Free College Football Picks For Today 12/16/2020
Clemson vs. Notre Dame Pick Prediction 12/19/2020
Clemson at Notre Dame—College football pick is Notre Dame Fighting Irish +10.5. Notre Dame won the first meeting but Clemson starting quarterback Trevor Lawrence was out with injury. Fighting Irish still posted 47 points and 518 yards in an overtime win. Notre Dame defense was impressive holding a good offensive team from North Carolina to 17 points and 299 yards. Fighting Irish has speed and did not look at a disadvantage in that area against the Tigers. They ran the ball for 208 yards on 40 carries for 5 yards per carry average on Clemson defense. Fighting Irish can keep this at one possession. Play Notre Dame +10.5.
Minnesota vs. Wisconsin Pick Prediction 12/19/2020
Minnesota at Wisconsin—College football free pick is Wisconsin Badgers -12. When the Golden Gophers faced a strong defense team, they were held to seven points and 312 yards in a 28 point home defeat. Badgers defense is holding opponents to 251 yards per game. Minnesota is a poor defensive team that allows 431 yards with 212 rushing for 6.6 yards per rush. Badgers have a strong offensive line that can exploit this Golden Gophers defense. When Wisconsin faced soft defenses, they put up 49 points on Michigan and 45 points on Illinois. Play Wisconsin -12.
Boise St vs. San Jose St Pick Prediction 12/19/2020
Boise St at San Jose St—Free pick is San Jose St Spartans +6.5. This Boise St team is not as strong offensively as their teams in the past. They post only 368 yards per game with 3.6 yards per rush. They were only able to put up 17 points and 292 yards on a one dimensional offensively challenged Wyoming team last week. Spartans a strong offensive team with 436 yards per game with 5.3 per rush. Arkansas transfer quarterback Nick Starkel is averaging 9.1 yards per pass attempt with 276 yards passing per game. They come off a ten point win to Nevada and have a notable wins by 11 at San Diego St along with an 11 point win to Air Force. Play San Jose St +6.5.
Illinois vs. Penn St Pick Prediction 12/19/2020
Illinois at Penn St—College football pick is Penn St Nittany Lions -14.5. Penn St is playing their best football of the season on a three game win streak after their fifteen point win to Michigan St. Nittany Lions defense has been strong during this streak holding opponents to 293 yards per game and only 3.6 yards per rush. Illinois an inexperienced defensive team and having a poor season by surrendering 451 yards per game with 227 rushing for 5.2 yards per attempt. Nittany Lions should be able to find success on the ground on this Fighting Illini defense which will help Sean Clifford in the passing game. They threw for 286 yards on the Spartans last week. Illinois also announced that Lovie Smith will not return next season. Play Penn St -14.5.