Free College Football Picks For Today 11/20/2019
Toledo vs. Buffalo Pick Prediction 11/20/2019
Toledo at Buffalo—College football pick is Toledo Rockets +8. With starting quarterback Mitchell Guadagni questionable it looks like Eli Peters gets the start at quarterback for the Rockets. He does come off a good performance against Northern Illinois where he completed 26 of 38 for 300 yards with three touchdowns. Past five games the Rockets are averaging 501 yards with 290 rushing for 6 yards per rush. Buffalo sophomore quarterback Kyle Vantrease is struggling for accuracy as in his past three games completing only 52.9% of his passes. Team is running for only 4.1 yards per rush in that span. Vantrease is playing because starting quarterback Matt Myrers is out for the season with a neck injury. Rockets are a 6-4 team and will need one win to capture a bowl berth. Teams that at 6-6 often get snubbed from bowls. Play Toledo +8.
Akron vs. Miami Ohio Pick Prediction 11/20/2019
Akron at Miami Ohio—College football free pick is Miami Ohio -30.5. Redhawks a 6-4 team must get seven wins to get into a bowl. Many six wins teams from the MAC often get snubbed from a bowl game. Redhawks are 4-0 at home and covered three of four. They come off the 44-3 home win to a down Bowling Green team last week. Past three games Miami Ohio averaging 390 yards with 201 rushing for 5.7 yards per run. Quarterback Brett Gabbert threw for 9 of 15 for 225 yards with three touchdowns and a pick. Akron is an 0-10 team that has failed to cover all ten games. Past two road games for the Zips resulted in a 35-6 loss at a bad Bowling Green team and 49-0 at Northern Illinois. In their past three games the Zips averaging 195 yards with 2.2 yards per rush, 43.5% completions and only 6.7 points per game. Redhawks have covered four straight. Play Miami Ohio -30.5.
Colorado St at Wyoming Pick Prediction 11/22/2019
Colorado St at Wyoming—Free pick is Colorado St Rams +7. Rams have covered five of their past seven games. This team can move the football as on the road they average 455 yards with 307 passing. Junior quarterback Patrick O’Brien has completed 64.3% of his passes the past two games with 290 yards passing per game. They do put up 33 points per game on the highway. Wyoming has lost starting quarterback Sean Chambers for the season with a knee injury. Cowboys offense has produced 23 points or fewer n four of their past five games. Sophomore quarterback Tyler Vander Waal has completed only 52% of his throws with a touchdown and three picks. Vander Waal started in his freshman campaign but after completing 48% last year he lost his job. Cowboys have lost two straight. Rams have won three of four. Play Colorado St +7.
Kansas St vs. Texas Tech Pick Prediction 11/23/2019
Kansas St at Texas Tech—College football pick is Kansas St Wildcats +2.5. Wildcats have won three straight against the Red Raiders. Overall, they have covered four of their past five games. Wildcats are defending well holding opponents to 346 yards with only 4.1 yards per rush. Junior quarterback Skylar Thompson is completing 61% of his passes with ten touchdowns and three picks. Thompson is a threat to run the football as he had three rushing touchdowns against Kansas and four to Oklahoma in victories. When Thompson runs the Wildcats have won. Red Raiders have suffered their sixth loss of the season after losing 33-31 at home to TCU last week. Texas Tech defensive form poor right now as in their past five games allowing 541 yards with 412 passing. They have allowed 33 points or greater in six of their past seven games. Overall Red Raiders have lost six of their past eight. Play Kansas St +2.5.
Minnesota vs. Northwestern Pick Prediction 11/23/2019
Minnesota vs. Northwestern—College football free pick is Minnesota and Northwestern under the total of 40.5. Tough to back this Northwestern team. This is a poor offensive team that is 0-7 against the Big Ten as the team averages only 264 yards and 9 points per game. Junior quarterback Aiden Smith is completing only 50% of his passes against the Big Ten with three touchdowns and seven picks. Minnesota comes off a loss at Iowa but made a good showing. They are 9-1 on the season and still have hopes for a shot at the Big Ten championship game so expect the team to bring defensive intensity here. Minnesota is getting freshman quarterback Jacob Clark ready for this game as Tanner Morgan is in concussion protocol. Northwestern defense holding teams to 2.9 yards per rush past three games. Expect Golden Gophers to be conservative in their offensive approach with a freshman quarterback on the road. Play Minnesota and Northwestern under 40.5.
Illinois vs. Iowa Pick Prediction 11/23/2019
Illinois vs. Iowa—Free pick is Illinois +15.5. Fighting Illini comes off their bye week following a comeback 37-34 win at Michigan St. Their pass defense has been sharp as in their past five games holding opponents to 157 yards and 49.4% completion rate. Illinois in a recent game was able to get 24 points on the board against Wisconsin and 25 to Michigan. Iowa is a poor offensive team. Past three games they have averaged only 295 yards with 109 rushing for 3.3 yards per rush. In that span Hawkeyes quarterback Nate Stanley has completed only 55.8% of his throws. They are putting up only 19.4 points per game against the Big Ten. Illinois is an experienced team on defense. Fighting Illinois has covered five straight and has covered six of seven against the Big Ten. Play Illinois +15.5.
Kansas vs. Iowa St Pick Prediction 11/23/2019
Kansas at Iowa St—College football pick is Kansas +24.5. Iowa St has faced a gauntlet of a schedule facing Oklahoma St, Oklahoma and Texas in three straight games. Following these three games the Hawkeyes defense has been taxed allowing 32.3 points, 409 yards and 265 passing. Kansas has shown struggles, but they can move the football through the air as in that window of time passing for 282 yards. Against the Big 12, Jayhawks senior quarterback Carter Stanley has 16 touchdowns and 5 picks on the season. He will be throwing against a Hawkeyes defense beat up in back to back games against Oklahoma and Texas. Jayhawks generate enough offense to cover this number. Play Kansas +24.5.
