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Tech Trends - Week 8

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NFL Trends
Thursday, Oct. 10
Matchup Skinny Tech Trend
at MIAMI-FLORIDA at NORTH CAROLINA...Teams headed in opposite directions TY, Mia 4-1 vs. line and UNC 1-4 vs. spread. Canes have covered last three meetings and Al Golden 3-0 as visiting chalk with Miami. Miami, based on team trends.
Thursday, Oct. 10
Matchup Skinny Tech Trend
at UCF at LOUISVILLE...O'Leary 2-0 as dog TY and 18-10 in role since 2007. Knights 8-4 last 12 on board. Charlie Strong just 9-12 as Papa John's chalk since 2010 (2-2 TY). UCF, based on team trends.
Saturday, Oct. 19
Matchup Skinny Tech Trend
at DUKE at VIRGINIA...UVa and HC Mike London 5-13-2 last 20 on board since late 2011. Duke has won and covered 4 of last 5 meetings. Cavs 2-9-1 last 12 on line at Charlottesville. Duke, based on team and series trends.
at ARMY at TEMPLE...Temple winless SU in 2013 but has won and covered last five vs. Army. Temple, based on team trends.
at OHIO at EASTERN MICHIGAN...EMU 5-12 vs. line last 17 on board. Solich has won and covered last two years vs. EMU. Ohio, based on team trends.
at BALL STATE at WESTERN MICHIGAN...Ball has covered 6 of last 7 meetings. Cards 19-7 last 26 on board, 10-3 last 13 as visitor. WMU 6-14 last 20 on board since late 2011. Ball, based on Lembo trends.
at NORTHERN ILLINOIS at CENTRAL MICHIGAN...Home team has won and covered last 4 meetings. CMU 10-30 last 40 on board but has covered last 2 in 2013. Chips 1-6 last 7 as home dog for Enos (cover vs. NIU in 2011!). Slight to CMU, based on series home trends.
at PURDUE at MICHIGAN STATE...Spartans 2-8 vs. line last 10 as host. But Purdue no covers last four away from Ross-Ade. MSU, based on Purdue woes.
at SOUTHERN MISS at EAST CAROLINA...Road team has covered last 4 meetings, but USM 4-13 vs. line since 2012? ECU 6-3 as DD chalk since 2010. Dog team has covered all ECU games in 2013. Slight to ECU, based on USM woes.
at FLORIDA STATE at CLEMSON...Home team has won SU last six years and Clemson has covered last 4 and 5 of last 6 meetings. Dabo 17-1 SU last 18 at Death Valley. Slight to Clemson, based on team trends.
at MARYLAND at WAKE FOREST...Deacs have covered last two years when Terps were in various states of disarray. Slight to Wake, based on series trends.
at TEXAS TECH at WEST VIRGINIA...WVU 2-0 as home dog since LY but just 4-10 last 14 vs. line overall. TT 7-0 as visiting chalk since 2011 (2-0 TY). TT, based on team trends.
at MINNESOTA at NORTHWESTERN...Fitz no covers last four TY after 15-1 spread run prior. Cats still 6-2 last 8 as Evanston chalk. NU has also won last 3 SU vs. Gophers but only 1-3 vs. line last four in series. Gophers no covers last four as visiting dog. Slight to NU, based on team trends.
at NAVY at TOLEDO...Rockets 5-1 vs. line TY and 2-0 as Glass Bowl chalk. Mids 3-1 vs. line TY and note 14-8 mark in road dog role for Niumatalolo since 2008. Navy, based on extended team trends.
at UCONN at CINCINNATI...Cincy no covers last four TY or 5 of last 6. UConn only 1-4 vs. line itself but now in post-Pasqualoni phase and Huskies just 4-9 vs. points last 13 away. Home team had covered seven straight in series prior to Cincy win at Rentsch LY. Cincy, based on team and series home trends.
at SMU at MEMPHIS...Tigers 7-2 last 9 on board since late 2012. June Jones 3-10 last 13 as visiting dog since 2010. Memphis, based on team trends.
at COLORADO STATE at WYOMING...Border war! Wyo has won last four meetings (3-1 vs. line) but CSU 7-2 last nine vs. line overall sicne late 2012. Slight to CSU, based on recent trends.
