Free College Football Picks For Today 9/12/2019
Florida St vs. Virginia Pick Prediction 9/14/2019
Florida St vs. Virginia—College football pick is Virginia Cavaliers -7.5. Cavaliers an experienced defensive team held Pittsburgh to just 14 points in the opener then 17 to FCS school William & Mary last week. The offense is balanced with 172 rushing yards and 5.1 yards per attempt and throws for 238 yards. Issue with Florida St has been the defense. It is not just this season it has been for several seasons that the Seminoles defense has worsened to what it is now. Team is allowing 520 yards per game and couldn’t separate from UL Monroe at home winning 45-41 in overtime. Seminoles allowed 30 of 40 passing for 282 yards and three touchdowns passes to the War Hawks. Seminoles have allowed six touchdown throws in two games. Virginia defense holding opponents to 2.2 yards per carry on 32 rushes and 48.1% completion rate. Bryce Perkins a mobile quarterback that leads the Cavaliers in rushing. Play Virginia Cavaliers -7.5.
TCU vs. Purdue Pick Prediction 9/14/2019
TCU vs. Purdue—College football free pick is TCU and Purdue to play under the total of 51.5. Purdue starting quarterback Elijah Sindelar has been diagnosed with a concussion and has missed practice early this week. If he can’t go it will be redshirt freshman Jack Plummer. TCU has many juniors and seniors on the defensive side of the football. Horned Frogs come off the bye week after beating FCS Arkansas Pine Bluff behind a good defensive performance. This is a TCU team that held opponents to 23.1 points per game a season ago. Sindelar does lead the nation in passing yards and touchdown passes. Quarterback play was inconsistent last year and both senior transfer Alex Denton from Kansas St was not impressive under center. Play TCU and Purdue to play under the total of 51.5.
Oklahoma vs. UCLA Pick Prediction 9/14/2019
Oklahoma vs. UCLA—Free pick is Oklahoma Sooners and UCLA Bruins to play under the total of 73.5 points. Bruins offensive output has looked poor this season. They have been held to 14 points to both San Diego St and Cincinnati this season. They averaged just 239 yards per game on the season. They have show better work on defense and holding opponents to 2.7 yards per carry on 48 rushes. Don’t believe UCLA will win but their offense won’t produce many points. Bruins are running for only 1.8 yards per carry on 34 rushing attempts per contest. If Bruins score less than 20 points, then Oklahoma will have to score more than 53 points in this game. UCLA defense has shown a bit better this year. Play Oklahoma and UCLA under 73.5.
Miami Ohio vs. Cincinnati Pick Prediction 9/14/2019
Miami Ohio vs. Cincinnati—College football pick Cincinnati Bearcats -17.5. This will be an angry Cincinnati team after getting blown out at Ohio St last week. These teams face each other a lot. Bearcats have won and covered their past two including last year in a 21-0 road win. In their lone road game the Redhawks traveled to Iowa and were beaten 38-14. Miami Ohio is gaining only 3.8 yards on the ground and the Bearcats against this type of competition will be tough to run on. Play Cincinnati Bearcats -17.5.
Eastern Michigan vs. Illinois Pick Prediction 9/14/2019
Eastern Michigan vs. Illinois—College football free pick is Illinois Fighting Illini -7.5. This is an experienced Illinois team returning seven starters on offense and ten to the defense. They are 2-0 on the season piking up a home blowout win to Akron and win at Connecticut last week. Tough spot for Eastern Michigan playing their third road game in three weeks. They come off the 21 point loss at Kentucky last week. Fighting Illini is holding opponents to only 238 yards per game and are balanced on offense with 170 rushing and 210 passing with 65% completion rate. Eagles have been outgained in both of their games and is an inexperienced team with six starters back on offense with only four to the defense. Play Illinois -7.5.
FAU vs. Ball St Pick Prediction 9/14/2019
FAU vs. Ball St—Free pick is Florida Atlantic -2.5. FAU has played a very tough schedule to start the season facing Ohio St on the road and home to UCF. Ball St opened the season with a 34-24 home defeat to Indiana then beat an FCS school at home last week. Issue with the Cardinals has been their pass defense where they have allowed 275 yards per game. The Ball St offense has only ran for 3.5 yards per attempt. FAU passing attack can exploit Ball St and it is a huge step down in class for the Owls facing Ball St. Play FAU -2.5.
Akron vs. Central Michigan Pick Prediction 9/14/2019
Akron vs. Central Michigan—College football pick is Central Michigan and Akron to play under the total of 45. Tough to back this Akron team as they are averaging only 1.5 yards per carry on the ground on 33 carries per game in losses to UAB and Illinois. Central Michigan are without starting quarterback Quinten Dormady with a knee injury. Zips offense averaged 18.9 points per game last year and the Chippewas just 15 points per game. The under is 4-0 in their past four head to head meetings. Las year the teams combined for 27 points. Play Akron and Central Michigan under 45 points.