|Written by Mike|
Bet on NCAAFThe Hawaii Bowl takes place on Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24, and features the San Diego State Aztecs taking on the Cincinnati Bearcats. The game at Aloha Stadium is scheduled to kick off at 8:00 PM ET, and will be televised on ESPN. Currently, Cincinnati is a slight favorite to win.
The Aztecs are 10-3 SU and 7-5-1 ATS so far this season. Six of their games have gone OVER the line, with the other seven going UNDER. They are coming off of a 27-24 win over Air Force, where they lost against the spread as 3 ½ point home favorites. The total went OVER the 46 ½ point line set by sportsbook professionals in that game.
The Bearcats are 7-5 SU and 6-6 ATS overall this year. Six of their games have gone OVER the line, with the other six going UNDER. They are coming off of a 19-16 win over East Carolina, where they won against the spread as 2 point road favorites. The The total went UNDER the 68 ½ point line set by sports betting sites in that one.
San Diego State is 7-1-1 ATS overall lately, and 6-1-1 ATS after a SU win. They are 1-4-1 ATS against teams with a winning record, and 1-4 ATS at a neutral site. They are 1-5 ATS in December, and 0-7 ATS in non-conference play. The total has gone UNDER in 7 of their last 9 games against non-conference teams, and UNDER in 7 of their last 9 on Thursday. The total has gone UNDER in 19 of their last 26 games overall, and UNDER in 11 of their last 16 following a SU win.
Cincinnati is 6-1 ATS on Thursday, and 8-2-1 ATS after a win spreadwise. They are 2-6 ATS in bowl games, and 1-7 ATS in non-conference matchups. They are 0-3-1 ATS in December. The total has gone OVER in 7 of their last 8 games in December, and OVER in 4 of their last 5 bowl games. The total has gone OVER in 4 of their last 5 on Thursday, and UNDER in 4 of their last 5 after a win spreadwise. The total has gone OVER in 5 of their last 7 non-conference games, and OVER in 5 of their last 7 games at a neutral site.
These teams last met in September 2007, when Cincinnati won 52-23, and won against the spread as 14 point road favorites. The total went OVER the 55 point line set by casinos in that matchup.
For Thursday's Hawaii Bowl, Cincinnati is listed in the betting odds as a 1 point favorite. The over/under is set at 57 points. On the moneyline, the Bearcats are a -120, while the Aztecs are listed at even money.