Free College Football Picks For Today 8/29/2019
Ole Miss vs. Memphis Pick Prediction 8/31/2019
Mississippi vs. Memphis—College football pick is Mississippi and Memphis to play over the total of 67.5 points. Ole Miss though returning only three on offense has hired Rich Rodriguez as the offensive coordinator. Rebels will play his fast up tempo offense that generates lots of plays and points on the scoreboard. They do start redshirt freshman Matt Corral. He did see action in four games last season. Rebels do have experience at running back and in Rick Rod’s spread he does feature the run. Tigers have been a poor defense for the past three seasons. They allowed 36.2 points and 36.2 points per game. Memphis has their quarterback Brady White return for his junior season with his playmakers in the passing game. Under head coach Mike Norvell in three seasons, the team has been a strong offensive team. Last year the Tigers averaged 42.9 points and 523 yards per game. Their defense was poor surrendering 32 points and 428 yards per contest. Play Ole Miss and Memphis over the total of 67.5 points.
Mississippi St vs. Louisiana Pick Prediction 8/31/2019
Mississippi St vs. Louisiana—College football free pick is Mississippi St Bulldogs -20. Team will start Penn St transfer Tommy Stevens. Head coach Joe Moorhead was the Penn St offensive coordinator where Stevens backup Trace McSorley. Bulldogs crushed the Rajin Cajuns last year 56-10. Rajin Cajuns were crushed in their other step up games to Alabama and two losses to Appalachian St. Mississippi St is a team that reloads on defense and held opponents to 13.2 points and 263 yards per game. Louisiana had struggles on defense allowing 34.2 points and 436 yards per game. This game will be played in the Superdome in New Orleans so expect a good number of Mississippi St fans in attendance. Rajin Cajuns are inexperienced in the linebacker position and struggled stopping the run allowing 5 yards per carry. Play Mississippi St Bulldogs -20.
East Carolina vs. NC State Pick Prediction 8/31/2019
East Carolina vs. NC State—Free pick is NC State Wolfpack -16.5. Tough to back the Pirates. Team finished at 3-9 last year. They had some bad road losses last year losing 58-3 at NC State, 56-6 at Cincinnati and 49-6 at Temple. Pirates a poor defensive team giving up 37 points and 440 yards per game They return starting quarterback Holton Ahlers for his sophomore season. Pirates passing game poor completing only 50% of their passes last season. Team produced only 22.8 points per game. NC State returns seven starters back on a defense that held opponents to 24.9 points per game. Matt McKay a sophomore takes over at quarterback for the Wolfpack. Head coach Dave Doren in his seventh year was sold on McKay’s accuracy in camp and had a great spring. Doern had only six starters back last year and the team went 9-4 posting 33.8 points and 456 yards per game. Play NC State -16.5.
Eastern Michigan vs. Coastal Carolina Pick Prediction 8/31/2019
Eastern Michigan vs. Coastal Carolina—College football pick is Coastal Carolina Chanticleers +6. Coastal Carolina is an experienced team returning seven starters on offense and eight to the defense. They are experienced on both lines. Four starters back on the offensive line and six of seven in their front seven on defense. Sophomore Fred Payton starts at quarterback winning the job in camp with day to day consistency. He takes care of the football. Eastern Michigan has a lot of turnover from their 7-6 team last year with six starters returning on offense and four to the defense. They were an offense that posted only 27 points per game. Eagles offensive and defensive line are inexperienced and break in a first year starting quarterback. Glass did see action last year and was the starting quarterback in the Eagles 23-21 defeat to Georgia Southern in their bowl game. Six is too many to lay on the road with this team. Play Coastal Carolina +6.
