Free College Football Picks For Today 10/23/2020
Tulsa vs. South Florida Pick Prediction 10/23/2020
Tulsa at USF—College football pick is South Florida +11. With COVID issue Tulsa returns to the field after a layoff of 20 days. They have played all three games on the road this season. They move the football for 358 yards but only 3.7 yards per rush. They are a highly penalized offensive team and have been very-poor converting third downs. Did see improvement from the Bulls at Temple last week covering as a two touchdown road underdog losing by two. They also have a cover as an underdog at Cincinnati. Pass defense has held up for USF by surrendering 6.5 yards per attempt. Golden Hurricane has failed to cover seven of their past eleven as a favorite. Play South Florida +11.
Louisiana at UAB Pick Prediction 10/23/2020
Louisiana at UAB—College football free pick is UAB Blazers +2. Blazers are an experienced team with 18 starters back. They have nine back on a good defense from last year. This year the team is limiting the opposition to 326 yards per game with only 4.8 yards per pass attempt. Bryson Lucero looks to be an improvement at quarterback for the injured Tyler Johnston. Blazers are running the football effectively as they average 4.9 per attempt and 172 yards. Ragin Cajuns are surrendering 196 rushing yards and the size and strength from the Blazers offensive line can be an issue for Louisiana. Quarterback Levi Lewis has not been as accurate this season for the Ragin Cajuns completing only 58.3% of his passes with five touchdowns and four picks. Play UAB +2.
Illinois at Wisconsin Pick Prediction 10/23/2020
Illinois at Wisconsin—College football pick is Wisconsin Badgers -18.5. Illinois was a bowl team last year but ended the season with a losing record of 6-7 by losing their final three games. They are inexperienced on defense with only five starters back. Fighting Illini lose all four starters from their defensive line and that is a major concern facing a massive offensive line and strong running attack by the Badgers. Also gone for Illinois are their top two running backs from 2019. Badgers return nine starters to a defense that held opponents to 269 yards and 16.9 points per game. Even with their quarterback sidelined there will not be much change in the Badgers approach to this game. Fighting Illini could have used some softer non-conference opponents this year instead of beginning with the Badgers. Play Wisconsin -18.5.
Hawaii vs. Fresno St Pick Prediction 10/24/2020
Hawaii at Fresno St—College football pick is Fresno St Bulldogs -3.5. Former Indiana offensive coordinator Kalen Deboer takes over as head coach for the Bulldogs as Jeff Tedford steps down. The playmakers in the running game and receiver position return. Washington St transfer Jake Haener starts at quarterback. Lots of experience for Fresno St on defense in their front seven. Hawaii has a new head coach as Todd Graham enters. But he lost his NFL prospect at quarterback as Cole McDonald left early for the NFL skipping his senior season. This is an inexperienced Rainbow Warrior team that loses eleven starters from a year ago. Hawaii has struggled defensively and their inexperience is on their front seven. Deboer was the offensive coordinator at Fresno St in 2017 and 2018 before taking the same position At Indiana last year. That familiarity will help in these times where Graham comes in out of football the past two years. Play Fresno St -3.5.
Michigan vs. Minnesota Pick Prediction 10/24/2020
Michigan vs. Minnesota—College football free pick is Minnesota Golden Gophers +3. Michigan a four loss team from a season ago lose eleven starters from last season. They break in a first year starting quarterback who likely will be junior Joe Milton. Jim Harbaugh in five years at Michigan has yet to get good play from his quarterback position. Wolverines are inexperienced on the offensive line with four starters exiting from a year ago. Minnesota an eleven win team from 2019 bring back nine starters to their offense from last year that averaged 34 points and 420 yards per game. They return all five to the offensive line. Golden Gophers junior quarterback Tanner Morgan completed 66% of his throws with 30 touchdowns and seven picks. He averaged 10.2 yards per pass attempt. Play Minnesota +3.
Maryland vs. Northwestern Pick Prediction 10/24/2020
Maryland vs. Northwestern—Free pick is Maryland Terrapins +11. Signs point to Alabama transfer Taulia Tagovailoa as getting the start at quarterback for Maryland. Team returns four starters to the offensive line who opened holes in the run game as the team averaged 4.8 yards per rush in 2019. Northwestern has failed to cover nine straight as a home favorite with one push and eight spread defeats. Northwestern has experience but returning are players that contributed to a 3-9 record last season as the Wildcats averaged just 16.3 points and 297 yards per game. Play Maryland +11.
Virginia vs. Miami Pick Prediction 10/24/2020
Virginia at Miami—College football pick is Miami Hurricanes -12.5. Virginia has played poorly since losing starting quarterback Brennan Armstrong as he has been sidelined with a concussion. Team has lost three straight including losses by 17 to NC State and Wake Forest. In that span the Cavaliers defense has surrendered 437 yards with 39.7 points per game and 9 yards per pass attempt. Miami transfer quarterback D’Eriq King can exploit this Virginia defense. Hurricanes have double digit wins to Pittsburgh, Florida St, UAB and on the road to Louisville. Team has covered four of five. Play Miami -12.5.
Louisiana Tech vs. UTSA Pick Prediction 10/24/2020
Louisiana Tech at UTSA—College football free pick is UTSA Roadrunners +2.5. Louisiana Tech is an inexperienced with fourteen starters exiting from a season ago. Offensively it has been a struggle for the Bulldogs as the team could gain only 267 yards last week at home to Marshall and two weeks back 210 yards home to UTEP. They have failed to cover the spread in each game. UTSA has covered three of four but at least as been able to generate better offensive numbers against Army, BYU and UAB. Roadrunners are rushing for five yards per carry and putting up 402 yards per game on the campaign. Louisiana Tech defense has been weak against the pass allowing 285 yards and 68.2% completion rate. Play UTSA +2.5.