Free College Football Picks For Today 10/13/2021
Akron vs. Miami Ohio Pick Prediction 10/16/2021
Akron at Miami Ohio—College football pick is Akron Zips +19.5. Akron has shown improvement tis year. Team is moving the football for 338 yards. Quarterback DJ Irons is completing 69.2% of his throws for a passing attack that averages 7.8 yards per attempt. Miami Ohio has lost four of six after a 13-12 loss at Eastern Michigan. Quarterback Brett Gabbert has completed only 52.2% of his throws and is questionable with injury. His replacement AJ Mayer is completing only 50% of his throws. Defensively the Redhawks don’t force turnovers on defense. Play Akron +19.5.
UCF vs. Cincinnati Pick Prediction 10/16/2021
UCF at Cincinnati—College football free pick is Cincinnati Bearcats -20.5. Dillon Gabriel has been out with injury. Backup Mikey Keene in his starts resulted in a loss at Navy and got past East Carolina 20-16. Only 359 yards on the 117th defense in the nation East Carolina. Bearcats after an 11 point win at Notre Dame pounded Temple at home 52-3. UCF has had recent struggles on defense allowing 406 yards in a loss at Navy and 501 yards in their defeat at Louisville. In their two road games the Knights allowing 4.8 yards per rush and 8.6 yards per pass attempt. Bearcats holding opponents to 294 yards 3.3 yards per rush along with 5.1 yards per pass attempt. Cincinnati forces three turnovers per game and have been good getting off the field on third down. Play Cincinnati -20.5.
Duke vs. Virginia Pick Prediction 10/16/2021
Duke at Virginia—Free pick is Virginia Cavaliers -11. Cavaliers coming off back to back road wins at Louisville and Miami. In their home games the Cavaliers are putting up 525 yards with 412 in the passing game for 7.4 yards per pass attempt. Duke has struggled to defend this year surrendering 263 passing yards for 8.8 yards per pass attempt. Cavaliers quarterback Brennan Armstrong is completing 65.1% of his throws. He passed for 554 yards on North Carolina, 407 on Wake Forest and 487 on Louisville. In the Blue Devils two road games they were beaten by 31 at North Carolina and 3 at Charlotte. Play Virginia -11.
Rutgers vs. Northwestern Pick Prediction 10/16/2021
Rutgers at Northwestern—College football pick is Rutgers Scarlet Knights -2. Rutgers faced a tough scheduling stretch playing Michigan, Ohio St and Michigan St in consecutive weeks. Defensively the Scarlet Knights hold teams to 366 yards per game. Offensively a disciplined team that takes care of the football and limits penalties. They do have a notable win at Syracuse. Northwestern a young team that has taken lumps in blowout losses at Nebraska and home to Michigan St. Wildcats did suffer a loss at a down Duke team. Northwestern gave up 657 yards to Nebraska, 563 yards to Duke and 511 yards to Michigan St. Team is allowing 6.1 yards per rush. Scarlet Knights quarterback Noah Vedral is completing 64.1% of his passes. Wildcats quarterback Ryan Hilinski completes 59.1% of his passes for a passing attack that averages only 6 yards per pass attempt. Play Rutgers -2.
Ball St vs. Eastern Michigan Pick Prediction 10/16/2021
Ball St at Eastern Michigan—College football free pick is Ball St Cardinals -1.5. The defending MAC champions returned 20 starters from last year’s team. They made it two wins in a row after a 45-20 victory at Western Michigan which came after a 12 point home win to Army. Ball St got their passing game going with Drew Plitt passing for four touchdowns, 310 yards and 12.4 yards per pass attempt. Past two games resulting in season high’s for yardage and yards per attempt. Eastern Michigan split their first two MAC games averaging only 16.5 points a game and 312 yards facing Northern Illinois and Miami Ohio. Play Ball St -1.5.
Colorado St vs. New Mexico Pick Prediction 10/16/2021
Colorado St at New Mexico—Free pick is Colorado St -11.5. New Mexico offense has been poor on the year. Team is putting up only 282 yards per game. Two weeks ago they gained 226 at home to Air Force and last year 193 yards gained on San Diego St. Quarterback Terry Wilson has an injured elbow. CJ Montes relieved and had one pass underthrowing a wide open receiver. Colorado St coming off an eighteen point home win to San Jose St behind 449 offensive yards. They have covered three straight with competitive losses at Iowa and Toledo. Rams defense holding opponents to 328 yards 3.3 yards per pass attempt and seven yards per pass attempt. Play Colorado St -11.5.
Arizona vs. Colorado Pick Prediction 10/16/2021
Arizona at Colorado—College football pick is Arizona Wildcats +6.5. It will be backup Gunner Cruz under center for the Wildcats after Jordan McCloud out for the season with injury. Cruz is completing 67.5% of his throws and passed for 336 yards and 34 of 45 completions against BYU. Colorado a bad offensive team as they average 239 yards with 3.6 yards per rush. Buffaloes quarterback Brendon Lewis completing only 53.3% of his passes for an passing attack that averages 100 yards per game and 5.1 yards per pass attempt. Play Arizona +6.5.
Air Force vs. Boise St Pick Prediction 10/16/2021
Air Force at Boise St—College football free pick is Boise St Broncos -4. Boise St faces their biggest test since losing to Utah St where they surrendered 628 yards. Boise St coming off a win at BYU 26-17. Quarterback Hank Bachmeier is completing 65.1% of his passes for a passing attack that averages 282 yards and 7.9 yards per pass attempt. Air Force one dimensional offense as they throw the football about 12% of the time for 82 yards. Play Boise St -4.
Arizona St vs. Utah Pick Prediction 10/16/2021
Arizona St at Utah—Free pick is Utah Utes +1. Utes moves to 2-0 in the PAC 12 after an impressive 42-26 win at USC behind 486 yards of offense. Utes run game has been good as the team averages 169 yards and 5.5 per attempt. Quarterback Cameron Rising is completing 66% of his throws for 7.4 yards per attempt. Rising 306 yards passing and three touchdowns in the win against the Trojans. Arizona St also undefeated in PAC 12 play. But they do have a road loss at BYU as they were held to 17 points. Sun Devils defense on the road surrendering 407 yards with 181 rushing and 226 passing for 7.5 yards per attempt. Play Utah +1.
Fresno St vs. Wyoming Pick Prediction 10/16/2021
Fresno St at Wyoming—College football pick is Fresno St Bulldogs -3. Fresno St a good offensive team as they are piling up 520 yards on the season. Turnovers were costly in their loss to Hawaii last week despite 505 yards. They did gain 569 yards in their win at UCLA. Quarterback Jake Haener is completing 69.5% of his throws for a passing game that averages 396 yards and 9.2 yards per pass attempt. Wyoming not putting up great numbers offensively with 345 yards. Quarterback Sean Chambers completing only 54% of his throws. Coming off poor passing performances with 5.7 per attempt against UCONN and 5.1 last week against Air Force. Bulldogs holding teams to 319 yards on defense and doing a good job getting off the field on third down. Play Fresno St -3.
UCLA vs. Washington Pick Prediction 10/16/2021
UCLA at Washington—College football free pick is UCLA Bruins +1.5. UCLA has went on the road and came away with wins at covers at Stanford by 11 and Arizona by 18. They are moving the football for 433 yards rushing for 224 and 5.2 yards per rush. Quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson leads a passing attack that averages 8.8 yards per pass attempt. It has been a disappointing year for Washington. They do average two turnovers a game and struggled with a run game that averages 3.6 per attempt. Quarterback Dylan Morris is completing 58.9% of his throws with six interceptions. Play UCLA +1.5.