In his latest article, Chris ‘The Bear’ Fallica provides his college football predictions for Week 11, favoring several underdogs. Last week, Fallica recorded a 2-3 performance, bringing his season’s tally to 30-40-1. Known for his ‘Bear Bets,’ he shares his best bets and gambling insights, known as ‘Bear Bytes,’ for those looking to wager on this week’s big games.
Chris Fallica’s Week 11 Picks:
- Old Dominion (+13.5) vs Liberty
- Memphis vs Charlotte (+10)
- North Carolina State vs Wake Forest (+2.5)
- No. 15 Oklahoma State vs UCF (+2.5)
- Cincinnati (+2.5) vs Houston
- Rice vs UTSA (-14.5)
- Duke vs No. 24 North Carolina (-14)
Old Dominion (+13.5) vs Liberty
Chris Fallica picks Old Dominion with a +13.5 spread against Liberty. He notes that Old Dominion needs two victories from its final three games to reach six wins. Despite acknowledging that an outright upset at Liberty might be a stretch, he emphasizes Old Dominion’s competitive performances throughout the season, including close losses to James Madison, Wake Forest, Marshall, and Coastal Carolina.
Memphis vs Charlotte (+10)
Fallica chooses Charlotte with a +10 spread against Memphis. He bases his pick on Charlotte’s recent offensive upswing, demonstrated by their performance against Tulsa. He recognizes the possibility that Charlotte may not keep pace with Memphis’ offense but still opts to take the points in this matchup.
North Carolina State vs Wake Forest (+2.5)
Fallica selects Wake Forest with a +2.5 spread against NC State. He views this as a play against NC State, a team that has managed consecutive upsets but is now slightly favored over Wake Forest. He highlights the quarterback situation for NC State, with Brennan Armstrong taking over for the rest of the season, and suggests that this could influence the game’s outcome.
No. 15 Oklahoma State vs UCF (+2.5)
In the matchup between Oklahoma State and UCF, Fallica picks UCF with a +2.5 spread. He mentions UCF’s recent win over Cincinnati and their strong performance nearly beating OU in Norman. Fallica notes the challenges Oklahoma State faces in their remaining schedule and believes UCF’s offense, led by John Rhys Plumlee, will make this a difficult game for Oklahoma State.
Cincinnati (+2.5) vs Houston
For the Cincinnati vs Houston game, Fallica goes with Cincinnati at a +2.5 spread. He points out Houston’s narrow victories in the Big 12 and their close win over UTSA. Acknowledging Cincinnati’s struggle for a conference win and their less-than-stellar offense, Fallica still opts for the underdog, favoring Cincinnati.
Rice vs UTSA (-14.5)
Fallica picks UTSA with a -14.5 spread against Rice. He highlights UTSA’s impressive performance since QB Frank Harris’s return, with five consecutive wins, most by significant margins. He anticipates that UTSA will score heavily against Rice’s defense, which has struggled against stronger teams this season.
Duke vs No. 24 North Carolina (-14)
In the Duke vs North Carolina game, Fallica chooses North Carolina with a -14 spread. He notes Duke’s quarterback issues and anticipates a strong performance from North Carolina, especially from quarterback Drake Maye in what might be his final home game. Fallica expects North Carolina to bounce back from recent stumbles against ACC opponents and sees this game as an opportunity for them to stay in contention for the ACC title game.