Free College Football Picks For Today 10/28/2019
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Florida vs. Georgia Pick Prediction 11/2/2019
Florida vs. Georgia—College football pick is Florida Gators +4. Both teams coming off the bye week. Was impressed with the Gators win at home to Auburn holding the Tigers to 13 points and moving the football for 398 yards. Florida did cove the closing line at LSU as they attained 457 yards on the road. Junior quarterback Kyle Trask is completing 67.5% of his passes with fourteen touchdowns and four picks. He is an upgrade over Felipe Franks. Georgia has not strong offensive showings of late being held to 23 points or fewer in three straight home games. This game is on a neutral field. Play Florida +4.
SMU at Memphis Pick Prediction 11/2/2019
SMU at Memphis—College football free pick is Memphis Tigers -3. Memphis has won and covered five straight against SMU including a 28-18 road win last year. Tigers have defended well at home holding opponents to just 284 yards and a 47.5% completion rate. This game takes a higher profile than usual as ABC televises in prime time. Must respect the Tigers recent home wins by margin to a good Tulane team 47-17 and Navy 35-23. Junior quarterback Brady White is completing 69% of his passes with 20 touchdowns and 4 picks. SMU has had some shaky performances of late holding off Houston on the road and Tulsa in overtime at home. Prefer the Memphis defense and the home field. Play Memphis -3.
Utah vs. Washington Pick Prediction 11/2/2019
Utah at Washington—Free pick is Utah Utes and Washington Huskies to play under the total of 47.5. Ute defense has improved after their loss at USC and has given up an average of 6 points per game in their past four games. Utah has gone under in six straight games. This is a defense that holds teams to 231 yards per game with 2.5 on the ground. Last year these teams met twice with the total going under in each game easily including a 10-3 win by Washington in the PAC 12 championship game. Facing each other twice last year there is familiarity and that usually means tight low scoring games. Play Utah and Washington under 47.5.
Ole Miss vs. Auburn Pick Prediction 11/2/2019
Ole Miss at Auburn—College football pick is Ole Miss +19. Rebels showing signs of improvement. Quarterback Matt Corral saw some action in the seven point loss to Texas A&M and made plays. Rebels ran for 250 yards and 5.7 yards per rush average on the Aggies two weeks ago. Auburn is limited by freshman quarterback Bo Nix. He is completing 53.9% of his throws. In his past three games Nix has thrown 5 touchdowns and had four picks. Tough spot for Auburn coming off a physical road game at LSU then facing an Ole Miss coming off a bye. Rebels did put up 27 points at Missouri and 31 at Alabama covering both of those road games in the SEC. Play Ole Miss +19.
Oregon vs. USC Pick Prediction 11/2/2019
Oregon at USC—College football free pick is USC Trojans +6.5. Trojans return home on a two game win streak after their win at Colorado 35-31. Their only loss in the PAC 12 game at Washington and they have a home win to Utah, so they control their destiny for a PAC 12 south title. At home this is an offense that moves the football for 442 yards and completing 75.2% of their throws for 313 yards. Trojans have talented receivers who can catch and go. Quarterback Kedon Slovis is completing 72.35 of his throws with 13 touchdowns and 5 picks. Past three games he has 8 touchdowns and 1 pick. Oregon a good team but their numbers are not as strong offensively on the road where they rush for 3.5 yards per carry. Their last two home games the Trojans defense performed well in wins against Utah and Arizona. Play USC +6.5.
Houston vs. UCF Pick Prediction 11/2/2019
Houston at UCF—Free pick is Houston Cougars +23.5. Cougars did cover last week at SMU losing only 34-31 as a 12 point underdog. Quarterback Charlie Tune did complete 18 of 35 but for 425 yards with two touchdowns and a pick. Tune was forced into action this season as D’Eriq King decided to red shirt after week four. UCF has already suffered two losses on the season at Cincinnati and Pittsburgh so their chances for a New Year’s Six bowl are very slim. Knights have failed to cover four of their past five games. Past two home games the Knights did not cover in wins to East Carolina and UCONN. Past three games Knights allowing 363 yards and 25.3 points per game. Houston generates enough offense to cover here. Play Houston +23.5.
Michigan vs. Maryland Pick Prediction 11/2/2019
Michigan at Maryland—College football pick is Michigan Wolverines -18.5. Wolverines have pounded the Terrapins the past four seasons with wins and covers. They have won those games by 21 points or greater. Maryland is a one dimensional team that runs the football. They have been shuffling in quarterbacks with little success as the team is completing only 53.1% of their passes overall. Michigan strength is defending the run by giving up 3 yards per carry and 271 yards. Terrapins were pounded by Minnesota last week 52-10 and have lost five of their past six with the lone win coming at a bad Rutgers team. Past three games Maryland is giving up 522 yards and 42 points per game. Play Michigan -18.5.
