College Capper: Week 1

College Capper: Week 1

This article is part of our College Capper series.

Chris' Picks

A somewhat surprising 3-1 start in Week 0, where the only casualty was a Hawaii side both Greg and I were backing. Still, plenty to be learned in the coming weeks before we can get into grooves, but this week I'm backing a couple of bad ACC teams that feature low spreads against secondary opponents. I'm not featuring LSU here, but I like them as the public overreacts to UCLA. Next week is our week to feast on Week 1 overreactions but until then...

One note before my picks - please line shop, as there can be a full point variance across sites when it comes to spreads. I admittedly have a low risk tolerance and only have a couple of accounts, but make the spreads work for you. We've got a solid feature on our site that highlights which sites have the best odds/spreads for each contest. I'm a creature of habit, and while most of my DFS playing comes on FanDuel, I'm largely using DraftKings for betting odds/plays. Unless otherwise noted, that's where my lines are pulled/verified.

Duke (-6.5) at Charlotte (Friday)

My favorite play of the week, though I was fortunate enough to get it at (-5.5) Tuesday afternoon at FanDuel, so don't delay. Duke turned the ball over a whopping 39 times last season in 11 games, but still found a way to beat Charlotte 53-19. I actually think some offensive turnover for the Blue Devils is a good thing here. I'm expecting a

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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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