Betting: Is Hawaii a good underdog play vs. UNLV?

Pamela Maldonado gives her Power Play for Week 12 of the college football season.

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PAM MALDONADO: Hey, Yahoo Sportsbook. I'm Pam Maldonado with one of my favorite college football plays for Week 12. Listen up, because this is for my late night [INAUDIBLE]. Take Hawaii plus 11 at home to UNLV. In Hawaii's last 3 home games, the Rainbow Warriors are 1-2, both losses by 1 score, including a 7 point loss to Utah State just last week.

Hawaii's offensive strength lies in the run game with two running backs in Jedrick Parson and Tylan Hines. Both have 2, 100 yard rushing games this season. Both predictions came at home. The Rebels defense statistically worse against the run, giving up at least 140 rushing yards to New Mexico, Notre Dame, and Air Force.

Is Hawaii either Notre Dame or Air Force? Not really, but Parson and Hines do have some home game upside. Plus, UNLV is looking to become Bowl eligible for the first time since 2013. Hawaii can spoil that with an upset.

The Rebels don't have an easy trail to the Bowl, leaving behind a brutal stretch of opponents facing Air Force at Notre Dame and at San Diego State. And now has to fly six hours to face Hawaii. 11 points is just far too much for a Rainbow Warriors team that is playing in its final home game of the season with an offense that rallies for its home crowd.

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