Free College Football Picks For Today 10/21/2020
Virginia Tech vs. Wake Forest Pick Prediction 10/24/2020
Virginia Tech at Wake Forest—College football pick is Wake Forest Demon Deacons +10. Wake Forest carries a two game win streak after their 40-23 home win to Virginia on Saturday. Team has covered all three of their games at home. They moved the football for 483 yards on the Cavaliers defense. Quarterback Sam Hartman averaging 8.9 yards per pass attempt. Tough to lay double digits on the road with a Virginia Tech team surrendering 471 yards with 192 rushing for 5.2 per attempt. They have failed to cover both road games where they have given up 522 yards and 6.7 yards per carry on the ground. Defensively on the road surrendering nearly 90% conversions inside the red zone. Play Wake Forest +10.
Notre Dame vs. Pittsburgh Pick Prediction 10/24/2020
Notre Dame at Pittsburgh—College football free pick is Pittsburgh Panthers +11. Pittsburgh returns home where they have put up good defensive numbers limiting the opposition to 232 yards and 15 points per game. Offense generates better passing performance as well on their home field. Notre Dame faced a weak schedule up to Louisville last week where they were held to 338 yards at home in a 12-7 victory. This will be the Fighting Irish first road game of the season. Yellen in for an injured Pickett did throw for 277 yards and a touchdown at Miami. Should he get the call here he has one game under his belt. Play Pittsburgh +11.
Houston vs. Navy Pick Prediction 10/24/2020
Houston at Navy—Free pick is Houston and Navy to play over the total of 56.5. They have met the past two seasons with the point totals at 97 last year and 85 two seasons ago. Cougars were able to move the football for 438 yards with 310 passing on the BYU defense on the road last week. Navy defense has struggled this year as they surrender 428 yards per game with 278 rushing for 6.1 yards per attempt. That should open plays for Houston to throw downfield in the passing game with big plays. Navy rushed for 447 yards last year on Houston and 344 two seasons ago with over 500 yards of offense each year. Houston did the same offensively on the Navy defense averaging 545 yards per game. Play Houston and Navy over 56.5.
Middle Tennessee vs. Rice Pick Prediction 10/24/2020
Middle Tennessee St vs. Rice—College football pick is Middle Tennessee St Blue Raiders +3. Blue Raiders have covered three of their past four. They have played six games already this season while Rice makes their season debut. They showed the ability to move the football gathering 432 yards on North Texas last week and 404 at FIU two weeks ago. Rice a 3-9 team a season ago. This is a program that has averaged no greater than 19 points per game the past three seasons winning a total of five games. First game of the season for Rice and must worry about offensive execution and conditioning to play a full four quarters. Play Middle Tennessee St +3.
Iowa vs. Purdue Pick Prediction 10/24/2020
Iowa at Purdue—College football free pick is Iowa Hawkeyes -3. Prefer the physical defensive style coached by Kirk Ferentz at this Iowa program. Highly touted Spencer Petras starts at quarterback and will have his running backs and receivers all returning from last season. Purdue was a disappointment last season winning just four games. The offense struggled for points putting up only 25.8 a game. Defense was poor in their step up games allowing 44 to Indiana, 45 to Wisconsin, 35 to Penn St and 38 to Minnesota all resulting in losses. Their wins came against the bottom half of the conference. Though many of these players return their results from last year were not very good. Hawkeyes have covered six of eight as a road favorite. Play Iowa -3.
Penn St vs. Indians Pick Prediction 10/24/2020
Penn St at Indiana—Free pick is Indiana Hoosiers +6.5. Hoosiers and eight win team from a year ago return eight starters to an offense that produced 32 points and 433 yards per game. Redshirt Sophomore quarterback Michael Penix completed 68.8% of his throws for 8.7 yards per pass attempt. He will have most of his playmakers back. They covered at Penn St last season. Nittany Lions lose a lot of their starters on defense from last year returning only five. Quarterback Sean Clifford battled accuracy issues completing only 59.2% of his throws. Hoosiers have been great to bettors in recent seasons covering 18 of their past 27 against the Big Ten and eight of nine as a home underdog. Play Indiana +6.5.
Alabama vs. Tennessee Pick Prediction 10/24/2020
Alabama at Tennessee—College football pick is Alabama and Tennessee to play over the total of 66 points. Crimson Tide have played over the total in every game this season. There offense is producing 561 yards per game. Mac Jones completing 78.3% of his passes with 12 touchdowns and two picks with a 13.2 yards per attempt. Team has been excellent offensively on third down and in the red zone. Defensively the Crimson Tide does give up a lot of passing yards ad 309 yards with eight yards per attempt. That is an area where Tennessee will obviously attack. They were able to generate 21 points at Georgia two weeks ago in a loss. Crimson Tide posted 52 on Texas A&M and 63 at Ole Miss. They have gone over in nine of fourteen as a road favorite. Play Alabama and Tennessee over 66 points.
Kentucky vs. Missouri Pick Prediction 10/24/2020
Kentucky at Missouri—College football free pick is Missouri Tigers +6. Missouri has covered twice in a road this season as a home underdog facing Alabama and LSU. At home, the Tigers are generating 454 yards per game with 329 yards passing, 74.3% completion rate and 8.9 yards per pass attempt. Quarterback Connor Bazelak coming off a good performance against LSU where he completed 29 of 34 for 406 yards and four touchdowns. In their road games the Wildcats put up only 339 yards of offense running for only 3.9 yards per attempt. Tigers have been good as a home underdog covering four of five. Play Missouri +6.