College Capper: Best Bets Week 7

College Capper: Best Bets Week 7

This article is part of our College Capper series.

Chris' Picks

Week 6 was more of the same, mediocre at best. I've managed to stay away from some "too obvious" lines, but it's not leading to success. Maybe I should just write up the other side and say it looks like a trap? UNC fits that mold this week for me, (-13.5) at FSU, a number that's risen four points already since opening. Texas A&M, to a lesser degree, fits this mold as well. And I really want to lean on Georgia's defense with a six-point cushion, but not sure I trust Stetson Bennett on the road.

Pittsburgh (+10.5) at Miami

Boston College and North Carolina State have provided the blueprint for beating Pittsburgh; throw deep often and expose the Panthers' secondary, which has allowed 694 yards and seven scores in those losses. The problem is, Miami hasn't created separation out wide, with only 11 passing plays of 20+ yards. I'm happy to put a reverse jinx on my 'Canes and take an L here, but Miami also has a recent history of carrying losses over multiple weeks. I expect the game plan to put Miami in a position to be successful, I'm just not sure they'll execute consistently enough to route the Panthers.

North Carolina State (-4.5) vs. Duke

Back to weekly picking on the Blue Devils. But this is mostly about a low number for a confident, seemingly surging Wolfpack side. Devin Leary has been more than a stabilizing force at quarterback, tossing seven TDs in three

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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.
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