Free College Football Picks For Today 11/16/2020
Houston vs. SMU Pick Prediction 11/21/2020
Houston at SMU—College football pick is Houston and SMU to play over the total of 69.5 points. Houston against good passing teams allowed 38 at Cincinnati, 44 to UCF and 42 to BYU. Cougars offense is generating 268 passing yards per game with 7.8 per attempt. SMU a strong offensive team posting 506 yards per game. They do have a run game that is posting 188 yards and 4.8 per attempt. NFL prospect Shane Buechelle, a senior quarterback has put up good numbers against the weaker defensive teams in the AAC. Mustangs defense just gave up 325 yards passing to Tulsa last week. Play Houston and SMU over 69.5.
Florida vs. Vanderbilt Pick Prediction 11/21/2020
Florida at Vanderbilt—College football free pick is Florida Gators -31. Florida has a good path to make the SEC title game. They are a lock to make the playoff winning the title game. But a loss and they can be in the discussion. So, they need convincing wins from here on out to make that case. Past three games Gators posted 41 to Missouri, 44 at Georgia and 63 to Arkansas all covering big spread. Vanderbilt is a rebuilding offense that has struggled scoring points against LSU and Texas A&M. This Gators offense is rolling right now as in their past three games averaging 559 yards. Vanderbilt in that same span allowing 5.5 yards per rush and 160 yards. Teams are throwing for 275 yards completing nearly 81% of their passes. Play Florida -31.
LSU vs. Arkansas Pick Prediction 11/21/2020
LSU at Arkansas—Free pick is Arkansas Razorbacks -1.5. LSU was unable to meet Alabama as the team was dealing with COVID cases. Must worry about roster implications. They are without their starting quarterback Myles Brennan to injury. Looks like freshman Max Johnson will be under center. Bigger concern is the LSU defense that is allowing 478 yards and 335 yards passing. Teams are averaging 10 yards per attempted pass. Arkansas has a capable passer in Felipe Franks. He is completing 68.3% of his throws with 16 touchdowns and 3 picks. Past two road games the Tigers gave up 48 points at Auburn and 45 to Missouri all resulting in losses. Play Arkansas -1.5.
Wake Forest vs. Duke Pick Prediction 11/21/2020
Wake Forest at Duke—College football pick is Wake Forest Demon Deacons and Duke Blue Devils to play over the total of 63.5. This Wake Forest offense has really generated offense this season. They put up 53 points and 606 yards on North Carolina last week. They have scored 38 points or greater in five of their past six games. Duke coming off a bye week surrendering 56 points and 573 yards to North Carolina. Their offense has come around showing ability to move the ball and score. Demon Deacons are a weak defensive team surrendering 457 yards with 275 in the passing game. This has a look of a wide open game. Play Wake Forest and Duke over 63.5.
Clemson vs. Florida St Pick Prediction 11/21/2020
Clemson at Florida St—College football free pick is Clemson and Florida St to play under the total of 67 points. Florida St offense has struggled averaging only 18.3 points in their past three games. Now they battle a strong defensive team in Clemson and the Seminoles are without their top receiver who left the program. They started a third string freshman quarterback against NC State last week. It will be tough for NC State to get over 17 points and Clemson has only scored 50 or greater once this season. Tigers off the bye following a loss to Notre Dame the defense makes amends. Play Clemson and Florida St under 67 points.
East Carolina vs. Temple Pick Prediction 11/21/2020
East Carolina at Temple—Free pick is East Carolina Pirates +3. This is a rebuilding year for Temple on defense. Against the AAC the Owls are surrendering 430 yards and 39 points per game. They are struggling at the quarterback position since starter Anthony Russo went down with a shoulder injury. Prefer the offensive production from the Pirates better in this spot. Owls run game generating only 3.5 per rush and that does not help the quarterback. Play East Carolina +3.
Georgia Southern vs. Army Pick Prediction 11/21/2020
Georgia Southern at Army—College football pick is Georgia Southern Eagles +4.5. Eagles carry a three game win streak into this matchup. Both teams are run oriented. Georgia Southern averages 275 yards rushing per game with 5.5 per attempt. Army comes off a 26 point loss to Tulane. Black Knights wins have come against Middle Tennessee St, UL Monroe, Abilene Christian, Citadel, UTSA and Mercer. Eagles senior quarterback Shai Werts is a dual threat quarterback. His accuracy and downfield throws are greater than Army quarterback Christian Anderson when each are asked to contribute passing the football. Similar running style teams would rater take points. Play Georgia Southern +4.5.
Indiana vs. Ohio St Pick Prediction 11/21/2020
Indiana at Ohio St—College football free pick is Ohio St -20.5. Indiana is off to a good start but questions arise about the quality of opposition as Michigan St, Michigan and Penn St all appear to be way down. Now a huge step up in class facing Ohio St. Buckeyes perfect 3-0 coming off a bye week due to COVID. Their offense is putting up 511 yards with 208 rushing for 4.8 per attempt. Quarterback edge with the Buckeyes under Justin Fields who has completed 86.7% of his throws with 10.9 yards per attempt. Hoosiers sophomore quarterback Michael Penix did throw two picks last week against Michigan St and is not as accurate as fields. This will be the fastest and best defense Penix has faced this year. Buckeyes are putting up 46.3 points per game. Play Ohio St -20.5.
Michigan St vs. Maryland Pick Prediction 11/21/2020
Michigan St at Maryland—Free pick is Maryland Terrapins -6. Tough to back Michigan St after getting shutout at home to Indiana last week and were held to seven two weeks ago at Iowa. Spartans offense generated only 191 yards on the Hoosiers. Michigan St continues their problems on the ground with 2.2 yards per rush on an average of 33 carries per game. Past two games Spartans quarterback Rocky Lombardi is completing 45% of his throws, 5.6 per attempt with no touchdowns and five picks. Maryland has won two straight after their 16 point road win at Penn St. Terrapins offense posts 429 yards per game with 156 rushing and 5.4 per attempt. They are getting production from Alabama transfer Taulia Tagovailoa at quarterback with 67.4% completion rate and 9 yards per attempt. Play Maryland -6.
Illinois vs. Nebraska Pick Prediction 11/21/2020
Illinois at Nebraska—College football pick is Illinois Fighting Illini +14.5. Illinois is coming off a win at Rutgers last week 23-20 as they moved the football for 441 yards. They did cover as a +9.5 underdog in a seven point loss to Purdue where they generated 472 offensives yards. This is an offense that returned nine starters. Nebraska a tough team to back laying just over two touchdowns. They had lost seven of their past eight dating back to last year until they beat a down Penn St team at home last week by seven points. Cornhuskers look to a freshman at quarterback over Adrian Martinez. Cornhuskers defense did give up 501 yards to the Nittany Lions. Fighting Illini generate enough points to cover this huge numbers. Play Illinois +14.5.