Free College Football Picks For Today 10/18/2019
Marshall vs. FAU Pick Prediction 10/18/2019
Marshall at FAU—College football pick is FAU -5.5. Owls playing well entering play on a four game win streak after their 28-13 home win to Middle Tennessee St. In their past three games FAU is averaging 38.3 points and 476 yards per game. Defensively holding teams to 15.7 points and 335 yards. Quarterback Chris Robison is completing 64% of his passes with 13 touchdowns and 2 picks. Marshall has dropped both road games this season at Boise St and Middle Tennessee St. Thundering Herd on the road averages 2 points, 375 yards and three turnovers per game. Thundering Herd produced only 13 points at Middle Tennessee St. Marshall sophomore quarterback Isaiah Green not accurate completing 57.2% with 8 touchdowns and 5 picks. Play FAU -5.5.
Pittsburgh vs. Syracuse Pick Prediction 10/18/2019
Pittsburgh at Syracuse—College football free pick is Pittsburgh Panthers -3.5. Panthers have won eight of their past ten against the Orange. Team comes off a bye week after a 33-30 road win at Duke. They did cover in a 17-10 road defeat at a good Penn St team. Pitt defense holding opponents to 298 yards and only 2.8 yards per rush. They are also sacking the quarterback 4.5 times a game. Syracuse offense has struggled. They put up only 25.5 points per game and 3.1 yards per rush on an average of 39 rushes. Syracuse quarterback Tommy Devito has been sacked 24 times in his past five games. NC State sacked Devito eight times last week in their 16-10 road defeat to NC State. Orange have a notable 62-20 road defeat at a one dimensional Maryland team. Play Pittsburgh -3.5.
Ohio St vs. Northwestern Pick Prediction 10/18/2019
Ohio St at Northwestern—Free pick is Ohio St Buckeyes -28. Ohio St is 6-0. They have covered their past five games as they have been favored by -14.5 and greater. This is an offense that averages 535 yards per game with 289 rushing for 6.2 per rush. Defensively they hold teams to 234 yards and 2.4 per rush. Quarterback Justin Fields completing 69.5% of his throws with 18 touchdowns and a pick. Northwestern 1-4 after a three point road defeat at Nebraska. Against the Big Ten the Wildcats are averaging only 11.7 points and 271 yards per game. Team lost their starting quarterback in their first game of the season. Quarterback play has been poor as sophomore Hunter Johnson completing 48.3% of his passes. Aiden Smith also has seen action and is completing 49.1% of his passes with one touchdown and four picks. Northwestern has not faced teams with speed like this Buckeyes team. Play Ohio St -28.
UNLV vs. Fresno St Pick Prediction 10/18/2019
UNLV at Fresno St—College football pick UNLV Rebels +16. Rebels come off the 34-10 road win at Vanderbilt last week. Quarterback Kenyon Oblad showed improvement in his third game with extended plays with 172 yards on 69% completions and two touchdowns. Fresno St is a rebuilding team having lost a lot of starters from last year. Bulldogs have failed to cover three straight. Bulldogs scored only 24 at Air Force last week and 30 in their prior game at a bad New Mexico St team. At home Fresno St running for only 3.2 yards per carry. Rebels generate enough offense to cover this game. Play UNLV +16.
Buffalo vs. Akron Pick Prediction 10/19/2019
Buffalo at Akron—College football free pick is Buffalo Bulls and Akron Zips under 48 points. Bulls are defending holding opponents to 316 yards per game with 3 per rush. Zips offense generates only 14.3 points per game with a bad 2 yards per attempt. Buffalo has not gotten accurate play at the quarterback position. Freshman Matt Myers who is questionable is completing only 46.7% of his passes. In their past two home games the Zips were held to 3 points to Kent and 7 to Troy all landing under the total. On the road Buffalo has averaged 16 points per game. Bulls average 50 runs per game and Akron 29 behind poor quarterback performance. Play Buffalo and Akron under 48.
USF vs. Navy Pick Prediction 10/19/2019
USF at Navy—Free pick Navy -14.5. Navy is showing improvement from last season as they have won and covered four of their past five games after their 45-17 win at Tulsa. Their run game is generating 327 yards on an average of 61 carries and 5.4 yards per attempt. Senior quarterback Malcolm Perry is completing 65% of his throws in this triple option offense. He also leads the team in rushing at 604 yards and 12 touchdowns. Defensively Navy is holding teams to 287 yards per game with 2.9 per rush. USF in their step up games were beaten badly by Wisconsin and SMU at home giving up an average of 48.5 points per game. That was the pattern with the Bulls last year as they faced the tougher schools in conference their defense was pounded. Play Navy -14.5
Middle Tennessee St vs. North Texas Pick Prediction 10/19/2019
Middle Tennessee St at North Texas—College football pick is Middle Tennessee St +7.5. Blue Raiders have played a tough schedule. They do have a notable win at home to Marshall 24-13. Concern is for the Mean Green defense that in their past two games has surrendered 45 points to Southern Miss last week then 46 points at home to a Houston Cougar team using a backup quarterback. Middle Tennessee St quarterback Asher O’Hara is completing 65% of his passes with ten touchdowns and five picks. Mean Green quarterback Mason Fine is expected to play despite a left shoulder injury that forced him out of last week’s game. Their top running back Tre Siggers has an ankle injury and may miss this game. He has rushed for 502 yards with 7.3 yards per rush. Senior receiver Rico Bussey is out for the season with a knee injury and was one of the top receivers for North Texas. Play Middle Tennessee St +7.5.