Nebraska vs. Maryland Pick Prediction 11/23/2019
Nebraska at Maryland—College football free pick is Nebraska -4. Cornhuskers need to win out to become bowl eligible with a win here and in their final game against Iowa at home. Nebraska is doing a better job of moving the football then Maryland, In their past three games the Cornhuskers are averaging 462 yards with 208 rushing for 5.2 yards per rush. In that same window of games the Terrapins averaging 194 yards while surrendering 511 yards with 286 rushing for 6 yards per rush against. Maryland has failed to cover six of their past eight games. They are giving up 43.3 points and 504 yards against the Big Ten. Maryland is getting inaccurate quarterback play from their two players who have been rotated in Jackson and Pigrome. Since his return Cornhuskers quarterback Adrian Martinez threw for 247 against Purdue and 220 against Wisconsin. Martinez makes the difference here. Play Nebraska -4.
Syracuse vs. Louisville Pick Prediction 11/23/2019
Syracuse at Louisville—Free pick is Syracuse Orange +10. Oregon come off a 49-6 win at Duke last week. Tommy Devito threw for two touchdowns in the win. Syracuse changed to a running style in this game with success as the Orange piled up 286 yards on the ground for 6.7 yards per run. It helps set up plays for Devito in the passing game. Louisville has not been in this role as a double digit favorite in conference. Against the ACC the Cardinals are allowing 38.7 points and 391 yards per game. At home opponents are rushing for 199 yards on their defense for 5.2 yards per rush. Syracuse stays close enough to cover here. Play Syracuse +10.
Purdue vs. Wisconsin Pick Prediction 11/23/2019
Purdue at Wisconsin—College football pick is Purdue +24.5. Boilermakers showing improvement as the team has won two straight after their road win at Northwestern prior to the bye week. Boilermakers have covered five of their past six games. Sophomore quarterback Aiden O’Connell is completing 68.1% of his throws. Wisconsin is showing some wears defensively as in their past three games have allowed 407 yards with 209 rushing for 5.8 yards per rush. Nebraska was able to pile up 497 yards on the Badgers defense last week. Play Purdue +24.5.
California vs. Stanford Pick Prediction 11/23/2019
California at Stanford—College football free pick is Stanford -2.5. Tough to back Cal as the team has lost five of their past six games after a bad 41-17 defeat at home to USC last week. Cal has lost nine straight to Stanford with the Cardinals covering seven of those games. Golden Bears defense showing poor signs as in their past three games allowing 452 yards with 351 passing for 77.4% completion rate. Cardinals junior quarterback Davis Mills is completing 66.7% of his passes against the PAC 12 with eight touchdowns and three picks. He returned healthy for the game at Washington St and threw for 504 yards on 33 of 50 completions. Cal offense has struggled as they have been held to 17 points or fewer in five of their past six games. Against the PAC 12 the Golden Bears average 15.9 points and 265 yards per game. Play Stanford -2.5.
Tennessee vs. Missouri Pick Prediction 11/23/2019
Tennessee at Missouri—Free pick Tennessee +4. Volunteers showing improvement as the team has won four of their past five and covering in all five of those games. Over their past five games Volunteers throwing for 248 yards while their defense holding opponents to 320 yards and only 13.7 points per game. In that window they are giving up just 3.7 yards per rush and 52.3% completion rate. Missouri has lost four straight failing to cover five in a row. Tigers offense has been very poor scoring only 27 points total in those four defeats. Tough spot for Missouri as well facing physical hard hitting teams in Georgia and Florida the past two weeks in a row with no bye week to recover. Though they faced those difficult defensive teams scoring six points total they still held to only 7 points to Kentucky and 14 to Vanderbilt all in defeats. Volunteers quarterback Jarrett Guarantano has played well while Missouri quarterback Kelly Bryant has completing only 59.2% of his passes against the SEC with five touchdowns and four picks. Play Tennessee +4.
Duke vs. Wake Forest Pick Prediction 11/23/2019
Duke at Wake Forest—College football pick is Wake Forest -7. Demon Deacons return home where they perform best. At home the Demon Deacons are averaging 522 yards with 339 passing per game and 39.3 points. Junior quarterback Jamie Newman has been effective at home passing for 15 touchdowns and 4 picks with 66.3% completion rate. Duke is a young team losing many from their offense a year ago. They have lost four straight after their 49-6 home defeat to Syracuse. During this losing streak the Blue Devils have averaged only 11 points per game with quarterback Quinton Harris tossing three touchdowns and six picks. Harris against the ACC is completing only 53.9% with five touchdowns and seven interceptions. Duke has had defensive struggles as in their past three games giving up 432 yards with 6 yards per run. Play Wake Forest -7.
Houston vs. Tulsa Pick Prediction 11/23/2019
Houston at Tulsa—College football free pick is Tulsa -2.5. Tulsa has been competitive. They come off the 34-31 home win to UCF prior to their bye week. Golden Hurricane has covered three of their past four games with a notable one point home loss to Memphis. Golden Hurricane is moving the football as in their past three games averaging 445 yards with 264 passing. Houston has been a major disappointment sitting at 3-7 on the year losing four of five on the road. Cougars losing streak reached three straight after their 45-21 home defeat to Memphis. Their defense during that streak of losses giving up 461 yards with 170 rushing for 5.1 yards per rush. Teams passing for 291 yards in that span. Houston sophomore quarterback Clayton Tune is passing for only 52.3% against the AAC with six touchdowns and five picks. Team is 0-4 in his past four starts. Cougars 1-5 against conference teams. Play Tulsa -2.5.