2018 college football betting trends — Week 8

UNLV Rebels quarterback Max Gilliam (6) looks for an open pass against New Mexico Lobos during the first quarter of their football game at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. New Mexico Lobos won 50-14. Erik Verduzco Las Vegas Review-Journal

Las Vegas handicapper Bruce Marshall is editor of The Gold Sheet. He provides the Review-Journal with college football tech notes and trends.

Friday

Air Force (-10½, 57) at UNLV: The Rebels are on a 3-7 spread skid at home overall and on a 4-9 ATS slide as conference hosts. Edge: Air Force.

Saturday

Vanderbilt at Kentucky (-11, 47½): The Commodores are on a 1-5 ATS skid as Southeastern Conference visitors and are 0-2 ATS in their last two meetings with the Wildcats. Edge: Kentucky.

Central Florida (-21½, 64½) at East Carolina: UCF is 4-2 ATS this season, 5-1 ATS in its last six road games and routed East Carolina the past two seasons. The Pirates are on a 6-12 spread slide at home, on a 6-16-1 ATS slide as underdogs and on an 8-21-1 spread skid overall. Edge: UCF.

North Carolina at Syracuse (-9½, 67): The Orange are 4-1-1 ATS this season, including 2-0-1 ATS at home. The Tar Heels are 3-1 as underdogs this season but 8-9-1 ATS in their last 18 games getting points. Edge: Syracuse.

Maryland at Iowa (-9½, 45½): The Hawkeyes are riding a 7-1 cover streak and are 9-2-1 ATS in their last 12 home games. The Terrapins are on a 3-6 spread skid as underdogs. Edge: Iowa.

Michigan (-7, 41) at Michigan State: The road team has won the last three meetings, but the Spartans have covered the last 10 meetings. The Wolverines are 1-6 ATS in their last seven away games. Michigan State is on a 20-7 cover run as an underdog. Edge: Michigan State.

Ohio State (-13, 68) at Purdue: The Boilermakers are 7-2 ATS as underdogs under coach Jeff Brohm and 13-6 ATS overall. The Buckeyes are 0-2 ATS on the road this season and were 5-5 ATS as visiting chalk the past two seasons. Edge: Purdue.

Alabama (-29, 57) at Tennessee: The Crimson Tide are on a 1-3 spread skid this season but have covered six of the last eight meetings with the Vols. Alabama is on a 5-2-1 cover run as home conference chalk. Tennessee is 3-8-1 ATS in its last 12 spots as an underdog. Edge: Alabama.

Penn State (-15, 61) at Indiana: The Nittany Lions have covered the last three meetings and are on a 7-2 cover run in conference road games. Penn State is on a 22-6 ATS streak overall. The Hoosiers are 2-6 ATS in their last eight games as home underdogs. Edge: Penn State.

Utah State (-14½, 51) at Wyoming: Utah State is 7-1-1 ATS in its last nine regular-season games. The Cowboys have won and covered the last two meetings but are 0-6 ATS this season and 1-8 ATS in their last nine regular-season games. Edge: Utah State.

Oklahoma (-8, 61) at Texas Christian: TCU is on an 0-3 spread skid this season and on a 2-13-1 ATS slide at home. The Sooners have covered the last two meetings. Edge: Oklahoma.

North Carolina State at Clemson (-17½, 56): The Wolfpack are on a 6-4 ATS uptick as underdogs and have covered the last two meetings. Clemson is 0-3 ATS at home this season. Edge: N.C. State.

Memphis at Missouri (-9½, 74): Home teams are 6-1 ATS in Memphis games this season. Missouri has covered six straight home games and is 10-4 ATS in its last 14 regular-season games. Edge: Missouri.

Mississippi State at Louisiana State (-6½, 45): The Bulldogs are on a 9-5 ATS run as road underdogs. The Tigers are on a 3-6 ATS skid as home chalk. Edge: Mississippi State.

Southern California at Utah (-7, 48): The Trojans are on a 6-14 spread slide. The Utes have covered three of the last four meetings and won and covered the last two meetings at Utah, where they’re on a 10-4 cover streak. Edge: Utah.

UNR at Hawaii (-3, 67): The home team has covered the last three meetings and four of five. The Wolf Pack are on a 5-9 ATS skid as road underdogs. Hawaii is 2-1 ATS at home vs. FBS teams this season. Edge: Slight to UNR.

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