Free College Football Picks For Today 10/6/2021
Virginia vs. Louisville Pick Prediction 10/9/2021
Virginia at Louisville—College football pick is Louisville Cardinals -2.5. Respect Louisville rebounding following their opening loss at Ole Miss. They pulled off a home upset of UCF behind 501 yards of offense they covered both of their recent road games at Florida St and Wake Forest. Prior to their win at Miami the Virginia Cavaliers had poor defensive performances against North Carolina and Wake Forest. Louisville quarterback Malik Cunningham is completing 63.8% of his throws for a passing attack that averages 273 yards with 8 yards per pass attempt. Cavaliers looked bad against the good passing teams in the Tar Heels and Demon Deacons. Play Louisville -2.5.
Wyoming vs. Air Force Pick Prediction 10/9/2021
Wyoming at Air Force—College football free pick is Wyoming Cowboys +6. Wyoming has won four of five entering this game with road wins at New Mexico and Navy. Cowboys have defended well holding opponents for 335 yards with 5.4 yards per pass attempt. Wyoming quarterback Sean Chambers is a running style quarterback that leads a passing attack that averages 7.7 yards per pass attempt. Air Force has played a relatively weak defense. Their toughest opponent was Utah St and the Aggies crushed the Falcons defense for 628 yards and 448 yards in the passing game. For that reason, will take points. Play Wyoming +6.
Boise St at BYU Pick Prediction 10/9/2021
Boise St at BYU—Free pick is BYU Cougars -5.5. Tough to back Boise St here. Two losses already on the blue turf and a second half collapse that led to a 36-31 defeat at UCF. Broncos defense has gone south as the team surrendering 414 yards with 194 rushing for 4.5 yards per attempt. Boise St also struggles with their ground attack where they rush for only 2.4 per attempt. BYU has defended well and have impressive wins at home to Arizona ST by 10 and Utah by 9. Run game for the Cougars generating 5 yards per carry. BYU getting good work from quarterbacks Jaren Hall and Baylor Romney as they combine for 67% completion rate. Play BYU -5.5.
Old Dominion vs. Marshall Pick Prediction 10/9/2021
Old Dominion at Marshall—College football pick is Old Dominion Monarchs +21. Old Dominion is defending well by holding opponents to 318 yards per game with only 3.4 yards per rush. They covered both games as double digit underdogs to Wake Forest and Buffalo. Marshall is on a three game losing streak with bad losses at home to East Carolina allowing 42 points and at Middle Tennessee St surrendering 34 points. Thundering Herd has been their worst enemy as they averaged three turnovers a game and surrendering 66 yards in penalty yardage. Monarchs putting up 26 points per game which is a ten point approvement from last season. Play Old Dominion +21.
San Jose St vs. Colorado St Pick Prediction 10/9/2021
San Jose St at Colorado St—College football free pick is Colorado St Rams -2. Rams are coming off a bye week. Their defense did hold Iowa to 24 points and 278 yards as well at Toledo to six points with 351 yards all on the road. They do move the football for 369 yards. Defensively the Rams limiting opponents to 3.2 yards per rush. Spartans have failed to cover their past five. Offense was lacking as the team pushed across 7 on USC, 17 to Hawaii and three in a loss at Western Michigan. They could not separate at home to New Mexico St last week winning by six as a 26 point favorite. Quarterback Nick Starkel missed last week with an arm injury. Nick Nash may be leading the team under center in this game in high elevation. This will be Nash’s biggest test after facing New Mexico St in his first meaning time under center. Play Colorado St -2.
Utah vs. USC Pick Prediction 10/9/2021
Utah at JSC—Free pick is USC Trojans -3. USC has won and covered two straight against the Utes. Difference here is the play at quarterback. Utah is down to their second string as starter Charlie Brewers exits the team due to ineffectiveness. Cameron Rising is completing 59.6% of his passes for a Utes offense averaging only 5.9 yards per pass attempt. USC passing game is generating 302 yards per game. Quarterback Kedon Slovis is completing 64.6% of his throws for a passing game averaging 7.4 yards per attempt. Utes secondary past two seasons struggled in coverage against the Trojans receivers as USC threw for a combined 632 yards in those two wins. Utah has two losses and haven’t covered a point spread. They lost both of their road games dropping a 33-31 overtime decision at San Diego ST and 26-17 at BYU. In those defeats Utah averaged 333 offensive yards with 4.8 yards per pass attempt and 30% conversion rate on third down. Play USC -3.
