Free College Football Picks For Today 10/4/2021
Houston vs. Tulane Pick Prediction 10/7/2021
Houston at Tulane—College football pick is Houston Cougars -4.5. Houston with back to back wins beating Navy by eight and last week a 45-10 win at Tulsa. Head coach Dana Holgorsen has the Cougars playing good defense after several seasons with bad defensive play. Houston holding opponents to 255 yards per game, 3.1 per rush and 53.1% completions. They do a great job of putting pressure on opposing quarterbacks and in forcing turnovers. An impressive 25.6% third down defensive rate. Houston is also getting good performance out of quarterback Clayton Tune who completes 71.3% of his passes for 7.5 yards per pass attempt. It has been a disappointing year for Tulane as they have lost all four games against FBS competition. After a seven point home defeat to UAB they were pounded at East Carolina 52-29 surrendering 612 yards. Defense is non existent for the Green Wave as they are surrendering 483 yards with 208 rushing for 4.8 yards per carry. Opponents throw for 274 yards on Tulane with 68.7% completion rate and 8.4 yards per pass attempt. Freshman quarterback Michael Pratt completing only 58.5% of his passes for a team that averages nearly three turnovers per game. Green Wave allowing 40.2 points per game. Play Houston -4.5.
Coastal Carolina vs. Arkansas St Pick Prediction 10/7/2021
Coastal Carolina at Arkansas St—College football free pick is Arkansas St +17.5. Coastal Carolina in their lone road could not separate enough from a rebuilding Buffalo team winning 28-25 as a fourteen point favorite. Chanticleers allowed 408 yards to the Bulls in the win. Arkansas St in their lone home game gave the Memphis Tigers a scare as their dropped a 55-50 decision behind 680 yards of offense. Florida St transfer James Blackman is completing 59.3% of his passes for a Red Wolves passing attack that averages 377 yards passing per game for 7.5 yards per attempt. In their road game at Buffalo the Chanticleers gave up 262 rushing yards for 5.6 yards per carry and 62% completion rate. Red Wolves were able to run the ball in their home game against Memphis. Rather take points here. Play Arkansas St +17.5.
Temple vs. Cincinnati Pick Prediction 10/8/2021
Temple at Cincinnati—Free pick is Cincinnati Bearcats -28.5. Temple is a young team on defense that have first year starters on their offensive line. Cincinnati offense line will be able to dominate the point of attack in this game. Temple struggled in their step up games losing 28-3 home to Boston College and 61-14 at a physical Rutgers team. In those losses their Owls offense were held to 245 yards to BC and 261 to the Scarlet Knights. Bearcats a strong defensive team holding opponents to 3.4 yards per rush, 46.2% completion rate and 5.2 yards per pass attempt. Owls will have trouble scoring on the Bearcats. Cincinnati offense averages 411 yards with 4.5 yards per ruth, 266 passing yards for 8.9 yards per pass attempt. Play Cincinnati -28.5.
Charlotte vs. FIU Pick Prediction 10/8/2021
Charlotte at FIU—College football pick is FIU Golden Panthers +3.5. Can’t trust Charlotte laying points on the road. They were held to 263 yards in a ten points loss at a bad Illinois team and 276 in a 20-9 defeat at Georgia St. FIU in their lone home game against an FBS opponent was able to move the football for 400 yards with 259 passing in an overtime loss to Texas St. Georgia St was able to run for 296 yards for over six yards per carry on the 49ers defense. At home FIU has 141 yards on Texas St on the ground. Quarterback Chris Reynolds at Georgia St completed only 46.4% of his passes for 5.6 per attempt. Play FIU +3.5.
Stanford vs. Arizona St Pick Prediction 10/8/2021
Stanford at Arizona St—College football free pick is Stanford Cardinals +10. Stanford quarterback Tanner Mckee is showing good potential under center. McKee is completing 64.5% of his passes for 7.9 yards per pass attempt. Past two games he has thrown three touchdown passes against UCLA and Oregon. Cardinals has posted wins against USC and Oregon on the year. Arizona St has a ten point loss at BYU as they were held to 17 points. Cardinal defense was able to hold down talented offenses like USC and Oregon to under 30 points in each game. Past three games Stanford got their run game going as they average 4.7 yards per rush and defensively holding opposing offenses to 52.6% completion rate and 6.2 yards per pass attempt. Respect the quality behind Arizona St but laying double digits too much. Play Stanford +10.