Free College Football Picks For Today 11/4/2020
Eastern Michigan vs. Kent Pick Prediction 11/4/2020
Eastern Michigan at Kent—College football pick is Eastern Michigan Eagles +6. Eastern Michigan has been a good underdog covering 15 of their past 21 spots. This is a bowl team from last year that covered three of their final four games. Preston Hutchinson is the likely starter at quarterback for a departed Mike Glass. He did see action last year and passed for 357 yards against Western Michigan. Kent is inexperienced on the defensive side of the football. Issue for the Golden Flashes was the play of their defense as they ranked near the bottom of college football on third down, completion rate and against the run. Opponents rushed for 245 yards per game and 5.3 yards per carry on Kent a season ago. Play Eastern Michigan.
Western Michigan vs. Akron Pick Prediction 11/4/2020
Western Michigan at Akron—College football free pick is Western Michigan Broncos -18. Cannot back this Akron outfit. This was a team that lost all twelve games a season ago and failed to cover 11 of those 12. Offensively the school was at the bottom of college football by averaging only 10.5 points and 243 yards per game. Offensive line play was very-poor with a worst 58 sacks given up last year. Rush game generated only 1.7 per attempt. They are an inexperienced defensive team but must question ability for the backups from last year not breaking into the starting lineup for an 0-12 team. Western Michigan a bowl team from a season ago. Broncos offense produced 444 yards per game and run for 5.5 per attempt. Western Michigan quarterback Kaleb Eleby has staring experience and will be behind a strong line. Zips have failed to cover 13 of their past 15 home games. Play Western Michigan -18.
Buffalo vs. Northern Illinois Pick Prediction 11/4/2020
Buffalo at Northern Illinois—Free pick is Buffalo Bulls -11. Bulls return their starter and backup at quarterback from a season ago. Also returning are their top two running backs including Jaret Patterson who rushed for 1800 yards last season. This is an experienced team returning eight on offense and seven to the defense. On defense in 2019 the team held opponents to 22 points and 296 yards per game. Northern Illinois is a program that has dropped from elite and bowl status from the MAC. They finished at 5-7 for first year Thomas Hammock in 2019. Offense digressed to 22.2 points per game and 3.9 yards per rush. Once a dominating defense the Huskies surrendered 30 points 402 yards per game. Play Buffalo -11.
Ball St vs. Miami Ohio Pick Prediction 11/4/2020
Ball St at Miami Ohio—College football pick is Ball St and Miami Ohio to play over the total of 55 points. Ball St returns seven to their offense including their quarterback Drew Plitt that led the best offense in the MAC which produced 425 yards and 35 points per game. As good as the offense was the defense was poor. Cardinals surrendered 31.6 points and 435 yards per game. They did not generate pressure on opposing quarterbacks and struggled getting off the field on third down. Miami Ohio a bowl team from a year ago at 8-6. This is an experienced offensive team that return ten starters. Starting quarterback Brett Gabbert returns as do their top runners and receivers. Defense did surrender 30 points per game last year. In the head to head with Ball St in 2019 the Cardinals won 41-27 and over had come in two straight. Play Ball St and Miami Ohio over 55 points.
Ohio vs. Central Michigan Pick Prediction 11/4/2020
Ohio at Central Michigan—College football free pick is Central Michigan Chippewas +1. Ohio Bobcats must replace their starting quarterback and three All conference offensive linemen from a year ago. They did lose three games in conference including a 39-36 decision to a down Northern Illinois team. Defense did give up chunks in the ground game at 4.7 per attempt and did not pressure opposing quarterbacks. Head coach Jim McElwain led the Chippewas to a bowl game in 2019 by finishing at 8-6. Program was a 1-11 team prior to him getting there. Team won and covered six of their eight MAC games. Central Michigan has their top running back and receiver from last year back. Run game generated 4.9 yards per attempt. Defense is what shined for the Chippewas doing a good job against the run and on third down. They covered nine of thirteen in 2019. Play Central Michigan +1.
Bowling Green vs. Toledo Pick Prediction 11/4/2020
Bowing Green vs. Toledo—Free pick is Bowling Green Falcons and Toledo Rockets to play under the total of 62.5 points. Toledo was a major disappointment in the MAC last year finishing at 6-6 and missing out on a bowl game. Offense struggled as the team posted only 25.6 points per game. There was a battle for the starting quarterback position as returning starter Eli Peters struggled last season. Bowling Green is a rebuilding team off a 3-9 year. This was a poor offensive team that generated only 13.3 points and 291 yards per game. Offense has only five starters back and will likely start a Boston College transfer at quarterback. Three first year starters on offensive line. Play Bowling Green and Toledo under 62.5 points.
Kansas vs. Oklahoma Pick Prediction 11/7/2020
Kansas vs. Oklahoma—College football pick is Oklahoma Sooners -38.5. Tough to back Kansas as the team has lost and failed to cover all six games this season. They allowed 52 last week to Iowa St and 55 two weeks ago at Kansas St. Against the Big 12 the Jayhawks are gaining only 247 yards. Could be a spot here for Oklahoma to pile up points again as they come off a 62-38 road win at Texas Tech behind 559 yards. Sooners quarterback Spencer Rattler completing 69.6% of his throws with 10 yards per pass attempt. Play Oklahoma -38.5.
Texas Tech vs. TCU Pick Prediction 11/7/2020
Texas Tech at TCU—College football free pick is Texas Tech Red Raiders +9.5. Always tough to back TCU as a home favorite as the team has failed to cover 12 of 16 times in that role. Horned Frogs are an inconsistent team especially on the offensive side of the football where they put up 14 against Oklahoma and Kansas St resulting in losses in their past two home games. Must respect a recent home win by the Red Raiders to West Virginia. Texas Tech has covered two straight and six of their past eight against the Horned Frogs. Four of the previous five meetings decided by three points or fewer. Passing game for TCU has generated 154 points or fewer in two of three games. Red Raiders generate enough offense to cover here. Play Texas Tech +9.5.
Charlotte vs. Middle Tennessee St Pick Prediction 11/7/2020
Charlotte vs. Middle Tennessee St—Free pick is Charlotte 49ers and Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders over the total of 65.5 points. Charlotte was able to generate offense on UTEP with 38 points and North Texas scoring. Junior quarterback Chris Reynolds is completing 68.8% of his throws against Conference USA with 10.2 yards per attempt. Against CUSA the 49ers defense is surrendering 35 points per game. Middle Tennessee St with experience on offense has scored 31 points or greater in four of their past five games. Blue Raiders defense poor against the conference surrendering 447 yards and 34 points per game. Play Charlotte and Middle Tennessee St over 65.5.
UTSA vs. Rice Pick Prediction 11/7/2020
UTSA at Rice—College football pick is UTSA Roadrunners +4.5. Roadrunners have won five straight against the Owls. Team has covered three of their four road games. They have defended well by allowing 26.5 points per game against Conference USA. Rice plays their third game of the year. They beat a down Southern Miss team and dropped a 40-34 decision at home to a down Middle Tennessee St team. In that defeat to the Blue Raiders the Owls allowed 451 yards with 333 through the air. Play UTSA +4.5.