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Tech Trends - Week 5
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Thursday, Sept. 26
Matchup Skinny Tech Trend
at VIRGINIA TECH at GEORGIA TECH...Beamer 8-22-1 last 31 on board since late 2010. GT on 8-1 spread roll since mid 2012. Paul Johnson has covered 4 of 5 vs. Beamer since taking over Jackets in 2008. GT, based on team and series trends.
at IOWA STATE at TULSA...Golden Hurricane 0-3 vs. line to start 2013. But Cyclones also just 1-6 vs. line last 7 since late 2012. Slight to Tulsa, based on team trends.
Friday, Sept. 27
Matchup Skinny Tech Trend
at MIDDLE TENNESSEE at BYU...Stockstill just 5-12 as dog since 2010 (0-1 TY), and MTSU now 0-4-1 vs. line last five overall since late 2012. BYU 10-3 as DD home chalk since 2010. BYU, based on team trends.
at UTAH STATE at SAN JOSE STATE...SJSU 13-3 vs. line since LY (although 0-1 in that stretch vs. USU). But USU 14-3 vs. number since 2012. Slight to USU, based on team trends.
Saturday, Sept. 28
Matchup Skinny Tech Trend
at VIRGINIA at PITT...Pitt has covered its last four as home chalk and is 6-1 its last seven as favorite. Mike London 4-11-2 last 17 vs. line with Cavs since late 2011. Pitt, based on team trends.
at NORTHERN ILLINOIS at PURDUE...NIU just 2-5 vs. line last 7 since late 2012. But Huskies 7-1 vs. points last 8 vs. Big Ten since 2008. Purdue 4-10 last 14 on board since early 2012. NIU, based on team trends.
at TROY at DUKE...Troy 6-13 vs. line against non-Belt since 2011. Cutcliffe has covered last seven as chalk. Duke, based on team trends.
at UCONN at BUFFALO...UConn has won SU last four years vs. Buffalo and covered 3 of those 4. Buff 4-11 vs. number non-MAC since 2010, 4-5 as home dog for Jeff Quinn since 2010. UConn, based on team trends.
at TOLEDO at BALL STATE...Pete Lembo 3-1 vs. line TY and 17-3 last 23 on board since mid 2011. Ball 6-1 as home chalk since 2011. Toledo, however, 8-1 as visiting dog since 2010, and 9-3 last 12 as dog since 2011. Road team has covered last five meetings Slight to Toledo, based on team and series road trends.
at CENTRAL MICHIGAN at NC STATE...CMU 0-4 vs. line TY and slow-starting Chips now 2-14 vs. spread in first six games of season since 2011. Also 1-8 as DD dog since 2011. CS 15-6 vs. spread non-ACC since 2009 (mostly O'Brien numbers; 1-1 TY for Doeren). NCS, based on CMU negatives.
at KENT STATE at WESTERN MICHIGAN...Home team has won and covered last three years in series. Although Kent State is 4-0 as visiting chalk since 2011. Slight to WMU, based on series home trends.
at EAST CAROLINA at NORTH CAROLINA...Heels have won and covered last four years vs. ECU, all wins by 14 or more. Pirates 4-11 vs. points outside C-USA under Ruffin McNeill (since 2010). Also 4-9 as visiting dog that span. Fedora 6-2 as Chapel Hill chalk since LY. UNC, based on team and series trends.
at FLORIDA STATE at BOSTON COLLEGE...Easy wins and covers for FSU the last two vs. BC by combined 89-14 scoreline. Eagles only 2-8 as dog since LY (0-1 TY). FSU, based on team and recent series trends.
at UAB at VANDERBILT...James Franklin 6-2 as DD chalk since 2011 at Vandy. Dores 7-2 as home chalk that span, and 8-3 vs. non-SEC since 2011. Vandy, based on team trends.
at MIAMI-OHIO at ILLINOIS...Miami 5-10 vs. line since LY. Illini 2-1 vs. line TY in mild comeback for Tim Beckman after 3-9 vs. spread LY). Illini 4-9 as Champaign-Urbana chalk since 2011. Slight to Illinois, based on Miami woes.
