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Tech Trends - Week 9

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NFL Trends
Thursday, Oct. 24
Matchup Skinny Tech Trend
at KENTUCKY at MISSISSIPPI STATE...MSU has won and covered last four meetings. Dan Mullen 9-3 as home chalk since 2011. UK 2-8 last 10 away from home (1-1 TY). MSU, based on series and team trends.
at MARSHALL at MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE...Doc Holliday 0-5-1 last six as visiting chalk for Herd. MTSU 1-0 as home dog TY though only 3-8 in role since 2003 (3-7 for Stockstill since 2006). Slight to MTSU, based on Herd road chalk woes.
Saturday, Oct. 26
Matchup Skinny Tech Trend
at GEORGIA TECH at VIRGINIA...Mike London 5-14-2 last 21 on board since late 2011. Cavs also 2-10-1 last 13 on line at Charlottesville. Paul Johnson has won and covered 3 of last 4 vs. Hoos. GT, based on series trends.
at UCONN at UCF...Huskies 1-5 vs. line TY, 4-11 last 14 on board since early 2012. UCF 14-7 vs. line at home since 2010. O'Leary 14-8 as DD chalk since 2009. UCF, based on team trends.
at BALL STATE at AKRON...Pete Lembo 6-2 vs. line TY and 20-7 last 27 on board dating to mid 2011. Cards 26-9 vs. spread last 34 as visitor. Zips 2-7 vs. line as host for Bowden since LY. Ball State, based on team trends.
at MIAMI-OHIO at OHIO...RedHawks 1-6 vs. line TY, 5-14 since 2012. Miami 0-4 as road dog TY and 1-9 last 10 in role. Ohio, based on Miami negatives.
at BUFFALO at KENT STATE...Buff has won and covered big its last four TY. Flashes 0-3 vs. line as host TY. Buffalo, based on recent trends.
at WESTERN MICHIGAN at UMASS...WMU no covers last five TY. Meanwhile, Mass 4-1 vs. line last five in 2013. UMass, based on recent trends.
at HOUSTON at RUTGERS...UH 6-0 vs. line TY, now eight straight covers since late 2012. 'Gers 1-4 last five as chalk. UH, based on team trends.
at BOSTON COLLEGE at NORTH CAROLINA...BC cover at Clemson was Eagles' first as visitor after 7 straight losses. Heels 6-3 as home chalk for Fedora. UNC, based on extended BC road woes.
at CLEMSON at MARYLAND...Clemson has won and covered last three in series. Dabo 4-1 as visiting chalk since LY and 7-1 last 8 vs. line away from home. Clemson, based on team and series trends.
at DUKE at VIRGINIA TECH...Home team has covered last four in series. Beamer on upswing with three covers in a row TY. Duke 2-7-1 last ten as dog away from Durham but did win and cover last week at UVa. VT, based on recent trends.
at PITTSBURGH at NAVY...Navy 15-8 as dog since 2009. Pitt no covers last three away since late 2012. Navy, based on team trends.
at UAB at UTSA...UTSA no covers last three or 4 of last 5 this season, UAB also 1-4 vs. line last 5 and 4-9 last 13 on board. UTSA, based on team trends.
at TEMPLE at SMU...Owls have covered 3 of last 4 on road since late last season, although only 8-10 vs. spread since 2012. Ponies just 2-4 vs. line in 2013, 3-4 last 7 as home chalk. Slight to Temple, based on team trends.
at EASTERN MICHIGAN at NORTHERN ILLINOIS...EMU 1-6 vs. line TY and 5-14 since 2012. NIU has won last 5 meetings, covering four of those, with win margins 37 of more in the four covers. But note Huskies 1-3 laying DD in 2013 after 6-1 mark in role LY. NIU, based on EMU woes.
at ARIZONA at COLORADO...Cats failed to cover both of the last two seasons vs. Embree! UA 3-8-1 as visiting chalk since 2008. MacIntyre 17-5 last 22 on board at CU and SJSU. Colorado, based on team trends.
at VANDERBILT at TEXAS A&M...Ags 8-5 last 13 on board since late LY, 7-5 last 12 as DD chalk. James Franklin only 3-4 vs. line TY after successes previous two seasons. A&M, based on team trends.
