Hawaii vs CSU Fullerton Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Thursday, March 9, 2023

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The No. 5 seed Hawaii Rainbow Warriors (22-10, 13-7 Big West) will play the No. 4 seed CSU Fullerton Titans (18-12, 12-6 Big West) in the Big West Tournament Thursday at Dollar Loan Center, starting at 5:30 PM.

The Rainbow Warriors square off against the Titans in a game that Hawaii is currently a slight favorite by 1.5 points. A 126-point total is set for the matchup.

Hawaii vs. CSU Fullerton Odds

Point Spread for Hawaii vs. CSU Fullerton

The spread for this matchup is set at 1.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Hawaii as the favorite.

Hawaii vs. CSU Fullerton Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Hawaii has -120 odds to pick up the win, while CSU Fullerton is listed at +101 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 126 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Thursday, March 9, 2023
  • Game Time: 5:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Henderson, Nevada
  • Arena: Dollar Loan Center

Hawaii vs. CSU Fullerton Betting Trends

Hawaii has played 31 games, with 15 wins against the spread. The Rainbow Warriors have come away with 18 wins in the 25 contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season. Hawaii has hit the over in 57.1% of its opportunities this year (16 times in 28 games with a set point total).

CSU Fullerton has played 28 games, with 18 wins, against the spread. The Titans have compiled an 8-8 record in games they were the underdog on the moneyline (winning 50% of those games). CSU Fullerton’s games this year have eclipsed the over/under 13 times in 28 opportunities (46.4%).

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Hawaii vs. CSU Fullerton Key Players to Watch

Hawaii

Kamaka Hepa posts 11.7 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.5 assists per contest, shooting 42.6% from the field and 39.3% from downtown with 2.1 made 3-pointers per contest. JoVon McClanahan averages a team-best 3.5 assists per contest. He is also averaging 11.3 points and 3.3 rebounds, shooting 41.4% from the floor. Bernardo da Silva is tops on the Rainbow Warriors at 6.6 rebounds per contest, while also averaging 1 assists and 9.5 points. Noel Coleman paces his team in points per contest (12.2), and also puts up 2.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists. Defensively, he puts up 1 steal and 0.3 blocked shots.

CSU Fullerton

Max Jones gets the Titans 12.1 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game. He also puts up 1 steal and 0.3 blocked shots. The Titans receive 12.7 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game from Jalen Harris. Tory San Antonio is averaging 7.2 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game, making 43.7% of his shots from the floor and 40% from 3-point range, with 1.1 treys per game.

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What you need to know about the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors

A total of 11 out of Hawaii’s 20 Big West games this season have hit the over. The Rainbow Warriors have a top-25 defense this season, ranking 14th-best in college basketball with 61.8 points allowed per game. Offensively, they rank 298th with 67.1 points scored per contest. This season, Hawaii is averaging 31.8 rebounds per game (178th-ranked in college basketball) and giving up 29.1 rebounds per contest (62nd-ranked).

With 6.7 threes per game, Hawaii ranks 259th in the country. It owns a 33% shooting percentage from beyond the arc, which ranks 243rd in college basketball. The Rainbow Warriors have been getting things done in terms of defending against three-point shooting this season, ranking best in the country in treys allowed per game (4.4) and 11th-best in three-point percentage allowed (29.5%).

The Rainbow Warriors have gone 6-4 in their past 10 contests, with a 5-5 record against the spread during that span. Five of Hawaii’s last 10 games have hit the over. Hawaii’s offense has been worse over its last 10 games, racking up 64.9 points a contest compared to the 67.1 it has averaged this season. Hawaii’s defense has been more porous lately, as the team has allowed 61.9 points per game over its past 10 compared to the 61.8 points per game its opponents are averaging on the season.

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What you need to know about the CSU Fullerton Titans

CSU Fullerton has put together a 12-6-0 ATS record so far this year in conference games. On offense the Titans are the 243rd-ranked squad in the country (69.2 points per game). Defensively they are 36th (64.5 points conceded per game). CSU Fullerton is 238th in college basketball in rebounds per game (30.9) and 200th in rebounds allowed (31.5).

In 2022-23, CSU Fullerton is 116th in college basketball in 3-point makes (7.9 per game) and 39th in 3-point percentage (37.1%). In 2022-23 the Titans are 102nd in the nation in 3-pointers allowed (6.6 per game) and 23rd-best in defensive 3-point percentage (30.4%).

The Titans have a 6-4 record against the spread while going 8-2 overall over their past 10 contests. CSU Fullerton has gone over the total in five of its past 10 games. In its previous 10 games, CSU Fullerton is posting 67.9 points per game, 1.3 fewer points than its season average (69.2). The Titans are allowing 60.6 points per game in their previous 10 games, which is 3.9 fewer points than they are allowing for the season (64.5).

Hawaii vs. CSU Fullerton Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this matchup is Hawaii, and we expect that CSU Fullerton will cover the spread (Hawaii -1.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 126 points.

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How to bet Hawaii vs. CSU Fullerton

You can bet on Hawaii vs. CSU Fullerton at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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