Free College Football Picks For Today 10/9/2019
Appalachian St vs. Louisiana Pick Prediction 10/9/2019
Appalachian St vs. Louisiana—College football pick is Appalachian St at a pick. Mountaineers have won six straight against the Rajin Cajuns with four of those wins coming on the road. Appalachian St went into North Carolina and got a three point win. Not let down the following week beating Coastal Carolina the following week by 19 points. They faced a good offensive team at home in Charlotte and got the 56-41 win. Mountaineers are moving the football for 429 yards and running well with 5.8 yards per rush with quarterback Zac Thomas a junior connecting for 71.9% of his throws with seven touchdowns and two picks. Louisiana has a neutral field loss by ten to a down Mississippi St team. Following that win the schedule has not been very difficult. Appalachian St is a physical team on both the offensive and defensive line. Mountaineers have covered their past six coming off a bye. Play Appalachian St at a pick.
Ole Miss vs. Missouri Pick Prediction 10/12/2019
Ole Miss at Missouri—College football free pick is Missouri Tigers -12. This is a very good Missouri team. They come off a 42-10 win against a good mid major team in Troy at home last week. They have wins by 20 at home to South Carolina and 31 to West Virginia. Tigers defense has been good holding teams to 227 yards per game and only 2.8 yards per rush on the ground. Quarterback Kelly Bryant is completing 64.8% of his passes with 11 touchdowns and 3 picks. Ole Miss has a 28-20 loss at home to an offensively challenged but good defensive team in Cal. In their road games the Rebels dropped a 28 decision at Alabama and 15-10 at Memphis. Ole Miss on the road gains only 325 yards. Starting quarterback Matt Corral is questionable with a rib injury. Freshman quarterback John Rhys Plumlee completing only 50.9% of his throws in relief. Play Missouri -12.
Texas Tech vs. Baylor Pick Prediction 10/12/2019
Texas Tech at Baylor—Free pick is Texas Tech Red Raiders +12. Looks like the Red Raiders got their act together by posting a 45-35 home win to Oklahoma St last week. They are without starting quarterback Alan Bowman with a shoulder injury until November. Junior Jeff Duffey showed improvement in his second start going 26 of 44 for 424 yards with four touchdowns. Baylor has some close wins by 2 at home to Iowa St and by eight at Rice. Bears quarterback Charlie Brewer was knocked out of their win to Kansas St last week and didn’t return. Brewers has been cleared to play. Red Raiders have balance as they do are running for 172 yards and 5.2 yards per rush. Red Raiders generate enough offense to cover this number. Play Texas Tech +12.
Iowa St vs. West Virginia Pick Prediction 10/12/2019
Iowa St at West Virginia—College football pick is West Virginia Mountaineers +10. After a slow start the Mountaineers are showing improvement. They were competitive in an eleven point home loss to a good Texas team. They moved the football on the Longhorns offense for 463 yards. Quarterback Austin Kendall has completed 67% of his passes the past three games. Iowa St is a disappointing team with home loss to Iowa 18-17 and at Baylor 23-21. Cyclones gain about 100 yards fewer on the road with their run game generating only 2.3 yards per rush. Iowa St in their road game at Baylor surrendered 307 yards passing. West Virginia generates enough offense to cover this big number. Play West Virginia +10.
Cincinnati vs. Houston Pick Prediction 10/12/2019
Cincinnati at Houston—College football free pick is Houston Cougars +7.5. Could be a letdown spot for the Bearcats after their emotional win at home to UCF by three. They did drop a road game at Ohio St 42-0. Houston had their starting quarterback D’Eriq King redshirt possibly looking for schools to transfer too. But King was not accurate this season completing 52.7% of his passes. Here comes backup Clayton Tune who completes 16 of 20 with a touchdown at a good North Texas team and the Cougars come away with the 46-25 win as a six point underdog. Tune rushed for 100 yards on nine carries as the team finished with 246 yards rushing for 8.2 yards per carry. Sophomore quarterback Desmond Ridder hasn’t been accurate in two of his past three games. Houston returns home after back to back road games. Play Houston +7.5.
Maryland vs. Purdue Pick Prediction 10/12/2019
Maryland at Purdue—Free pick is Purdue Boilermakers +4. Maryland has lost starting quarterback Joshua Jackson to an ankle injury. It will be Tyrell Pigrome under center for the Terrapins. Pigrome saw work in the win against Rutgers but now takes a step up in class on the road at Purdue. Boilermakers have been hit with injuries as well at the quarterback position. Freshman Jack Plummer makes his third start and has faced TCU, Minnesota and at Penn St. Boilermakers were competitive at home to a good Minnesota team losing 38-31as Plummer threw for 245 yards. Terrapins have not gotten accurate quarterback play at 52.7% completion rate. Play Purdue +4.
Memphis vs. Temple Pick Prediction 10/12/2019
Memphis at Temple—College football pick is Temple Owls +6. Owls have covered the past four against Memphis. Owls have notable win at home to Maryland and Georgia Tech and comes off a road win at East Carolina by ten last week. Temple defense has been good holding opponents to 292 yards per game, 3.2 yards per rush and only 45.9% completion rate. Temple quarterback Anthony Russo coming off a good performance at East Carolina completing 23 of 34 passes for 208 yards and a touchdown. Tigers face a strong defensive team on the road for the first times as they have posted wins against weak opponents at UL Monroe and South Alabama. At home Temple moves the football for 482 yards with 303 passing. On the road the Tigers surrender 411 yards per game. Owls can keep this game close. Play Temple +6.