Virginia Tech vs. Notre Dame Pick Prediction 11/2/2019
Virginia Tech at Notre Dame—Free pick is Virginia Tech +18.5. Hokies showing improvement with three straight wins with notables at Miami and home to North Carolina. Virginia Tech has improved their run game. Run defense is an area that was exploited by Michigan last week as the Fighting Irish fell at Michigan 45-14. Wolverines ran for 303 yards for 5.3 yards per carry. Sophomore quarterback Hendon Hooker has well no given the chance hitting on 57.4% of his passes with seven touchdowns and no picks. He is questionable here but has extra time as Virginia Tech comes off the bye week. Head coach Justin Fuente did say last week he will be OK. Past three games Virginia Tech is averaging 437 yards of offense per game. Play Virginia Tech +18.5.
Kansas St vs. Kansas Pick Prediction 11/2/2019
Kansas St at Kansas—College football pick is Kansas Jayhawks +7. The Kansas up tempo offense is working better for this team as they pick up a 37-34 home win to Texas Tech last week as a six point underdog. Jayhawks moved the football for 527 yards with quarterback Carter Stanley hitting on 26 of 37 for 415 yards with three touchdowns and a pick. Jayhawks have covered three straight overall and the past three meetings with the Wildcats. This could be a letdown spot for Kansas St after their upset home win to Oklahoma. Game turned around off an Oklahoma turnover. Wildcats are a different team on the road as they average only 256 yards. Skylar Thompson is his conference road game at Oklahoma St completed only 47.8% of his passes. Wildcats just 4.1 yards per rush away. With this amped up Jayhawks offense taking the points here. Play Kansas +7.
Miami vs. Florida St Pick Prediction 11/2/2019
Miami at Florida St—College football free pick is Miami and Florida St to play under the total of 49.5. A lot to like with this Miami defense but very little to like offensively. Past three games Hurricanes rushing for 3.3 yards per game and scoring only 20 points. Sophomore N’Kosi Perry has seen the bulk of the action of late but is completing only 41.7% of his passes on the road. Florida St against the better teams in the ACC could generate only 20 points at Wake Forest and 14 at Clemson. Seminoles despite talent at running back is generating only 3.8 yards per carry on the ground on an average of 37 rushes per game. Head the head the result has been under in seven of their past eight meetings. Play Miami and Florida St under 49.5.
TCU vs. Oklahoma St Pick Prediction 11/2/2019
TCU at Oklahoma St—Free pick is TCU Horned Frogs +4.5. TCU coming off a home win to Texas behind a strong performance by quarterback Max Duggan. He is their guy now after the Horned Frogs struggled to find constancy at quarterback Duggan has thrown for 11 touchdowns and 1 pick on the season. Horned Frogs have the better offense of these two games holding opponents to 307 yards and only 52.6% passing. Horned Frogs defense held the Longhorns to a season low 45.8% completion rate. Cowboys and inconsistent team with three losses in their past five games with a 45-27 home loss to Baylor. Against the Big 12 freshman quarterback Spencer Sanders only 60.7% completion rate in the conference with six touchdowns and nine picks. Play TCU +4.5.
Northwestern vs. Indiana Pick Prediction 11/2/2019
Northwestern at Indiana—College football pick is Indiana -11. Hoosiers have won six of their first eight this season after their 38-31 road win at Nebraska. Hoosiers offense their past three games are averaging 511 yards with 327 passing and a 69% completion rate. In that span they are defending holding teams to 324 yards and 19.7 points. Northwestern since losing their starting quarterback has struggled to generate offense. Wildcats average only 231 yards and 10.7 points per game with 50.6% completion rate. Aiden Smith is completing only 47.8% shooting with 1 touchdown and 6 picks. Indiana starting quarterback Michael Penix is completing 69% of his passes but has been banged up and questionable. His backup Peyton Ramsey is hitting on 72.1% of his throws with 8 touchdowns and three picks. Play Indiana -11.
BYU vs. Utah St Pick Prediction 11/2/2019
BYU at Utah St—College football free pick is Utah St -5. This is a BYU team that has lost road games at South Florida and Toledo both down teams this season. They did catch Boise St at home with their starting quarterback hurt and pulled out a three point win. BYU is struggling to stop the run allowing 242 yards per game with 4.9 per attempt. Utah St a very good offensive team that at home averages 527 yards with 270 rushing for 5.8 yards per attempt. Strength against weakness angle here favoriting Utah St which should open plays down field for quarterback Jordan Love who has put up better numbers at home. Utah St has been good of late following a loss covering four straight. Play Utah St -5.
Army vs. Air Force Pick Prediction 11/2/2019
Army at Air Force—Free pick is Army Black Knights +15.5. These teams know each other very well playing yearly. Both teams are triple option offenses. Army practices against this offense every week. Black Knights have had their struggles but have been competitive in games with their biggest loss only 9 points at home to Tulane. Falcons faced a triple option offense in Navy and dropped a 34-25 decision on the road as a three point favorite. Black Knights are running for 4.7 yards per carry this season. Army is led by a senior quarterback in Kelvin Hopkins so there his experience under center for this rivalry game. Play Army +15.5.