College Capper: Championship Week Best Bets

College Capper: Championship Week Best Bets

This article is part of our College Capper series.

Chris' Picks

Two easy covers, three bad beats to close out the regular season. Pleased I avoided the traps, but if Ole Miss-Mississippi State would have played two quarters like they played the fourth on Thanksgiving, I'd have been back in the winning column. Slippery slope this week because of last week's results. Want to lay it out there, but also want to tread lightly and secure a season-long winning record! Suppose there's no time to be scared, so let's get it. We've only got 11 games to choose from Friday/Saturday, so picking five is a challenge. Zero cares!

Western Kentucky (-3) at UTSA

This has nothing to do with UTSA's first loss of the year last week, and obviously isn't banking on a repeat from the Roadrunners' six-point win during the season. This is all about the Hilltoppers; they've won every game since that loss to UTSA, going 6-1 ATS while failing to score 42+ just once. They outscored Marshall, on the road, 47-7 in the second half last week. I don't love that this is moving up, opening at nearly a pick-em, but WKU looks like they are on a mission.

Kent State (-3.5) over Northern Illinois

We haven't gotten word on the availability of NIU QB Rocky Lombardi, but this line certainly suggests he's playing. Assuming so, NIU can keep this close enough against a porous Kent State defense, but the favorite here was expected to be in this situation from the preseason, while the underdog

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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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