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Tech Trends - Week 15

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NFL Trends - Week 14

Friday, Dec. 6
Matchup Skinny Edge
UTAH vs. OREGON (Pac-12 title game at Levi;s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA)...Utes soaring, with eight straight wins and covers dating to Sept. 28 win over Washington State. Utah also ”under” 8-3-1 this season. Teams split last six meetings vs. spread. Ducks only 5-11 last 16 vs. spread away from Eugene, 2-8 vs. spread last ten as dog.
Utah, based on team trends.
Saturday, Dec. 7
Matchup Skinny Edge
CENTRAL MICHIGAN vs. MIAMI-OHIO (MAC title game at Ford Field, Detroit, MI)...Chips on a real surge for Jim McElwain, covering last 3 and 9 of last 10 on board this season. Miami-O no covers last two this year but has been 21-9 vs. line in second half of regular season the past five years. RedHawks 4-4 as dog this season, 9-6 in role since 2018.
Central Michigan, based on recent trends.
UL-LAFAYETTE at APPALACHIAN STATE (Sun Belt title game)...Ragin’ Cajuns 16-4-2 vs. spread last 22 regular-season games, though failed to cover 2 of last 3 this season. As dog, ULL 7–1- last nine in role. App 8-4 vs. line this season, 21-7-1 vs. number since late 2017, though only 3-4 vs. spread last 7 at Boone. That includes win and non-cover vs. Ragin’ Cajuns in Belt title game last year.
Slight to UL-Lafayette, based on team trends.
BAYLOR vs. OKLAHOMA (Big 12 title game at Jerry Jones AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX)...Bears have covered their last four this season and 8 of their last 11, also covered all four Big 12 games away from Waco. Matt Rhule 4-0 vs. line as dog in 2019 and 10-2 last 12 in role. OU got the handy win and cover in Bedlam vs. Ok State but still just 2-6 vs. spread last 8 this season and has failed to cover 3 of last 4 vs. Baylor.
Baylor, based on team and series trends.
UAB at FLORIDA ATLANTIC (Conference USA title game)...Lane Kiffin covered 4 of last 5 this season and 6 of last 8, and UAB only 2-3 vs. spread last five this season. Blazers won C-USA title at MTSU in 2018 though have not been quite as profitable as visitor, covering just 4 of last 9 in role (better marks at home). UAB 0-2 as dog this season after 9-4 mark in role past two years. Teams haven’t met since 2014.
Florida Atlantic, based on team trends.
CINCINNATI at MEMPHIS (American title game)...Rematch of last Friday’s 34-24 Memphis win (bit no cover) at same Liberty Bowl. Tigers are 11-5-1 vs. spread last 17 at Liberty Bowl, Bearcats only 2-4 vs. spread down stretch and just 6-12 vs. number in second halves of regular season under Fickell since 2017. Bearcats only 3-7 vs. spread last 10 away from Nippert Stadium. Cincy also “under” 9-3 this season.
Slight to Memphis and “under,” based on team and “totals” trends.
HAWAII at BOISE STATE (Mountain West title game)...Rematch of 59-37 Boise win and cover on blue carpet October 12. Broncos have won and covered last three in series. Boise was 4-2 as blue carpet chalk this season after 16-35 mark in role previous 51 entering this season. Hawaii was 3-2 vs. line on mainland in 2019 after 2-8 mark previous 11 in role. Rolovich 7-12-1 as dog since 2017.
Boise State, based on recent and series trends.
GEORGIA vs. LSU (SEC title game as Mercedes Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA)...LSU 10-4 vs. spread since late 2018. Teams met in 2018 with Tigers winning handily 36-16 in Baton Rouge. Kirby Smart 6-2 as dog since 2017. Bulldogs covered all five of their games away from home this season.
Slight to Georgia, based on team trends.
WISCONSIN vs. OHIO STATE (Big Ten title game at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN)...Buckeyes rolled in 38-7 romp at Big Horseshoe on October 26. Paul Chryst was 8-4 as dog as Wiscy coach until this season when he was 0-1 in role (at OSU). Badgers only covered 2 of last 6 this season, OSU 9-3 vs. spread in 2019.
Ohio State, based on team trends.
VIRGINIA vs. CLEMSON (ACC title game at Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC)...Dabo again was hot down the stretch, covering 6 of last 7 this season, was 8-1-1 last 10 vs. number a year ago, 4-1 last 5 in 2017. Tigers have covered big last 2 ACC title games and 4-0 SU, 3-1 vs. spread last four in these games. Tigers also 13-1-1 vs. line last 15 in ACC. Bronco Mendenhall 7-2 as dog the past two seasons. Teams haven’t met since 2013.
Clemson, based on team trends.
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