Michigan vs. Illinois Pick Prediction 10/12/2019
Michigan at Illinois—College football pick is Michigan and Illinois to play under the total of 49.5. Michigan defense has been good the past two games holding Iowa to three points last week at home and Rutgers to 0 two weeks ago. They are holding teams to 289 yards per game. Illinois could put up only 17 on Minnesota on the road last week in defeat. Tough to trust this Michigan offense on the road. They are running for only 3.5 yards per carry and quarterback Shea Patterson is completing only 58.3% of his passes this season. Illinois quarterback Brandon Peters took a hit at Minnesota and is injured and status up in the air. He is completing only 43% of his passes against the Big Ten. Backup is freshman Matt Robinson who completed only 51% in relief at Minnesota. Play Michigan and Illinois under 49.5.
Mississippi St vs. Tennessee Pick Prediction 10/12/2019
Mississippi St at Tennessee—College football free pick is Mississippi St Bulldogs -7. Mississippi St does have a home win to Kentucky by 15. Both teams dealing with quarterback issues. Bulldogs do a better job on the ground as the team rushes for 206 yards per game with 5.1 yards per rush. Tennessee has failed to cover four straight against the SEC and six of seven overall. Volunteers are thinking of switching to freshman quarterback Brian Mauer but has a completion rate of only 46.7% this season. Bulldogs have more experience at quarterback. Tommy Stevens starts if healthy or its Garret Shrader who has seen action. Prefer line play on both sides for Bulldogs. Play Mississippi St -7.
BYU vs. USF Pick Prediction 10/12/2019
BYU at South Florida—Free pick is BYU Cougars -6.5. Tough to back this bad USF team. They have recent losses at a restructuring Georgia Tech team 14-10 and home to SMU by 27 points. BYU comes off a bye week after dropping games at home to Washington and at Toledo. This team does have a home win to USC and on the road to Tennessee. Freshman Jaren Hall gets the start for BYU and has made plays in the passing game in limited work. Starter Zach Wilson is out with a thumb injury. Bulls starting quarterback Blake Barnett has a sprained ankle and is questionable. Freshman Jordan McCloud is completing only 56% of his passes with seven touchdowns and four picks. BYU better at the offensive and defensive line. Play BYU -6.5.
UCONN vs. Tulane Pick Prediction 10/12/2019
UCONN at Tulane—College football pick is Tulane Green Wave -34. Tough to back UCONN as the team has 35 point losses at UCF and Indiana. It is a defense that is allowing 191 yards rushing for 5.5 yards per rush and 67.4% completion rate. Huskies offense is averaging only 2.8 yards per rush on an average of 37 carries per game. Green Wave has covered five of six. Tulane coming off a nine point win at Army last week. Huskies will struggle to score on Tulane. Green Wave offense is averaging 468 yards per game with 283 rushing for 6.1 yards per run. They will exploit the Huskies run defense. Play Tulane -34.
Fresno St vs. Air Force Pick Prediction 10/12/2019
Fresno St at Air Force—College football free pick is Air Force Falcons -3.5. Fresno St is not an experienced team. They have failed to cover their past two games. They beat a bad New Mexico St team last week on the road by only 13 points. Triple option is a difficult offense to get ready for. Air Force is moving the football for 426 yards per game running for 289 yards for 5.2 yards per rush. Junior quarterback Donald Hammond can make big plays in the passing game as the team averages 21.4 yards per completed pass. Air Force has won the past two meetings with the Bulldogs all by double digits. Play Air Force -3.5.
Louisville vs. Wake Forest Pick Prediction 10/12/2019
Louisville at Wake Forest—Free pick is Wake Forest Demon Deacons -6. Wake Forest a perfect 5-0 after their three point road win at Boston College. This is a very good offensive team that is averaging 515 yards per game. Junior quarterback Jamie Newman is completing 69.6% of his passes this year with 14 touchdowns and 3 picks. Louisville in their step up road game dropped a 35-24 decision at Florida St as a seven point underdog. Cardinals surrendered 522 yards to the Seminoles and 382 yards passing. That is an area than the Demon Deacons will exploit. Play Wake Forest -6.
Hawaii vs. Boise St Pick Prediction 10/12/2019
Hawaii at Boise St—College football pick is Hawaii Warriors +12. Rainbow Warriors have won four of five to open the series. Notable ins came against Arizona and Oregon St at home. They traveled to Nevada last week and came away with the 54-3 win. Hawaii is moving the football for 481 yards with 356 passing for 68% completion rate. Boise St at home only 14 points to Marshall and 30 to Air Force. Concern that the inexperienced Broncos offense could only convert 2 of 13 on third down on a bad UNLV team last week. Rebels were able to pass for 262 yards on Boise St. Rainbow Warriors quarterback Cole McDonald 83% completion rate at Nevada last week for 312 yards and four touchdowns. They generate enough points to cover here. Play Hawaii +12.