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Tech Trends - Week 12

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NFL Trends
Thursday, Nov. 14
Matchup Skinny Tech Trend
at GEORGIA TECH at CLEMSON...Note that visiting team has covered the last five years in series. GT on 11-4 spread run since mid 2012. Clemson only 1-3 vs. line last four at home TY. GT, based on team and series trends.
at MARSHALL at TULSA...Tulsa has hit skids, just 1-8 vs. line TY. Marshall 0-6-1 last 7 as visiting chalk but 5-1 as DD favorite in 2013. Marshall, based on recent trends.
Friday, Nov. 15
Matchup Skinny Tech Trend
at WASHINGTON at UCLA (Friday, November 15)...Teams haven't met since 2010. U-Dub 0-3 vs. line away TY, 2-11 last 13 vs. spread away from Seattle. Mora 5-2 vs. spread last seven at Rose Bowl. UCLA, based on UW road woes.
Saturday, Nov. 16
Matchup Skinny Tech Trend
at MIAMI-FLA. at DUKE...No covers last four TY for Canes, while Duke has covered last four and 7 of 9 in 2013. Duke, based on recent trends.
at INDIANA at WISCONSIN...Gary Andersen 8-1 vs. line TY and now 18-9 vs. line since LY at USU & Wiscy. Badgers also 13-6 vs. line last 19 at Camp Randall, and 15-5 last 20 laying DD. Badgers have mostly crucified Hoosiers, winning and covered last three while scoring 68 ppg! IU no covers last 4 away from Bloomington. Wisconsin, based on team and series trends.
at KENTUCKY at VANDERBILT...James Franklin has destroyed UK, wins and covers last 2 years by 78-8 total score. Franklin 8-2 as home chalk since arriving in 2011. Cats 4-10 vs. line last 14 as SEC visitor. Vandy, based on James Franklin trends.
at HOUSTON at LOUISVILLE...Cougs 8-1 vs. line TY and 10-1 since late 2012. Cards only 1-4 vs. line last 5 TY and just 1-3 vs. line last 4 at Papa John's. Charlie Strong just 6-11 as DD chalk with Cards since 2010. Houston, based on team trends.
at CENTRAL MICHIGAN at WESTERN MICHIGAN...WMU just 1-6 vs. line last six TY and 4-12 last 16 on board. CMU extended spread numbers for Enos are subpar but Chips have covered 3 of last 4 TY. CMU has also covered last five MAC road games after backdoor vs. Ball State. CMU, based on team trends.
at MARYLAND at VIRGINIA TECH...Beamer 4-5-1 vs. line in 2013, now 11-24-1 last 36 on board since late 2010. Slight to Maryland, based on team trends.
at NC STATE at BOSTON COLLEGE...NCS 1-4 vs. line last 5 TY. Home team has covered last 4 years in this series. BC, based on team and series trends.
at CINCINNATI at RUTGERS...'Gers only 2-5 vs. line last seven TY and 3-8 last 11 vs. spread since last 2012. 'Gers just 6-13 as home chalk since 2009. Bearcats 1-3 vs. line away TY for Tuberville. Cincy, based on recent Rutgers woes.
at NORTH CAROLINA at PITT...Pitt no covers 4 of last 5 TY. UNC has covered last 4 in 2012, but only 2-7 vs. line away since LY. UNC, based on recent trends.
at UCF at TEMPLE...O'Leary 6-2 vs. line TY and 7-3 last 9 as chalk. But note Temple on 5-game cover streak and 6-1 last 7 as dog. Slight to UCF, based on team trends.
at PURDUE at PENN STATE...Pur-don't just 2-7 vs. line TY for Hazell and now 5-14 last 18 on board since early 2012. Bill O'Brien 8-3 vs. line last 11 at Happy Valley. Penn State, based on team trends.
at FLORIDA at SOUTH CAROLINA...Gators 2-7 vs. line TY, 3-12 last 15 on board, 10-20 last 30 vs. number. Florida has failed to cover last two at Columbia. Spurrier 10-5 last 15 vs. line as home chalk. SC, based on team trends.
