Free College Football Picks For Today 10/7/2019
Oklahoma Sooners vs. Texas Longhorns Pick Prediction 10/12/2019
Oklahoma vs. Texas—College football pick Texas Longhorns +10. Longhorns have made ground on the Sooners program through the years. Texas has faced the much tougher schedule. They put up 38 points on a good LSU defense in a seven point loss. Back to back wins in Big 12 at home to Oklahoma St then last week in a tough spot beat an improving West Virginia team 42-31 on the road. Longhorns have covered six of their past seven against the Sooners. Oklahoma has put up good numbers. But their opponents thus far, Houston, South Dakota, a down UCLA and Texas Tech program plus Kansas. Longhorns the more tested team. Play Texas +10.
Florida St vs. Clemson Pick Prediction 10/12/2019
Florida St vs. Clemson—College football free pick is Florida St Seminoles +27. These meetings have been competitive in four of their past five meetings with the Seminoles falling within this number. Seminoles have talent and showed improvement in wins at home to Louisville and NC State. Tigers have not covered their high profile games beating Texas A&M by 14 at home and North Carolina by one on the road prior to their bye week. Seminoles getting production from starting quarterback James Blackman who is completing 69.4% of his passes with nine touchdowns and two picks. Cam Akers is an NFL prospect at running back for the Seminoles. Florida St generates enough offense to cover this big number. Play Florida St +27.
Alabama vs. Texas A&M Pick Prediction 10/12/2019
Alabama vs. Texas A&M—Free pick is Alabama -17.5. The Crimson Tide won last years meeting 45-23 at home. Don’t believe Nick Saban was happy with his defense prior to entering his bye week. They blew out Ole Miss at home posting 59 points. But the Crimson Tide allowed 31 points to the Rebels. Texas A&M in their two high profile games dropped a fourteen point decision at Clemson and by 8 at home to Auburn. Texas A&M did not look good pulling out a 31-27 win on a neutral field to a bad Arkansas team. Alabama is putting up 555 yards per game with 174 rushing for 5.3 yards per carry. With Tua leading the passing attack the team is completing 75.3% of their throws. Aggies didn’t match the physical style play of Auburn in their home loss. Now facing a physical hard hitting team in Alabama they find a quarterback much accurate then Auburn’s freshman Bo Nix. Play Alabama -17.5.
Penn St vs. Iowa Pick Prediction 10/12/2019
Penn St vs. Iowa—College football pick is Iowa +3.5. This is a spot where Iowa thrives. At home in prime time we have seen this program step up with huge efforts. Must be impressed with the Hawkeyes defense holding the Wolverines to only ten points. Penn St steps up in class facing the best defense they have seen. In their highest profile game, the Nittany Lions got past Pittsburgh only by seven at home. Iowa has a notable road win in a high profile road game at Iowa St. This Penn St is not experienced on offense and now they face some resistance defense in a hostile road game. Hawkeyes holding opponents to only 255 yards and 8.8 points per game. Iowa St in a big game scored only 17 on this defense at home. Play Iowa +2.5. Play Iowa +3.5.
USC vs. Notre Dame Pick Prediction 10/12/2019
USC vs. Notre Dame—College football free pick Notre Dame Fighting Irish -11. Notre Dame is a very good defensive team. In their last home game against the Trojans the Fighting Irish posted a 49-14 win two seasons ago. Notre Dame held Georgia to 23 points on the road. On the year the team is holding opponents to 332 yards per game. USC defense has looked weak. They were pushed around by Washington on the road losing 28-14. In their other road game the defense played poorly losing to an average BYU team on the road 30-27 in overtime. On the season the Trojans defense surrendering 411 yards per game with 175 rushing for 4.5 yards per rush. Fighting Irish offense balanced with 5.2 yards per rush average on the ground and 281 passing with a 66% completion rate. Play Notre Dame -11.
Florida vs. LSU Pick Prediction 10/12/2019
Florida vs. LSU—Free pick is LSU Tigers -13. Florida got past Auburn as the Tigers freshman quarterback made critical mistakes on the road. LSU is home and the site matters in this game. LSU has balance on offense as they are posting 571 yards per game with 155 rushing for 4.2 yards per carry. Quarterback Joe Burrow has been accurate passing for 78.4% completion rate with 22 touchdowns and 3 picks. His completion rate has been no lower than 71% in any game this season. At Texas Burrow was 31 of 39 for 471 yards with four touchdowns and a pick. Tough spot for Florida entering this game after an emotional home win to Auburn. Gators couldn’t cover at Kentucky utilizing a backup quarterback and a down Miami team on a neutral field. LSU a complete team unlike Auburn who has an inaccurate freshman quarterback. Play LSU -13.
Nebraska vs. Minnesota Pick Prediction 10/12/2019
Nebraska at Minnesota—College football pick is Minnesota Golden Gophers -7. Minnesota offense has looked sharp this season. Quarterback Tanner Morgan is completing 70.3% of his passes with thirteen touchdowns and three picks. Golden Gophers sit at 5-0 this season after their 40-17 home win to Illinois. Defensively the Golden Gophers are limiting teams to 314 yards per game with only 3.7 yards per rush. After getting blown out at home to Nebraska scoring seven points, the Cornhuskers were held to just 13 points in a three point win to Northwestern that has struggled at the quarterback position. Nebraska has failed to cover five of their past six. They are dealing with injury concerns as quarterback Adrian Martinez is listed as day to day with a knee injury. Martinez completing only 60% of his passes with seven touchdowns and five picks. No touchdown throws by Martinez in three of four games. Their backup is sophomore Noah Vedral who has seen very little action in three seasons. Play Minnesota -7.
