The Gold Sheet handicapper Bruce Marshall provides the Review-Journal with college football tech notes and trends from Goldsheet.com:
Michigan at Purdue: Boilermakers coach Jeff Brohm is 3-0 against the spread at Purdue and 24-11-1 ATS in his past 36. Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh is 3-4 as visiting chalk with Michigan. Edge: Purdue.
Penn State at Iowa: Nittany Lions coach James Franklin is on a 12-1 spread run with five straight covers away from Happy Valley. Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz is 6-7 as an underdog since 2014. Edge: Penn State.
North Carolina State at Florida State: North Carolina State is 3-1-1 vs. the line in the past five in the series. The Seminoles haven’t played since Sept. 2. Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher is 8-11 as Doak Campbell chalk since 2014. Edge: N.C. State.
Mississippi State at Georgia: Georgia coach Kirby Smart is 1-5 as home chalk. Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen is 9-1 in the past 10 as a visiting underdog since late 2013 and 13-5 in the past 18 as an underdog overall. Edge: Mississippi State.
Florida at Kentucky: Kentucky’s last straight-up win over Florida was in 1986. The Gators have covered nine of the past 10 meetings. Wildcats coach Mark Stoops is 2-10-1 as a home underdog since 2013. Edge: Florida.
UNLV at Ohio State: The Rebels have covered at Michigan and UCLA in the past two years. UNLV coach Tony Sanchez is 7-3 as a road underdog and 4-1 when getting 21 points or more. Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer is 5-10-1 as home chalk since 2015. Edge: UNLV.
Notre Dame at Michigan State: The Spartans have covered the past two meetings and are 6-3-1 vs. the spread in the past 10 vs. the Irish. Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio is on a 4-0 run as a home underdog, and the Spartans are 17-5 as underdogs since 2011. Notre Dame is 5-10 as visiting chalk since 2011. Edge: Michigan State.
Alabama at Vanderbilt: Vanderbilt hasn’t beaten Alabama since 1984. Commodores coach Derek Mason is 6-1 as a home underdog since 2015. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban is on an 8-1 ATS run as a Southeastern Conference visitor. Edge: Alabama.
Texas Christian at Oklahoma State: The Cowboys have won and covered handily the past two years and four of the past five in the series. The Horned Frogs are 11-3 vs. the line as a visiting underdog since 2011 and 9-4 overall as an underdog since 2013. Edge: TCU.
San Diego State at Air Force: Aztecs coach Rocky Long is on a 15-6 ATS run in the Mountain West and has won five straight vs. the Falcons. Air Force is 5-0 as a home underdog since 2014. Edge: San Diego State.
Southern California at California: The Bears haven’t beaten the Trojans since 2003 in triple overtime. USC is on a 10-2 spread run against the Bears. California coach Justin Wilcox is 2-0 as an underdog. Edge: USC.
UNR at Washington State: Cougars coach Mike Leach is 1-5 ATS as a nonconference host. The Wolf Pack are 9-4 as visiting underdogs since 2014 and 11-3 in the past 14 as double-digit underdogs. Edge: UNR.
Oregon at Arizona State: The Ducks are on a 15-5 spread run as visiting chalk. The Sun Devils are 1-7-1 vs. the line in the past nine series meetings. Edge: Oregon.
UCLA at Stanford: The Cardinal have won nine straight over the Bruins and covered eight. UCLA coach Jim Mora is 2-6 in his past eight as an underdog. Edge: Stanford.