at MICHIGAN at NORTHWESTERN...Cats have lost last 5 SU in 2013 and only 1-6 vs. line last seven as well. Road team has covered last three in series (2008, '11-12). Remember NU 12-1 vs. line LY for Fitzgerald. Michigan no covers last four away from Ann Arbor. Slight to NU, based on team trends.
at SYRACUSE at FLORIDA STATE...Jimbo 4-1 vs. line TY at home and 7-2 overall vs. spread, now 8-2 last 10 on board. Cuse just 4-8 as visiting dog since 2011. FSU, based on team trends.
at FLORIDA ATLANTIC at SOUTHERN MISS...USM 0-21 SU, 4-17 vs. line last 21 since 2012! FAU 7-2 vs. line TY and 15-4 last 19 against number, and Owls 1-0 as chalk TY. FAU, based on team trends.
at AKRON at UMASS...UMass no covers last 3 TY but had covered four straight prior. Akron 8-3 vs. line away since LY. Slight to Akron, based on team trends.
at UAB at EAST CAROLINA...UAB heading nowhere, 1-5 vs. line last 6 and 5-11 last 16 on board. ECU, based on UAB woes.
at UCONN at SMU...June Jones 3-5 vs. line TY and only 1-3 at home, 0-2 as DD home chalk. Winless UConn got cover vs. L'ville but just 2-6 vs. spread TY. Slight to SMU, based on team trends.
at WEST VIRGINIA at KANSAS...Can Weis get Big 12 win? KU 4-3 as home dog since LY, Holgorsen just 3-9 as chalk since LY. Kansas, based on team trends.
at UL-LAFAYETTE at GEORGIA STATE...Mark Hudspeth 8-2 vs. spread on Sun Belt road since arriving at ULL. But GSU has rather remarkably covered 6 of its last 7 TY. Slight to GSU, based on recent trends.
at CAL at COLORADO...Bears and HC Sonny Dykes both 2-13 last 15 spread decisions. Cal 1-8 last 9 SU away from home. MacIntyre 4-5 vs. line TY for Buffs (1-0 as chalk) and his SJSU & CU teams are 9-2 as chalk since LY. Slight to Colorado, based on team trends.
at TEXAS TECH vs. BAYLOR (at Jerry Jones AT&T Cowboys Stadium, Arlington)...Baylor now 7-1 vs. line TY and 13-1 last 14 dating to mid 2012. Bears have also won and covered last two vs. Texas Tech while scoring 59 ppg. Kingsbury only 2-5 vs. line last 7 TY and Red Raiders 1-6 as dog or pick since LY (0-2 in 2013). Baylor, based on team trends.
at WYOMING at BOISE STATE...Dave Christensen 23-13 as dog since arriving at Wyo in 2009, 17-4 as visiting dog, though Cowboys have dropped 4 of last 5 vs. line TY! Boise only 4-13 last 17 as blue carpet chalk. Road team has covered last three in series. Wyo, based on team trends.
at OREGON STATE at ARIZONA STATE...Beavs 3-1 SU and 4-0 vs. line last four vs. ASU, and OSU 3-0 last 3 and 6-1 last 7 as Pac-12 visitor. But ASU 4-1 vs. line at Tempe TY and 8-2 as home chalk under Todd Graham. ASU, based on Graham home trends.
at GEORGIA at AUBURN...Gus Malzahn has won and covered last 7 TY. Richt has won and covered last two vs. Tigers but 1-5 vs. line last six TY. Malzahn 16-6 vs. spread at Ark State and Auburn since LY. Auburn, based on recent trends.
at OKLAHOMA STATE at TEXAS...Revenge for OSU after bitter and controversial home loss LY. Horns still just 4-4 vs. line last eight TY and have failed to cover last three as host vs. Cowboys. OSU has covered last three TY and Mike Gundy 16-8 vs. line last 24 as visitor. Mack Brown -3 as home dog since 2010. OSU, based on team trends.
