Free College Football Picks For Today 10/21/2019
Notre Dame vs. Michigan Pick Prediction 10/26/2019
Notre Dame vs. Michigan—College football pick is Notre Dame Fighting Irish +2.5. Michigan loss last week at Penn St was a huge blow to their Big Ten title chances. They have now fallen two games back of Ohio St making it unlikely for a Wolverines shot to play for a trip to the Big Ten title. Wolverines defense suffered four touchdowns passes last week at Penn St in defeat. Notre Dame comes in off the bye week after their home win to USC. Fighting Irish defense stood up in their six point loss at Georgia. Fighting Irish quarterback Ian Book has been efficient with 14 touchdowns and two picks. He had a 77% completion rate at Georgia and 68% against USC. Notre Dame has balance as their run game has generated support for Book as the team averages 5.5 on the ground. Facing a tough schedule the defense has allowed 348 yards a game. Wolverines are not getting enough from their quarterback Shea Patterson and concerned about lapses in pass coverage defensively. Offense produced only 299 yards on Wisconsin and 271 to Iowa. Play Notre Dame +2.5.
Auburn vs. LSU Pick Prediction 10/26/2019
Auburn vs. LSU—College football free pick is Auburn Tigers +11.5. Defensively Auburn has played very well allowing no greater than 24 points to any one opponent. They have good defensive performances against Oregon, Texas A&M and Florida. The LSU Tigers defense did allow 573 yards to Texas and 457 yards to Florida. Auburn quarterback Bo Nix is showing improvement as he is completing 60% of his passes against the SEC. The Auburn team has depth at running back and generating 5.2 yards per carry on the season. The underdog here generates enough points to cover what figures to be a defensive grind here. Play Auburn +11.5.
Oklahoma vs. Kansas St Pick Prediction 10/26/2019
Oklahoma vs. Kansas St—Free pick is Oklahoma Sooners -21. Kansas St offense is not advanced enough to keep up with the scoring of Oklahoma. Wildcats recent games against the Big 12 had 118 passing yards to Oklahoma St, 218 to Baylor and 172 against TCU. Their run game in those three games against the Big 12 were no greater than 3.9 yards per rush and they ran for only 3.1 against Baylor. Oklahoma offense is putting up 613 yards. Jalen Hurts completing 74% of his throws with 20 touchdowns and 3 picks. His run game behind Hurts is averaging 7.4 yards per attempt. They have gained 511 yards or greater in all four Big 12 games. Wildcats struggled against Oklahoma St and Baylor on both sides of the football. Play Oklahoma -21.
Miami vs. Pittsburgh Pick Prediction 10/26/2019
Miami vs. Pittsburgh—College football pick is Pittsburgh Panthers -5.5. Pitt returns home after back to back victories on the road in the ACC at Duke and Syracuse. Quarterback Kenny Pickett has throws for five touchdowns in his past two games. Panthers pass defense has been strong holding Duke to 40% completion rate and Syracuse to 43.2%. Both Duke and Syracuse produced low yardage totals. Hurricanes offensive struggles continued last week in a 28-21 overtime loss at home to a restricting Georgia Tech team. Hurricanes quarterbacks just 17 of 31 last week. Run game for Miami has not been supportive for inaccurate quarterback play as the team averages only 4.1 yards per rush. Hurricanes have averaged 21 points or fewer in three of their past four games. Now they got on the road for only the second time this season where they fell by three at North Carolina. Play Pittsburgh -5.5.
Wisconsin vs. Ohio St Pick Prediction 10/26/2019
Wisconsin vs. Ohio St—College football free pick is Ohio St Buckeyes -14. This Ohio St team is rolling through the Big Ten schedule. These teams just can’t match the speed of the Buckeyes. Wisconsin also falls under that category. Ohio St is generating 527 yards per game while holding opponents to just 229 yards. Quarterback Justin Fields is completing nearly 71% of his passes with 22 touchdowns and a pick. He is supported by a strong running attack led by JK Dobbins who has rushed for 941 yards and 7.1 yards per carry. His backup Master Teague has 512 yards rushing and a 7 yards per rush average. Wisconsin has Jonathan Taylor at running back. Buckeyes contain Taylor and don’t think quarterback Jack Doan can go downfield enough with success to match the scoring by the Buckeyes here. Badgers first road game in the Big Ten was a disaster in a 24-23 loss at Illinois last week. Play Ohio St -14.
Oklahoma St vs. Iowa St Pick Prediction 10/26/2019
Oklahoma St vs. Iowa St—Free pick is Iowa St -8.5. Oklahoma St has lost three of their past four games. Their past two results were not good 45-35 at Texas Tech then 45-27 at home to Baylor. Two games in a row the Cowboys have given up 586 yards to the Red Raiders and 536 to Baylor. Cyclones have done a good job of defending holding their four Big 12 opponents to 24 points or fewer. Past three games were wins by double digits to TCU, West Virginia and Texas Tech. Against the Big 12 Iowa St quarterback Brock Purdy is completing 67.2% of his throws with eight touchdowns and three picks. Cyclones are supporting Purdy on the ground with a 4.9 yards per rush average. Iowa St holds opponents to 3.3 yards per rush. Play Iowa St -8.5.
Penn St vs. Michigan St Pick Prediction 10/26/2019
Penn St vs. Michigan St—College football pick is Penn St Nittany Lions -5.5. Must respect the Nittany Lions results on the road with a blowout win at Maryland and 17-12 at Iowa. They are now 7-0 after their home win to Michigan. This is a balanced Nittany Lions offense that generates 441 yards per game. Quarterback Sean Clifford against the Big Ten is completing 66.1% of his throws with ten touchdowns and two picks. Michigan St a disappointing 4-3 on the season. They have a home loss 10-7 at home to Arizona St. And now back to back blowout road losses at Ohio St and Wisconsin. Spartans has struggled offensively on the ground for a few seasons now and this year just 3.6 yards per rush. Quarterback play by Brian Lewerke is completing only 52% of his throws against the Big Ten. In four seasons with Michigan St the senior quarterback has went backwards since his sophomore campaign where he completed 59%. Spartans defense is allowing 66% completions to their opponents. Play Penn St -5.5.