South Carolina vs. Georgia Pick Prediction 10/12/2019
South Carolina vs. Georgia—College football pick is Georgia Bulldogs 24.5. Georgia coming off a 43-14 win at Tennessee last week. Bulldogs have not allowed more than 17 point to any one opponent this season. Team is allowing only 278 yards per game with 2.3 yards per rush. Must worry about Gamecocks freshman quarterback Ryan Hilinski in down and distance in this road spot against a ferocious defense. In his lone road game the Gamecocks backup quarterback completed only 43.3% at Missouri in a 20 point loss. Georgia offense has been good piling up 512 yards per game with 250 rushing for 6.8 yards per rush. Quarterback Jake Fromm completing 77.5% of his passes with eight touchdowns and no picks. Play Georgia -24.5.
Georgia Tech vs. Duke Pick Prediction 10/12/2019
Georgia Tech at Duke—College football free pick Duke Blue Devils -18. Duke has covered five straight against the Yellow Jackets. Tough to back this Georgia Tech team as they change from a Triple Option offense to a modern one involving passing. Yellow Jackets have failed to cover all five games this season. They have been blown out in their road games by 38 at Clemson and by 22 at Temple. Duke is a good offense team generating 390 yards per game. Defensively the Blue Devils hold opponents to 339 yards per contest. Senior quarterback Quentin Harris is completing 64.6% of his passes this season. Play Duke -18.
Washington St vs. Arizona St Pick Prediction 10/12/2019
Washington St at Arizona St—Free pick is Washington St Cougars +3. Head coach Mike Leach very unhappy with his team after back to back losses to UCLA and at Utah. They come off the bye week and will be an angry team here. This is an offense for the Cougars that generate 546 yards per game with 450 in the passing game. Anthony Gordon under center leads a Cougars offense with a 71.9% completion rate. Arizona St has shown to be an offensively challenged team this season. When ASU met a spread offense, they fell at home to Colorado 34-31. They beat offensively challenged major conference schools in Cal by 7 and Michigan St by 3. Tough to ask the freshman quarterback for the Sun Devils Jayden Daniels to try and match the scoring output in this spot. His completion rate has been 60% against the PAC 12. There will be a new defensive coordinator for the Cougars so look to a bounce from the defense in this spot. Play Washington St +3.
Michigan St vs. Wisconsin Pick Prediction 10/12/2019
Michigan St at Wisconsin—College football pick is Michigan St +10. Wisconsin had issues getting points on Northwestern scoring only 24 in a nine point victory failing to cover. Michigan St can stop the run holding opponents to just 3.1 yards per carry. Wisconsin runs the football 46 times and throws an average of 25 times per game. Expect a lot down and distance situations on third down for the Badgers playing into the hands of a good Michigan St defense. Northwestern behind an ineffective backup quarterback manage to push across 15 points on the Badgers. Wisconsin does not possess the speed of the Buckeyes. The Spartans generate enough offense to cover this big number. Play Michigan St +10.
Arkansas vs. Kentucky Pick Prediction 10/12/2019
Arkansas at Kentucky—College football free pick is Kentucky Wildcats -7. Wildcats return home after a two game road trip. They have covered every game at home this season. They should be able to lean on a run game that generates 165 yards per game and 4.7 yards per attempt. Up front at both the offensive and defensive lines the Wildcats have the edge and are stronger. In their lone road game the Razorbacks were beaten at Ole Miss 31-17. The have dropped back to back games at home to San Jose St and Texas A&M on a neutral field. Razorbacks quarterback Nick Starkel has thrown for seven touchdowns and seven picks. San Jose St put up 508 yards on the Razorbacks and Ole Miss 483. On offense they could gain only 2.3 yards per rush on the Rebels. Play Kentucky -7.
Utah vs. Oregon St Pick Prediction 10/12/2019
Utah at Oregon St—Free pick is Oregon St Beavers +14. Oregon St is an improved football team. This offense is generating 475 yards. Quarterback Jake Luton has played well completing 62.1% of his throws with 14 touchdowns and no picks. In back to back games against PAC 12 opponents Stanford and UCLA, Luton completed 69% of his throws resulting in point spread covers in each game. Utah struggled defending the pass in their road defeat at USC giving up 72% completion rate 368 yards passing. Troubled but the look of the Utes secondary at USC and now they hit the road against another good passing team. Oregon St generates enough points to cover this game. Play Oregon St +14.
Washington vs. Arizona Pick Prediction 10/12/2019
Washington at Arizona—College football pick is to play Washington Huskies -6. Like the way Washington bounced back from losses this season. Huskies continued their trend of playing good defense against the PAC 12 as they hold Stanford to 23 points yet still lost the game. Huskies a strong defensive team holding opponents to 18.3 points per game. Arizona had shown well against Texas Tech who was using a backup for much of the game and a down UCLA team. Last week the Wildcats did surrender 30 points and 496 yards to the Colorado Buffaloes in a road win. Their rush defense has not been strong against their FBS opponents. Huskies ran the ball for 5.7 yards per carry on the Trojans. Play Washington -6.