at SMU at TCU...Metroplex war. June Jones has covered last four vs. Patterson, including last two at Fort Worth. Frogs just 3-7-1 last 11 as home chalk. SMU, based on series and team trends.
at ARKANSAS STATE at MISSOURI...Pinkel 8-3 last 11 vs. line in non-conference action. Ark St 19-7 vs. line in 2011-12 but 1-3 in first three TY for Harsin. Missouri, based on team trends.
at IOWA at MINNESOTA...Floyd! Home team has won and covered last four Floyd games. If dog, note Ferentz 2-6 last 8 as visitor plus points. Minnesota, based on Floyd trends.
at UTEP at COLORADO STATE...McElwain 3-1 as home chalk since last season and Rams are 6-1 their last 7 on board since late 2012. UTEP 5-14-1 last 20 on board. CSU, based on team trends.
at LSU at GEORGIA...Les has won and covered last two vs. Richt in 2009 & '11. If Les getting points note 3-1 mark in role since 2011. Richt 12-8-1 vs. line in Athens since 2010. Slight to LSU, based on recent series trends.
at ARIZONA at WASHINGTON...Home team has won and covered last five meetings. Rodriguez 4-2 as dog LY. Sarkisian 7-1 vs. points last 8 as host (counts LY at Seahawks stadium). UW, based on team and series trends.
at OLE MISS at ALABAMA...Rebs have covered last four visits to Tuscaloosa. Hugh Freeze 7-1 vs. line away from home since 2012 with Rebs, also 5-2 as dog since LY and 7-2 as dog since 2011. Nick Saban only 2-6 as home chalk since LY (includes non-cover vs. Ole Miss). Ole Miss, based on team and series trends.
at CAL at OREGON...Ducks have won big and covered last two meetings by 102-32 total score. UO now 3-0 vs. line TY and 10-1 last 11 on board. Cal 0-3 vs. line for Dykes, and Sonny now on an 0-8 spread run since LY at La Tech. Bears also 0-8 vs. spread since late 2012. Oregon, based on team trends.
at SOUTHERN CAL at ARIZONA STATE...Lane Kiffin 4-13 vs. line since LY, 0-7 vs. line away from home and 0-2 as dog that span. ASU 5-2 as home chalk for Todd Graham. ASU, based on recent trends.
at ARMY at LA TECH...La Tech 1-8 vs. line last 9 since LY and Skip Holtz teams 5-19-1 last 25 on board since mid 2011 (USF & LT). West Point only 1-7 as visiting dog since 2011. Slight to Army, based on extended Skip Holtz woes.
at TEXAS A&M at ARKANSAS...Ags 5-1 vs. line away from College Station under Sumlin. Sumlin also 1-0 vs. Arkansas after Sherman had lost and failed to cover three straight vs. Razorbacks. Slight to A&M, based on team trends.
at OKLAHOMA at NOTRE DAME...OU only 2-3 vs. points last five in revenge role. But Irish only 8-13-2 vs. line at South Bend since early 2009. Slight to OU, based on extended trends.
at SOUTHERN MISS at BOISE STATE...Broncs 3-12 last 15 as blue carpet chalk since late 2010. But USM just 4-11 vs. line since 2012 and lost 40-14 (also no cover) vs. Boise LY. Slight to Boise, based on USM negatives.
at MIAMI-FLORIDA at SOUTH FLORIDA...USF 1-11-1 last 13 vs. spread in Tampa. Bulls also 1-7 last 8 on board and 5-18-1 last 24. Al Golden 7-3 vs. line away with Canes since 2011. Miami, based on team and recent series trends.
at WAKE FOREST at CLEMSON...Clemson has won last 4 SU (3-1 vs. line) vs. Wake. Grobe 6-13 as visiting dog since '09. Clemson, based on team trends.
at TEMPLE at IDAHO...Owls only 5-9 vs. line since LY and 1-2 as DD chalk since 2012. Idaho 4-14 last 18 vs. line. Temple, based on Idaho woes.
at TULANE at ULM...Wave 5-2 last seven as dog. ULM only 3-6 as chalk since LY. Tulane, based on team trends.
