December 2, 2022

Gookin’s Trends Week Ten

The favorite in the UTEP and Rice series is 6-2 against the spread in the past 8 games.

UConn and UMass are two of the worst first half teams in the country. If you’re a true sicko, you may want to sprinkle a little on the first half under.

Duke and Boston College have gone under the point total in all 5 of their meetings in the modern era.

Oregon State has covered the spread in each of the last 3 meetings on the road at Washington. 

Army and Air Force have hit the under in 8-straight matchups and 15 of the last 19. 

Kentucky and Missouri have gone under the point total in 7 of 10 games since Mizzou joined the SEC. Missouri ranks 127th in plays per minute this season, while Kentucky ranks 131st (out of 131).

Purdue has covered the spread in each of the last 5 games against Iowa.

Wisconsin and Maryland have gone over the point total in each of their 3 meetings as Big Ten opponents. Wisconsin has been one of the strongest first half teams in the country, going 3-0 ATS in first half spreads over their last 3 games. Maryland is 0-3 ATS in the first half in their last 3.

In the TCU versus Texas Tech series, the road team has won 6 of the last 7 games.

WKU and Charlotte have never combined for more than 59 points in their 5-game history. The total is currently 72 points.

The winner of the Minnesota and Nebraska game has covered the spread in all 11 games since Nebraska joined the Big Ten. If you feel confidently about either the ML or spread bet, sprinkle some money for the same team on the other.

Ohio State and Northwestern have gone over the point total in 6 of their last 8 matchups.

Baylor has covered the spread and the under has hit in each of the last 4 games against Oklahoma.

Utah State has covered the spread in each of the last 5 games against New Mexico.

West Virginia is a bit of a polar team — they are 3-0 against the spread in wins, but 1-4 against the spread in losses. If you feel strongly about a ML or spread bet in this game, sprinkle a little on the other bet, as well.

After an electric start, Kansas has faded a bit with 3-straight losses. Oklahoma State is one of the best first quarter and first half teams in the country. Take the Cowboys to lead at half.

Syracuse continues to be one of the best first quarter and first half teams in the country despite coming up short last week. Bet them against the spread and/or straight up as dogs.

With suspensions galore, expect Illinois to jump out to a quick lead on Michigan State this weekend. They are 5.5-point first quarter favorites.

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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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