Oregon St at Washington St Pick Prediction 10/9/2021
Oregon St at Washington St—College football pick is Oregon St Beavers -3.5. Oregon St has won four straight after their three point home win to Washington. They do have an 18 point road win at USC. Beavers a balanced offense as they run for 229 yards per game with 5.5 yards per rush attempt. Quarterback Chance Nolan is completing 68.4% of his passes for a passing attack that averages 207 yards and 8.2 yards per attempt. It is a defense that limits opponents to 3.5 per rush and 6.6 per attempt. Washington St has issues protecting the quarterback and with turnovers. They give up 3.2 sacks per game and turn the ball over 2.2. Cougars move the football for only 350 yards with 3.7 per rush. Jayden de Laura completes 61.4% of his passes for a passing attack that averages only 6.4 per attempt. Beavers are putting up 36 points per game. Play Oregon St -3.5.
South Carolina vs. Tennessee Pick Prediction 10/9/2021
South Carolina at Tennessee—College football free pick is Tennessee Volunteers -10.5. Tennessee speed was on display after their 62-24 road blowout win at Missouri behind 683 yards. Vols move the football for 473 yards with 254 rushing for 5.3 yards per rush. Quarterback Hendon Hooker is completing 68.5% of his throws. He averaged 11.8 yards per pass attempt in the win at the Tigers. Defensively the Volunteers limit opponents to 339 yards, 3.1 per rush and 6.4 per pass attempt. South Carolina the 117th ranked offense in college football as they average only 328 yards and 22.4 points per game. Quarterback Luke Doty completing only 58.8% of his throws. Play Tennessee -10.5.
SMU vs. Navy Pick Prediction 10/9/2021
SMU at Navy—Free pick is Navy Midshipmen +13.5. After firing their offensive coordinator the Midshipmen were competitive in an eight point loss at Houston and beating UCF at home 34-30 last week covering each game. In their win against the Knights, Navy moved the football for 406 yards with 348 on the ground. Midshipmen defense held UCF to 326 yards. Midshipmen have covered five straight at home to the Mustangs and covered six of eight overall. Triple option will slow down the Mustangs. SMU does allow 420 yards with 131 on the ground for 4 yards per rush. They haven’t seen the triple option this year. Play Navy +13.5.
TCU vs. Texas Tech Pick Prediction 10/9/2021
TCU at Texas Tech—College football pick is Texas Tech Red Raiders +1.5. Texas Tech has covered six of seven against the Horned Frogs in their past seven meetings at home. Concern is about the Horned Frogs defense that is surrendering 397 yards with 204 against the run for 5.2 yards per rush. This program is not longer stopping people. Texas Tech has averaged 4.4 yards per rush. Quarterback Henry Colombi is completing 70.7% of his throws averaging 14.1 yards per pass attempt against Texas and 7.8 last week in the win against West Virginia. Columbi led the Red Raiders on a 70 yard drive late in the win. Texas Tech defensively holding opponents to 3.4 yards per rush. Red Raiders quarterback Max Duggan averages only 6.5 per attempt in the loss to Texas at home. Prior to that loss at home to Texas was a 42-34 home defeat to SMU. Play Texas Tech +1.5.
Georgia vs. Auburn Pick Prediction 10/9/2021
Georgia at Auburn—College football free pick is Georgia Bulldogs -15. Auburn was only able to score six on the Bulldogs last year with 216 yards. Georgia coming off an impressive 37-0 win at home to Arkansas holding the Razorbacks to 162 yards. Bulldogs are showing improvement offensively. On the year they gain 433 yards with 197 rushing for 4.9 yards per carry. Quarterback Stetson Bennett is completing 70.7% of his passes for the Georgia passing attack that averages 9.4 yards per pass attempt. On defense Georgia allowing 2.4 yards per rush and 4.7 per pass attempt. Auburn quarterback Bo Nix completing only 58.5% of his passes for a passing attack that averages 6.8 per attempt. Nix not accurate enough. Play Georgia -15.
LSU vs. Kentucky Pick Prediction 10/9/2021
LSU at Kentucky—Free pick is LSU and Kentucky under the total of 50.5. Kentucky plays a lot of low scoring games as they lean on a strong defense holding opponents to 284 yards a game and 3.3 per rush. Opponents are averaging 5.5 yards per pass attempt on the Wildcats. LSU a one dimensional offense as they have struggled to get a run game going averaging only 2.6 yards per rush on 27 carries a game. Offensively Kentucky was held to 16 at South Carolina and 20 at home to Florida in low scoring wins. In those wins Wildcats quarterback Will Levis averaged 4.6 yards per pass against South Carolina and 5.1 in the win to Florida. Quarterback Max Johnson last week competed only 56.5% of his passes on Auburn for 7.1 per attempt. Play Kentucky and LSU under 50.5.