at HOUSTON at UTSA...Coker's Roadrunners 10-4 vs. spread since LY. Cougs have covered first two TY but were 0-2 as road chalk LY for Levine. Slight to UTSA, based on recent Coker marks.
at AKRON at BOWLING GREEN...BGSU has won and covered last three meetings (no games 2010-11 Terry Bowden now 6-2 as road dog since LY, however. Dave Clawson 12-6 last 18 on board for Falcs, who are also 8-2 last 10 as chalk and 3-1 laying DD since LY. BGSU, based on team and series trends.
at COLORADO at OREGON STATE...Buffs return to action after three-week hiatus! MacIntyre 2-0 vs. line TY for CU, now 15-2 his last 17 games as HC since late 2011 at SJSU & CU. Mac also 7-0 last 7 as dog! Beavs 6-11 as Corvallis chalk since 2009 (0-2 TY). CU, based on team trends.
at SOUTH CAROLINA at UCF...Spurrier covered only one of five as visiting chalk (1-2-2) since 2011. O'Leary 33-15 last 48 on board, 9-6 last 15 as dog. Slight to UCF, based on team trends.
at FLORIDA at KENTUCKY...Will Muschamp 4-12 last 16 as chalk since mid 2011, 2-8 last 10 laying points in Swamp. Gators also 8-17 last 25 on line overall. Cats only 1-6-1 as dog since LY and have failed to cover last five vs. Florida. Slight to UK, based on recent UF spread woes.
at STANFORD vs. WASHINGTON STATE (at Seattle)...Road team has covered last four meetings. This one in Seattle at Seahawks stadium where Tree suffered one of its losses LY (vs. UW). Tree 12-3 as visiting chalk since 2010. Leach starting to cover some numbers, however, now 4-0 TY and 5-0 last 5, 9-3 last 12 since midway LY. WSU, based on recent Leach trends.
at WYOMING at TEXAS STATE...Wyo 4-0 vs. line TY, 11-3 vs. spread as visitor since 2010. Franchione 6-4 as dog since LY. Wyo, based on road prowess.
at NAVY at WESTERN KENTUCKY...WKU 3-6 last 9 on board since late 2012. Mids 11-6 last 17 vs. line as visitor. Navy, based on team trends.
at FAU at RICE...Owls vs. Owls! Carl Pelini's FAU 9-1 as road dog since LY and 11-3 last 14 on board. Rice, however, 8-2 last 10 vs. spread since mid 2012. Slight to FAU, based on team trends.
at SOUTH ALABAMA at TENNESSEE...USA opening eyes with wins and covers as a dog in last two outings. Vols 2-6 as Knoxville chalk since LY (1-1 for Butch Jones). USA, based on team trends.
at AIR FORCE at NEVADA...Falcs ran option down Pack's throat LY in 48-31 win. But Calhoun just 4-13 last 17 on board. Nevada, based on AFA woes.
at OKLAHOMA STATE at WEST VIRGINIA...Holgorsen vs. old employer. Cowboys 0-3 as visiting chalk LY but OSU 28-13 vs. line since 2010. Mounties 2-9 last 11 vs. points at Morgantown. OSU, based on team trends.
at WISCONSIN at OHIO STATE...Badgers 4-1 as visiting dog since 2010. Gary Andersen teams at USU and Wiscy have covered last 10 as a dog!. Bucks have covered last two and 4 of last 5 meetings and Urban Meyer 7-1 last 8 on board since late 2012. Wisconsin, based on Andersen dog marks.
at UNLV at NEW MEXICO...Rebs have lost 23 in a row SU on road, 4-19 vs. line in those games. Home team has won and covered last three years in series. New Mexico, based on UNLV road woes.
at SAN DIEGO STATE at NEW MEXICO STATE...Ags no covers first three TY, now 3-11-1 last 15 vs. spread. Ags 1-5 as Las Cruces dog since LY. Aztecs also 0-2 vs. line TY. SDSU, based on NMSU negatives.
at FRESNO STATE at HAWAII...Norm Chow has covers in last five since late 2012. Although Warriors only 2-4 as Aloha Stadium dog since 2011. Bulldogs 4-0 as visiting chalk LY and FSU has covered last 4 vs. UH at Aloha Stadium. Fresno, based on team and series trends.

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