Don't miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Horned Frogs and Rainbow Warriors. The game is starting at 6:30 ET on ESPN2, and it's hosted by the Rainbow Warriors at Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, HI. Get ready to place your bets! In this non-conference matchup, the Horned Frogs are the betting favorite against the Rainbow Warriors. The over/under for the game is 148.5 points.

TCU HORNED FROGS VS HAWAII RAINBOW WARRIORS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Hawaii Rainbow Warriors +5.5

This game will be played at Stan Sheriff Center at 6:30 ET on Sunday, December 24th.

WHY BET THE HAWAII RAINBOW WARRIORS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Rainbow Warriors.
  • Not only will Hawaii pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +5.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 148.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Does TCU Have A Chance at Stan Sheriff Center?

The TCU Horned Frogs, who have a 9-2 record, are set to take on Hawaii. In their last five road games, which includes games from last year, TCU has gone 3-2. As of now, TCU holds a 5-4 record against the spread heading into today's game. In their last ten games, TCU has gone 2-3 when it comes to covering the spread.

Through 11 games, TCU has an over/under record of 5-4-0 with their games averaging a combined 160.1 points per game so far. The Horned Frogs' have recorded an over/under record of 2-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 166 points per game.

TCU is coming off a good offensive performance, putting up 111 points vs. Old Dominion. This figure is more than their season average of 88.5 points per game. Leading the team in scoring is Emanuel Miller, who is averaging 17.3 heading into today's matchup. Additionally, JaKobe Coles also maintains a PPG average of 11.9 heading into game.

Currently, the Horned Frogs' defense holds the 126th rank in the nation, allowing 69.4 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, TCU's defense has allowed opponents to shoot 43.0% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 33.5% this season.

Will the Rainbow Warriors Come Through as Home Underdogs?

Hawaii enters today's game against TCU with a season record of 8-3. In their last three home games, including last year, Hawaii has gone 1-2. As Hawaii enters today's game, their against-the-spread (ATS) record stands at 3-2. At home this season, Hawaii is 1-1 ATS, and in their previous ten home games, they have a 3-5 ATS record.

Through 11 games, Hawaii has an over/under record of 2-2-1 with their games averaging a combined 143.4 points per game so far. The Rainbow Warriors have an over/under record of 1-2 in their last three games, with their games averaging 134 points per game.

In their recent matchup, the Hawaii offense ended with 66 points against Utah. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 42.1% and made 9 threes. Noel Coleman is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 15.1 as they approach today's matchup. In addition, Bernardo Da Silva brings a PPG average of 11.5 into the game.

So far, the Rainbow Warriors' defense is ranked 79th in the country at 66.5 points per contest. Against Utah in their most recent game, the Hawaii defense gave up a total of 79 points while allowing Utah to hit 52% of their shots.