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Week 0 NCAAF Game Predictions Between Rainbow Warriors and Bruins 08/28/2021 at Rose Bowl
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Rainbow Warriors and Bruins 08/28/2021 – The UCLA Bruins intend to start their season well as they will by the team hosting the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors on opening day. This game is going to be played this coming Monday, August 28 inside the Rose Bowl located in Pasadena, California. The kick-off should begin at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time and this matchup will be shown on ESPN. The same feed can be seen via online live streaming through SofaScore. The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors ended last season well but it is seen in college football betting that the home team UCLA Bruins will be the safe bet to win and take the first victory of the season.
Rainbow Warriors and Bruins 08/28/2021
Hawaii Rainbow Warriors
The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors were able to finish last season with an overall record of 5-4-0 and fifth in the Mountain West Conference. This team had some good upsides to start last year but was not able to sustain the momentum. They were able to finish strong with back-to-back wins including a 28-14 victory over the Houston Cougars at the New Mexico Ball. QB Chevron Cordeiro is going to be on his second year with the team and he is expected to improve his numbers. His freshman stats are at 2083 yards and 14 touchdowns. Jared Smart will be his go-to guy after getting 36 catches last season.
Players to Watch: C. Cordeiro QB (CMP 195 ATT 313 YDS 2083 CMP% 62.3 AVG 6.7 LNG 75 TD 14 INT 6 SACK 28 SYL -174 RTG 129.1), (ATT 116 YDS 483 AVG 4.2 LNG 54 TD 7), C. Turner RB (CMP 0 ATT 2 YDS 0 CMP% 0 AVG 0 LNG 0 TD 0 INT 0 SACK 0 SYL 0 RTG 0), (ATT 33 YDS 546 AVG 16.5 LNG 75 TD 6), M. Reed RB (ATT 82 YDS 346 AVG 4.2 LNG 32 TD 1), J. Smart WR (REC 36 YDS 320 AVG 8.9 LNG 21 TD 1).
The UCLA Bruins are coming from a season that they want to forget after a 3-4 overall record and the only team that they are better within the South Pac-12 Conference were the winless Arizona Wildcats. Coach Chip Kelly has been a bad fit for the Bruins as the team went 10-21-0 under his watch. On the bright side, the Bruins have 19 players returning who will have better experience. Dorian Thompson-Robinson is going to call the shots at the QB position but his stats are not so outstanding with 1,120 yards and 12 touchdowns. Don’t be surprised if Chase Griffin takes his position as the season progresses after an impressive 451 yards, six touchdowns and two interceptions as the backup.
Players to Watch: D. Thompson-Robinson QB (CMP 90 ATT 138 YDS 1120 CMP% 65.2 AVG 8.1 LNG 69 TD 12 INT 4 SACK 9 SYL -61 RTG 156.3), C. Griffin QB (CMP 40 ATT 62 YDS 451 CMP% 64.5 AVG 7.3 LNG 32 TD 6 INT 2 SACK 3 SYL -18 RTG 151.1), D. Felton RB (ATT 132 YDS 668 AVG 5.1 LNG 40 TD 5), B. Brown RB (ATT 82 YDS 543 AVG 6.6 LNG 64 TD 4), G. Dulcich TE (REC 26 YDS 517 AVG 19.9 LNG 69 TD 5).
Rainbow Warriors and Bruins Betting Numbers
Hawaii Rainbow Warriors
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Hawaii’s last 6 games.
California-Los Angeles are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
Rainbow Warriors and Bruins Betting Picks
Even with the very disappointing season, the UCLA Bruins are coming in as the favored team in the top online sportsbook in this matchup against the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors. The Bruins should try to use this game and win with a wide lead to get some momentum. The final score should be 21-14.