Free College Football Picks For Today 12/7/2020
Rutgers vs. Maryland Pick Prediction 12/12/2020
Rutgers at Maryland—College football pick is Rutgers Scarlet Knights +7.5. Concern is the play of the Maryland defense that is surrendering 33 points and 433 yards per game. Opponents are rushing for 229 yards and 4.9 yards per attempt on the Terrapins. Rutgers has been competitive under head coach Greg Schiano. They have covered all three of their Big Ten games on the road as they have averaged 34 points per game. Play Rutgers +7.5.
Illinois vs. Northwestern Pick Prediction 12/12/2020
Illinois at Northwestern—College football free pick is Northwestern Wildcats -13. Northwestern picked up a bye week last week due to COVID cancel. Expect a bounce back from this Wildcats team as they prepare the following week for the Big Ten championship game. Would not expect any letdown following the Wildcats loss to Michigan St as it will be two weeks between games. This is a strong Northwestern defense holding opponents to 14 points and 322 yards per game. It is a rebuilding year for the Illinois defense as they have been blown out in step up games to Iowa and Wisconsin. Fighting Illini defense allowing 446 yards per game, 4.7 yards per rush and 8.6 yards per pass attempt. Play Northwestern -13.
Minnesota vs. Nebraska Pick Prediction 12/12/2020
Minnesota at Nebraska—Free pick is Minnesota Golden Gophers +9. There is talent on the offensive side of the football for Minnesota. It has been a disappointing year for a win gets the team to finish regular season at .500. They have covered two of their past three. Junior quarterback Tanner Morgan in his last game against Purdue did throw for 264 yards with 12 yards per pass attempt. Cornhuskers defense has performed on grass but on field turf have lost two of three. Two of those games were at home where the Cornhuskers surrendered 496 yards and 5.1 yards per rush. Golden Gophers have shown the ability to compete and score points against the weaker defensive teams. Play Minnesota +9.
Michigan vs. Ohio St Pick Prediction 12/12/2020
Michigan at Ohio St—College football pick is Michigan and Ohio St to play over the total of 67.5 points. Last year the teams combined for 93 points and two years ago it was 101 points. Ohio St on the year is moving the football for 532 yards per game while scoring 46 a contest. They are averaging 5.5 yards per rush. Quarterback Justin Fields averaging 10.3 yards per pass attempt. Buckeyes in their home games to Nebraska, Indiana and Rutgers surrendered an average of 411 yards and 26.4 points per game. Wolverines defense has played below expectations and have not been able to top the Buckeyes the past two season. Michigan will generate enough to help this total. Play Ohio St and Michigan over 67.5 points.
Houston vs. Memphis Pick Prediction 12/12/2020
Houston at Memphis—College football free pick is Memphis Tigers +3. Houston enters play after a nearly a month layoff. Cougars defense has not been in good form as in their past three games allowing 516 yards per game. Tigers have been a strong home team averaging 560 yards per game. They put up 50 points on UCF in a home win. There is experience at the quarterback posting for Memphis in senior Brady White who averages 8.1 yards per pass attempt with 26 touchdowns and 8 picks. At home White gets help from a running game that generates 4.8 yards per carry. Play Memphis +3.
Oklahoma vs. West Virginia Pick Prediction 12/12/2020
Oklahoma at West Virginia—Free pick is West Virginia +11. Tough place to play at West Virginia where everything has worked this season. Mountaineers 5-0 straight up at home posting 36 points and 478 yards per game. On defense the team surrenders at home 12.8 points and 227 yards. Sooners couldn’t get enough separation to cover against Baylor last week. Oklahoma has a date with Iowa St the following week in the Big 12 title game. Play West Virginia +11.
Wake Forest vs. Louisville Pick Prediction 12/12/2020
Wake Forest at Louisville—College football pick is Wake Forest Demon Deacons and Louisville Cardinals to play over the total of 65 points. Demon Deacons defense has been poor on the road as the team surrenders 475 yards, 5 yards per carry on the ground and 39 points per game. Opponents throwing for 295 yards and 8.6 yards per attempt. Wake Forest quarterback Sam Hartman is averaging 8.6 yards per pass attempt as the team throws for 271 yards per game. Louisville can exploit this Demon Deacons defense as the team averages 443 yards per game running for 5.2 per attempt. Play Wake Forest and Louisville over 65.
Ohio vs. Kent St Pick Prediction 12/12/2020
Ohio at Kent St—College football free pick is Ohio Bobcats +6. Ohio was competitive in their lone road game a three point defeat at Central Michigan. Bobcats freshman quarterback is dealing with an injury. If Rourke can’t go they have senior transfer Armani Rogers who is a dual threat quarterback that can keep defenses off balance. Kent returns to the field after a 70-41 defeat to Buffalo where they surrendered 663 yards. They did give up 35 points to Akron prior. Golden Flashed past three games surrendering 464 yards with 329 rushing for 7.2 yards per rush. Bobcats in better defensive form. Play Ohio +6.
Miami Ohio vs. Bowling Green Pick Prediction 12/12/2020
Free pick is Miami Ohio Redhawks -23. Tough to back this Bowling Green outfit as they sit at 0-5 after their 31-3 los at Akron behind only 295 yards of offense. Falcons starting quarterback Matt McDonald is completing only 43.9% of his throws with 5.8 yards per rush. Bowling Green has lost all five games by 25 points or greater. RedHawks come off a double bye after pounding Akron 38-7. They do have a home win to Ball St putting up 38 points. Miami Ohio has defended the run well holding opponents to 3.4 per rush. Falcons defense is surrendering 475 yards per game with 610 rushing for 6.3 per attempt. Play Miami Ohio -23.