at FLORIDA ATLANTIC at AUBURN...Carl Pelini's FAU 6-1 vs. line TY (all as dog) , 5-0 as road dog in 2013, and 11 straight covers as visiting dog since early 2012. Malzahn 2-2 as chalk TY. Gus did not face FAU while at Ark State LY. FAU, based on team trends.
at TENNESSEE at ALABAMA...Nick 2-2 as home chalk TY but 4-9 last 13 in role. The Tide has won and covered handily the last three vs. Vols, who have not won SU in series since 2006. UT has covered its last 3 as dog TY, and Butch Jones 7-1 last 8 as dog with Cincy & Vols. Tennessee, based on team trends.
at UCLA at OREGON...Bruins covered last meeting in Pac-12 title game of 2011. Mora 5-1 SU and vs. line this season, UO 6-1 vs. line. Mora 5-2 as dog since 2012, Ducks 7-7 vs. line last 14 at home. UCLA, based on team trends.
at UTAH at SOUTHERN CAL...SC 5-15 vs. line since 2012 but Troy is 7-3 last 10 as home chalk. Utes 25-14 as dog since '03. Utah, based on team trends.
at TULSA at TULANE...Wave has covered last 3 and 5 of 7 this season, while Tulsa 1-5 vs. spread in 2013. But Tulsa has owned this series, winning and covering all eight meetings since joining C-USA in 2005. If Tulane chalk, note Tulsa still 7-4 as road dog since 2009. Slight to Tulsa, based on series trends.
at CAL at WASHINGTON...Bears 0-7 vs. line TY and 3-17 dating to 2011. Sonny Dykes now on 0-12 spread run since mid 2012 at La Tech and Cal. Huskies have won and covered last four meetings. UW, based on team and series trends.
at WEST VIRGINIA at KANSAS STATE...WVU 1-6 vs. line last 7 away from Morgantown. Snyder pounded Holgorsen 55-14 LY. Snyder 7-3 as home chalk since LY. KSU, based on recent WVU road negatives.
at MICHIGAN STATE at ILLINOIS...MSU 6-1 as visiting favorite since 2010 and 14-3-1 vs. line as visitor since 2008. MSU, based on team trends.
at WAKE FOREST at MIAMI-FLORIDA...Wake 6-14 last 20 as road dog. Al Golden 18-7-1 vs. line since mid 2011. Miami, based on team trends.
at NC STATE at FLORIDA STATE...NCS has covered 7 of last 8 in series. But Pack is now 1-8 vs. line last 9 away from Raleigh dating to mid 2011. Jimbo in revenge mode from LY's 17-16 loss and is now 8-2 last 10 as Doak Campbell chalk. FSU, based on recent team trends.
at TEXAS TECH at OKLAHOMA...Home team has won last 9 meetings SU and covered last 7 in this wild series. But TT 10-3 vs. spread as visitor since 2011. Slight to Texas Tech, based on team trends.
at TEXAS at TCU...Mack only 6-9 as dog since 2009. Horns 1-4 vs. line last 5 as visitor. TCU just 6-14-1 last 21 on board since late 2011 and 1-7 last 8 in Fort Worth. Slight to Texas, based on team trends.
at NORTHWESTERN at IOWA...NU his lost pointspread mojo with five straight Ls after 14-1 mark in previous 15 for Fitz. Cats have won and covered 4 of last 5 vs. Iowa and are 8-3 vs. line last 11 away from Evanston. Ferentz just 2-5 vs. line last 7 at Iowa City. NU, based on series and team trends.
at UNLV at NEVADA...Pack has won last 8 Fremont Cannon games (6-2 vs. line). UNLV 1-24 SU last 25 away. Nevada, based on series trends.
at WYOMING at SAN JOSE STATE...Caragher now 4-2 vs. line with SJSU, which is now 17-4 last 21 on board. If Wyo a dog however note 15-4 spread mark in role as visitor since Christensen arrived in 2009. He's 19-8 vs. spread overall as visitor that span. Wyo, based on team trends.
at STANFORD at OREGON STATE...Tree 4-1 SU, 3-1-1 vs. line last five in series. Tree 1-2 vs. line away TY after 13-3-1 visitor spread mark 2010-12. OSU 23-10 as dog since 2008. Slight to OSU, based on recent trends.
