This article is part of our College Capper series.
That's three consecutive 3-2 weeks, continuing a successful run of mediocrity that is welcomed after the first two months of the season. Let's stay (kind of) hot!
Memphis (-14) at South Florida
I don't enjoy going against a team for a second consecutive week after losing the week prior. But I don't see how USF can keep up against Memphis. Yes, their defense has been decent to good lately, allowing 20 or fewer points in their last three games against ECU, Temple and Cincinnati. But Memphis is an entirely different animal. The 9-1 Tigers have scored at least 42 in four straight and seven times overall. The Bulls are incredibly offensively challenged, scoring just 27 points in their last three losses. Memphis can't afford to overlook USF if it wants to keep pace with Cincinnati and set up next week's showdown. Expect the Tigers to take care of business with ease.
Wake Forest (-7) vs. Duke
Going against offensively challenged teams is my theme this week. Duke's wheels have come off. The Blue Devils scored just 13 points the last two weeks and 44 points in the last four, all losses, going 0-3-1 ATS. Allowing 38 to Notre Dame isn't surprising, but 48 to Virginia and 49 to Syracuse? I think there's value on the Wake side as the Demon Deacons are coming off two losses by big margins. QB Jamie Newman is by far the best player on the field, and Duke's defensive deficiencies will help hide