Free College Football Picks For Today 11/13/2019
Northern Illinois vs. Toledo Pick Prediction 11/13/2019
Northern Illinois at Toledo—Free pick is Toledo Rockets -2.5. Northern Illinois program has taken a major step back as the team enters play with a 3-6 record. They are 1-5 straight up on the road. Huskies have lost two straight against the MAC on the road after their 48-10 road defeat at Central Michigan. Huskies defense has been very bad on the road by allowing 454 yards per game with 202 on the ground for 5.9 yards per rush. Toledo can move the football at home as the team averages 491 yards with 274 rushing for 5.5 yards per attempt. Rockets starting quarterback Mitchell Guadagni is questionable. Eli Peters a junior has experience as he saw action last season under center. Last week in a home win to Kent, Peters did complete 60% of his passes for 194 yards. NIU no longer producing with their run game with 3.4 yards per rush average on the season. Play Toledo -2.5.
Bowling Green vs. Miami Ohio Pick Prediction 11/13/2019
Bowling Green vs. Miami Ohio—College football pick is Bowling Green +18. Tough to lay this many points with Miami Ohio based on their offensive production. Against the MAC the Redhawks are putting up only 24.8 points per game. Bowling Green in their past three games putting up 21.7 points per game. Miami Ohio has given up 353 yards against conference foes. Falcons do have a notable home win to Toledo allowing only seven points. Miami Ohio freshman quarterback Brett Gabbert completing only 52.6% of his passes against the MAC with four touchdowns and three picks. Explains their struggles on the scoreboard. Play Bowling Green +18.
Fresno St vs. San Diego St Pick Prediction 11/15/2019
Fresno St at San Diego St—College football pick is Fresno St and San Diego St to play over the total of 42.5 points. This is an inexperienced Fresno St team. They have shown improvement offensively but not defensive. Bulldogs in their past three games are giving up 526 yards with 174 rushing for 5 yards per attempt. The poor run defense is opening plays down field against their defense as the Bulldogs are surrendering 352 yards passing in that span. Fresno St has shown the ability to move the football. On the road they put up 407 yards with 188 rushing for 6 yards per attempt. Bulldogs can throw the football as senior quarterback Jorge Reyna is coming off a game against Utah St where they threw for 263 yards in a 37-35 defeat at home. Aztecs have had issues moving the football, but they have were able to score points on the poor defensive teams on their schedule like San Jose St and New Mexico St. They were successful on the ground against the Spartans with 270 rushing yards and 5.2 per attempt. Against the Aggies the Aztecs rushed for 291 yards and 6.2 yards per attempt. Look for the Aztecs to generate enough points to push this over. Play Fresno St and San Diego St over 42.5.
Wake Forest vs. Clemson Pick Prediction 11/16/2019
Wake Forest at Clemson—College football pick is Wake Forest and Clemson to over the total of 59. Tigers have their offense in gear right now scoring 55 points or greater in their past three games. They put up 55 on NC State and 59 on Boston College. Prior to that the Tigers put up 45 on Louisville and Florida St. Against the ACC, Clemson is averaging 557 yards per game Over their past three games the Tigers have been balanced in their offensive attack with 301 yards rushing for 7.1 yards per run. Wake Forest have not been strong defensive on the road surrendering 441 yards with 182 rushing. They do have a decent passing game. Junior quarterback Jamie Newman is completing 64.5% of his passes with 22 touchdowns and 7 picks. Though he will be without his leading receiver there is depth at that position for the Demon Deacons. Newman has passed for two touchdown passes or greater in five straight games and seven of his eight this season. Clemson will score big on this Demon Deacons defense, but Wake Forest will generate enough offense to kick this over. Play Wake Forest and Clemson over the total of 59.
TCU vs. Texas Tech Pick Prediction 11/16/2019
TCU vs. Texas Tech—College football free pick is Texas Tech +3. TCU has lost and failed to cover four of their past five after a heartbreaking 29-23 home defeat to Baylor in triple overtime. Horned Frogs are 1-3 straight up and against the spread on the road this season. They have struggled on the highway offensively as they post only 25 points per game. Freshman quarterback Max Duggan is completing only 49.3% of his passes past two games with two touchdowns and six picks. Texas Tech offense gets upgraded at home as the team puts up 524 yards with balance. They run for 183 yards for 5.3 yards per rush and pass for 340 yards with 69.2% completion rate. Junior quarterback Jett Duffey is completing over 70% of his passes past four games six touchdowns and two picks. He has not thrown an interception in his past three games. Play Texas Tech +3.
Tulane vs. Temple Pick Prediction 11/16/2019
Tulane vs. Temple—Free pick is Temple +6. Tulane not as strong on the road as the team has lost three of four. Their offense puts up only 25.7 points away from home while the defense surrenders 36.3. Quarterback Justin McMillan on the road is completing only 54.1% of his passes with five touchdowns and six picks. He has thrown seven interceptions in his past three games. Owls have won and covered four of five at home. Lone exception was to UCF that has a potent passing attack. Temple pass defense has been good in their home stadium allowing only 49.2% completions. Temple quarterback Anthony Russo in their home win to Memphis was 20 of 33 for 224 yards with two touchdowns. Owls defense keeps them close in this game. Play Temple +6.
Wisconsin vs. Nebraska Pick Prediction 11/16/2019
Wisconsin vs. Nebraska—College football pick is Nebraska +14.5. There is hope for the Cornhuskers at 4-5 to make a bowl with a win here and next week is a winnable game at Maryland. They have been competitive with margin of victory of one possession in three of their past four games. Team is coming off the bye week. Wisconsin has failed to cover three straight after a two point home win to Iowa. During that span the Badgers offense generating only 16 points per game. Cornhuskers quarterback Adrian Martinez in his return to the lineup passed for 247 yards at Purdue. A dual threat quarterback with keep drives alive and find the end zone with his feet. Nebraska generates enough offense to cover here. Play Nebraska +14.5.
