Free College Football Picks For Today 9/23/2019
Ohio St vs. Nebraska Pick Prediction 9/28/2019
Ohio St at Nebraska—College football pick is Ohio St Buckeyes -16.5. Ohio St has performed well. They beat up a good Cincinnati team at home 42-0 then went on the road in their Big Ten opener and blew out Indiana 51-10. Buckeyes are generating 524 yards of offense per game while the defense holds opponents to 222 yards. Behind quarterback Justin Fields the Buckeyes have a 71.6% completion rate with 13 touchdowns and no picks. Running back JK Dobbins is averaging 7 yards per carry on the ground. Nebraska is showing improvements but in step up games to Colorado they lost 34-31 and at Illinois escaped with a 42-38 win. Cornhuskers allowed 221 yards rushing to Illinois for 5.8 yards per run and were sloppy with the football with four lost fumbles. In the Colorado loss the Cornhuskers surrendered 375 yards passing. Cornhuskers haven’t built up to that same class as Ohio St. Play Ohio St -16.5.
USC vs. Washington Pick Prediction 9/28/2019
USC at Washington—College football free pick is USC Trojans +9.5 USC has a talented set of receivers who can make plays. They are getting better and better. Trojans are throwing for 324 yards per game with 75.2% completion rate. Defense showed signs of improvement last week in their home win to Utah. Trojans showed in their win at home to Utah they can run the football when they want to. We have seen the Huskies have dull offensive performances in the past at home like in the 20-19 loss to Cal. Under has covered five of their past six head to head meetings. USC air raid offense is difficult to defend for opposing defenses with the speed of the Trojans playmakers. USC generates enough offense to cover this number. Play USC +9.5.
Ole Miss vs. Alabama Pick Prediction 9/28/2019
Ole Miss at Alabama—Free pick is Alabama Crimson Tide -34. Ole Miss does not possess the physicalness of Alabama to remain competitive in this game. Crimson Tide has pounded the Rebels the past two seasons by scores of 66-3 and 62-7 the past two seasons. Ole Miss is 2-2 with road loss at Memphis and last week at home to California. Defensively the Rebels are surrendering 288 yards passing per game with 66% completion rate. Crimson Tide passing attack posts 371 yards per game with 77% completions. Ole Miss freshman quarterback Corral is day to day with a shot to the ribs he took in the loss to Cal. Play Alabama -34.
Clemson vs. North Carolina Pick Prediction 9/28/2019
Clemson at North Carolina—College football pick is North Carolina +28.5. Head coach Mack Brown has improved this Tar Heels program. Look for them to be up for this circle game against the Tigers. UNC is moving the football for 418 yards per game with 262 passing with 63.6% completion rate. Tar Heels picked up wins at home to Miami and South Carolina on a neutral field in nearby Charlotte as an underdog each time. In their lone step up game the Tigers failed to cover at home to Texas A&M being held to 24 points. Tar Heels generate enough offense to cover this huge number at home. Play North Carolina +28.5.
Texas Tech vs. Oklahoma Pick Prediction 9/28/2019
Texas Tech at Oklahoma—College football free pick is Oklahoma Sooners -26. Sooners offense has looked sharp in their wins to FBS schools in UCLA and Houston. Team is posting 676 yards per game with 252 in the passing game for 78% completion rate. Jalen Hurts has nine touchdowns with no picks and leads the Sooners in rushing. Red Raiders coming off a disappointing loss at Arizona 28-14 held to two touchdowns against a bad Wildcats defense. They are without starting quarterback Alex Bowman who is out with a shoulder injury. Play Oklahoma -26.
Northwestern vs. Wisconsin Pick Prediction 9/28/2019
Northwestern at Wisconsin—Free pick is Wisconsin Badgers -22.5. Northwestern continued their offensive struggles scoring only 10 points at home in a loss to Michigan St by 21 points. Wildcats lost their starting quarterback in week one. Sophomore Hunter Johnson has struggled with a 48% completion rate. Badgers averaging 506 yards offensively with 264 rushing for 5.5 yards per carries. Their defense is holding opponents to 177 yards per contest and 1.6 yards per rush on an average of 33 carries. That will be the inexperience Wildcats quarterback in Johnson in down and distance. That will not provide good results for the Wildcats. Play Wisconsin -22.5.
Iowa St vs. Baylor Pick Prediction 9/28/2019
Iowa St at Baylor—College football pick is Iowa St Cyclones -1.5. Cyclones have won their past two meetings with the Bears. Baylor has not faced still competition thus far winning games to Stephen F Austin, Texas San Antonio and Rice. Bears could only muster a 21-13 win at a down Rice team. Iowa St has moved the football for 531 yards this season with 349 in the passing game for 72.6% completion rate. Iowa St did cover in their home loss to Iowa 18-17. But the Hawkeyes is a good defense while defense has been a weakness for Baylor for some time now. Cyclones have an experience defense and will be too physical for Baylor. Play Iowa St -1.5.