at IOWA STATE at OKLAHOMA...ISU only 1-3 vs. line last 4 TY as season as slips away from Cyclones. But Bob Stoops just 1-5 vs. line his last six TY and 10-12 his last 22 laying DD. Slight to OU, based on team trends.
at UTAH at OREGON...Ducks have won and covered their last three after rare SU losses. Utes just 1-7 vs. spread last 8 on Pac-12 road. UO still 7-2 vs. line TY, 9-2 last 11, 14-3 last 17 on board. Oregon, based on team trends.
at SOUTH ALABAMA at NAVY...Mids 6-2 vs. line TY, 4-0 vs. spread at Annapolis, where Mids had been just 5-10 vs. line previous three seasons. Navy also 3-1 as chalk TY after 10-20-1 mark 2009-12. But USA 5-2 vs. line last seven TY. Slight to USA, based on extended Navy chalk trends.
at MICHIGAN STATE at NEBRASKA...Huskers have won and covered each of the past two years in series. But MSU comes in hot with 6-1 mark last seven vs. line TY, and covers in last three on road. In fact, covers last seven on road for Spartans since mid 2012. Huskers 10-4 vs. line last 14 at home. Michigan State, based on team trends.
at OHIO STATE at ILLINOIS...OSU hasn't lost to Illini since 2007, 5-0 SU and 4-1 vs. line in series since. Urban Meyer has covered last four on road and 11 of last 13 overall. Also 6-2 last 8 laying DD. Illini 4-10 in dog role since Tim Beckman arrived LY. OSU, based on team and recent series trends.
at SAN JOSE STATE at NEVADA...SJSU 19-6 last 25 on board, 13-1 last 14 away from home. Pack 4-10 vs. spread last 14 at Reno. SJ, based on team trends.
at ALABAMA at MISSISSIPPI STATE...Nick Saban 14-3 last 17 away from Tuscaloosa. He's also 5-0 SU and 4-1 vs. line against MSU since losing his first game as Tide coach vs. Sly Croom's Bulldogs in 2007. Dan Mullen just 2-5 last 7 as home dog (0-1 TY). Alabama, based on team and series trends.
at STANFORD at SOUTHERN CAL...Tree has won SU last four and five of last six in series, has also won and covered last 3 at Coliseum and has covered 6 of last 7 at the old saucer as well. Stanford also 11-2 last 13 vs. line on Pac-12 road. Stanford, based on series and team trends.
at COLORADO STATE at NEW MEXICO...CSU has covered its last five as a visitor since late 2012. Though host team 4-0-1 vs. line last five in series. CSU, based on team trends.
at TCU at KANSAS STATE...TCU no covers last five TY, 4-12 vs. spread in Big 12 games since joining LY. Bill Snyder has covered last five TY, 10-3 last 13 vs. spread as host. Kansas State, based on recent trends.
at TROY at OLE MISS...Hugh Freeze now 15-7 vs. line with Rebs, 25-9 vs. line since 2010 with Ark State & Rebs. Freeze 8-4 vs. line at Oxford since LY. Ole Miss, based on team trends.
at TEXAS STATE at ARKANSAS STATE...Red Wolves just 1-6 vs. line last seven TY. Franchione 4-1 as dog TY, 6-1 last 7 in role. Texas State, based on team trends.
at FIU at UTEP...UTEP no covers last 6 TY, 1-7 vs. line for Kugler in 2013, 5-19-1 last 25 on board since late 2011. FIU has covered 3 of last 4 TY. FIU, based on recent trends.
at WASHINGTON STATE at ARIZONA...Leach 4-0 vs. line away TY, though home team has won and covered last three in series. Cougs also 7-2 last 10 on board since late 2012. Rich-Rod 3-0 vs. line at Tucson TY and 5-1 as chalk in 2013. Slight to WSU, based on team trends.
at SAN DIEGO STATE at HAWAII...Norm Chow has dropped last two vs. line at home after covering first pair at home. But Hawaii 7-5 last 11 on board overall since late LY. Nothing much chartable for Aztecs. Slight to UH, based on team trends.

  
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