West Virginia vs. Kansas St Pick Prediction 11/16/2019
West Virginia vs. Kansas St—College football free pick is Kansas St -14. Tough to back this West Virginia outfit. They have dropped five straight after a 38-17 home defeat to Texas Tech. Mountaineers against the Big 12 is averaging only 19.8 points per game. Defensively against the conference the team is giving up 451.7 yards. Wildcats bowl eligible has won three of their past four. They covered all four of those games after a competitive 27-24 road defeat at Texas. Kansas St at home is moving the football for 429 yards with 228 rushing for five yards per attempt. Junior quarterback Skylar Thompson is completing 60.8% of his passes with nine touchdowns and four picks. Mountaineers junior quarterback Austin Kendall on the road completing only 56.8% of his passes with four touchdowns and three picks. Play Kansas St -14.
Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt Pick Prediction 11/16/2019
Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt—Free pick is Kentucky and Vanderbilt to play under the total of 44. These teams head to head have gone under in six of their past seven games. Wildcats have been hit hard with injuries at their quarterback position. They have lost their starter and backup for the season with knee injuries. Third string Lynn Bowdon a wide receiver forced into the starter is questionable after exiting the Tennessee game. Wildcats may be forced to play their fourth string at quarterback. Vanderbilt lost a lot on offense this year and it has been a struggle. Commodores have been held to ten pints or fewer in four of their past five games. They have played to under in five of six. Wildcats have gone under in six straight. Past three games Vanderbilt averaging only 210 yards per game with 47.5% completions and 2.8 yards per rush. Play Kentucky and Vanderbilt under 44.
Virginia Tech vs. Georgia Tech Pick Prediction 11/16/2019
Virginia Tech vs. Georgia Tech—College football pick is Virginia Tech -5.5. Hokies and improved team. They have covered four straight against FBS competition after their 36-17 home win to Wake Forest. Hokies moving the football as in their past three games putting up 400 offensive yards and it is balanced with 194 rushing. Georgia Tech is 2-7 and a team that is restructuring their offense from triple option to modern. Against the ACC the Yellow Jackets are putting up only 20.8 points per game while giving up 34 with 454 yards. Hokies sophomore quarterback Hendon Hooker coming off a big game against Wake Forest throwing for 242 yards and 69 yards on the ground. Dual threat quarterback who makes things difficult for defenses. Yellow Jackets freshman quarterback James Graham completing only 47.2% of his passes with eight touchdowns and five picks. Play Virginia Tech -5.5.
Ohio St vs Rutgers Pick Prediction 11/16/2019
Ohio St vs. Rutgers—College football free pick is Ohio St and Rutgers to play over the total of 61 points. Ohio St can push this total over on their own. They come off a 73-14 win at home to Maryland. Scarlet Knights lost at home to Maryland 48-7. Ohio St against the Big Ten is moving the football for 542 yards. Past three games the Buckeyes are averaging 54 points per game. At home Rutgers gave up 52 points to Michigan and the Buckeyes are a better offensive team. Too much speed for the Buckeyes for the Scarlet Knights to contain. Play Ohio St and Rutgers over 61 points.
Syracuse vs. Duke Pick Prediction 11/16/2019
Syracuse vs. Duke—Free pick is Syracuse and Duke to play under the total of 54.5. Blue Devils offense is struggling right now as in their past three games averaging only 258 yards and 12.7 points per game. Their run game is generating only 3 yards per rush in that span. Quarterback Quentin Harris is completing only 54.2% of his passes against the ACC with five touchdowns and five picks. Orange have issues offensively this year. Both teams having trouble replacing their talented quarterbacks from last season in Eric Dungey of Syracuse and Daniel Jones of Duke. Against the ACC the Orange is putting up only 16 points per game. Play Syracuse and Duke under 54.5.
Stanford vs. Washington St Pick Prediction 11/16/2019
Stanford vs. Washington St—College football pick is Stanford +10.5. Tough to back Washington St as they dropped a 33-20 road defeat to an offensively challenged Cal team. Stanford did fall to Colorado last week but at least the Cardinals defense held the Buffaloes offense to only 16 points on the road. KJ Costello is back healthy and will play his second game since his injury. He did pass for 245 yards and the Cardinal averaged 5.1 yards per carry on the Buffs defense. Since giving up 67 points to UCLA the Cougars defense has given up 33 points or greater in four of their past five. Cougars have lost five of their past six games. Mike Leach can be hard on underperforming teams and this qualifies as one of his biggest disappointing teams. Play Stanford +10.5.
Cincinnati vs. USF Pick Prediction 11/16/2019
Cincinnati vs. USF—College football free pick is Cincinnati Bearcats -14. Bearcats an 8-1 team looing for a New Years bowl game. Their lone loss came to Ohio St on the road. Cincinnati needs style points to advance their efforts for a major bowl berth. In their past three games the Bearcats are averaging 39 points and 437 yards per game with 251 rushing for 6.1 yards per rush. USF in that same span has struggled to defend the run giving up 230 yards and 5.1 yards per attempt. With the run working it will open plays downfield for Bearcats quarterback Desmond Ridder who had two touchdown passes in the win against UCONN. South Florida against good recent competition were held to seven points last week at home to Temple then three games back only three at Navy. Play Cincinnati -14.