College Capper: Bowl Season Week 1

College Capper: Bowl Season Week 1

This article is part of our College Capper series.

GREG'S PICKS

After my first big week of the season, I came back down to Earth rather quickly during Championship week. With a couple of weeks to clear the mind, however, I'm back in a good mental space. Before I get to the recap, I want to mention one thing as we enter bowl season. Due to any number of factors, bowl season is full of wild variances from the lines. If you play every game, you are going to have some very easy wins and some very bad losses. This is due to opt-outs, suspensions, but more than anything else, motivation. Motivation or lack thereof is how a 15-point dog can win by 20 or a 20-point dog can win outright. In other words, do NOT play teasers in bowl games.

Championship week got off to a nice start with an easy over in the WKU game, but it was all downhill from there. Oklahoma State was never in position to cover and neither was Georgia. Iowa didn't put up much of a fight either. The one that stung was the over in the Pittsburgh game. Those teams combined for 35 points in the first quarter and only 31 in the remaining three quarters and the game went under.

All lines courtesy of draftkings.com

Games through Thursday, December 23rd. 

Under 26.5 1st half Toledo vs Middle Tennessee  Friday, Dec. 17 (12:00 ET)

With a limited number of games this week, I have to get a little creative to find

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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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