Free College Football Picks For Today 10/12/2020
Kansas vs. West Virginia Pick Prediction 10/17/2020
Kansas vs. West Virginia—College football pick is West Virginia and Kansas to play under the total of 52 points. Jayhawks will be without their head coach Les Miles as he received a positive COVID test. The offense has struggled for points in loss to Oklahoma St where they posted seven points and Baylor where they put up two touchdowns. Very poor team on third down with 23.1% conversion. Mountaineers have defended very well on the year limiting opponents to 268 yards per game. Opponents rush for only 2.9 yards per attempt while the Jayhawks average 3.7 on the ground. With a good defense the Mountaineers run more than pass the football. Quarterback Jarrett Doege averages only 7 yards per pass attempt and leads his offense to only an average of nine second half points per game. West Virginia ground game keeps the clock moving and Kansas has trouble scoring in this spot. Play West Virginia and Kansas under 52 points.
Texas St vs. South Alabama Pick Prediction 10/17/2020
Texas St at South Alabama—College football free pick is South Alabama -2. Tough to back the Bobcats as Texas St has dropped nine of their past ten games dating back to last season. The offense was held to only 262 yards in their loss at Troy last week. Bobcats have been hurt threw the air as they surrender 292 yards passing with 70.1% opponents completions ad 10.1 yards per attempt. Jaguars have a win this year on the road at Southern Miss and covered in a three point loss to Tulane. This is a team that can move the football threw the air throwing for 284 yards and 8.9 yards per attempted pass. Texas St doesn’t generate many sacks or force turnovers on defense. Jaguars can exploit the Bobcats weakness in pass defense here. Play South Alabama -2.
Clemson vs. Georgia Tech Pick Prediction 10/17/2020
Clemson vs. Georgia Tech—Free pick is Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets +27. Clemson comes off a big win against Miami last week. Concern here is for the Tigers pulling out their starters in the second half. Tigers have not been able to extend enough against Virginia and Wake Forest to cover big numbers. Georgia Tech comes off an impressive win against Louisville behind a strong second half winning 46-27. Jeff Sims is making plays with his arm and legs. Team does well picking up first down on third down. Tigers have Boston College and Notre Dame coming up. This may not be as high profile opponent as last week. Dating back to last season Clemson has failed to cover four of five. Play Georgia Tech +27.
Pittsburgh vs. Miami Pick Prediction 10/17/2020
Pittsburgh at Miami—College football pick is Pittsburgh Panthers +10. After a loss to Clemson the Miami Hurricanes must battle another strong defensive team in Pitt. Panthers are the sixth ranked defense in college football holding opponents to 263 yards per game. Opponents average only 1.7 yards per rush attempt. Under quarterback Kenny Pickett the Panthers are throwing for 284 yards per game. The senior has seen significant action in all four seasons at Pitt. This had to be a major disappointment for Hurricane quarterback D’Eriq King who transferred to the school from Houston had completed only 12 of 28 for 121 and two picks. When things began badly last week for King with the Cougars the performance slipped. Bad opponent to face after Clemson. Play Pittsburgh +10.
Liberty at Syracuse Pick Prediction 10/17/2020
Liberty at Syracuse—College football free pick Syracuse Orange +2.5. Respect Liberty as a mid-major but not ready to back them against Syracuse on the road. Orange have a bit more size and speed at the line of scrimmage then the teams the Flames have met this season. Looks like Tommy Devito could miss this season with a heel injury. But he has struggled in his time at the school and was only completing half of his passes this year plus was turnover prone. Rex Culpepper will likely start. Orange does have a 37-20 home win to Georgia Tech this season. Flames did face a member of the ACC last year and dropped a 55-27 decision on the road giving up 499 yards. Play Syracuse +2.5.
USF at Temple Pick Prediction 10/17/2020
USF at Temple—Free pick is Temple Owls -10. Owls were in a tough spot last week playing their first game of the season against Navy who had three games under their belt. Result was a two point road loss but the team should improve and come with better conditioning in this spot. Owls were able to rush for 166 yards on the Midshipmen defense for 5 yards per rush attempt. USF has lost all four games to FBS opponents with the margin of defeat 20, 21 and 52 points. They were beaten at home to East Carolina last week 44-24 giving up 31 first half points. USF struggling offensively and poorly sustaining drives with poor third down conversions. Play Temple -10.