Hawaii Vs Yale Prediction
There are several factors to consider when making a Hawaii vs. Yale prediction. Both teams are undefeated and have similar KenPom ratings of 139 and 143. Moreover, both teams play at a conservative pace. Last season, they beat a handful of weaker teams in a mini-tournament on the islands, and they have adjusted well to the time difference. Despite their contrasting styles, Hawaii should be able to remain undefeated.
The Bulldogs have a solid offensive attack. Last time out, they beat the Eastern Washington Eagles 74-60, and the total was only slightly higher than the spread. The Bulldogs held the Eagles to 7-for-25 shooting from beyond the arc, and they snatched up eight offensive rebounds. In addition, they shot 45.3% overall, and 41.8% from downtown.
This is a rare occasion for the Bulldogs and the Rainbow Warriors to meet in college basketball. Both teams are 2-0 in the four-school tournament, and both have won one of their last three meetings. This is the first time the Bulldogs have faced the Rainbow Warriors in Hawaii since 1989.
The Bulldogs have been in excellent shape recently. In the previous matchup, they defeated Mississippi Valley State 80-51. In that game, Matt Knowling led the way with 20 points. John Poulakidas added 14 points. Isaiah Kelly added 10 points on 4 of 5 shooting, while Yassine Gharram chipped in with six assists.
The Bulldogs are 3-0 this season. In their last game, they beat Mississippi Valley State 80-51, allowing the Tigers to shoot just 34% from the field. In addition, they only allowed 21 points in the first half. Overall, the Bulldogs average 83.3 points, 50.7 points against, and 20.7 assists per game. Matt Knowling leads the Bulldogs with 22 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 1.7 assists per game.
When a team is an over/under favorite, the oddsmaker will look to the team’s recent performance. Last season, Hawaii went 14-11-2 against the spread and 5-4 as a four-point favorite. In addition, nine of the team’s 28 games went over. In thirteen of those games, both teams scored more than 132 points.
The Rainbow Warriors are undefeated at home. In their last game, they defeated MVSU by 18 points. Hawaii was able to control the game defensively, forcing 14 turnovers, and making nearly 40% of their shots, including nine from beyond the arc. The Rainbow Warriors also scored 72 points in forty minutes. The top three scorers for the Rainbow Warriors were Noel Coleman and Samuta Avea, with Noel Coleman scoring 22 points. Other key players included Bernardo da Silva with 14 points and six rebounds. Samula Avea added 10 points.