Mississippi St vs. Auburn Pick Prediction 9/28/2019
Mississippi St vs. Auburn—College football free pick is Auburn -7. Tigers have pulled impressive victories this season to Oregon on a neutral field and Texas A&M on the road. Their strong physical style of defense led the team to those wins. Auburn is holding teams to 316 yards per game with only 3.1 yards per rush attempt. Mississippi St quarterback Tommy Stevens is dealing with a shoulder that forced him to leave his past couple of games. Bulldogs lost a lot of their firepower from defense this year and as a result is giving up 357 yards per game. Tigers have a home loss to Kansas St giving up 31 points and allowed 28 points to Louisiana on a neutral field. Auburn is generating big plays on the ground as the team averages 228 yards rushing for 5.5 yards per attempt. Play Auburn -7.
Kentucky vs. South Carolina Pick Prediction 9/28/2019
Kentucky vs. South Carolina—Free pick is South Carolina -4. Kentucky dealing with quarterback injuries. They lost starting quarterback Terry Wilson to a season ending injury. Now his backup Sawyer Smith is dealing with a shoulder injury. Wildcats offense has been held to an average of 17 points per game in their past two games resulting in losses. South Carolina is the better offensive team that generates 443 yards per game with 193 rushing for 6.3 yards per attempt. At home against Alabama, Gamecocks freshman quarterback Ryan Hillinksi passed for 324 yards in a home loss but cover to Alabama. Back to back road games for Kentucky who is dealing with quarterback injuries. Play South Carolina -4.
NC State vs. Florida St Pick Prediction 9/28/2019
NC State vs. Florida St—College football pick is Florida St -5.5. Florida St comes away with a nice win against an improving Louisville team 35-24 following a tough loss at Virginia. This Seminoles team has played the tougher schedule facing Boise St, Virginia and Louisville. NC State is a rebuilding team with four starters returning on offense. They have played a weak schedule battling East Carolina, Western Carolina, Ball St and a down West Virginia team. Wolf Pack suffered a 44-27 loss at the Mountaineers in their only other road game of the season where they allowed 445 yards with 272 passing and 67.5% completion rate. Florida St has talent and is throwing for 306 yards per game with 70% completion rate. Play Florida St -5.5.
Washington St vs. Utah Pick Prediction 9/28/2019
Washington St vs. Utah—College football free pick is Washington St Cougars +6. Utah has struggled facing this Washington St passing attack the past two season losing both times outright including last year at home 28-24. Both teams come off losses behind poor defensive performances. This is a Cougars offense that can move the football for 605 yards per game with 495 passing and 74.5% completion rate. Utes faced an air raid passing attack last week and gave up 30 points with 368 yards to USC who had to utilize a third string quarterback in the win. Play Washington St +6.
Wake Forest vs Boston College Pick Prediction 9/28/2019
Wake Forest vs. Boston College—Free pick is Boston College Eagles +6.5. Boston College is a good offensive team as they move the football for 459 yards with 253 rushing for 5.0 yards per carry. Eagles have a quality running back in AJ Dillon who is averaging 4.7 yards per carry. Demon Deacons face their first big test on the road as they did beat a down program in Rice earlier in the season. Demon Deacons defense has had issues stopping people the past two seasons. Even in their opener Utah St scored 35 points on Wake Forest on the road. Play Boston College +6.5.
Indiana vs. Michigan St Pick Prediction 9/28/2019
Indiana vs. Michigan St—College football pick is Indiana +14.5. Michigan St returns home after beating a Northwestern team utilizing a backup quarterback. This is an offense that has struggled the past several seasons. Indiana can move the football as the Hoosiers average 429 yards per game with 308 in the passing game with 68% completion rate. They did have trouble against the speed of Ohio St but this Spartans team is only running for 3.9 yards per attempt on an average of 37 carries. Hoosiers have defended well in their other games. Quarterback Peyton Ramsey for the Hoosiers is completing 74% of his passes in three games. Indiana generates enough offense to cover this big number. Play Indiana +14.5.
SMU vs. USF Pick Prediction 9/28/2019
SMU at USF—College football free pick is SMU Mustangs -7. Head coach Sonny Dykes is in his second year with the Mustangs and has an experience team. They are off to a 4-0 start and has covered each game. They went into TCU last week and came away with a 41-38 win. USF has had disappointing losses to Wisconsin and a down Georgia Tech team. They average only 5 points per game against their FBS opponents on the season. On the year the Bulls are moving the football for only 293 yards. Mustangs offense sharp averaging 514 yards with 297 passing with a 67% completion rate. They are led by Texas transfer at quarterback Shane Buechele who has thrown for 1159 yards on the season. Play SMU -7.