Free College Football Picks For Today 11/18/2019
Oregon vs. Arizona St Pick Prediction 11/23/2019
Oregon vs. Arizona St—College football pick is Oregon Ducks -15. Ducks after a 56-24 win at USC returned home to face Arizona and got past the Wildcats 34-6. Don’t want to get in front of his freight train right now especially in a situation in prime time over national television where they want to make a case for a playoff spot. ASU has lost four straight. Defensively over their past three games the Sun Devils defense allowing 445 yards with 313 passing for 72.8% completions. We saw ASU freshman quarterback Jayden Daniels struggle going 4 of 18 against the Utah defense. Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert is completing 69.6% of his passes for 28 touchdowns and 3 picks. Ducks have also found their run game as in their past three games rushing for 4.9 yards per run. Play Oregon -15.
Arkansas vs. LSU Pick Prediction 11/23/2019
Arkansas vs. LSU—College football free pick is Arkansas +44.5. Arkansas has fired their head coach following the loss to Western Kentucky. They do come off the bye week. It will be tight end coach Barry Lunney Jr. at the helm the rest of the season. Concern about this point spread is the fact that LSU defense has surrendered 37 at Ole Miss, 28 home to Florida and 38 at Vanderbilt. Razorbacks were competitive in a 24-17 home loss to the Tigers last year. Razorbacks did give Texas A&M a battle losing 31-27. Can’t hide the fact LSU has given up 480 yards with 218 rushing for 6.2 yards per carry over their past three games. Play Arkansas +44.5.
Penn St vs. Ohio St Pick Prediction 11/23/2019
Penn St vs. Ohio St—Free pick is Ohio St -19.5. Nittany Lions have failed to cover two straight. After their five point loss at Minnesota they got past Indiana by 7 surrendering 462 yards with 371 passing. Hoosiers converted 7 of 13 on third down on the road at Penn St. Ohio St continues to roll past teams this time pounding Rutgers 56-21. Past three games Buckeyes averaging 576 yards with 288 passing with 9.2 yards per pass attempt. The run game in that span generating 288 yards for 5.8 yards per run. On the defensive side in that three game window they are holding teams to 187 yard and 2.4 yards per run. Penn St sophomore quarterback Sean Clifford has been dealing with accuracy issues of late completing only 51% of his passes past two games with two touchdowns and three picks. Play Ohio St -19.5.
Texas A&M vs. Georgia Pick Prediction 11/23/2019
Texas A&M at Georgia—College football pick is Georgia Bulldogs -15. Believe Georgia will too physician for this Texas A&M team. Must be impressed by the Bulldogs 21-14 win at Georgia. They have shut out their past two opponents at home. Georgia defense holding opponents over their past three games to 268 yards with 51 rushing for 2 yards per attempt. Texas A&M does have a notable 47-28 home defeat to Alabama and were held to 10 at Clemson early in the season. At home Georgia performs better offensively with 440 yards per game with 212 rushing for 5.7 yards per run. Aggies struggled in run defense against Alabama, Ole Miss and Mississippi St. Crimson Tide ran for 155 yards for 5 per attempt. Mississippi St 239 for 6.3 per and Ole Miss 250 for 5.7 per run. These are their past three SEC opponents. Play Georgia -15.
UCLA vs. USC Pick Prediction 11/23/2019
UCLA at USC—College football free pick is UCLA Bruins +13.5. Bruins have covered their past two head to head meetings. It is a rivalry gave so the underdog getting double digits is live. UCLA at 4-6 need two wins in their final two games to become bowl eligible. They have shown improvement winning three of their past four games. In those wins Bruins quarterback Dorian Thompson Robinson performed well. USC an inconsistent team. They do come off a win against an offensively challenged California team last week. Prior they struggled getting separation with a five point win at Arizona St. Offensive numbers have been good for UCLA in six of their past seven games with 393 yards or greater. At home Trojans defense is surrendering 408 yards and 27 points per game. Bruins generate enough points to cover here. Play UCLA +13.5.
Michigan vs. Indiana Pick Prediction 11/23/2019
Michigan at Indiana—Free pick is Indiana Hoosiers +7.5. There is very little pressure on this Indiana team as they are bowl eligible at 7-3. Usually this late in the season they are vying for a 6-6 record and feeling the pressure. Hoosiers have covered three straight and six of their past seven games after a seven point defeat at Penn St. In their past three games the Hoosiers are averaging 443 yards with 330 passing with 9.4 yards per attempt. Indiana quarterback Peyton Ramsey coming off a good performance against the Nittany Lions with 31 of 41 passing for 371 yards with a touchdown. Hoosiers have covered three straight against the Wolverines. This is the ultimate look ahead spot for Michigan as up next would likely be head coach Jim Harbaugh’s biggest game of his coaching career with the Wolverines as they face Ohio St next week. The magnitude of the Buckeyes game is so huge because Harbaugh has failed to coach his program to a win against the Buckeyes. Wolverines have not been as sharp defensively on the road. They have losses at Penn St and Wisconsin and couldn’t cover at Illinois allowing 25 points. Over win and cover on the road was to a bad Maryland team. Play Indiana +7.5.
Texas vs. Baylor Pick Prediction 11/23/2019
Texas at Baylor—College football pick is Texas +4.5. Longhorns have won four straight against the Bears. They did cover as an underdog in a two point loss at Iowa St. Longhorns past three games are moving the football for 417 yards. They did cover as an underdog to Oklahoma. Baylor must shake off the effects of blowing a 28-3 home lead to Oklahoma in the first half. They did surrender 525 yards to the Sooners offense with 228 rushing and 297 passing with four touchdowns. Prior to that the Bears needed overtime to beat TCU and got past West Virginia by only three points. Also, a recent overtime three point home win to Texas Tech and by two to Iowa St. Play Texas +4.5.
