Free College Football Picks For Today 10/18/2021
Coastal Carolina vs. Appalachian St Pick Prediction 10/20/2021
Coastal Carolina at Appalachian St—College football pick is Coastal Carolina Chanticleers -3.5. It is a 6-0 record for Coastal Carolina after their blowout win against Arkansas St 52-20. Chanticleers move the football for 552 yards with 261 on the ground for 6.7 yards per rush. Quarterback Grayson McCall completing 79.8% of his passes for an incredible 13.6 yards per pass attempt. Team defends well limiting opponents to 283 yards. Appalachian St not as strong defensively as past teams as they surrender 380 yards a game. Teams are running for 4 yards a carry and passing for 7 yards per attempt. Two losses suffered this season for the Mountaineers dropping a two point decision at Miami and by 28 last week at Louisiana where they gained only 211 yards while allowing 455 to the Ragin Cajuns. Play Coastal Carolina -3.5.
Tulane vs. SMU Pick Prediction 10/21/2021
Tulane at SMU—College football free pick is SMU Mustangs -14. SMU moves to 6-0 on the year after a 31-24 win at Navy. Mustangs good offensive team moving the football for 513 yards with 5.2 per rush. Quarterback Tanner Mordicai is completing 71% of his throws for 8.6 yards per rush. Tulane a disappointing 1-5 losing all games against FBS competition. Past two games the Green Wave blown out by Houston by 18 points and at East Carolina by 22. Tulane surrendering 475 yards per game with 277 in the passing game for 8.4 yards per attempt. SMU has defended the run well. Green Wave offensively has been poor on third down. Mustangs can exploit Tulane’s pass defense. Play SMU -14.
Louisiana vs. Arkansas St Pick Prediction 10/21/2021
Louisiana at Arkansas St—Free pick is Louisiana -15.5. Arkansas St a poor defensive team as they surrender 584 yards per game, 7 yards per rush with 10.3 yards per pass attempt. Opponents are putting up 46.7 points a game on the Red Wolves. Arkansas ST has lost all five games against FBS opponents. Louisiana carries a five game win streak after crush Appalachian St at home 41-13 behind 455 yards. Quarterback Levi Lewis completing 62.3% of his throws for 7.5 yards per attempt. Arkansas St has struggled protecting the quarterback allowing four sacks a game and struggle to make first downs. Louisiana the better defensive team with experience on offense to exploit the multiple weaknesses of the Red Wolves. Play Louisiana -15.5.
FAU vs. Charlotte Pick Prediction 10/21/2021
FAU at Charlotte—College football pick is Charlotte 49ers +5.5. Charlotte has shown ability on offense as they moved the football for 406 yards with 4.7 yards per rush. Senior quarterback Chris Reynolds is completing 65.2% of his passes for a passing attack that averages 8.1 per attempt. FAU not the strong defensive team like last year as they are surrendering 376 yards per game with 5.2 yards per rush. It is worse on the road at 458 yards and 6.4 per attempt. They have lost all three on the road by 17 points or greater. They gained only 291 yards on UAB last week and 219 yards in a recent road defeat at Air Force. Play Charlotte +5.5.
San Jose St vs. UNLV Pick Prediction 10/21/2021
San Jose St at UNLV—College football free pick is San Jose St Spartans -5. UNLV has covered five of six and that is why I believe the line is too short in spot. Rebels have not won a game sitting at 0-6. They faced a strong defensive team in San Diego St last week and held the Aztecs to 13 points in regulation. UNLV offense moves the ball for only 290 yards with 3.6 per attempt. They are weak converting third downs at 28.8%. Strong weakness from the UNLV defense that surrenders 452 yards per game with 302 in the passing game, 72.8% completion rate and 9 yards per pass attempt. Play San Jose St -5.
Middle Tennessee St vs. UCONN Pick Prediction 10/22/2021
Middle Tennessee St at UCONN—Free pick is UCONN +15. UCONN has covered four of their past five. They showed competitiveness in a two point loss at Vanderbilt and to Wyoming. Offensive improvement as in their past three games averaging 377 yards with 4.5 yards per rush. Middle Tennessee St is trending poorly on defense. Looking at the past three games the Blue Raiders are giving up 504 yards, 5.5 yards per rush along with 294 passing for 7.8 yards per rush. Middle Tennessee St has lost all three road games allowing an average of 36.3 points a game. Play UCONN +15.
Memphis vs. UCF Pick Prediction 10/22/2021
Memphis at UCF—College football pick is Memphis Tigers +2.5. UCF without quarterback Dillon Gabriel to injury. They have lost three of their past four failing to cover all four of those games. Their lone win came against a down East Carolina team winning only 20-16 as a ten point favorite. They were held to 359 yards to East Carolina and 326 to Navy in recent games. Memphis a strong offense team averaging 487 yards per game with 4.9 per rush. Quarterback Seth Henigan completing 60.8% of his passes for an attack that averages 307 yards and 9.5 yards per attempt. Knights quarterback Mikey Keene just 5.2 yards per pass attempt last week and 5.5 two weeks ago to Navy. Play Memphis +2.5.
Colorado St vs. Utah St Pick Prediction 10/22/2021
Colorado St at Utah St—College football free pick is Colorado St Rams -3. Colorado St has covered all three road games. They have double digit wins at New Mexico and Toledo with a ten point loss to Iowa where the Hawkeyes defense allowed 278 yards. Defensively Colorado St allowed 287 yards with three yards per attempt and only 6.3 yards per pass attempt. Their defense has been strong getting off the field on third down allowing 29.8% conversion rate. Weakness lies on the Utah St defense which allows 441 yards with 5.6 yards per rush. Opposing quarterbacks are averaging 7.6 yards per attempt on the Aggies defense. Utah St does not pressure opposing quarterbacks. Play Colorado St -3.
Washington vs. Arizona Pick Prediction 10/22/2021
Washington at Arizona—Free pick is Arizona Wildcats +17. Just not confident laying these many points with the Huskies on the road. They are averaging only 303 yards in their PAC 12 games on the season. They have failed to cover five of six. Arizona moves the football for 345 yards. Quarterback Gunner Cruz is completing 65.6% of his passes. Wildcats stunk up the field at Colorado but look for a better performance at home here thus the line value based on last week’s performance. Huskies defense allowing 190 yards per game on the ground with 4.8 per rush. On offense they are turning the ball twice per game. They put up just 23.5 points a game. Play Arizona +17.