Hawaii vs UC San Diego Basketball Picks 2-9-24

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The UC San Diego Tritons will play the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors in a Big West game on Thursday night at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. UC San Diego has won four of their last five games, while Hawaii has won two of their last three. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the UC San Diego vs Hawaii prediction.

UC San Diego Preview

The UC San Diego Tritons are 15-8 (9-2) this year after they lost to Long Beach State by a score of 85-76 in their last game. UC San Diego led 36-34 at the half, but they allowed 51 points in the second half in the loss. The Tritons shot 47.4% from the field and made 12 three pointers in the game. UC San Diego had won their previous four games against Northridge, UC Davis, UC Riverside, and Hawaii. The Tritons are scoring 77 points per game with 34.6 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per game, while allowing 67.6 points against per game this year. Bryce Pope is averaging 18.9 points per game, 4.0 rebounds per game, and 1.9 assists per game. UC San Diego is shooting 46% from the field, 75.9% on free throws, and 36.8% on three pointers this season.

Hawaii Preview

The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors are 12-11 (4-7) this season after they lost to UC Irvine by a score of 93-68 in their last game. Hawaii trailed 45-28 at halftime and allowed 48 points in the second half for the blowout loss. The Rainbow Warriors shot 44.4% from the field and were -12 in rebounding margin in the game. Hawaii defeated Cal State Fullerton by a score of 76-68 and Cal Poly by a score of 83-73 in the two games prior to UC Irvine. The Rainbow Warriors are scoring 70.8 points per game with 33.7 rebounds per game and 12.4 assists per game, while giving up 68.6 points against per game this season. Noel Coleman is averaging 13.4 points per game, 3.2 rebounds per game, and 1.7 assists per game. Hawaii is shooting 44.7% from the field, 69.7% on free throws, and 31.4% on three pointers this year. 

Hawaii Rainbow Warriors Team Facts

  • Each of Hawaii’s last five night games against the Big West Conference have produced a total of 139+ points.
  • The road team has won the first half in three of the last four games between UC San Diego and Hawaii.

UC San Diego Tritons Team Facts

  • UC San Diego has won eight of its last nine night games.
  • Seven of UC San Diego’s last eight road games against Conference opponents have produced a total of 141+ points.
  • UC San Diego has won the first half in each of its last eight road night games against the Big West Conference.

UC San Diego vs Hawaii Betting Prediction

Hawaii will have the home court advantage in this game, but they are only 4-7 during conference play so far this year. The Rainbow Warriors are only scoring 70.8 points per game with 44.7% field goal shooting. UC San Diego is 9-2 in the Big West so far, but they are coming off of a loss to UC Irvine last time out. The Tritons are scoring 77 points per game and they have scored 76, 83, and 92 points in their last three games. Hawaii does have one of the better home court advantages due to the travel, but they are not very good this year. Take UC San Diego to get a big road win here. 

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