during his career, targets his top wideout Adrian Hardy. The dynamic sophomore leads Louisiana Tech in receptions (69) and yards (1,052). In addition to picking up 15.2 yards per grab, he has scored six times. Hardy also has notched at least 100 receiving yards the last three times the Bulldogs have played.

Yielding just 23.8 points per contest, the Bulldogs' defense held opponents to 20 points or fewer four times thanks to a formidable front seven that can force heavy pressure on the quarterback.

So who wins Hawaii vs. Louisiana Tech? And which side of the spread hits in well over 50 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side you need to be all over, all from the proven computer model that has returned over $4,000 for $100 bettors, and find out.

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