College Capper: Best Bets Week 5

College Capper: Best Bets Week 5

This article is part of our College Capper series.

Chris' Picks

Always happy to get a little lucky, and that's exactly what happened in Week 4 with Kentucky covering by a point, and hitting the Indiana/Western Kentucky over by .5 points. Good times - that's now my second total points win in as many weeks, something that never happens. Let's see if we can keep the winning vibes going.

North Carolina (-20) vs. Duke

UNC has been completely Jekyll and Hyde, but in their two home games, they've scored 59 points in each, won and covered relatively easily. Losing last week, and facing their cross-town rival will surely have then focused and ready to explode again offensively. Duke has faced Charlotte, Northwestern, North Carolina A&T and Kansas. This is a huge, huge step up in class and skill. They'll have some smoke and mirrors to get some points early, but they can't pass and UNC will key on RB Mateo Durant, shutting him down and winning with ease. 

Memphis (-11) at Temple

This looks like a buying opportunity; Memphis is fresh off a surprising letdown loss at UTSA, which was preceded by upsetting Mississippi State. That loss will refocus them here and spur an easy win. The Tigers can score in bunches, averaging 39 points, and Temple cant, topping 14 points against Akron and Wagner only. Memphis RB Brandon Thomas will gash a 90th ranked run defense, softening coverage and allowing for timely big plays in the passing attack. This is one of three games I circled Sunday evening,

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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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