Free College Football Picks For Today 10/16/2020
SMU vs. Tulane Pick Prediction 10/16/2020
SMU at Tulane—College football pick is SMU Mustangs and Tulane Green Wave to play over the total of 64.5. There is something that really sticks out for both of their teams. That is red zone execution. Mustangs convert 91.3% inside the red zone and Tulane is at 93.8%. With a total opener of 69 there is tremendous value on the total. Both offenses can support their passing attack because they run well with SMU at 5.5 yards per attempt and Tulane at 5.4. Both teams give up a lot of passing yardage with Tulane allowing 271 yards per game with nine yards per attempt. Mustangs surrender 248 yards per game. Play SMU and Tulane over 64.5.
BYU at Houston Pick Prediction 10/16/2020
BYU at Houston—College football free pick is BYU Cougars and Houston Cougars to play over the total of 62 points. BYU is the number five offense in college football as the team posts 55.7.3 yards and 43.8 points per game. Quarterback Zach Wilson is completing 81.2% of his throws with 12.3 yards per attempt. Wilson is supported by a running game that generates 5 yards per rush. Houston Cougars opened their season impressively last week with their 49-31 win against Tulane as they gained 476 yards and 319 in their passing game. This is an offense that returns ten starters on offense. Good passing teams have given BYU issues the past few seasons especially teams that can spread out their defenders and run quick plays. BYU offense 89% in the red zone and 100% on the Houston side. Play BYU and Houston over 62 points.
North Texas vs. Middle Tennessee St Pick Prediction 10/17/2020
North Texas vs. Middle Tennessee St—Free pick is Middle Tennessee St Blue Raiders -6.5. North Texas is a very poor defensive team as they surrender 578 yards per game with 237 on the ground for 5.6 yards per attempt. Opponents throw for 341 yards on the Mean Green for 9.2 yards per attempt. They are allowing opponents touchdowns 95% of the time in the red zone while their offense converts 58.8%. Middle Tennessee St defends the pass holding opponents to 57% completions and only 5.9 yards per pass attempt. Blue Raiders have covered three straight. North Texas has failed to cover all three against FBS opponents losing by 28 at home to Charlotte, 10 home to Southern Miss and 30 home to SMU. Now they play their first road game. Play Middle Tennessee St -6.5.
Marshall vs. Louisiana Tech Pick Prediction 10/17/2020
Marshall at Louisiana Tech—College football pick is Marshall Thundering Herd and Louisiana Tech Bulldogs to play under the total of 50 points. Louisiana Tech is an inexperienced offensive team. Their run game generates only 3.4 per rush. Bulldogs were held to only 210 offensive yards last week at home to UTEP. They defend the run as they limit opponents to 3.8 pr attempt and the Thundering Herd has been run heavy rushing almost twice as must as throwing. Marshall defense has been outstanding holding opponents to just 274 yards per game. Play Marshall and Louisiana Tech under 50 points.
North Carolina vs. Florida St Pick Prediction 10/17/2020
North Carolina at Florida St—College football free pick is Florida St Seminoles +14. It has been a tough season for the Seminoles. But they did get the cover last week against Notre Dame as the posted 405 yards passing for 252. North Carolina faced inexperienced offensive teams early in Syracuse and Boston College and had good defensive showing. But when they faced Virginia Tech the win was by 11 points but surrendering nearly 500 yards to the Hokies offense. Seminoles have been good inside the red zone and have been able to move the football on the ground. They will generate enough offense to cover here. Play Florida St +14.