at TROY at WESTERN KENTUCKY...WKU has won and covered last two meetings and has covered 4 of last 5 vs. Troy. Trojans just 7-8 vs. line as visitor since 2011. WKU, based on series and team trends.
at NOTRE DAME at AIR FORCE...Force 0-4 vs. line as host TY, 5-18 vs. spread at home since 2010. Irish only 2-6 vs. line last eight on board. Slight to ND, based on Force negatives.
at GEORGIA STATE at ULM...GSU now 5 covers in a row! ULM 2-6 last 8 on board since late LY and 2-5 last 7 as chalk. GSU, based on recent trends.
at SOUTH ALABAMA at TEXAS STATE...Jags have quietly covered last 5 TY. Franchione 1-3 vs. line as host in 2013. USA, based on recent trends.
at IDAHO at OLE MISS...Vandals 1-3 vs. line away TY and 3-9-1 last 13 vs. spread on road. Hugh Freeze 5-2 vs. line non-SEC games with Rebs.. Ole Miss, based on Idaho negatives.
at NORTH TEXAS at SOUTHERN MISS...USM SU losing streak now at 18, 4-14 vs. line in those games! Mean Green 6-2 last 8 on board since late LY. UNT, based on USM negatives.
at LA TECH at FIU...Tech just 2-4 vs. line TY and 2-9 last 11 on board since late 2012. Skip Holtz extended spread numbers 6-21-1 last 28 on board w/USF & FIU. Golden Panthers two covers in a row. FIU, based on team trends.
at SOUTH CAROLINA at MISSOURI...If favored. Spurrier only 4-5-1 as visiting chalk since 2010. Tigers 6-1 vs. line TY. Mizzou, based on team trends.
at OKLAHOMA STATE at IOWA STATE...OSU has won and covered 3 of last 4 meetings, but Cowboys no covers last six as visiting chalk. ISU 3-1 last 4 as dog. ISU, based on recent trends.
at BAYLOR at KANSAS...Home team has covered last three in series. Can't think of much else that might help Kansas, now 2-6 last 8 vs. line since late LY. Baylor 11-1 vs. line last 112 since mid 2012. Baylor, based on team trends.
at NEBRASKA at MINNESOTA...Huskers won last two years by near identical scores (38-14 & 41-14). Gophers 4-8 as dog since LY. Huskers 0-8-1 last 9 as visitor vs. line prior to recent Purdue win. Slight to Nebraska, based on series trends.
at LOUISVILLE at SOUTH FLORIDA...USF has covered 3 of past 4 meetings. Ville only 3-4 vs. line TY and Charlie Strong just 2-4 as visiting chalk since 2011. Cards only 9-12 last 20 on board. USF has covers in last two outings TY, but was 5-19-1 previous 25 on board. Taggart 3-1 as dog TY, however, and he's 14-2 as dog since 2011 at WKU & USF! USF, based on Taggart trends.
at TOLEDO at BOWLING GREEN...Nearby rivals. Rockets 8-2 as visiting dog since 2011 (2-1 TY). BGSU 15-7 last 22 on board since late 2011. Note home team has covered last 4 in series. Slight to BGSU, based on series home trends.
at PENN STATE at OHIO STATE...Buckeyes have won and covered three of last four meetings. O'Brien now no covers last 3 away from home, but 4-1 as dog since LY. Urban Meyer 9-2 last 11 on board. Ohio State, based on recent trends.
at UTEP at RICE...Owls now 11-3 last 14 vs. line, and have won and covered last 2 and 7 of last 8 vs. UTEP. Rice 9-1 vs. line last 10 meetings, too. UTEP 1-5 vs. line TY, 5-17-1 last 23 on board. Rice, based on team and series trends.
at FRESNO STATE at SAN DIEGO STATE...FSU 1-6 last six vs. number since late LY, but had covered 11 of previous 12. Bulldogs have also covered both of last two years in series. Slight to FSU, based on team trends.
at COLORADO STATE at HAWAII...CSU 8-2 vs. line last 10 since late 2012, UH also 7-2 last 9 since late 2012. But Rams just 1-12 as visiting chalk since 2003! Slight to Hawaii, based on CSU road chalk mark.

  
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