College Cappers: Picking Winners Week 14
College Cappers: Picking Winners Week 14

This article is part of our College Capper series.

Chris' Picks

Wait, what? I couldn't have possibly gone 4-1 last week, could I? If I'd only have stayed away from my Hurricanes, it would have been a clean sweep. A lot of favorites for me this week, which feels scary given the rivalry nature, but let's see if we can keep some momentum.

Virginia Tech (-3) at Virginia (Friday)

Hate the line movement, and this feels like low-hanging fruit. The Hokies have won 15 consecutive in this rivalry, and 18 of 19 with only four results settling in at one possession. The Hokies also haven't allowed a point in two games while the Cavaliers have surrendered at least 27 in three straight to the likes of Georgia Tech and Liberty. I don't love the VT offense, but UVA's secondary is banged up, and the Cavaliers have had a glaring lack of  skill-position talent all season. Until they knock off the Hokies, I'm always assuming they won't. 

Miami (OH) (+3.5) at Ball State (Friday)

This line just seems strange. Miami is 6-1 in conference and 7-4 overall, wining their last five and covering in four of those. Ball State, meanwhile, is 3-4 in conference and 4-7 overall, dropping four straight while covering just once, yet are favored? Miami doesn't do anything particularly well, and Ball State could run all over it. But the RedHawks allow only 19.8 points in conference, and should at least keep this close. While they've already wrapped up the MAC East, I expect they'll play with

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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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