Texas vs. TCU Pick Prediction 10/26/2019
Texas vs. TCU—College football pick is Texas Longhorns -1.5. TCU has dropped three of their past four games with issues on both sides of the football. They have struggled getting accurate quarterback play. Freshman quarterback Max Duggan completed only 16 of 29 for 132 yards on Kansas St and the team was held to 17 points in defeat. This game off a bye week prior to the Red Raiders 49-28 loss at Iowa St. TCU has a home loss to SMU allowing 41 points. Texas has the offense to exploit this TCU pass defense. Sam Ehlinger is hitting on 69.4% with 21 touchdowns and 3 picks. SMU put up 288 passing yards on the Horned Frogs in their home stadium. Texas has the weapons to do even better. Play Texas -1.5.
Arkansas vs. Alabama Pick Prediction 10/26/2019
Arkansas vs. Alabama—College football free pick is Alabama and Arkansas to play under the total of 57.5. Alabama will be without Tua as he is dealing with a high ankle sprain. The Crimson Tide will look at backup Mac Jones at quarterback. In limited time Jones is completing 62% of his throws in relief of Tua. He averages 7.4 yards per attempt nearly four yards fewer than Tua. Taula a freshman who is Tua’s little brother the third string. Look for a conservative game plan from Nick Saban in this spot taking no chances with Mac Jones in taking hits and making mistakes. Crimson Tide will lean with their run game and look for possession type play calling in their passing game. Arkansas has now lost four straight after a blowout loss at home to Auburn. Arkansas is not getting accurate play from their quarterbacks with a 54.8% completion rate. Arkansas is giving up 4.9 yards per rush so expect Alabama to keep in grounded which takes time off the clock to protect Jones from injury. Razorbacks have gone under in five of their seven games and all three on the road. Play Alabama and Arkansas under 57.5.
UCF vs. Temple Pick Prediction 10/26/2019
UCF vs. Temple—Free pick is Temple Owls +8.5. UCF is not the same team on the road. Freshman quarterback Dillon Gabriel leads an offense on the road that is completing 53.7% of their passes. The run game is not as productive as well. Six of their nine turnovers have come on the road. Temple can defend holding opponents to 3.3 yards per rush and 50.7% completion rate. Owls running back Re’Mahn Davis is rushing for 5.1 yards per carry. Owls quarterback Anthony Russo has 14 touchdowns and 6 picks on the season. Owls have a recent home win to Memphis with quarterback Anthony Russo throwing for 224 yards and two touchdowns. Temple generates enough offense and with help from their defense to cover this number. Play Temple +8.5.
Boston College vs. Clemson Pick Prediction 10/26/2019
Boston College vs. Clemson—College football pick is Clemson ant Boston College under the total of 61.5. BC is without their starting quarterback Anthony Brown who has been lost for the season with a knee injury. His replacement Denis Grosel a sophomore is completing only 39.1% of is passes. Eagles will be very run heavy on this game leaning on NFL prospect AJ Dillon. BC run heavy game plan runs clock. Clemson will have fewer possessions in this game due to Boston College trying to shorten this game. Play Boston College and Clemson under 61.5.
Washington St vs. Oregon Pick Prediction 10/26/2019
Washington St vs. Oregon—College football free pick is Washington St +14. Cougars have won the past two meetings outright against the Ducks. This is a possible letdown spot for the Ducks after their big win at Washington. Oregon despite their win coming off their worst defensive game of the season giving up 433 yards. Huskies completed 76.7% of their passes for 289 yards and three touchdowns. Cougars come off a good defensive effort at home in their blowout win to Colorado. Ducks haven’t faced the best offenses in the PAC 12 in Stanford and California. Against the PAC 12 Washington St is moving the football for 507 yards. Cougars generate enough offense to cover this huge number. Play Washington St +14.
California vs. Utah Pick Prediction 10/26/2019
California vs. Utah—Free pick is California and Utah to play under the total of 38.5. This will be a tough environment for the Golden Bears to run their offense. Their starting quarterback Chase Garbers is out for the season. His backup Devon Modster is completing only 46.1% of his passes. Golden Bears have been held to 17 points or fewer in their past three games. In that span the team is moving the football for 261 yards. They could only score seven against Oregon. Utah has played to under in all four of their PAC 12 games. Utes are facing a very good Golden Bears defense that held Oregon to 17 points. Cal has also played to under in all four of their conference games. Utes allowing 8.2 points per game at home. Golden Bears holding teams to 18.7 points per game on the road. Play Cal and Utah under 38.5.
Syracuse vs. Florida St Pick Prediction 10/26/2019
Syracuse vs. Florida St—College football pick is Florida St Seminoles -10.5. Florida St returns home where they have had success against the ACC with wins by 11 to Louisville and 18 to NC State. Seminoles quarterback James Blackman has been accurate in his home starts. Syracuse starting quarterback Tommy Devito left in their loss at NC State with an upper body injury. He completed only 44% in their loss to Pitt. Backup Clayton Welch is completing only 42.9% of his throws. Orange on the road scored 10 at NC State, 20 at Maryland and 24 at Liberty. What is worse for Syracuse utilizing inaccurate quarterbacks is a run game that produces only 2.9 yards per carry. Play Florida St -10.5.