Free College Football Picks For Today 10/30/2019
Navy vs. UCONN Pick Prediction 11/1/2019
Navy at UCONN—College football pick is Navy -27.5. UCONN has struggled to defend the running teams they have faced. USF got past the Huskies 48-22 behind 313 yards on the ground on 42 carries with 7.5 yards per rush. Tulane gathered 311 rushing yards on UCONN on 46 carries for 6.8 yards per run in a 49-7 win by the Green Wave. UCF a passing team but did run for 230 yards and 6.2 per attempt in a 56.21 win. Navy a triple option team averages 59 rushes per game for 351 yards and 5.9 yards per attempt. This is an improved Midshipmen team this season at 6-1 and bowl eligible. Senior quarterback Malcolm Perry leads Navy in rushing with 934 yards and 14 touchdowns. He can also strike downfield with the pass when needed with 11.9 yards per attempt. UCONN had their struggles scoring against AAC conference teams in Houston and Tulane. They could only generate three points at Indiana in a 35 point loss on the road. The high volume of rush attempts will wear down the Huskies so look for big plays in the second half from the Midshipmen to add to their lead. Play Navy -27.5.
Virginia at North Carolina Pick Prediction 11/2/2019
Virginia at North Carolina—College football pick is North Carolina Tar Heels -2.5. Cavaliers have failed to cover four of their past five and past three on the road. Virginia has lost their past three games on the road including 17-9 at Miami and 28-21 at Louisville recently. Their run game is producing only 3.3 yards per rush. Quarterback Bryce Perkins has struggled in ACC play with a 61% completion rate with four touchdowns and four picks. He is expected to play on Saturday as his knee is feeling better. North Carolina has showed improvement under Mack Brown. They have wins at home in ACC play to Miami and Duke. Quarterback Sam Howell in his past four games has 13 touchdowns and 4 picks all against the conference. On the season Howell has 22 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. Past three games Tar Heels averaging 503 yards of offense with 33 points. Play North Carolina -2.5.
Boston College vs. Syracuse Pick Prediction 11/2/2019
Boston College at Syracuse—College football free pick is Syracuse -3. Tough to back Boston College. Their defense has been torched in their three road games allowing an average of 572 yards with 205 rushing for 5.4 yards per attempt. Opposing quarterbacks are completing 68.3% of their throws for 368 yards. Orange has defended better. BC has lost their starting quarterback for the season as Anthony Brown has a leg injury. His replacement sophomore Dennis Grosel is completing only 35% of his passes with 4.5 yards per attempt. Quarterback Tommy Devito faced the Pittsburgh and Clemson defense the past two games. He did perform good against NC State and Western Michigan. BC defense is bad so Devito will be good in this spot. Play Syracuse -3.
NC State vs. Wake Forest Pick Prediction 11/2/2019
NC State at Wake Forest—Free pick is Wake Forest Demon Deacons -7. Wolf Pack has had issues trying to find a replacement for quarterback Ryan Finley who is now in the NFL. Team is completing only 55.7% of their passes. They turn to a redshirt freshman quarterback in Devin Leary in this road spot. He is completing only 48% of his passes. NC State 0-3 straight up and against the spread on the road. They generate only 21 points and allow 40 points 448 yards on the highway. Demon Deacons are coming off the bye week. If Jamie Newman can’t go then it will be Sam Hartman a sophomore who started nine games last year due to injuries to the starter. Starting in the win against Florida St, Hartman threw for 348 yards. Demon Deacons offense generating 523 yards and 37 points per game. There are playmakers on this Wake Forest team who can make plays on this Wolfpack team struggling defensively on the road. Play Wake Forest -7.
