Free College Football Picks For Today 11/17/2020
Buffalo vs. Bowling Green Pick Prediction 11/17/2020
Buffalo at Bowling Green—College football pick is Buffalo Bulls -31.5. Bulls pounded the Falcons by 42 last year and 30 the previous season. Buffalo offense posted 49 at Northern Illinois and last week 42 points in a 32 point win to Miami Ohio. This is another poor Bowling Green team. Losses by 35 at Toledo and last week dropped a 38 point decision to Kent. Falcons were an offensively challenged team that averaged 13 points a game last season. They have failed to cover five straight eight of ten dating back to last year. Bulls defense has been sharp holding opponents to 327 yards. Bowing Green poor defensive team surrendering 595 yards with 302 rushing for 5.5 per attempt. Bulls quarterback Kyle Vantrease is averaging 12 yards per pass attempt and Bowling Green is poor in pass defense. Play Buffalo -31.5.
Akron vs. Kent St Pick Prediction 11/17/2020
Akron at Kent St—College football free pick is Kent St Golden Flashes -24. Kent did get past a competitive Eastern Michigan team. Last week they faced a bottom feeder in the MAC in Bowling Green 62-24 behind 667 yards. Akron continues to be an offensively challenged team with only 10 points last week at Ohio and 13 in their opener to Western Michigan. Zips averaged only 10 points per game last year. Kent offense is generating 254 rushing yards per game with 4.9 per run. Senior quarterback Dustin Crum for the Golden Flashes is completing 69.6% of his throws with 8.8 yards per attempt. He had 20 touchdowns and 2 picks last year completing 69.2% of his throws. One of the best returning quarterbacks in the MAC facing this bad Akron team. Play Kent St -24.
Appalachian St vs. Coastal Carolina Pick Prediction 11/21/2020
Appalachian St at Coastal Carolina—Free pick is Appalachian St and Coastal Carolina to play under the total of 50 points. Appalachian St has played to under in six of their seven games on the season. They have reached only 40 or greater in one of their games against the FBS. When battling a quality opponent the Mountaineers were held to seven points. Coastal Carolina has gone under in four straight. They were held to 28 points to Georgia Southern and 23 home to South Alabama. Mountaineers quarterback Zac Thomas is dealing with a back injury. Past three games Chanticleers holding teams to 220 yards per game. Same span the Chanticleers 314 yards. Play Appalachian St and Coastal Carolina under 50 points.
Charlotte vs. Marshall Pick Prediction 11/21/2020
Charlotte at Marshall—College football pick is Marshall Thundering Herd and Charlotte 49ers to play over the total of 53.5 points. Marshall a 7-0 team is closing out their regular season. Maybe they can get in the discussion for quality bowl? Thundering Herd averaging 37 points and 450 yards per game. Thundering Herd facing a 49ers defense that is allowing 213 rushing yards per game with 5.9 per attempt. That opens big plays downfield. Quarterback Grant Wells is completing 67.6% of his throws with sixteen touchdowns and four picks. He comes off a monster game against Middle Tennessee St. Charlotte does have experience at quarterback in junior Chris Reynolds who has seen significant action in all three seasons at the school. Thundering Herd would like to run it up to get some notice as an 8-0 team heading into the Conference USA title game. 49ers have ability to contribute to this total. Play Marshall and Charlotte over 53 points.
UCLA vs. Oregon Pick Prediction 11/21/2020
UCLA at Oregon—College football free pick is Oregon Ducks -14. UCLA was able to beat an offensively challenged California team last week as the Golden Bears took the game on two day’s notice with COVID hitting each team’s opponents last week. Tough to back UCLA on the road after their defense surrendered 48 points and 525 yards at Colorado in their opener. Oregon has looked strong this season beating Stanford by 21 and last week pulling away from Washington St 43-29 behind 581 yards. Ducks offense averaging 538 yards with 268 rushing for 7.1 per attempt. Colorado did run for 264 yards on the Bruins and threw for 261 yards with a first year starting quarterback. Play Oregon -14.
FIU vs. Western Kentucky Pick Prediction 11/21/2020
FIU at Western Kentucky—Free pick is FIU Golden Panthers and Western Kentucky Hilltoppers to play under the total of 43 points. Western Kentucky is challenged offensively as the team has been held to 14 points or fewer in five straight games. They have gone under in three start. Hilltoppers average only 277 yards per game and running for 3.3. FIU has struggled offensively held to 10 points to Jacksonville St and last week 19 to FAU. Golden Panthers sophomore quarterback Stone Morton completing only 58.3% of his throws with 3.6 yards per pass attempt. They combined for 34 points in their meeting last year. Play FIU and Western Kentucky under 43.
Rice vs. North Texas Pick Prediction 11/21/2020
Rice at North Texas—College football pick is Rice Owls and North Texas Mean Green to play over the total of 66 points. North Texas a bad defensive team as they surrender 549 yards and 44 points per game. Against Conference USA the Mean Green is moving the football for 576 yards scoring 35 a game. Quarterback Austin Aune is averaging 9 yards per pass attempt. Rice did struggle defending an experienced quarterback at Middle Tennessee St surrendering 333 yards passing. Owls showed ability to move the football and score on the Blue Raiders and Southern Miss defense averaging 32 points per game with 419 yards. Play Rice and North Texas over 66.
Arkansas St vs. Texas St Pick Prediction 11/21/2020
Arkansas St at Texas St—College football free pick is Texas St Bobcats +6.5. Cannot lay nearly a touchdown with an Arkansas St team that is surrendering 514 yards and 43 points per game against the Sun Belt. Red Wolves getting gashed in pass defense surrendering 301 yards with 8.7 yards per attempt. Texas St has covered three straight. Consecutive covers against good teams in the MAC in Louisiana, Appalachian St and last week a 40-38 road loss at Georgia Southern. In Sun Belt games Arkansas St posting only 26 points per game. Play Texas St +6.5.
UTSA vs. Southern Miss Pick Prediction 11/21/2020
UTSA at Southern Miss—Free pick is Southern Miss +9. Not comfortable laying nine points with UTSA on the road. Roadrunners had lost for of five until their home win to UTEP. Golden Eagles showed competitiveness in games against Louisiana Tech and North Texas. UTSA in Conference USA play is only putting up 26 points per game. Southern Miss has shown ability to defend of late surrendering only 297 yards with 2.9 yards per rush in their past three games. Big drop off offensively and defensively on the road for UTSA. Play Southern Miss +9.
California vs. Oregon St Pick Prediction 11/21/2020
Cal at Oregon St—College football pick is California Golden Bears +5. Tough for Cal having to travel to play UCLA on two days notice for a local 9AM start on Sunday. This is an experienced Golden Bears team returning ten on offense and eight to the defensive side of the football. Head coach Justin Wilcox helped turn around this program as they were an 8-5 team last year. Offensive coordinator Bill Musgrove brings 20 years of experience from the NFL and held the coordinator possession for four NFL teams. Oregon St is winless in both of their games and lack size. Beavers are getting crushed on the ground as they are allowing 248 yards rushing per game for 6.1 per attempt. Play Cal +5.