Free College Football Picks For Today 9/30/2019
Michigan St vs. Ohio St Pick Prediction 10/5/2019
Michigan St vs. Ohio St—College football pick is Ohio St Buckeyes -20. Buckeyes have won and covered their past two meetings including last year in a 26-6 road win. Two years ago it was the Buckeyes winning 48-3 at home. Must respect the start of the season for the Buckeyes coming off notable 42-0 home win to Cincinnati and last week traveled to Nebraska and came away with the 48-7 win. They are posting 536 yards per game with 282 rushing for 6.1 yards per run. Justin Field is completing 69% of his passes with 16 touchdowns and no picks. Defensively Ohio St limiting opponents to 224 yards per game. Michigan St offense just to unreliable to trust. Last week they had to escape with the 40-31 home win to Indiana surrendering 286 yards to the Hoosiers passing game. Spartans run game has struggled the past several seasons and this year only averaging 4 yards per attempt. Play Ohio St -20.
California vs. Oregon Pick Prediction 10/5/2019
California vs. Oregon—College football free pick California Golden Bears and Oregon Ducks to play under the total of 47 points. Cal dealing with injury concerns as starting quarterback Chase Gabers had to leave the loss at home to Arizona St with a shoulder injury. Backup Devon Modster was ineffective completing 5 of 14 for 23 yards. Golden Bears are a good defensive team holding opponents to just 18 points per game. Oregon traveled to a defensive minded Stanford team two weeks ago and came away with a 21-6 win. This could be the same type of game here with Cal utilizing a backup with a strong defense. Ducks are running for only 4.4 yards per rush and the Golden Bears does have a good back seven. Play California and Oregon under the total of 47 points.
Auburn vs. Florida Pick Prediction 10/5/2019
Auburn at Florida—Free pick is Auburn Tigers -3. Must respect the Tigers quality wins this season. They got past Oregon on a neutral field 27-21 and an impressive defensive performance in a 28-20 win at Texas A&M. It was a dominating effort by the Tigers beating Mississippi St at home 56-23. Auburn offensively generating 455 yards with 251 rushing for 5.4 yards per rush. Florida lost starting quarterback Felipe Franks and now his backup Kyle Trask has to battle a fierce defense. Trask did throw two interceptions at home to Tennessee. Auburn is holding opposing quarterbacks to 54.9% passing. Play Auburn -3.
Iowa vs. Michigan Pick Prediction 10/5/2019
Iowa at Michigan—College football pick is Iowa Hawkeyes +5.5. Hawkeyes enter play a perfect 4-0 after a dominating win at home to Middle Tennessee St. Iowa has a win on the road to Iowa St. Team is moving the football for 465 yards per game showing balance. They are averaging 217 rushing for 5.2 yards per run. Senior quarterback Nate Stanley is completing 64.4% of his passes with eight touchdowns and no pick. Iowa strong defensively holding teams to 251 yards per game with 3.5 yards per rush average on 22 carries per game. Michigan defeated a doormat program in Rutgers soundly. But struggled in an overtime win at home to Army and was pounded at Wisconsin 35-14 giving up 487 yards with 359 rushing for 6.3 yards per run. Wolverines have not thrown the football with accuracy behind Shea Patters at 59% completion rate for the competition they have faced. Play Iowa +5.5.
Oklahoma vs. Kansas Pick Prediction 10/5/2019
Oklahoma at Kansas—College football free pick is Kansas Jayhawks +35.5. Jayhawks were able to cover against this strong Sooners team last year losing 55-40 as a 35 point underdog. They have covered two straight against Oklahoma. Kansas has been competitive at home and have a road win at Boston College 48-24 on the season. Jayhawks are running the football for 164 yards per game with 5 yards per rush average. Sooners did beat up on Texas Tech last week who were without their starting quarterback. Sooners did not cover at home to a down Houston team allowing 31 points. Jayhawks ball control limits possessions here at home. Sooners have a huge test the following week against rival Texas. For these passing teams in the Midwest when Autumn hits in October you must worry about wind. Play Kansas +35.5.
Utah St vs. LSU Pick Prediction 10/5/2019
Utah St at LSU—Free pick is Utah St and LSU to play over the total of 69 points. This LSU team is lighting up the scoreboard this season. They have put up 45 on the road at Texans and last week traveled to Vanderbilt and came away with a 66-38 win. Tigers are generating 563 yards per game and behind quarterback Joe Burrow are throwing for 431 yards with 78% completion rate. This is no doormat Utah St team. They are a good team from the Mountain West that has put up 533 yards per game. Junior quarterback Jordan Love is passing for a 65% completion rate and throwing for 326 yards per game. LSU with a modern offense is finding their defense on the field for 68 plays per game. As a result the Tigers are allowing 23 points per game. Utah St does generate enough points to push this total over. Play Utah St and LSU over the total of 69.
Texas vs. West Virginia Pick Prediction 10/5/2019
Texas at West Virginia—College football pick is West Virginia +10. It is a tough place for a visiting team to play in West Virginia. Mountaineers are getting improved play from junior quarterback Austin Kendall who has passed for nearly 68% completion rate in win at home to NC State and on the road at Kansas. Texas has their first step up game on the road as they beat a weak opponent in Rice away from home three weeks ago. This is a bad spot for the Longhorns because next week they get their rivals Oklahoma. Mountaineers have shown improved defensive play this season. Longhorn defense did give up 494 yards to a rebuilding Oklahoma St team last week plus committed three turnovers. Play West Virginia +10.