Nebraska vs. Purdue Pick Prediction 11/2/2019
Nebraska at Purdue—College football pick is Nebraska and Purdue to play under the total of 55 points. Both teams dealing with injuries and ineffectiveness in the quarterback position. Cornhuskers quarterback Adrian Martinez has a knee injury and his backup was injuries last week forcing into action a third stringer. Since losing Elijah Sindelar with a collar bone injury the Boilermakers have been shifting in and out of their lineup their second and third stringer. These offenses will learn more to running. Over their past three games the Cornhuskers have averaged 44 rushing attempts and 25 passing. With ineffective play at quarterback teams can stack the line and as a result the Boilermakers run for only 2.4 yards per carry. Doesn’t look like a good day for the offenses here. Play Nebraska and Purdue under 55 points.
Rutgers vs. Illinois Pick Prediction 11/2/2019
Rutgers at Illinois—College football free pick is Illinois -20.5. Illinois has a shot at making a bowl if they can beat Rutgers and Northwestern in what have become winnable games for this team. Last year the Fighting Illinois defeated Rutgers 38-17 on the road behind 419 yards with 300 rushing. Fighting Illini is healthy now on defense. It resulted in an upset home win of Wisconsin and a road 24-6 win at Purdue. Rutgers is a poor team. On the road they have been outscored 117-0 with a recent 35-0 loss at Indiana. Away from home the Scarlet Knights are surrendering 490 yards with 198 rushing for 5 yards per carry. Illinois has covered four of five. Play Illinois -20.5.
Mississippi St vs. Arkansas Pick Prediction 11/2/2019
Mississippi St at Arkansas—Free pick is Arkansas Razorbacks +7.5. Tough to back Mississippi St on the road. They have failed to win and cover all three games including a bad 20-10 road defeat at Tennessee. Mississippi St lost a lot on defense this year and their replacements have not played up to the level we have seen in recent seasons. In their road games Mississippi St is allowing 452 yards with 194 rushing for 4.8 yards per rush. Bulldogs surrendering 68.3% completion rate on the highway. Razorbacks have shown competitiveness recently in a four point loss to Texas A&M on a neutral site and by 4 at Kentucky. Razorbacks have shown an ability to move the football at home. Play Arkansas +7.5.
Pittsburgh vs. Georgia Tech Pick Prediction 11/2/2019
Pittsburgh at Georgia Tech—College football pick is Pittsburgh -7.5. Panthers have wins in the ACC on the road at Duke and Syracuse. They have covered all three of their road games. On the road they have been able to gain 370 yards per game with 290 passing. Junior quarterback Kenny Picket should be able to make plays against this rebuilding Georgia Tech team. Offensively it has been a struggle for the Yellow Jackets transforming to a modern offense from a triple option. Team gains only 293 yards and scored 20 points per game. They have lost four of their past five games. Recent home defeats by 16 to North Carolina and three to the Citadel. Yellow Jackets could only score two points in a 22 point defeat at Temple. Panthers a good defensive team holding opponents to 291 yards and 21.4 points per game. Defensively Pittsburgh holds Georgia Tech to low scoring and the offense generates enough to cover. Play Pittsburgh -7.5.
Tulsa vs. Tulane Pick Prediction 11/2/2019
Tulsa at Tulane—College football free pick is Tulane Green Wave -10. Tulane returns home where they have won and covered all four. At home the Green Wave is moving the football for 557 yards with 321 rushing for 6.5 yards per rush. Their defense holds opponents to 304 yards per game in their home stadium. Senior quarterback Justin McMillan has completed 69% of his passes or greater in three of his past four games. The losing streak has reached four straight for the Golden Hurricane. Tulsa defense has allowed 42 points or greater in three of their past four games. Green Wave has won and covered past two against Tulsa. Play Tulane -10.
Oregon St vs. Arizona Pick Prediction 11/2/2019
Oregon St at Arizona—Free pick is Oregon St Beavers +5.5. Arizona has lost three straight after poor defensive showings. In their past three games the Wildcats have allowed 457 yards and 44 points per game. Teams are running for 190 yards gaining 5.1 yards per rush and passing for a 69.5% completion rate with 267 yards. Oregon St senior quarterback Jake Luton has throws for 16 touchdowns and one pick. He passed for 285 yards on UCLA and 335 on Stanford. He faces a poor defense in the Wildcats who just fired their defensive coordinator. Oregon St has covered their past four road games and six of eight in Arizona. Play Oregon St +5.5.
