Free College Football Picks For Today 1/1/2020
Michigan vs. Alabama Pick Prediction 1/1/2020
Michigan vs. Alabama—College football pick is Alabama -7. Michigan struggled when in their step up games in the Big Ten losing by 21 at Wisconsin, 7 at Penn St and by 29 at home to Ohio St. The Wolverines defense surrendered 487 yards to the Badgers and 577 yards to the Buckeyes. Wisconsin rushed for 6.3 yards per carry and Ohio St 5.3 yards per rush. Wolverines quarterback Shea Patterson completed only 49.4% of his passes against Top 25 teams. Alabama knows Patterson from his seasons with Ole Miss. Alabama does enter their bowl game off a loss to Auburn so Nick Saban will have his team motivated in this spot to erase those bad memories defensively. Michigan is enough of a challenge to make the Crimson Tide interested in this game. It is a New Year’s Day Bowl. Crimson Tide their past three games averaged 522 yards with 190 rushing for 5.1 yards per carry. Mac Jones 69.8% of his passes with 11 touchdowns and 3 picks throwing for 10.1 yards per pass attempt. He had 335 yards passing with four touchdowns and there were two picks against Auburn. Play Alabama -7.
Oregon vs. Wisconsin Pick Prediction 1/1/2020
Oregon vs. Wisconsin—College football free pick is Oregon +3. Was impressed with the Oregon balance offensively in their 37-15 to a physical team in Utah in the PAC 12 championship game. Ducks have experience on their offensive line to protect Justin Herbert and to open up plays on the ground. Oregon found their run game toward the end of the season. Respect their high profile results against the PAC 12 going into Washington and USC and coming away with wins. Badgers losses this season came to Illinois on the road and twice to Ohio St. Wisconsin defense did give up 492 yards to the Buckeyes in the Big Ten title game 497 yards three games prior at Nebraska. Badgers defense gave up a lot of yardage at the end of the season as in their past three games giving up 413 yards with 314 in the passing game. This is the send out game for Ducks quarterback Justin Herbert who will be a high draft pick in the NFL. On the season he completed 66.7% of his passes with 32 touchdowns and 5 picks. Against Top 25 teams Herbert had six touchdowns and no picks. With the Badgers struggling defending the pass of late the play is Oregon +3.
Georgia vs. Baylor Pick Prediction 1/1/2020
Georgia vs. Baylor—Free pick is Baylor +5.5. Georgia is sitting out many starters for this game. Bulldogs have struggled getting points on the scoreboard held to 24 points or fewer in seven of their past ten games. Baylor a good spread team covering in five straight and eight of their past ten. Georgia was eyeing a spot in the college football playoff and after their 27 point loss to LSU lands in the Sugar Bowl again. Good news for Baylor is their starting quarterback Charlie Brewer is expected to play. The junior quarterback completed 65.2% of his throws with 20 touchdowns and 6 picks with 8.5 yards per pass attempt. Baylor has balance as the team ran for 174 yards and 4.8 yards per rush. Their defensive form good down the stretch as in their past three games holding opponents to 368 yards per game. They have covered four straight in bowl games as an underdog. Play Baylor +5.5.