College Capper: Best Bets Week 9

College Capper: Best Bets Week 9

This article is part of our College Capper series.

Chris' Picks

The house giveth, and it taketh. It took from me heavily last week. At least I can say I'm 5-5 over the last two weeks? In keeping with my theme of the season, the line this week I think makes no sense is North Carolina (-6) at Virginia. The Cavaliers are being gashed by the pass, and can't score. How do they keep this close, even against a bad UNC defense?

Wake Forest (-11) at Syracuse

Perhaps Syracuse builds on last week's valiant effort at Clemson. Or perhaps they got every break possible and the Tigers went through the motions. The Orange still have massive OL problems, a backup quarterback, and questions on receiver availability after Taj Harris' suspension. The Orange are still 1-5 with double-digit losses to Duke and Liberty. Wake features a bruising rushing attack averaging 207 yards in four games not against Clemson and will exploit Syracuse's 90th-ranked run defense that allows 5.1 yards per carry with relative ease. Wake's defense is also surging, allowing 17.6 ppg during its three-game win streak. 

Louisville (+3.5) vs. Virginia Tech

I have no faith in Louisville's defense. But I also have no faith in the Hokies offense, specifically their play calling, as HC Justin Fuente leaves plenty to be desired. The Hokies defense is finally at full strength after weeks of contract tracing, but the Cardinals offense has been far better at home, averaging 39.0 ppg against 18.0 ppg on the road. As such, I'll take the

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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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