at AUBURN at TEXAS A&M...Aggies 8-4 last 11 on board since late LY, 7-4 last 11 as DD chalk. Ags crushed Chizik Auburn 63-21 LY. Malzahn has covered his last two as dog TY and his Ark St & Auburn teams are 11-6 vs. line since LY. Slight to Auburn, based on team trends.
at WASHINGTON STATE at OREGON...Cougs have interestingly covered last three in series. WSU also 3-0 vs. line away TY and 5-2 vs. spread overall, Leach now 6-2 last 8 since late LY. Ducks of course 6-0 vs. line TY but only 9-8-1 at Autzen chalk since 2011. Slight to WSU, based in series trends.
at INDIANA at MICHIGAN...Brady Hoke 13-9-1 as chalk since 2011 with Mich, 9-4 as DD chalk since 2011. No meetings between these two since 2010. IU 5-6 vs. line away for Wilson since 2011. Slight to MU based on team trends.
at SYRACUSE at GEORGIA TECH...Paul Johnson 8-5 as home chalk since 2011 (2-1 TY) and 8-4 vs. spread last 12 on board. Cuse 3-7 as visiting dog since 2011 (0-1 TY). GT, based on team trends.
at OREGON STATE at CAL...Cal no covers first six TY and Sonny Dykes now 0-11 last 11 on board since late LY at La Tech. OSU 5-1 SU and vs. line last six in series. Beavs 21-11 vs. line as visitor since 2008. Bears 3-16 last 19 on board since late 2011. OSU, based on team and series trends.
at IOWA at OHIO STATE...Ferentz only 5-11 vs. line last 16 away but 2-0 in role TY. Iowa only 5-8-1 last 14 as dog after covering 11 of previous 14 in role. Buckeyes on 9-1 spread run since late LY. OSU, based on recent trends.
at ARKANSAS at ALABAMA...Bama has covered 4 of last 5 meetings, and Hogs 1-7 last 8 as road dog (0-2 for Bielema, though both close). Nick Saban, however, just 3-9 vs. line last 12 as host. Slight to Bama, based on team trends.
at SOUTH CAROLINA at TENNESSEE...Butch Jones teams 6-2 as dog since 2011. Vols have covered 3 of last 4 in series. Cocks 1-4 vs. line last 5 TY and Spurrier just 2-3-1 last 6 as visiting chalk. Tennessee, based on team trends.
at WASHINGTON at ARIZONA STATE...ASU has won and covered last seven meetings. Sarkisian 8-11 as visiting dog since arriving at UW in 2009, but Huskies are 9-2 last 11 on board since mid 2012. ASU 7-2 as Tempe chalk for Todd Graham since LY. ASU, based on series and team trends.
at NORTH TEXAS at LA TECH...LT 2-4 vs. line TY and 2-9 last 11 on board. Also no covers last 4 in Ruston. UNT, based on LT negatives.
at KENT STATE at SOUTH ALABAMA...Jags surging with four straight covers TY. Golden Flashes 3-5 last 8 on board. USA, based on recent trends.
at UTAH STATE at NEW MEXICO...Utags 9-2 vs. spread away from Logan since LY but that was all with Keeton. USU 10-3 as chalk since LY but 0-1 minus Keeton. Slight to Utah State, based on team trends.
at FLORIDA at MISSOURI...Mizzou 5-1 vs. line TY, but Pinkel mere 2-5 as home dog since 2006. Tigers did cover this matchup LY at Swamp. Gators 5-2 vs. line last 7 as visitor. Slight to Florida, based on team trends.
at LSU at OLE MISS...Road team has covered last five in series. LSU 7-3 last 10 vs. line as visiting chalk. Hugh Freeze only 3-3 vs. line TY after 20-5 mark in two previous campaigns. LSU, based on team and series trends.
at BYU at HOUSTON...UH 6-0-1 last 7 vs. line straight since late LY. But UH 0-4 as home dog since 2010. BYU 11-3 vs. spread last 14 away from Provo. BYU, based on extended trends.
