Free College Football Picks For Today 9/18/2021
Central Michigan vs. LSU Pick Prediction 9/18/2021
Central Michigan vs. LSU—College football pick is Central Michigan Chippewas +19.5. Central Michigan faced an SEC team in Missouri on the road and put up 475 yards in a ten points loss. Quarterback Jacob Sirmon passed for 295 yards in defeat. LSU in their lone step up game was defeated at UCLA 38-27. Tigers allowed 470 yards in the loss with 260 passing and 16.3 yards per attempt. LSU struggled last year in defending the pass and performance against the Bruins was not encouraging. Play Central Michigan +19.5.
UAB vs. North Texas Pick Prediction 9/18/2021
UAB at North Texas—College football free pick is North Texas Mean Green +13. Mean Green has shown the ability to move the football gaining over 500 yards against SMU and FCS Northwestern St. Quarterback Jace Ruder is averaging 7 yards per attempt and the Mean Green throws it 40 times per game. UAB has struggled to run the football Quarterback Tyler Johnston has struggled with accuracy in his time with the Blazers unable to attain at least 60% completion rate his past three seasons at the school. Blazers converting only 20% on third down and averaging 77.5 penalty yardage per game. Play North Texas +13.
Stanford vs. Vanderbilt Pick Prediction 9/18/2021
Stanford at Vanderbilt—Free pick is Stanford and Vanderbilt to play over the total of 48.5. Stanford came in with a good defensive performance in their win against USC last week holding the Trojans to 342 yards. It is their third straight road game. Cardinal offense is producing only 304 yards per game with 3.5 yards per rush. Vanderbilt 1-1 with a three point win at a down Colorado St team and dropped a 23-3 decision at home to FCS East Tennessee St. Vanderbilt offense generating only 331 yads per game and 2.8 per rush. Quarterback Ken Seals averaged just 5.7 yards per pass against East Tennessee St and 5.6 against Colorado St. Commodores are converting only a third of their third downs. Vanderbilt has been poor in run defense so expect the Cardinal to be run heavy here which runs clock. Play Stanford and Vanderbilt over 48.5.
Rice vs. Texas Pick Prediction 9/18/2021
Rice at Texas—College football pick is Texas Longhorns -26. Not encouraged to back Rice as they were held to 308 yards and 17 points to Arkansas plus 212 yards last week along with seven points in a loss to Houston. Cougars not known to defend well the past several seasons. Texas looks to rebound after a road defeat at Arkansas. But at home against an experienced Louisiana team the Longhorns did post 435 yards in a 20 points win. They held a good Sun Belt team in the Ragin Cajuns to 18 points, 4 of 13 on third down along with 2.6 yards per rush. Owls run game producing only 2.8 per attempt. Quarterback Luke McCaffrey completing only 48.6% of his throws on the year. He couldn’t beat out Adrian Martinez at Nebraska. Rice dealing with injuries at wide receiver. Play Texas -26.
Tulane vs. Ole Miss Pick Prediction 9/18/2021
Tulane at Ole Miss—College football free pick is Tulane and Ole Miss to play over the total of 76. These are two offenses moving the football this year. Green Wave is averaging 490 yards a game and Ole Miss at 599 yards. Both teams are producing good yardage on the ground to supplement their strong passing attacks. Green Wave at 4.9 per rush and Ole Miss 6.2. Rebels quarterback Matt Corral is completing 66.2% of throws for 9.5 yards per pass attempt. In his step up game against Ole Miss, Corral threw for 381 yards and 11.9 yards per pass attempt. Tulane quarterback Matt Pratt has shown improvement. He threw for 296 yards and three touchdowns in their loss to Oklahoma where they piled up 35 points. Play Tulane and Ole Miss over 76.
Oklahoma St vs. Boise St Pick Prediction 9/18/2021
Oklahoma St at Boise St—Free pick is Boise St -3. Boise St getting production from their passing game on the season. Quarterback Hank Bachmeier is completing 66.7% of his throws with 9.4 yards per pass attempt. Oklahoma St has failed to cover both of their games in a five point win to Tulsa and by seven to FCS Missouri St all at home. Cowboys quarterback Spencer Sanders completing only 57.7% of his passes. First road game for Oklahoma St and in a tough place to play. Play Boise St -3.
Arizona St vs. BYU Pick Prediction 9/18/2021
Arizona St at BYU—College football is BYU Cougars +4. Must respect the Cougars with wins at Arizona then last week defeated Utah. Cougars are balanced offensively as they are running for 192 yards with 4.8 yards per rush. BYU is getting to opposing quarterbacks averaging three sacks a game. They are allowing opponents only 26.9% on third down. Arizona St has played a weak schedule with a win at home to Southern Utah and UNLV. They didn’t cover eighter game. First road game and test for the Sun Devils. Cougars quarterback Jaren Hall completing 62.1% of his throws with five touchdowns. He had three touchdowns in the win against the Utes. Play BYU +4.
Iowa St vs. UNLV Pick Prediction 9/18/2021
Iowa St at UNLV—College football free pick UNLV Rebels +33. Backing UNLV again this week. They did cover at Arizona St last week losing by 27 as a 34.5 point underdog. Iowa St offense produced 16 points at home to Northern Iowa and 17 in a loss at Iowa last week. Cyclones have failed to cover both games. They are sticking with quarterback Brock Purdy after he got benched last week Purdy is averaging only 6.5 yards per pass attempt and the team covering only 30.8% on third down. Don’t want to lay this much with Purdy at quarterback. Play UNLV +33.
Fresno St vs. UCLA Pick Prediction 9/18/2021
Fresno St at UCLA—Free pick is Fresno St +11. Bulldogs have shown offensive ability this year as they are putting up 528 yards per game. They did move the football for 373 yards in a seven point road loss at Oregon. This is an experienced Fresno St team that returns nineteen starters. Bulldogs quarterback Jake Haener is completing 73.6% of his throws with 10.4 yards per pass attempt. On the other side of the football the Bulldogs holding opponents to 246 yards a game with 2.4 per rush. Ducks gained 358 yards on the Fresno St defense with only 3.8 yards per rush. UCLA got past Hawaii and LSU. Tigers have had issues the past two seasons defending. Up next for the Bruins is their PAC 12 opener at Stanford. UCLS is allowing 286 yards passing per game. Play Fresno St +11.
San Jose St vs. Hawaii Pick Prediction 9/18/2021
San Jose St at Hawaii—College football pick is San Jose St and Hawaii to play over the total of 61 points. Hawaii has played over in their past two games giving up 35 to Portland St and 45 last week at Oregon St. Warriors defense is giving up 475 yards with 192 rushing for 5.2 yards per rush. Hawaii has issues defending the pass as opponents throwing for 283 yards for 8.7 yards per pass attempt. On offense they are throwing for 304 yards. Spartans quarterback Nick Starkel, an Arkansas transfer, completed 64% of passes last year. Hawaii quarterback Chevan Cordeiro had 366 passing yards in the loss to Oregon St. Two offenses averaging over 300 passing yards per game. Play San Jose St and Hawaii over 61.