Bowl Game & NFL Week 16 Trends

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LAS VEGAS, NV (The Spread) - Are you tired of handicapping from hunches? Trend plays can be a profitable way of making some money if they lean towards your side.

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For example, last week, the trend plays from this column went 2-0-1.There are four college football bowl games this weekend along with a full NFL schedule. There are also some great values in these trends.

When you play trends and angles, make sure you take a delve into each matchup by checking out the logs, injuries and weather. When there are numerous trends that support one side and go against the other, trends can be a helpful tool in accordance to your typical handicapping for a game.

So let's take a brief look at some key matchups this weekend where trends are prominent on one side and are negative on the other.

Saturday, December 21

Las Vegas Bowl

Sun Boyd Stadium

Fresno State vs. Southern California (-6.5)

Fresno State is:

16-5 last  21 against the spread playing on a Saturday. 

16-6 against the  spread the last 22 after allowing less than 100 yards rushing in their  previous game. 

7-3 against the spread  the last 10 after allowing less than 20 points in their previous  game.

Southern California is:

1-8 against the  spread last 9 in road games on a Saturday 

2-5 against the spread  the last 7 vs. Mountain West Conference. 

1-7 against the spread  the last 8 non-conference games. 

2-6 against the spread  the last 8 following a double-digit loss at home. 

2-5 against the spread  the last 7 in December.

Go with Fresno State over USC

Idaho Potato Bowl

Bronco Stadium, Boise, Id.

Buffalo vs. San Diego State (-1.5)

Buffalo is:

7-1 against the spread last 8 on  fieldturf. 

7-2 against  the spread last 9 overall. 

5-2 against  the spread the last 7 after scoring less than 20 points in their previous  game. 

7-2 against  the spread the last 9 after allowing more than 450 total yards in their  previous game.

San Diego State is:

1-6 against  the spread against non-conference foes. 

1-4 against  the spread last 5 in December.

10-22 against  the spread after covering the spread in 3 of their last 4  games.

Go with Buffalo over San Diego State

Saturday, December 22


Dallas (-3) at Washington

Dallas is:

1-4 against the spread the last 5 vs. NFC. 

1-6 against the spread the last 7 in Week  16. 

8-21 against the spread the last 29 in  December. 

4-13 against the spread the last 17 after  allowing more than 350 total yards in their previous  game.

Washington is:

6-2 against the spread the last 8 in  December. 

Underdog is 23-8 against the spread the last 31 in  this series. 

6-1 against the spread the last 7 in this  series. 

6-2 against the spread the last 8 at home in this  series

Go with Washington over Dallas

Denver (-10.5) vs. Houston

Denver is:

16-5 against the spread in games played on a grass  field. 

5-0 against the spread the last 5 following a SU  loss. 

6-1 against the spread last 7 in  December. 

7-1 against the spread the last 8 after accumulating  less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game 

7-2 against the spread vs. a team with a losing  record.

Houston is:

2-8 against the spread against conference  opponents. 

1-4 against the spread following a SU  loss. 

1-5 against the spread the last 6 in Week  16. 

3-7 against the spread the last 10 following an ATS  loss. 

3-12 against the spread the last 15  overall. 

3-12 against the spread their last 15 following a SU  loss of more than 14 points.

Go with Denver over Houston

Good luck with your handicapping this weekend, your bowl pools and college selections!

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