December 2, 2022

Gookin’s Gambling Trends Week 8

App State is 8-0 straight up and 6-2 against the spread against Georgia State.


Troy has covered the spread in 4-straight meetings against South Alabama. 

The home team has won each of the last 7 games and 22 of the last 26 in this series. Georgia Tech is a 3-point favorite in Atlanta this season.

Baylor is 10-0 straight up AND against the spread against Kansas since 2012. Kansas lost by 19 points or more in every game.

Kent State has covered the spread in each of the last 6 games against Akron.

The under has hit in 4 of the last 5 games between Rutgers and Indiana.

SMU hasn’t covered a spread in their last 5 games. If the Bearcats are down at halftime, consider sprinkling some money on the Cinci moneyline, as they are one of the best second half defenses in the nation (9.0 points per 2nd half, 19th nationally) versus SMU’s 117th-ranked second half defense (17.8 points per 2nd half).

The over has hit in the Iowa-Ohio State game in 4 of the last 5 meetings. Ohio State has gone over the point total in each of its last 4 games. However, Iowa hasn’t had a game go over 41 points this season.

The over has hit in 6 of the last 7 meetings between Houston and Navy.

The under has hit in 8 of the last 10 games between Clemson and Syracuse. Syracuse has been one of the best first quarter teams in the nation, averaging 9.4 points per first quarter (16th nationally) and allowing just 3.2 points per first quarter (18th nationally). They are 5.5-point first quarter underdogs against Clemson. 

The underdog is 8-1-1 against the spread in the Northern Illinois-Ohio series over the past 10 games.

BYU has failed to cover the spread in its last 5 games. Liberty is 4-2 against the spread as a home underdog since 2019.

The under has hit in 7 of the 9 games between UTSA and North Texas. The teams have never combined for 70+ points.

Northwestern is 2-0 straight up and against the spread versus Maryland as Big Ten foes. 

The last 3 games between Texas and Oklahoma State in Stillwater have gone over the point total. These are two of the most prolific first half offenses in the nation, with Oklahoma State averaging 24.2 points per first half (4th nationally) and Texas averaging 20.7 points per first half (13th nationally). The first half total currently sits at 31.0.

The home team has won this game straight-up in each of the past 5 games between Memphis and Houston.

The under has hit in 10 of the last 11 games between Boston College and Wake Forest.

Oregon and UCLA are a combined 9-3 against the over this season. 

Purdue has covered the spread in 3 straight games in Madison.

The under has hit in 5 straight games between Arizona and Stanford.

Hawaii and Colorado State have gone over the point total in each of their last 6 games. 

Missouri and Vanderbilt have gone under the point total in 8 of their last 10 games.

New Mexico State is one of the worst first-half teams in the nation (7.3 points per first half, 120th nationally), taking on one of the best first-half defenses in the nation (4.8 points allowed, 2nd nationally). SJSU is just 10.5-point first half favorites.

Fresno State is 8-1 ATS against New Mexico in their last 9 meetings.

Alabama is 4-0 ATS after a loss since the 2017 season.

Texas A&M is 8-0 against South Carolina since joining the SEC. 

Kansas State and TCU have gone under the point total in 6-straight games. Kansas State has also covered the spread in 6 of the last 7 in the series.

Pitt is 6-1-1 ATS against Louisville in their last 8 meetings.

The underdog has covered in 3 straight games between Oregon State and Colorado. 

Nevada has covered the spread in 4 straight games against San Diego State. These two teams are two of the worst first-half offenses in the country. If you’re a sicko looking for the under, sprinkle some on the first half under as well.

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Gookin is an Iowa State graduate with a degree in journalism, but decided writing professionally wasn't all it was cracked up to be. Instead, he took an unpaid position to write content for this blog, which seems counter-intuitive, but he enjoys it, nonetheless. Gookin was voted male with the “Most School Spirit,” and 2nd most flirtatious in his senior class. He enjoys statistics no one else has the patience to look up and enjoys Iowa State athletics more than he’s willing to admit. A closet Hawkeye fan (false), you can find Alex being harassed by at least one bad Twitter troll and winning nearly all of his online fights (less false, but false).

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