2022 Hawaii Bowl Odds - Middle Tennessee vs. San Diego St. Betting

Hawaii Bowl Odds - Middle Tennessee vs. San Diego State

2022 Hawaii Bowl NCAA Football Betting

San Diego State took a step back record-wise from last season’s 12-2 campaign, but they are in a bowl game for the 17th time in program history. The San Diego State offense has been a struggle this season, as it finished the regular season ranked 102nd in yards per play (4.9) against FBS opponents this season. Middle Tennessee battled back from a midseason stretch where they lost four of five games but finished the season strong to reach a bowl game for the 10th time in program history. The strength of this program in 2022 has been its rushing defense, which finished the regular season ranked 24th in yards per rush attempt (3.6).

2022 Hawaii Bowl at a Glance

Date: Saturday, December 24, 2022

Time (ET) / TV: 8:00 PM / ESPN

Venue: Ching Complex, Honolulu, Hawaii

Matchup: Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs. San Diego State Aztecs

College Football Betting Lines

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders +7

San Diego State Aztecs -7

Total: 49

Hawai’i Bowl Preview

Last game, the San Diego State Aztecs lost 13-3 against the Air Force Falcons s 2.5-point home dogs. The game went under the total of 43. San Diego State has a record of 7-5 straight up, 5-7 against the spread, and 5-7 over/under the total. San Diego State ranks 117th for total offense, 119th for passing, 68th for rushing and 109th for scoring. Defensively they rank 27th overall, 35th against the pass, 36th against the rush, and 20th for points allowed. Also, San Diego State ranks 93rd for fewest turnovers lost and 34th for takeaways.

Last game, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders won 33-28 against the Florida International Panthers as 19.5-point road favorites. The game went over the total of 54. Middle Tennessee has a record of 7-5 straight up, 5-6-1 against the spread, and 7-5 over/under the total. Middle Tennessee ranks 67th for total offense, 31st for passing, 100th for rushing and 60th for scoring. Defensively they rank 98th overall, 129th against the pass, 27th against the rush, and 82nd for points allowed. Also, Middle Tennessee ranks 61st for fewest turnovers lost and 3rd for takeaways.

Hawaii Bowl Prediction

In this situation, Middle Tennessee makes sense as an underdog that had the more impressive season.

Hawaii Bowl Format

The Hawai'i Bowl began in 2002. The University of Hawai'i is granted an automatic bid to this bowl as long as they are bowl eligible; if not, another Mountain West Conference school will take Hawai'i's place.

The opponent comes from either the Mountain West Conference (MWC), American Athletic Conference (AAC), or Conference USA. This bowl was formerly named the ConAgra Foods Hawai'i Bowl and the Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl before dropping the sponsorship in 2014.

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Hawaii Bowl Past Results

2021 Game Cancelled
2020 Cancelled due to COVID
2019 Hawaii BYU 38-34
2018 Louisiana Tech Hawai’i 31-14
2017 Fresno State Houston 33-27
2016 Hawai’i Middle Tennessee 52-35
2015 San Diego State Cincinnati 42-7
2014 Rice Fresno State 30-6
2013 Oregon State Boise State 38-23
2012 SMU Fresno State 43-10
2011 Southern Mississippi Nevada 24-17
2010 Tulsa Hawai’i 62-35
2009 SMU Nevada 45-10
2008 Notre Dame Hawai’i 49-21
2007 East Carolina Boise State 41-38
2006 Hawai’i Arizona State 41-28
2005 Nevada UCF 49-48 (OT)
2004 Hawai’i UAB 59-40
2003 Hawai’i Houston 54-48 (3OT)
2002 Tulane Hawai’i 36-28

The underdogs own a 12-5 ATS record in this game, including six double-digit 'dogs winning outright after Hawai'i won 52-35 over Middle Tennessee in 2016. Hawai'i restored honor for the Mountain West Conference, as they had taken it on the chin in three of the previous four outings. Hawai'i has made the most appearances in this bowl with nine, posting a 5-4 record.

In 2018, Hawai'i got knocked around in their own building against the tremendous defense of the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs from Conference USA. The Bulldogs racked up nine sacks, a bowl record, en route to a 17-point victory to comfortably cover a one-point number. The 'under' (61) was never threatened, ending a two-game over streak in this game. Hawai'i won a back-and-forth affair with BYU in the 2019 installment with a 38-34 triumph. Although the Rainbow Warriors scored only one touchdown in the second half, they hit the third 'over' in the last four Hawai'i Bowls.

The 2020 installment of this game was wiped out due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. The game was expected to resume on Dec. 24, 2021, pitting Memphis of the AAC against Hawai'i. However, the Warriors pulled out of the game less than 24 hours before kickoff, citing COVID issues within the program. At the same time, several players had left the program via the transfer portal, leaving the school unable to field a team.

