Free College Football Picks For Today 10/5/2019
North Carolina vs. Georgia Tech Pick Prediction 10/5/2019
North Carolina vs. Georgia Tech—College football pick is North Carolina Tar Heels -10.5. Tar Heels an improved team under head coach Mack Brown. They were competitive and covered at home to Clemson last week losing 21-20. Defensive has show improved as the team is holding opponents to 24.8 points per game. Georgia Tech is restructuring its offense from a Triple Option to modern approach and don’t have the personnel to achieve wins yet. They have failed to cover all four games this week and come off losses at Temple last week scoring two points and a home loss to FCS Citadel. Yellow Jackets offense generates only 13.5 points per game plus they are without their top receiver and center to injuries. Play North Carolina -10.5.
Western Kentucky vs. Old Dominion Pick Prediction 10/5/2019
Western Kentucky vs. Old Dominion—College football free pick is Western Kentucky and Old Dominion to play under the total of 43 points. Monarchs have faced stiff competition with games at Virginia and Virginia Tech and covering both games. Their defense is holding teams to 308 yards and 2.9 yards per rush. Old Dominion also struggles on the ground offensively and with passing accuracy as is Western Kentucky. Hilltoppers in Conference USA games held UAB to 13 points and FIU to 14 on the road. Hilltoppers running for only 2.9 yards per rush. Looks like both teams will struggle on third down and will be low scoring. Play Western Kentucky and Old Dominion under 43 points.
Rice vs. UAB Pick Prediction 10/5/2019
Rice at UAB—Free pick is Rice Owls +9.5. Rice is showing improvement. The have covered in an eight point loss at home to Baylor. Last week they took Louisiana Tech into overtime losing by three as a nine point underdog. They did go into Army in their opener and lose 14-7. Their defense against this level of teams have been good. UAB has not played a tough schedule. They have posted wins to Alcorn St, Akron and South Alabama. Blazers come off a seven point loss at Western Kentucky putting up only 13 points. UAB quarterback Tyler Johnston a sophomore is completing only 58.1% of his passes against a weak schedule with eight touchdowns and six picks. Play Rice +9.5.
UMASS at FIU Pick Prediction 10/5/2019
UMASS at FIU—College football pick is UMASS and FIU to play over the total of 69 points. UMASS defense has given up 62 points to Coastal Carolina, 52 to Charlotte and 45 to FCS school Southern Illinois. Even Rutgers put up 48 on the Minutemen. UMASS has played to cover the total in four of their five games with the exception in their loss to their FCS opponent. Opponents are putting up 526 yards on their defense. FIU looks to rebound after a 43-31 road defeat to Louisiana Tech. Their offense has shown improvement the past two weeks. FIU has struggled defensively allowing 454 yards per game with 217 rushing for 5.6 yards per run. FIU have scored 63 points on UMASS the past two seasons with UMASS scoring 24 last year and 45 two seasons ago. Play FIU and UMASS over 69 points.
Vanderbilt vs. Ole Miss Pick Prediction 10/5/2019
Vanderbilt at Ole Miss—College football free pick is Ole Miss -7. Ole Miss did find enough offense to cover at Alabama last week posting 31 points. Rebels are doing a good job with their run defense holding opponents to 3.3 yards per carry. They do have a 14 point home win to Arkansas earlier in the season and the Razorbacks gave trouble to Texas A&M recently. Vanderbilt is rebuilding with a firsr year starting quarterback. Their defense has struggled allowing 502 yards per game with 161 rushing for 5.2 yards per run. Commodores also surrendering 340 passing yards per contest. Commodores have failed to cover all four games this season. In their lone road game, it was Vanderbilt losing 42-24 surrendering 509 yards passing and 65.4% completions. Play Ole Miss -7.
Liberty vs. New Mexico St Pick Prediction 10/5/2019
Liberty at New Mexico St—Free pick is Liberty Flames -4. Flames have the better defense of these two teams. They carry a three game win streak after a home win to New Mexico last week and a notable 18 point win to Buffalo. Tough to back New Mexico St. Team is 0-5 on the season and have failed to cover eight of their past ten at home. Aggies defense is surrendering 520 yards per game with 240 rushing for 6.4 yards per carry. Opponents throwing for 280 yards on this New Mexico St defense with 67.5% completion rate. This Aggies defense did give up 55 points at New Mexico in defeat. Play Liberty -4.
UTSA vs. UTEP Pick Prediction 10/5/2019
UTSA at UTEP—College football pick is UTEP -1.5. UTSA has lost their starting quarterback so they look to sophomore Lowell Narcisse. He got the start in the Roadrunners 45-3 defeat to North Texas completing only 44.4% of his passes with two interceptions. Issue for Texas San Antonio has been their rush defense as the team allows 256 yards per game with 6.5 yards per rush average. Edge on defense for the Miners here and at home. Play UTEP -1.5.
Pittsburgh vs. Duke Pick Prediction 10/5/2019
Pittsburgh at Duke—College football free pick is Pittsburgh Panthers +4. Pittsburgh quarterback Cody Pickett will get the start after sitting out of the win to FCS Delaware as a precaution last week. Against their past three FBS opponents the Panthers have covers to UCF at Penn St and home to Ohio. They picked up wins to UCF and Ohio. Pittsburgh was competitive in a 18-10 road defeat at Penn St and the Nittany Lions have shown to be a good young team. Duke wins have come to down programs in Virginia Tech, Middle Tennessee St and FCS North Carolina A&T. Pittsburgh has won and covered the pas three years against the Blue Devils. Panthers defensively have been good holding teams to 300 yards per game with 2.9 yards per rush average and a 53.7% completion rate. Play Pittsburgh +4.
Oregon St vs. UCLA Pick Prediction 10/5/2019
Oregon St at UCLA—Free pick is Oregon St Beavers +6. Oregon St has shown to be an improved football team. They have covered their past three games. They went on the road to a good Hawaii team in a tough place to play and fell 31-28. Last week at home the Beavers were tied 28-28 with Stanford and lost on a game winning field goal in the closing seconds. Oregon St is moving the football for 482 yards with 213 rushing for 5.8 yards per carry. UCLA fell to 1-4 dropping a 20-17 decision at an Arizona team who was using their backup quarterback. Bruins have been held to 17 point or fewer in four of their five games. They are giving up 514 yards per game with 351 passing and 68.6% completion rate. Beavers should be able to exploit that Bruins pass defense as they throw for 269 yards per game behind senior quarterback Jake Luton who has nine touchdowns and no picks on the season. Bruins offense generates only 3.2 yards a carry on the ground and a poor 56.3% completion rate. Play Oregon St +6.