Free College Football Picks For Today 10/17/2019
Louisiana vs. Arkansas St Pick Prediction 10/17/2019
Louisiana at Arkansas St—College football pick is Louisiana -6.5. Rajin Cajuns a very good offensive team that is moving the football for 492 yards per game. They are running for 282 a game and 6.9 yards per rush attempt. Arkansas St a very bad defensive team allowing 537 yards with 219 rushing for 5.1 yards per attempt. That is a strength going against a weakness. Louisiana quarterback Levi Lewis is completing 63% of his passes with nine touchdowns and two picks. Rajin Cajuns have road wins at Ohio and Georgia Southern. Team has covered five of six. Arkansas St lost starting quarterback Logan Bonner for the season with a thumb injury. Freshman Layne Hatcher is under center for the Red Wolves. Hatcher has four interceptions in his past two games. Play Louisiana -6.5.
UCLA vs. Stanford Pick Prediction 10/17/2019
UCLA at Stanford—College football free pick is Stanford Cardinal and UCLA Bruins under the total of 52.5. Both teams are dealing with injuries at quarterback. KJ Costello is out for Stanford and second string Davis Mills has a calf injury. We could see third string quarterback who has not seen action on the field for the Cardinal. Dorian Thompson Robinson is dealing with an ankle injury and backup Austin Burton a sophomore could start on the road against a Stanford defense. Cardinal defense showing improvement past three games holding opponents to 274 yards and 13.7 points per game with only 2.8 yards per rush. Play UCLA and Stanford under 52.5.
Georgia Tech vs. Miami Pick Prediction 10/19/2019
Georgia Tech at Miami—Free pick is Miami -18. Hurricanes looked improved with sophomore N’Kosi Perry at quarterback. He has built up strength and confidence from his freshman experience when he was rushed into play for an inaccurate senior quarterback. Perry completing 61% of his throws with six touchdowns and a pick. Hurricanes defense holding opponents to 290 yards per game with only 2.5 yards per rush. Georgia Tech is going through an overhaul from years of triple option play to a modern offense. Team struggles on offense gaining 309 yards with 16.5 points per game. Freshman quarterback James Graham is completing only 45.1% of his passes with four touchdowns and three picks. Yellow Jackets have lost five of six this season and failed to cover all six games this season. Play Miami -18.
Kent vs. Ohio Pick Prediction 10/19/2019
Kent vs. Ohio—College football pick is Kent +7.5. Golden Flashes has shown improvement. Non-conference they have played big schools. But in MAC play they have home win to Bowling Green 62-20 they last week traveled to Akron for a 26-3 road win. Kent junior quarterback Dustin Crum facing MAC opponents is completing 80% of his passes with four touchdowns and no picks. Ohio has lost four of their past five games. They have dropped home games to a down Northern Illinois and Louisiana. Bobcats needed overtime to beat a rebuilding Buffalo team by one on the road. Bobcats defense struggling allowing 197 yards rushing with 5.2 yards per run. Bobcats quarterback Nathan Rourke completing only 58.2% of his passes. Team has failed to cover five of six. Play Kent +7.5.
Central Michigan vs. Bowling Green Pick Prediction 10/19/2019
Central Michigan at Bowling Green—College football free pick is Bowling Green Falcons +11 points. Bowling Green coming off outright win as an underdog beating a good Toledo team 20-7 at home. Falcons beat the Chippewas last year on the road 24-13 holding Central Michigan to 161 yards of offense. Chippewas in their road game in the MAC dropped a 31-15 decision at Western Michigan as a fifteen point underdog. On the road this season the Chippewas are gaining only 247 yards per game with 52% completions and 1.9 yards per rush. At home Bowling Green moves the football for 445 yards and defend better. Play Bowling Green +11.
Toledo vs. Ball St Pick Prediction 10/19/2019
Toledo at Ball St—Free pick is Ball St Cardinals +1.5. Toledo quarterback senior Mitchell Guadagni left in the loss to Bowling Green with an injury. Ball St has shown improvement winning and covering in tough MAC locations at Eastern Michigan and Northern Illinois. Cardinals have covered three straight as they were competitive in a loss at NC State. Ball St junior quarterback Drew Plitt is completing 65.8% of his passes with 13 touchdowns and 5 picks. Rockets defense allowing 457 yards per game with 176 rushing and 5 yards per rush. Play Ball St +1.5.
Oregon St vs. California Pick Prediction 10/19/2019
Oregon St at Cal—College football pick is California -11. Golden Bears have had success against the Beavers winning and covering four of their past five head to head meetings. The wins by Cal in this span has come by 14 points or greater. Golden Bears a very good defensive team has allowed 17 point or fewer in five of their past seven games. Golden Bears holding opponents to 372 yards per game. Beavers faced a good defensive team last week at home to Utah and were blown out 52-7. Golden Bears quarterback Devon Modster was accurate in his freshman season. He has faced good defensive teams in Arizona St and Oregon in his two games. Now a step down in class facing the Oregon St defense. Beavers are allowing 451 yards per game with 205 rushing for 4.8 yards per rush. Oregon St pass defense surrenders 66.7% completion rate. Play California -11.
