The 2023 Hawaii Bowl features the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (7-5) and the San Jose State Spartans (7-5) colliding on Saturday. This is the first ever matchup between these programs. San Jose State enters this contest on a six-game winning streak, covering five games during that span. The Chanticleers finished the season on a two-game losing streak and didn't cover in either game. Grayson McCall, Coastal Carolina's second all-time leading passer, is heading to NC State via the transfer portal and won't play in this one. 

Kickoff from Clarence T.C. Ching Complex in Hawaii is set for 10:30 p.m. ET. The Spartans are 8-point favorites in the latest Coastal Carolina vs. San Jose State odds from SportsLine consensus, while the over/under for total points is 48. Before making any San Jose State vs. Coastal Carolina picks, be sure to see the college football predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven computer simulation model.

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Now, the model has set its sights on Coastal Carolina vs. San Jose State and just revealed its picks and predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Now, here are several college football odds and trends for San Jose State vs. Coastal Carolina:

  • Coastal Carolina vs. San Jose State spread: Spartans -8
  • Coastal Carolina vs. San Jose State over/under: 48 points 
  • Coastal Carolina vs. San Jose State money line: Spartans -326, Chanticleers +255
  • CCU: 8-4 ATS this season  
  • SJSU: 8-3 ATS this season 
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Why San Jose State can cover

The Spartans were extremely productive on the defensive side. They were second in the Mountain West in total defense (354.7) and pass defense (181.7). Furthermore, the Spartans ranked fifth in points allowed (25.8). Junior linebacker Bryun Parham brings tremendous speed onto the field. Parham wraps up well, logging a team-high 94 total tackles, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries.

In the season-finale against UNLV, the California native had eight tackles and one sack. Sophomore cornerback Jay'Vion Cole provides the Spartans with a stingy playmaker in the backend. Cole has great eyes in coverage and owns quick hands. The California native leads the team in pass deflections (10) and interceptions (3) along with 33 tackles. In his last outing, Cole totaled five tackles, two pass deflections, and one fumble recovery. See which team to pick here.

Why Coastal Carolina can cover

Coastal Carolina had a productive offense throughout the season. The Chanticleers were sixth in the Sun Belt in both total yards (422.9) and passing offense (266.8). Senior receiver Sam Pinckney is a big part of the aerial attack. Pinckney (6'4) utilizes his frame to pull down contested catches. The South Carolina native led the team in receptions (64), receiving yards (904) and receiving touchdowns (7).  He's gone over 60 receiving yards in nine outings in 2023. On Nov. 18 against Army, Pinckney reeled in six catches for 78 yards and one touchdown. 

Ethan Vasko will get his shot under center with McCall and backup QB Jarrett Guest transferring. Vasko gets the ball out of his hands quickly but has the quickness to rack up yards as a runner. The Virginia native has 580 passing yards, 318 rushing yards and six total scores. On Nov. 25 against James Madison, Vasko went 21 of 29 for 254 yards and a passing touchdown. Additionally, he logged 45 rushing yards and one score. See which team to pick here.

How to make Coastal Carolina vs. San Jose State picks

SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 59 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in 60% of simulations. You can only get the model's pick at SportsLine

So who wins Coastal Carolina vs. San Jose State, and which side of the spread hits in 60% of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that's up over $2,000 on its top-rated college football picks, and find out.