Cincinnati vs. East Carolina Pick Prediction 11/2/2019
Cincinnati at East Carolina—College football pick is East Carolina Pirates +24. Pirates are an improved program. Team has covered three of their past four games. Offense is upgraded at home where they gain 426 yards with 208 rushing for 4.9 yards per rush. Cincinnati a good team but not scoring a lot of points. They got past Tulsa at home last week 24-13 with only 317 yards offensively. Bearcats ran it 41 times for only 3.5 yards per rush. Against the AAC conference quarterback Desmond Ridder is completing only 55.8% of his throws. Pirates generate enough offense to cover this huge number. Play East Carolina +24.
UAB vs. Tennessee Pick Prediction 11/2/2019
UAB at Tennessee—College football free pick is Tennessee Volunteers -11.5. Volunteers showing improvement as they have covered three straight. Team posted straight up wins by double digits at home to South Carolina and Mississippi St in that span. Volunteers defense has been good during their past three games holding opponents to 345 yards and 22 points per game. UAB despite a good record has played a weak schedule. Their lone loss came at Western Kentucky 20-13 they best team on their schedule. Blazers non-conference wins came at home to Alcorn St and South Alabama in the Sun Belt. Their other was a road win at a bad MAC team in Akron. Three wins in Conference USA came to bottom feeders in Old Dominion, UTSA and Rice. Huge step up in class for UAB here. Play Tennessee -11.5.
Vanderbilt vs. South Carolina Pick Prediction 11/2/2019
Vanderbilt at South Carolina—Free pick is South Carolina Gamecocks -15. Gamecocks find an opponent where they snap a two game losing streak. Following their win at Georgia the Gamecocks dropped games home to Florida and at Tennessee. Vanderbilt has struggled as the team has lost five of their seven games. They have rotated through three quarterbacks having to play a walk on due to ineffectiveness at the position. At home South Carolina is moving the football for 502 yards with 273 rushing for 7 yards per carry. Freshman quarterback Ryan Hilinski is completing 59.2% of his passes with eight touchdowns and three picks. Vanderbilt has been blow out in both of their road games at Purdue and Ole Miss. On the highway the Commodores are allowing 527 yards with 223 rushing for 7.5 yards per rush. Passing yardage allowed 304. In those losses on the road Vanderbilt just 2.5 yards per carry on the road with 15 points per game. Play South Carolina -15.
Colorado vs. UCLA Pick Prediction 11/2/2019
Colorado at UCLA—College football pick is UCLA Bruins -6.5. Bruins are on a two game win streak after their 42-32 home win to Colorado last week. Bruins offense has woken up as in their past three games averaging 446 yards with 245 rushing for five yards per carry. UCLA sophomore quarterback Dorian Thompson Robinson has shown improvement with good performances in those wins to Stanford and Arizona St. Colorado has lost four straight. Their past two road games were atrocious in 45-3 loss at Oregon and 41-10 at Washington St. Buffaloes defense past three games allowing 514 yards with 164 rushing for 6 yards per rush. In that span Colorado allowing 350 yards passing and 40 points per game. Buffs quarterback Steve Montez 6 interceptions past two road games. Play UCLA -6.5.
Boise St vs. San Jose St Pick Prediction 11/2/2019
Boise St at San Jose St—College football free pick is San Jose St +17.5. Boise St dealing with injuries to their starting quarterback Hank Bachmeier and running back Robert Mahone. They have not covered their past two road games after a loss at BYU two weeks ago. Spartans have notable wins both coming on the road at Army and Arkansas. San Jose St offense is moving the football for 396 yards per game with 311 in the passing game. Boise St on the road giving up 270 passing yards. Spartans quarterback Josh Love completing 59.3% of his passes with 15 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. Play San Jose St +17.5.