July 15, 2024

Gookins Trends 2023 Week One

In the last 2 seasons, totals of 64 or more in Week 1 have gone under in 20 of 25 games. Games to watch: W Kentucky vs. S Florida (70), S Methodist vs. LA Tech (67), USC vs. Nevada (67), UCLA vs. Coastal Car (66), USC vs. San Jose St (65.5), N Carolina vs. S Carolina (64).

Utah has won 26 of their last 27 home games when they are favored. They are 4.5-point favorites against Florida on Friday.

Ohio State and Indiana have hit the over in their last 6 matchups against each other.

New Mexico is 1-5 against the spread when playing ranked teams in the past five seasons. They are 38-point underdogs against #23 Texas A&M.

Purdue has hit the over in 8 of their last 11 home games,

Virginia has hit the over in 9 of their last 12 games against ranked opponents. They take on a ranked Tennessee team that has hit the over in 7 of their last 10 non-conference games.

Boise State and Washington have played 5 times in this millennium, and 4 of those games went under the point total. Additionally, Boise has hit the under in 8 of their last 9 games against ranked opponents, dating back to 2018. However, Washington has covered the spread in all 5 matchups against Boise.

Georgia Tech is just 4-14 against the spread in non-conference games since 2018.

Rice has hit the over in 16 of their last 18 non-conference games. The current total is 58.5 against Texas this weekend.

Central Michigan has covered the spread against Michigan State in East Lansing in 5 of the last 6 matchups.

Temple has beat Akron AND covered the spread in each of their last 6 matchups against each other.

UMass was one of the best teams against the spread in the first quarter last season, going 10-2 against opponents. They are currently 9.5-point 1Q underdogs against Auburn.

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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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