Free College Football Picks For Today 11/5/2020
Utah St vs. Nevada Pick Prediction 11/5/2020
Utah St at Nevada—College football pick is Nevada Wolf Pack -16.5. Wolf Pack an experienced team with ten starters back on offense and seven to the defense. Their offense has looked sharp by gaining nearly 500 yards and scoring 37 points in each win against UNLV and Wyoming. Nevada quarterback Carson Strong is completing 75.9% of his passes with 9.7 yards per pass attempt. Aggies inexperienced defensively surrendering 510 yards with 289 rushing for 6.6 per attempt. Offense has sputtered for Utah St as the team puts up only 209 yards and ten points per game. Play Nevada -16.5.
Wyoming vs. Colorado St Pick Prediction 11/5/2020
Wyoming at Colorado St—College football free pick is Colorado St +3.5. Wyoming has lost quarterback Sean Chambers to injury. They are utilizing a freshman at quarterback Levi Williams who is completing 51% of his throws. Now the Cowboys are running the football 78% of the time. Rams do a great job defending at 2 yards per attempt. They do have eight starters back defensively. Colorado St do have several of their playmakers in the passing game back. Play Colorado St +3.5.
Arizona vs. Utah Pick Prediction 11/7/2020
Arizona at Utah—Free pick is Arizona Wildcats +14. Utah is a rebuilding team and that is tough under these conditions. Team returns only two starters on defense and will break in a new quarterback. Utes lost quality as seven of their players were drafted by the NFL. Pressure year for Arizona head coach Kevin Sumlin entering his third year off a 4-8 season. They do have experience on offense at the offensive line and with playmakers. Quarterback Grant Gunnell did complete 65.2% of their throws a season ago. Play Arizona +14.
Fresno St vs. UNLV Pick Prediction 11/7/2020
Fresno St at UNLV—College football pick is Fresno St Bulldogs -11. Fresno St showed improvement in their second game by posting a 38-17 home win to Colorado St behind 432 yards. Bulldogs getting production from junior quarterback Jake Haener who completes 62% of his throws for 300 yards per game and 9.5 yards per pass attempt. Poor start for UNLV with losses by 28 to San Diego St and 18 to Nevada in their home opener. Rebels averaging only 267 yards per game with 3.1 yards per rush. Past two years Fresno St beat UNLV 56-27 last year and 48-3 two seasons ago. First year head coach Marcus Arroyo has only four starters back on defense. Play Fresno St -11.
Minnesota vs. Illinois Pick Prediction 11/7/2020
Minnesota at Illinois—College football free pick is Minnesota Golden Gophers -7. Minnesota is desperate for a win and find a soft opponent here to push around. They were able to move the football for 451 yards and score 44 on Maryland last week. There are nine starters back on offense for the Golden Gophers. Minnesota will be able to exploit an inexperienced Illinois defense that is allowing 309 yards passing with 87.5% completion rate. Golden Gophers pounded Fighting Illini last year 40-17 with 332 rushing yards. Starting quarterback for Illinois Brandon Peters is out with COVID. Play Minnesota -7.
Maryland vs. Penn St Pick Prediction 11/7/2020
Maryland at Penn St—Free pick is Penn St Nittany Lions -24.5. Terrapins in their lone road game were blown out 43-3 at Northwestern as they were held to only 207 yards of offense. Maryland did have success against a bad defensive team in Minnesota. Penn St did limit the yardage allowed to Indiana in their opener. Nittany Lions have crushed the Terrapins the past three seasons 59-0 last year, 38-3 two seasons ago and 66-3 in 2017. Penn St has the talent to exploit a Maryland defense allowing 494 yards with 293 rushing for 5.7 per attempt. Nittany Lions make a statement here. Play Penn St -24.5.
Houston vs. Cincinnati Pick Prediction 11/7/2020
Houston at Cincinnati—College football pick is Cincinnati Bearcats -13.5. In their step up games the Houston Cougars dropped a 43-26 decision to BYU and 44-21 to UCF all at home failing to cover as well. Cougars surrendered 661 yards to the Knights and 478 to BYU. Bearcats have experience at quarterback and on defense. Against strong AAC opponents the Bearcats beat SMU 42-13 then last week 49-10 home to Memphis. Cincinnati against the conference holding teams to 300 yards and 10 points per game. Play Cincinnati -13.5.
Pittsburgh vs. Florida St Pick Prediction 11/7/2020
Pittsburgh at Florida St—College football free pick is Florida St Seminoles -2. Looks like starting quarterback Kenny Pickett will miss this game as he cannot run on his ankle injury when practice started this week. Panthers have lost four straight after a 12 point loss at Miami then 45-3 home to Notre Dame last week. This Pitt defense has allowed 30 or greater points past four games. Florida St in their last home game was able to beat North Carolina 31-28. Offense has been able to gain 400 or greater yards past four games. They have covered two of three. Pittsburgh run game has been poor with 2.9 per rush and defense getting hurt through the air. Play Florida St -2.
Oklahoma St vs. Kansas St Pick Prediction 11/7/2020
Oklahoma St at Kansas St—Free pick is Kansas St Wildcats +12.5. Both teams coming off losses. Kansas St had carried a four game win streak prior with wins at TCU and Oklahoma with a home win to TCU. Past three games Wildcats holding opponents to 21.7 points per game doing a great job getting off the field on third down. Pass defense has been sharp as well. Second road game for Cowboys with only win away from home coming to a bad Kansas team. Wildcats defense keeps them competitive. Play Kansas St +12.5.
Western Kentucky vs. FAU Pick Prediction 11/7/2020
Western Kentucky at FAU—College football pick is Western Kentucky Hilltoppers +7. Tough to lay seven with an FAU team that offensively has averaged only 293 yards and 18 points per game. Not much downfield passing for the Owls as quarterback Nick Tronti is averaging only 5.4 yards per pass attempt and 56.3% completion rate. Western Kentucky has played the tougher schedule with BYU, Marshall and UAB resulting in defeats. Hilltoppers were able to generate 24 points on Liberty and 21 on Louisville which are two other strong opponents on the schedule. Play Western Kentucky +7.