Free College Football Picks For Today 10/27/2020
Memphis vs. Cincinnati Pick Prediction 10/31/2020
Memphis at Cincinnati—College football pick is Cincinnati Bearcats -6.5. Cincinnati does it with defense. Team is 5-0 on the season posting wins by 14 points or greater in all five of their games. Against the AAC conference the Bearcats hold teams to 290 yards and 10 points per game. They limited a good offensive team of SMU last week to only 13 points and 290 yards. Cincinnati holding teams to five yards per attempted pass. Bearcats three year starter at quarterback Desmond Ridder is more accurate this season. Memphis a poor defensive team that is surrendering 615 yards in conference play. Play Cincinnati -6.5.
Purdue vs. Illinois Pick Prediction 10/31/2020
Purdue at Illinois—College football free pick is Purdue Boilermakers -7. Purdue had a tough opening opponent and they come through in the win column with a 24-20 win to Iowa. This is an experienced team returning nine on offense and eight to their defense. Last year the Boilermakers had bad injury luck. Quarterback Aiden O’Connell threw for 286 yards and three touchdowns against the Hawkeyes. Defense was the strength of the Illinois Fighting Illini last season. But this year it is an experience unit with five starters back. Lovie Smith’s best Illinois team was 2019 but they still finished 6-7 losing their final three games. Fighting Illini was trounced by Wisconsin who used a backup quarterback 45-7. Illinois gained only 218 yards but allowed 248 yards passing. Boilermakers have covered 18 of their past 28 against the Big Ten. Play Purdue -7.
Michigan St vs. Michigan Pick Prediction 10/31/2020
Michigan St at Michigan—Free pick is Michigan St Spartans and Michigan Wolverines to play under the total of 55 points. Terrible start to the season for Michigan St as they commit seven turnovers in their defeat to Rutgers. They did attempt 43 passes last week. The ground game has been poor for seasons and in their opener the Spartans generated only 50 yards on the ground on 39 carries against the Scarlet Knights. The defensive numbers for Michigan St rush defense still decent holding Rutgers to 276 yards and 2.6 yards per carry on the ground. Spartans will clean up turnovers but will have trouble scoring on Michigan. Wolverines held the Golden Gophers in their win to 3.1 yards per rush attempt. Play Michigan and Michigan St under 55 points.
North Texas vs. UTEP Pick Prediction 10/31/2020
North Texas at UTEP—College football pick is North Texas Mean Green and UTEP Miners to play over the total of 64 points. Mean Green have played to over the total in four of their five games. Lone exception was against Southern Miss where they combined for 72 points on an over under line of 74. Mean Green is allowing 44 points and 549 yards per game this season. Offensively they roll up 593 yards and 39.2 points per contest. UTEP has been able to move the football against the poorer defensive teams on their schedule to 28 points and 374 yards to Charlotte and 31 points with 512 yards to UL Monroe. In their past game against the Charlotte 49ers the Miners allowed 38 points. Play North Texas and UTEP over 64.
UCF vs. Houston Pick Prediction 10/31/2020
UCF at Houston—College football free pick is UCF -3. Central Florida has better quarterback play. Knights quarterback Dillon Gabriel has been more accurate this season completing 64.9% of his throws with 19 touchdowns and 2 picks. He has had five touchdowns and no picks in consecutive games against Tulane and Memphis. UCF is the number one offense in college football averaging 646 yards with 435 passing. In their step up game the Houston dropped a 43-26 decision at home to BYU. Past two season Houston quarterback Clayton Tune 18 touchdowns and 11 picks. Knights offense better on third down and red zone than Houston. Play UCF -3.
Troy vs. Arkansas St Pick Prediction 10/31/2020
Troy at Arkansas St—Free pick is Troy Trojans +3. Troy is the better defensive team. Against Sun Belt teams the Red Wolves holding opponents to 316 yards and 26 points per game. They are holding teams on the ground to just 3.7 yards per attempt. Arkansas St is allowing 49.7 points per game in their three Sun Belt games with 547 yards. If Gunnar Watson can’t go for the Trojans, backup Jacob Free has shown the ability to gather yards in the passing game. Red Wolves do not pressure the quarterback and has been poor getting off the field on third down plus in the red zone. Play Troy +3.
Rice vs. Southern Miss Pick Prediction 10/31/2020
Rice at Southern Miss—College football pick is Rice Owls +3. Rice is an experienced team returning 17 starters from last season. They were competitive in an overtime loss at Southern Miss to begin their season last week. Southern Miss a poor defensive team that is allowing 500 yards per game with 218 on the ground for 5.2 yards per attempt. Rice ten starters return on defense held Middle Tennessee St to just 3 yards per attempt on the ground. There will be improvement from the Owl in Game 2 of their season. Golden Eagles have been outgained in all but one game. Southern Miss starting quarterback Jack Abraham was out for his last game with an ailment. Team’s interim coach just tested positive for COVID. Play Rice +3.
LSU at Auburn Pick Prediction 10/31/2020
LSU at Auburn—College football free pick is LSU Tigers and Auburn Tigers to play over the total of 62.5 points. LSU is putting up points coming off a 52-24 win at home to South Carolina gaining 541 yards. That was utilizing their backup quarterback and starter Myles Brennan may return. Auburn is generating 395 yards per game and getting production from their ground game at 4.7 per attempt. LSU is no longer a stout defense team allowing 471 yards per game with 4.2 yards on the ground. Auburn gets their run game going Bo Mix can make plays downfield of an LSU defense surrendering 344 passing yards and an alarming 9.7 yards per pass attempt. Auburn over their past three games has allowed an average of 29 points per game. But on defense the Auburn Tigers are allowing 400 yards per game and 57.1% third down conversions. Play LSU and Auburn over 62.5.