Free College Football Picks For Today 12/8/2020
Northern Illinois vs. Eastern Michigan Pick Prediction 12/12/2020
Northern Illinois at Eastern Michigan—College football pick is Northern Illinois Huskies +6. Tough to lay these many points with an Eastern Michigan team that is surrendering 504 yards per game on the season. Eagles have lost four of their five games this season. Northern Illinois has seen an uptick offensively. Quarterback Ross Bowers has averaged 270 yards passing in his past three games. With Eastern Michigan surrendering 5.3 yards per rush in that span it will open up play action for the Huskies passing game. Play Northern Illinois +6.
Western Michigan vs. Ball St Pick Prediction 12/12/2020
Western Michigan at Ball St—College football free pick is Ball St Cardinals -2. Ball St is on a four game win streak. In this span they held Central Michigan to 20 points and Toledo to 24 points in victory. Senior quarterback Drew Pitt is completing 66.3% of his throws with 8.6 yards per pass attempt. Pitt threw for 366 yards last week in the win to Central Michigan by 25 points and the week prior had 304 passing yards. Last week Broncos surrendered 53 points to Eastern Michigan in defeat and three games back Central Michigan scored 44. Play Ball St -2.
UAB vs. Rice Pick Prediction 12/12/2020
UAB at Rice—Free pick is Rice Owls +7.5. owls have won two of three after their 20-0 win at Marshall last week. Past three game Rice is holding teams to 301 yards and 11 points per game. Senior quarterback Mike Collins is averaging 9.3 yards per pass attempt on the year with ten touchdowns and a pick. UAB has not played since Halloween due to COVID cancellations. They are on a two game losing streak after dropping an overtime decision at an inexperienced Louisiana Tech. Junior quarterback Tyler Johnston returned from injury in the loss to Louisiana Tech but has been ineffective with 6.6 yards per pass attempt. No game experience for a month and a half must be concerned about conditioning for four quarters. Play Rice +7.5.
Akron vs. Buffalo Pick Prediction 12/12/2020
Akron at Buffalo—College football pick is Buffalo Bulls -32. Akron got their win beating an offensively challenged Bowling Green team last week. Now they face the best team in the MAC in Buffalo that is 4-0 after their 70-41 win to Kent St last week behind 663 yards of offense. Past three games Bulls are averaging 563 yards with 371 rushing for 7.5 yards per attempt. In that span Akron allowing 487 yards with 5.7 yards per rush. Buffalo junior quarterback Kyle Vantrease is averaging 9.7 yards per attempted pass and he is aided by the Bulls ability to run the football which opens big plays in the passing game. Play Buffalo -32.
Navy vs. Army Pick Prediction 12/12/2020
Navy vs. Army—College football free pick is Navy Midshipmen +7. Navy defensively held Tulsa to 19 points and two weeks ago ten points to Memphis. Army gained 268 yards in their one point win to Georgia Southern. Their other wins came against Mercer, UTSA, Ciitadel, UL Monroe and Abilene Christian. Black Knights had a 26 point loss to a running team in Tulane two games back. Play Navy +7.
Central Michigan vs. Toledo Pick Prediction 12/12/2020
Central Michigan at Toledo—Free pick is Central Michigan and Toledo to play over the total of 55 points. This Toledo offense is rolling as the team averages 514 yards and 37 points per game. Senior quarterback Eli Peters is averaging 8.6 yards per attempt and completing 68.2% of his throws. Central Michigan has a balanced offense. They run for 222 yards with 5.1 yards per rush. That helps Ty Brock in the passing game if he goes instead of Daniel Richardson. Brock has experience seeing significant action in his first two seasons. Something of concern is the Chippewas defense that has surrendered 528 yards their past three games with 371 passing for 11.1 yards per attempt. Play Central Michigan and Toledo over 55.
Coastal Carolina vs. Troy Pick Prediction 12/12/2020
Coastal Carolina at Troy—College football pick is Coastal Carolina Chanticleers -12.5. Do not expect a letdown from an undefeated team after their win to BYU last week. Coastal Carolina was impressive at the line of scrimmage and they did not give up ground to the size and strength of BYU. Troy in their step up game in the Sun Belt dropped a 47-10 decision at Appalachian St surrendering 554 yards. Coastal Carolina a balanced offense that averages 228 yards rushing for 5.2 yards per rush. Troy is not a run stopping defense. Past three games Trojans averaging only 18.7 points per game with 3.5 yards per rush average. Play Coastal Carolina -12.5.
Michigan St vs. Penn St Pick Prediction 12/12/2020
Michigan St at Penn St—College football free pick is Michigan St Spartans and Penn St Nittany Lions to play under the total of 47 points. Penn St has shown improvement defensively holding Rutgers to 7 points last week and Michigan to 17 two weeks ago. Only 205 yards allowed to the Scarlet Knights and 286 to Michigan. Michigan St for years have struggled to run the football with 2.7 per attempt and as a result struggling on third down. Spartans quarterback Rocky Lombardi completing only 53% of his throws with 6.9 yards per attempt. Michigan St has talent on defense. Penn St a below average running team with 3.9 per attempt and the Spartans can defend the run. Nittany Lions quarterback Sean Clifford is averaging only 5.9 yards per attempt. Play Michigan St and Penn St under 47.
Wisconsin vs. Iowa Pick Prediction 12/12/2020
Wisconsin at Iowa—Free pick is Iowa Hawkeyes -1. Iowa has shown improvement with wins in four straight. This team can defend holding opponents to 326 yards with 3 yards per rush. Wisconsin in their step up games were held to 6 point to Indiana and 7 to Northwestern both resulting in losses. Badgers quarterback Graham Mertz in those past two games averaging 5.8 yards per pass attempt with one touchdown and four picks. Hawkeyes quarterback Spencer Petras has shown improvement. Team has had success from their run game although it will be harder against Wisconsin. Play Iowa -1.