Northern Illinois vs. Miami Ohio Pick Prediction 10/19/2019
Northern Illinois at Miami Ohio—College football free pick is Northern Illinois -2.5. Northern Illinois has played a tough schedule prior to the start of conference play. Road games at Utah, Nebraska and Vanderbilt. They return home after a win in a tough spot at Ohio 39-36. Miami Ohio is a poor offensive team. In their home game to Buffalo in MAC play the Red Birds produced only 265 yards of offense and 44.4% completion rate. Their run game generates only 2.7 yards per rush and it was bad with the easier teams on their schedule as well. Huskies the better offensive team as they generate 388 yards per game. Quarterback Ross Bowers coming off a 338 yards passing on the Ohio Bobcats in the win last week. Huskies have covered four of six. Play Northern Illinois -2.5.
TCU vs. Kansas St Pick Prediction 10/19/2019
TCU at Kansas St—Free pick is TCU Horned Frogs -3.5. Kansas St has dropped back to back games in the Big 12. Offense has been poor as the team scored 12 at home to Baylor last week and only 13 points at Oklahoma St. Past three games Wildcats offense producing only 284 yards with 3.7 yards per rush. TCU has settled with freshman quarterback Max Duggan. He has shown improvement completing 72% two games back against Kansas then two weeks ago 68% completion rate against Iowa St. Horned Frogs enter play off the bye week. Horned Frogs have a ground game that produces 242 yards and 5.3 yards per run. Wildcats poor in run defense giving up 189 yards per game with 5.8 yards per rush. There is your strength up against an opponent’s weakness. This could end like how Horned Frogs were able to pound Purdue on the road with their run game. Play TCU -3.5.
New Mexico vs. Wyoming Pick Prediction 10/19/2019
New Mexico at Wyoming—College football pick is New Mexico +20. Tough to back this Wyoming offense laying this many points. Team has lost two of three after a road defeat at San Diego St 26-22. Cowboys offense generates only 348 yards per game. Their quarterback freshman Sean Chambers completing only 38.1% of his throws with four touchdowns and two picks. Lobos do have a run game as the team rushes for 205 yards and five yards per carry. Tough to trust the Wyoming offense to get a huge margin of victory. Play New Mexico +20.
Coastal Carolina vs. Georgia Southern Pick Prediction 10/19/2019
Coastal Carolina at Georgia Southern—College football free pick is Georgia Southern Eagles -6.5. Georgia Southern earned the 31-17 road win last year. Georgia Southern is a ground and pound team running 49 times per game and passing 11 times. They have a notable 35-32 road loss at a good Minnesota team. Coastal Carolina has dropped two straight after a 31-21 home defeat to Georgia St after losing 56-37 at Appalachian St. Defensively the Chanticleers are declining. They allowed 472 yards to rival Georgia St last week giving up 6.3 yards per rush on 56 carries. The is a strength for Georgia Southern with their run game going up a team in Coastal Carolina showing weakness now stopping the run. Play Georgia Southern -6.5.
Southern Miss at Louisiana Tech Pick Prediction 10/19/2019
Southern Miss at Louisiana Tech—Free pick is Southern Miss -1. Golden Eagles have won four straight against the Bulldogs. Team has notable wins at home 45-27 to North Texas and a road win at Troy. They are moving the football for 444 yards a game. Junior quarterback Jack Abraham is completing 71.7% of his throws with 12 touchdowns and four picks. Louisiana Tech past five opponents have been very weak. They needed overtime to get past Rice and only a six point home win to Grambling. Play Southern Miss -1.
Minnesota vs. Rutgers Pick Prediction 10/19/2019
Minnesota at Rutgers—College football pick is Minnesota Golden Gophers -28. This is an improved Minnesota team entering play at 6-0. Recent wins have come 40-17 at home to Illinois and last week a 34-7 home win to Nebraska. Golden Gophers moves the football for 415 yards. Sophomore quarterback Tanner Morgan completing 69.4% of his passes with 14 touchdowns and 3 picks. They are facing a bad Rutgers team. In four games against the Big Ten the Scarlet Knights has been outscored 165-7 failing to cover each game as a double digit underdog. Their head coach recently retired and are down to their third string quarterback. Play Minnesota -28.
UL Monroe vs. Appalachian St Pick Prediction 10/19/2019
UL Monroe at Appalachian St—College football free pick is Appalachian St -14.5. Mountaineers are 5-0 coming off a road win at Louisiana. Appalachian St is defending holding opponents to 386 yards per game. They held a good Sun Belt team Louisiana to seven points on the road last week. Team is rushing for 218 yards for 5.3 yards per carry. Quarterback Zac Thomas a junior is completing 70.8% of his passes this season. Mountaineers have covered four of five. UL Monroe has struggled defending the run allowing 228 yards and 5.7 yards per rush. This is a weakness Appalachian St can exploit not only for big plays on the ground by play action passes by a 71% completion rate quarterback. Play Appalachian St -14.5.