Georgia St vs. Tennessee Pick Prediction 8/31/2019
Georgia St vs. Tennessee—College football free pick is Tennessee Volunteers -26. This is an experienced Volunteers team that brings back ten starters to their offense. Junior quarterback Jarret Guarantano returns with all his playmakers in the passing game. They defended well holding teams to 27.9 points per game. Georgia St comes off a 2-10 year. They defended poorly giving up 37 points and 490 yards per game. Panthers were pounded in the non-conference last year losing 41-7 at NC State and 59-22 at Memphis. They even lost at home to Western Michigan 34-15. Georgia St went 0-6 on the road last year losing each game by 13 points or greater. Run defense was atrocious as the Panthers allowed an average of 6.6 yards per run attempt. Play Tennessee -26.
Syracuse vs. Liberty Pick Prediction 8/31/2019
Syracuse at Liberty—Free pick is Syracuse and Liberty to play over the total of 68 points. Tommy Devito starts at quarterback for the Orange. In limited action last year, the signal caller threw for 525 yards and four touchdowns. He has many of his playmakers back on offense. Under head coach Dino Babers the Syracuse defense has struggled. They allowed 427 yards per game a season ago. They opened the season at Western Michigan and won 55-42. They gave up 44 points in a loss at Pittsburgh. Liberty is an experienced team on offense returning eight starters including starting quarterback Steven Calvert a senior. Most of his playmakers return. This was an offense that averaged 33 points and 423 yards per game. They were also a bad defensive team giving up 37 points and 485 yards per game. In step up games the Flames allowed 47 to North Texas, 45 to Virginia and 53 to Auburn. Also, the Flames surrendered 43 to New Mexico and 49 to New Mexico St. Flames get enough points to push this over. Play Syracuse and Liberty over the total of 68 points.
Missouri vs. Wyoming Pick Prediction 8/31/2019
Missouri vs. Wyoming—College football pick is Missouri Tigers -17.5. Drew Lock era is over with the Tigers as the talented four year starter is trying to make the Denver Broncos. Enter Clemson transfer Kelly Bryant with plenty to prove. He has a wealth of talented playmakers in the passing game returning. This offense posted 36.6 points and 482 yards per game last season. Team defended better limiting opponents to 25.5 points. Tigers ran effectively last season for 202 yards averaging 4.8 yards per rush. Wyoming lost half their starters from a 6-6 team. Only five return on offense. The offensive and defensive line is inexperienced and that is an issue facing an SEC school. Cowboy’s offense generated only 20.7 points per game last year. Sean Chambers returns at quarterback after playing late last year. He returns from a broken leg last year as he likes to run the football. Cowboys inexperience at the trenches is an issue here. Play Missouri -17.5.
Louisiana Tech vs. Texas Pick Prediction 8/31/2019
Louisiana Tech vs. Texas—College football free pick is Louisiana Tech Bulldogs +20.5. Texas is not very experienced as the team returns five on offense and only three to their defense. Longhorns have four first year starters on the offensive line. This is a look ahead spot for Texas as they have a huge home battle against LSU next week. Longhorns have struggled in Week 1 the past two seasons. Also the defense struggled last year giving up 393 yards per game. Louisiana Tech returns starting quarterback J’Mar Smith a senior and his senior running back. There are three seniors and two juniors on the Bulldogs offense line. This is a team that covered early in the season at LSU. Under head coach Skip Holtz, Louisiana Tech held opponents to just 23 points per game. Play Louisiana Tech +20.5.
New Mexico St vs. Washington St Pick Prediction 8/31/2019
New Mexico St vs. Washington St—Free pick is Washington St Cougars -31. Cougars have experience on their offensive line with four starters returning as well with many play makers in the passing game. Senior quarterback Anthony Gordon gets the start at quarterback. A first year starter who has been with the program for four years. Cougars defense has played well the past three seasons. Last year the team held opponents to 23.3 points per game. They did pound teams early last year in the preseason with blowout wins at Wyoming, home to San Jose St and Eastern Washington. New Mexico St coming off a 3-0 season. They lack experience on defense with only six starters returning. They were pounded in road losses at Minnesota, Utah St, Louisiana and BYU last season. This was a poor Aggies defense surrendering 41 points and 476 yards per game. They gave up 258 rushing yards per game with 5.1 yards per run. Play Washington St -31.