Oklahoma St vs. Texas Tech Pick Prediction 10/5/2019
Oklahoma St vs. Texas Tech—College football pick is Oklahoma St Cowboys -8.5. Texas Tech has lost starting quarterback Alan Bowman for several weeks and the offense has struggled scoring 14 at Arizona then 16 at Oklahoma last week. Oklahoma St offense is generating 532 yards per game and getting good run production with 291 yards for 6 yards per rush. Cowboys quarterback Spencer Sanders is completing 64.5% of his passes. Cowboys have covered all five games this season including their three on the road. They dropped a six point decision at Texas as they moved the football for 494 yards covering as a seven point underdog. Texas Tech quarterback woes can’t back. Play Oklahoma St -8.5.
TCU vs. Iowa St Pick Prediction 10/5/2019
TCU vs. Iowa St—College football free pick is TCU Horned Frogs +3.5. Horned Frogs got improved play from their quarterback Max Duggan in their blowout home win to Kansas 51-14. They do have a road win behind a dominant run attack at Purdue. Horned Frogs run game is generating 275 yards per game with 5.6 yards per run. They are defending holding opponents to 246 yards per game. Iowa St has disappointing losses at home to Iowa and last week a two point defeat at Baylor. They needed overtime in their three point home win to FCS school Northern Iowa. Cyclones have failed to cover their past four games against the Big 12. Play TCU +3.5.
Arizona vs. Colorado Pick Prediction 10/5/2019
Arizona vs. Colorado—Free pick is Colorado Buffaloes -2. Khalil Tate missed the win at home to UCLA with a hamstring injury. Buffaloes moved to 3-1 with their 34-31 road win at Arizona St. Buffaloes come off the bye week. They are moving the football for 434 yards. Behind senior quarterback Steven Montez the team throws for 291 yards with a 67.2% completion rate. Wildcats play their second road game of the season. They opened the year at Hawaii dropping a 45-38 decision giving up 595 yards to a good offensive team. Wildcats have wins against an FCS team, a down UCLA team and Texas Tech who lost their starting quarterback. Must respect the Buffaloes offensive performance at Arizona St where they put up 475 yards with 23 of 30 passing for 337 yards and three touchdowns by Steven Montez. Play Colorado -2.
Georgia vs. Tennessee Pick Prediction 10/5/2019
Georgia vs. Tennessee—College football pick is Georgia and Tennessee to play under the total of 52.5. Volunteers offense struggled in a road loss at Florida behind held to only three points. Tennessee has put up good defensive numbers this season holding opponents to 339 yards per game and only 3.7 yards per run. Georgia plays stout defense holding opponents to only 262 yards with 57 rushing yards on an average of 25 carries for 2.3 yards per rush. Volunteers not getting accurate quarterback play with 58.3% completion rate pointing to a long night for the Tennessee offense on third down. Play Georgia and Tennessee under 52.5 points.
Washington vs. Stanford Pick Prediction 10/5/2019
Washington at Stanford—College football free pick is Washington Huskies and Stanford Cardinal under the total of 50 points. Stanford has had issues with their offensive production held to 6 points at home to Oregon and 17 home to Northwestern They scored only 20 at USC. Now they face a strong defensive team in Washington who held the air raid offense of USC to only 14 points. Stanford has trouble running the football which puts pressure on a passing game that has not been accurate enough with a 59% completion rate. Cardinal quarterback KJ Costello has been dealing with a hand injury. Washington has played to under in their past four against the PAC 12. Cardinal is doing a good job in run defense. This unit kept Stanford in their loss to Oregon where they held the Ducks to only 21 points. Play Washington and Stanford under 50 points.
Temple vs. East Carolina Pick Prediction 10/3/2019
Temple at East Carolina—Free pick is East Carolina Pirates +13. In their lone road game, the Owls traveled to a rebuilding Buffalo Bulls team from the MAC conference and were beaten 38-22. Owls committed four turnovers in the loss. Temple is not getting accuracy from quarterback Anthony Russo. In his games against FBS schools Russo’s completion rate was 54% against Maryland, 49% at Buffalo and 40.9% against a restructuring Georgia Tech team. ECU comes off a road win at Old Dominion behind a good defensive performance holding the Monarchs to 80 rushing yards on 42 attempts. Owls running for only 3.9 yards per attempt. The Pirates are an experienced team. Play East Carolina +13.
UCF vs. Cincinnati Pick Prediction 10/4/2019
UCF at Cincinnati—College football pick is Cincinnati Bearcats +4. UCF has piled up wins to FCS Florida Atlantic, a down Stanford team at home then a doormat program in Connecticut where they gave up 21 points. In their road step up game the Knights were beaten at Pittsburgh. They allowed an offensively challenged Panthers team 35 points. Remember UCF lost a lot from their defense from a year ago. Knights allowed 196 rushing yards to Pitt for 5.3 yards per rush and three touchdown throws. Cincinnati an 11 win team from last season who comes off a road win at a respectable opponent in Marshall 52-14. Plus the Bearcats have experience. Knights are using freshman quarterback Dillon Gabriel as their starter McKenzie Milton is out for the year recovering from knee surgery. Gabriel did throw two interceptions in the loss at Pittsburgh and now he sees a strong defensive team on the road. Play Cincinnati +4.