Don't miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Anteaters and Rainbow Warriors. The game is starting at 11:59 ET on None, and it's hosted by the Rainbow Warriors at Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, HI. Get ready to place your bets! The Anteaters are favored in this Big West conference showdown. The game's over/under is currently at 135.5 points.


The Pick: Hawaii Rainbow Warriors +1.5

This game will be played at Stan Sheriff Center at 11:59 ET on Thursday, January 11th.


  • 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 +1.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 135.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.

Will the Anteaters Secure A Victory as Road Favorites?

UC Irvine enters tonight's game against Hawaii as the favorites, and they have been excellent in this role, going 8-1 this season. Overall, the Anteaters are 11-5, and they have won three straight games to improve to 3-0 in Big West play.

On the road this season, UC Irvine is just 2-5, but they have been dominant at home, going a perfect 7-0. So far, their average scoring margin at home is +16.0 compared to -1.0 on the road.

UC Irvine has an overall ATS record of 9-5 this season and is 6-3 vs. the spread when favored. On the road, the Anteaters have gone 4-3 ATS and are 5-5 in their last 10 road games vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for UC Irvine games is 6-7-1. The average scoring total in their games is 144.4 points, which is slightly higher than the average over/under line of 142 points. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 138 points.

Coming off their recent game, the UC Irvine offense tallied 75 points in a matchup against Cal State Fullerton. Their field goal percentage for the game was 51%, and they made 7 threes. In terms of three-point shooting, the Anteaters offense has been good from outside, hitting 37% of their three-pointers on an average of 16.6 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 48%.

The Anteaters' defense is presently ranked 85th nationally, allowing an average of 67.5 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, UC Irvine's defense has allowed opponents to shoot 41.1% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 30.8% this season.

Can Hawaii Lock in a Home Win?

Heading into tonight's game against UC Irvine, Hawaii is 9-6 overall and 1-2 in Big West play. They have gone 4-4 at home this season, and their average scoring margin at home is +4.1 points per game. The Rainbow Warriors are currently on a three-game losing streak at home.

So far, Hawaii has been the underdog in three games this season, and they are 0-3 in those games. Overall, they have been the favorite in 10 games, going 7-3 in those matchups. In their last game, the Rainbow Warriors lost to CSUN by a score of 76-66.

As the underdog, Hawaii has struggled vs. the spread this season, going 0-3. Overall, the Rainbow Warriors are just 5-8 vs. the spread this year. At home, Hawaii is 2-6 vs. the spread this season and has gone just 2-6 vs. the spread in their last 10 home games. In their last 3 games as the underdog, Hawaii has gone 0-3 vs. the spread.

Today's over/under line of 135.5 is slightly lower than the average over/under line in Hawaii's games this season (140.9). So far, their over/under record is 5-7-1. In their last three games, their over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 136 points compared to their season average of 139.9 points per game.

Compared to their season average of 73 points per game, Hawaii struggled in their previous game. Against CSUN, the Rainbow Warriors scored 66 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 32.8%. Noel Coleman is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today's matchup with an average of 14.5. Meanwhile, Bernardo Da Silva also brings a PPG average of 10.8 into the game.

This season, the Hawaii defense has been impressive, holding the 78th position in the country while permitting an average of 66.9 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Hawaii's defense has allowed opponents to shoot 37.9% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 28.9% this season.