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Based on our computer model, the New Mexico State Aggies will beat the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors when the two teams come together at Clarence T.C. Ching Athletics Complex on Sunday, September 24, which begins at 12:00 AM. For our predictions on the spead, point total, and final score, see the rest of the article below.

Date: Sunday, September 24, 2023

Time: 12:00 am ET

Venue: Clarence T.C. Ching Athletics Complex (15,194)

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
TV Channel: Spectrum Sports PPV
Live Stream: Watch on PremiumTV (Anywhere) Non PPV

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Hawaii Betting Info (2023)

The Rainbow Warriors have a 61.5% chance to win this game based on the moneyline’s implied probability.
The Rainbow Warriors have won once against the spread this year.
Two Rainbow Warriors games (out of three) have hit the over this season.
The point total average for Hawaii games this season is 59.3, 3.8 points higher than the over/under for this matchup.

New Mexico State Betting Info (2023)

The implied probability of a win by the Aggies based on the moneyline is 42.6%.
The Aggies are 1-2-0 against the spread this year.
When they have played as at least 3-point underdogs this year, the Aggies are 1-1 against the spread.
Out of Aggies three games with a set total, one has hit the over (33.3%).
The average point total for the New Mexico State this year is 5.0 points less than this game’s over/under.

The New Mexico State Aggies are finally returning home after a grueling three-game road trip. They’re set to face off against the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday at Aggie Memorial Stadium. New Mexico State is looking to reverse their fortunes against Hawaii, as they suffered defeats in both matchups last season, with scores of 21-41 and 34-48.

The Aggies endured a game they’d prefer to forget, as they were handed a crushing 66-7 defeat by the Wisconsin Badgers last week. New Mexico State found themselves in a challenging situation by halftime, trailing 35-0. Their lone offensive touchdown came courtesy of RB Ahmonte Watkins.

In contrast, Hawaii secured a 24-14 victory over the Duquesne Dukes in their most recent outing.

New Mexico State enters this matchup as the favorite, with a projected 4.5-point margin of victory. However, they currently hold a 0-3 record Against The Spread (ATS), which may give pause to some bettors considering the spread.

Following Hawaii’s win, they improved their record to 1-3, while New Mexico State’s loss dropped them to 0-4. It remains to be seen whether the Rainbow Warriors can replicate their recent success or if the Aggies will bounce back and change their fortune.

How To Watch:

  • When: Saturday at 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: Aggie Memorial Stadium in Las Cruces, New Mexico
  • TV: Flo Football
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $19.98


According to the latest college football odds, the Aggies are favored by 4.5 points against the Rainbow Warriors. The line has shifted slightly in favor of the Aggies since opening, where they were initially a 2-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Hawaii Rainbow Warriors This Season Preview

Hawaii Rainbow Warriors (1-3) started the season with a tough 35-28 loss to Vanderbilt on August 26. In game two, they fell 37-24 to Stanford but secured victory in game three by 31-20 against Great Danes. Last weekend, the Warriors conceded 34 points in the first half to Oregon and lost the game 55-10.

Quarterback Brayden Schager posted 131 yards on 27-of-43 passing (62.8%) with one touchdown and one interception. Pofele Ashlock led the receivers on eight catches for 47 yards (5.9 per reception), and Jordan Johnson was tops in rushing on 39 yards from four carries.

Defensively, the Hawaii football team is allowing 36.75 points per game on 375.5 yards. On the other side of the ball, averaging just over 23 points and 330.3 yards per game.

Coming to the game, the University of Hawaii football team has lost the battle in three of the four games they’ve played this season. The Warriors are 8-of-14 (57.1%) on fourth-down plays this season; converted 18-of- 34 (52.9%).

This season, the Warriors rank 129 out of 130 FBS teams in rushing offense (51.8 yards/game). Warriors have registered just one win against the spread this year. Moreover, out of three, they have had two games hit the over this season.

New Mexico State:

NM State Aggies (2-2) will take a long road trip to Honolulu this week as they play their fifth game of the season against the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors.

The Aggies have been mediocre in their first four games of the season. They suffered a 41-30 loss against UMass in the season opener but won 58-21 over Western Illinois in Week 2.

The Aggies fell again 33-17 in game three against Liberty and are now coming after securing a 27-17 win last week against New Mexico in Albuquerque, N.M., defeating its in-state rival for the second straight year.

In the New Mexico game, the Aggies played well on offense, averaging 33 points on 464 yards per game. On the other side of the ball, the Aggies had some issues as they allowed 401 total yards but only conceded 17 points after a turnover.

Quarterback Diego Pavia paced with nine passes for 203 yards and two touchdowns and ran a team-high 96 yards off 11 carries. Jonathan Brady caught three balls for 109 yards and two scores in that game.