College Capper: Picking Winners Week 13
College Capper: Picking Winners Week 13

This article is part of our College Capper series.

CHRIS' PICKS

A lackluster set of picks last week, largely thanks to a lackluster effort from all three of my losing teams, who had nothing to play for and it showed. That's what makes late-season picking so challenging. Finding the right six, seven, or eight win teams that actually want to put out max effort isn't easy. So that caveat is put forth with everything that follows below. There seem to be countless tempting spreads for rivalry week, which has me proceeding with caution. I usually try to grab three games when the lines first come out Sunday night and stick with them despite movements. That's been tough this week as they are huge numbers, but it's worked two out of three times weekly Here's to a strong finish.

Ohio –24
vs. Akron (Friday)

Sunday night this line was 21 and Akron wasn't certain to have QB Kato Nelson. The Zips will have their signal caller, and the line has now moved as high as 24 in most spots. This will all come down to the Zips ability to limit big plays on the ground, and I don't think they can. They rank 85th against the run and have allowed more than 200 yards and 4.8 ypc in each of their last three games. Ohio ranks 11th in rushing offense and has gone for 392 yards or more in three of their last six. I don't expect they'll meet much resistance.

Temple –30
at UCONN

This is an absolutely

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Chris Bennett
Bennett covers baseball, college football and college basketball for RotoWire. Before turning to fantasy writing, he worked in scouting/player development for the Atlanta Braves and Montreal Expos. He's also a fan of the ACC.
Greg Vara
Vara is the lead golf writer at RotoWire. He was named the FSWA Golf Writer of the Year in 2005 and 2013. He also picks college football games against the spread in his "College Capper" article.
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