Vanderbilt vs Hawaii Prediction, Odds & Betting Trends for College Football Week 0 Game on FanDuel

Devon Platana
Vanderbilt vs. Hawaii prediction, odds and betting trends for NCAA college football game.
Vanderbilt vs. Hawaii prediction, odds and betting trends for NCAA college football game. / AP Photo/Mark Humphrey

Vanderbilt vs Hawaii Week 0 Game Info

2022 NCAA College Football Game
Vanderbilt Commodores (0-0, 0-0) vs. Hawaii Rainbow Warriors (0-0, 0-0)
Date: Saturday, August 27, 2022
Time: 10:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Clarence T.C. Ching Athletics Complex — Honolulu, HI
Coverage: CBSSN

Week 0 of the 2022 NCAA college football season includes a showdown between the Vanderbilt Commodores and Hawaii Rainbow Warriors. Vanderbilt is searching for better results after finishing dead last in the SEC with an 0-8 conference record, going 2-10 overall as well. Hopefully, head coach Clark Lea gets off to a better start in his second year.

Fortunately for Vanderbilt, Hawaii is undergoing a rebuild after losing a ton of players to the transfer portal this offseason. First-year HC Timmy Chang has a tough task ahead of him and it won't be surprising if he falters early on this year due to a lack of experience.

Vanderbilt vs Hawaii Odds & Spread

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: VAN: (-340) | HAW: (+280)
Spread: VAN: -8.5 (-110) | HAW: +8.5 (-110)
Total: 53.5 — Over: (-115) | Under: (-105)

Vanderbilt enters this contest as the favorite on the moneyline and the spread. This 10:30 p.m. ET clash also features a total of 53.5, which is about average compared to this week's college football projected totals.

Vanderbilt vs Hawaii Prediction & Pick

Yes, Vanderbilt's 2021 campaign was forgettable, but the Commodores are still an SEC school and are more talented than the Rainbow Warriors' roster. On top of that, Hawaii hasn't had much success against Vanderbilt's conference, going 1-4 straight up against its last five SEC opponents.

The growing pains will be evident for Hawaii and Vanderbilt should be able to capitalize on this one. I'm calling for a decisive Commodores victory on Saturday.

Final Score Prediction: Vanderbilt: 40 | Hawaii: 14

Vanderbilt vs Hawaii Betting Trends

- Vanderbilt is 5-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last six games.
- Hawaii is 13-5 straight up in its last 18 games.
- The total has hit the under in five of Vanderbilt's last seven games.
- The total has hit the over in seven of Hawaii's last eight season openers.

Vanderbilt vs Hawaii Best Bet

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.

Again, the talent level difference between these two teams is quite noticeable. The Commodores' SEC experience should give them the edge here, leading to a decisive Vanderbilt victory where Lea's squad covers the spread.

Bet: Vanderbilt -8.5 (-110)

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