at UMASS at BUFFALO...UMass covers last 4, Buffalo 4-2 SU and vs. line TY. Bulls just 2-5 last 7 as chalk but have covered last 2 in role. Slight to UMass, based on team trends.
at GEORGIA STATE at TEXAS STATE...GSU has covered last four in 2013, but two of those as huge 40+ dogs. Franchione 8-5 vs. line last 13 since mid 2012 and 5-2 vs. line last seven at San Marcos. Texas State, based on team trends.
at AKRON at MIAMI-OHIO...Miami-O now 5-13 vs. line since LY and now no more Treadwell. RedHawks have won and covered last two vs. Zips and are 3-1 as home dog since 2012. Zips haven't been visiting chalk since 2008, though Bowden 7-3 vs. line away since LY. Akron, based on Miami woes.
at IOWA STATE at BAYLOR...Bears 4-1 vs. line TY and 10-1 last 11 since late 2012! Home team covered last 4 meetings. Baylor, based on team trends.
at OKLAHOMA at KANSAS...Weis 1-4 vs. line TY, no covers 6 of last 7 since late 2012. Weis was 3-1 as home dog LY but 0-1 in role TY. OU 3-1 vs. line last 4 after facng Texas. OU has won last three meetings by 22 or more (2-1 vs. line in those games; did not meet 2010). OU, based on Weis negatives.
at TCU at OKLAHOMA STATE...TCU 6-13-1 last 20 on board. OU no covers last two TY after 28-13-1 spread run dating to beginning of 2010. Cowboys 7-1 last 8 as Stillwater chalk, Patterson only 4-4 as dog since LY. OSU, based on extended trends.
at UCLA at STANFORD...Stanford has won last five in series and covered 4 of those 5. But Tree only 3-9 last 12 as Farm chalk, and UCLA 5-0 SU and vs. line TY for Mora. Mora 5-1 as dog since LY. UCLA, based on team trends.
at USC at NOTRE DAME...Brian Kelly 2-1 SU and vs. line against SC and ND has covered 3 of last 4 meetings, but it has lost an unprecedented five in a row SU as host vs. Trojans. Irish no covers first three as host TY and 1-5-1 last 7 vs. line at South Bend. Trojans, however, 0-8 vs. line away since LY (on Kiffin's watch). Slight to ND, based on recent trends.
at RICE at NEW MEXICO STATE...Aggies 1-5 vs. line TY, 4-13-1 since 2012. NMSU also 8-17 as Las Cruces dog since 2008. Rice 10-3 vs. line last 13 on board and 9-2 vs. line last 11 outside the city limits of Houston. Rice, based on team trends.
at NEVADA at BOISE STATE...Wolf Pack 4-11 vs. line last 15 on board and 0-3 as visiting dog TY. Nevada however, has covered last four in this series, and Boise just 4-12 last 16 vs. spread on blue carpet since late 2010. Slight to Nevada, based on series trends.
at WISCONSIN at ILLINOIS...Illini 3-2 vs. line TY after 3-9 spread mark a year ago. Illini 5-4 as Champaign-Urbana home dog since 2008. Badgers 5-1-2 last 8 vs. line away from Madison, and Badgers are 4-0 as chalk for Gary Andersen, whose teams are now 11-2 in role at Utah State & Wisconsin since LY. Wiscy, based on team trends.
at GEORGIA at VANDERBILT...UGa no covers last four or 5 of last 6 TY. Richt also 0-2 as road chalk TY after 5-2 mark past two years. Vandy only 1-3 vs. line last four vs. Bulldogs, and James Franklin only 2-4 vs. spread in 2013 after successes prior years. Dores also just 1-3 vs. line at home TY after 11-2 mark previous two years as host. Slight to Vandy, based on team trends.
at UTAH at ARIZONA...Road dog has won outright past two seasons. Utah, based on recent series trends.
at UNLV at FRESNO STATE...Old rivals haven't played in many years since UNLV left old WAC. Rebs broke 23-game SU losing streak in last road outing at UNM but still 4-20 last 24 vs. spread on road. DeRuyter had dropped five straight vs. line prior to Idaho romp, but FSU still 6-3 as Dog House chalk on his watch. Fresno State, based on extended trends.

  
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