Most All-Time Wins

5 Hawaii 2019, 2016, 2006, 2004, 2003
2 SMU 2009, 2012

The Hawaii Bowl was designed to get the local team in a bowl game if possible. And the strategy has worked out well, with the Warriors winning a total of five Hawaii bowls all time. Further, Hawaii has a total of nine appearances in this bowl.

2022-23 College Football Bowl Games

Dec. 16 Bahamas Bowl 11:30 AM / ESPN Miami (Ohio) vs. UAB
Dec. 16 Cure Bowl 3:00 PM / ESPN Troy vs. UTSA
Dec. 17 Fenway Bowl 11:00 AM / ESPN Cincinnati vs. Louisville
Dec. 17 Celebration Bowl 12:00 PM / ABC Jackson State vs. North Carolina Central
Dec. 17 New Mexico Bowl 2:15 PM / ESPN BYU vs. SMU
Dec. 17 LA Bowl 3:30 PM / ABC Fresno State vs. Washington State
Dec. 17 Lendingtree Bowl 5:45 PM / ESPN Southern Miss vs. Rice
Dec. 17 Las Vegas Bowl 7:30 PM / ESPN Florida vs. Oregon State
Dec. 17 Frisco Bowl 9:15 PM / ESPN Boise State vs. North Texas
Dec. 19 Myrtle Beach Bowl 2:30 PM / ESPN UConn vs. Marshall
Dec. 20 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl 3:30 PM / ESPN San Jose State vs. Eastern Michigan
Dec. 20 Boca Raton Bowl 7:30 PM / ESPN Toledo vs. Liberty
Dec. 21 New Orleans Bowl 9:00 PM / ESPN South Alabama vs. Western Kentucky
Dec. 22 Armed Forces Bowl 7:30 PM / ESPN Air Force vs. Baylor
Dec. 23 Independence Bowl 3:00 PM / ESPN Houston vs. Louisiana
Dec. 23 Gasparilla Bowl 6:30 PM / ESPN Missouri vs. Wake Forest
Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl 8:00 PM / ESPN Middle Tennessee vs. San Diego State
Dec. 26 Quick Lane Bowl 2:30 PM / ESPN New Mexico State vs. Bowling Green
Dec. 27 Camellia Bowl 12:00 PM / ESPN Georgia Southern vs. Buffalo
Dec. 27 First Responder Bowl 3:15 PM / ESPN Utah State vs. Memphis
Dec. 27 Birmingham Bowl 6:45 PM / ESPN East Carolina vs. Coastal Carolina
Dec. 27 Guaranteed Rate Bowl 10:15 PM / ESPN Wisconsin vs. Oklahoma State
Dec. 28 Military Bowl 2:00 PM / ESPN Duke vs. UCF
Dec. 28 Liberty Bowl 5:30 PM / ESPN Arkansas vs. Kansas
Dec. 28 Holiday Bowl 8:00 PM / FOX Oregon vs. North Carolina
Dec. 28 Texas Bowl 9:00 PM / ESPN Texas Tech vs. Ole Miss
Dec. 29 Pinstripe Bowl 2:00 PM / ESPN Syracuse vs. Minnesota
Dec. 29 Cheez-It Bowl 5:30 PM / ESPN Florida State vs. Oklahoma
Dec. 29 Alamo Bowl 9:00 PM / ESPN Washington vs. Texas
Dec. 30 Duke's Mayo Bowl 12:00 PM / ESPN Maryland vs. NC State
Dec. 30 Sun Bowl 2:00 PM / CBS Pitt vs. UCLA
Dec. 30 Gator Bowl 3:30 PM / ESPN Notre Dame vs. South Carolina
Dec. 30 Arizona Bowl 4:30 PM (Barstool) Ohio vs. Wyoming
Dec. 30 Orange Bowl 8:00 PM / ESPN Clemson vs. Tennessee
Dec. 31 Music City Bowl 12:00 PM / ABC Kentucky vs. Iowa
Dec. 31 Sugar Bowl 12:00 PM / ESPN Alabama vs. Kansas State
Dec. 31 Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl 4:00 PM / ESPN No. 1 Georgia vs. No 4. Ohio State
Dec. 31 VRBO Fiesta Bowl 8:00 PM / ESPN No. 2 Michigan vs. No. 3 TCU
Jan. 2 ReliaQuest Bowl 12:00 PM / ESPN2 Illinois vs. Mississippi State
Jan. 2 Cotton Bowl 1:00 PM / ESPN USC vs. Tulane
Jan. 2 Citrus Bowl 1:00 PM / ABC LSU vs. Purdue
Jan. 2 Rose Bowl 5:00 PM / ESPN Penn State vs. Utah
Jan. 9 CFP National Championship Game TBD / ESPN CFP Semifinals Winners

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