Pittsburgh vs. Virginia Tech Pick Prediction 11/23/2019
Pittsburgh at Virginia Tech—College football free pick is Virginia Tech -3. Hokies are playing well winning and covering five of their past six games after a 45-0 win at Georgia Tech. The defense has risen for this program. Prior they held Wake Forest to 17 points at home and 21 at Notre Dame. In their past three games the Hokies are holding opponents to 294 yards with 2.3 yards per run and 49.1% completion rate. Quarterback Hendon Hooker past two games completing 66.7% of his passes Pitt quarterback Cody Picket competing only 59.4% of his passes against the ACC with eight touchdowns and eight picks. They have averaged only 22 point per game in their past three. Play Virginia Tech -3.
TCU vs. Oklahoma Pick Prediction 11/23/2019
TCU at Oklahoma—Free pick is TCU +17.5. tough to lay this many points with an Oklahoma team that in their past three games has surrendered 403 yards with 40 points per game In that span the Sooners are allowing 173 yards rushing for 4.9 yards per rush. TCU has shown some offense with 435 yards in that window. Quarterback Max Duggan is coming off a good performance at Texas Tech as he completed 25 of 42 passes for 323 yards and two touchdowns. He did pass for 273 yards completing 70% against Texas in a win. The potential is there for the Horned Frogs to generate enough points to cover this number. Play TCU +17.5.
Temple vs. Cincinnati Pick Prediction 11/23/2019
Temple at Cincinnati—College football pick is Temple Owls +10.5. Temple has shown grit at home with outright wins as an underdog to Tulane and Memphis. At home the Owls do a good job of defending the run at 3.1 yards per carry on an average of 46 rushes. Cincinnati is not getting accurate play from their sophomore quarterback Desmond Ridder who completes only 51% of his passes the past three games. Bearcats have failed to cover three of their past four games with the only cover coming against a bad UCONN team. Temple’s run defense exploits a questionable passing game for Cincinnati in this spot. Owls have won and covered three straight against Cincinnati. Play Temple +10.5.
UCF vs. Tulane Pick Prediction 11/23/2019
UCF at Tulane—College football free pick is UCF -6. Knights come off a bye week after their three point loss at Tulsa which snapped a three game win streak. But over their past three games the Knights are moving the football for 513 yards with 238 rushing for 5.9 yards per attempt. They do have a blowout road win at 63-21 a team that Tulane fell to on the road last week 29-21. Green Wave quarterback Justin McMillan has accuracy issues now as in his past two games completing only 53.5% of his passes with a touchdown and three picks. Knights quarterback Dillon Gabriel is completing 60.5% of his passes against the AAC with 13 touchdowns and 5 picks. Things may be easier in this spot for the freshman quarterback as Tulane in their past three games is allowing 207 yards per rush for 5.3 yards per attempt. In that span the Knights are running for 238 yards and 5.9 per attempt on 40 carries a game. Play UCF -6.
Oklahoma St vs. West Virginia Pick Prediction 11/23/2019
Oklahoma St at West Virginia—Free pick is West Virginia +7.5. Mountaineers quarterback Jarret Doeget took over for an ineffective Austin Kendall and help lead the team to an upset win at Kansas St. Doege a junior transfer from Bowling Green is completing 66% of his passes this season with four touchdowns and no picks. In his freshman and sophomore campaigns with Bowling Green he threw 39 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. Oklahoma St is dealing with injury to starting quarterback Spencer Sanders who had to leave the last game with a hand injury. Cowboys defense has struggled on the road by allowing 479 yards with 321 passing and 33 points per game. They have lost two of three road games in the Big 12 with the losses coming at Texas Tech and Texas. Play West Virginia +7.5.
Boston College vs. Notre Dame Pick Prediction 11/23/2019
Boston College at Notre Dame—College football pick is Boston College Eagles +19. Eagles lost starting quarterback Anthony Brown for the season and sophomore Dennis Grosel was forced into action. BC is coming off the bye week. Prior to the bye, Grosel had his best game with BC as he completed 20 of 29 for 227 yards with two touchdowns and a pick. He is aided on the ground by NFL prospect running back AJ Dillon who has rushed for 5.3 yards per carry and 1451 yards. Fighting Irish has had recent struggles at home to Virginia Tech and USC. Fighting Irish quarterback Ian Book has completed 56% of fewer of his passes in four of his past five games. Boston College generates enough offense to cover this big number. Play Boston College +19.
SMU vs. Navy Pick Prediction 11/23/2019
SMU at Navy— College football free pick is Navy -3. SMU has failed to cover three straight. In their past two games the Mustangs allowed 54 at Memphis then two weeks ago gave up 51 points in a win and non-cover to East Carolina. Mustangs in their past three games giving up 556 yards per game. This is an improved Navy team from last year as they enter play at 7-2. Midshipmen has covered five of their past six against the Mustangs. Navy a strong running team that at home averages 6.1 yards per rush and 355 per game. Navy quarterback Malcolm Perry is the leading rushed for the Midshipmen and have the ability to strike downfield with plays in the passing game. After facing a good defense in Notre Dame the Midshipmen will find things easier against this SMU defense. Play Navy -3.