Free College Football Picks For Today 10/19/2021
Kansas St vs. Texas Tech Pick Prediction 10/23/2021
Kansas St vs. Texas Tech—College football pick is Texas Tech Red Raiders -1. Three straight losses for Kansas St after a 13 point home loss to Iowa St. Wildcats defense surrendered 418 yards in defeat. Wildcats have struggled defending the pass this year allowing 248 yards 72% completion rate and 8 yards per pass attempt. They have also struggled getting off the field on third down with opponents converting 45.1% of the time. Red Raiders have a recent road win at West Virginia. They are moving the football for 455 yards with 168 rushing for 5 yards per attempt. Quarterback Henry Colombi is completing 65.5% of his throws with nine yards per pass attempt. Red Raiders throwing for 286 yards a game can exploit the Wildcats weakness in pass defense. Play Texas Tech -1.
Wake Forest vs. Army Pick Prediction 10/23/2021
Wake Forest at Army—College football free pick is Wake Forest Demon Deacons -3. Wake Forest a perfect 6-0 on the year. They had a bye week to get ready for the triple option offense of Army. Demon Deacons moving the football for 441 yards with 270 passing. Quarterback Sam Hartman is completing 62.8% of his throws for 8.8 yards per pass attempt. Army a one dimensional team throwing for 72 yards and 53.8% completion rate. Black Knights pass defense is allowing 7.8 yards per pass attempt. Demon Deacons have been very good converting their third downs and red zone opportunities. Black Knights have lost two straight held to 266 yards to Wisconsin and 279 to Ball St. Play Wake Forest -3.
Oklahoma vs. Kansas Pick Prediction 10/23/2021
Oklahoma at Kansas—Free pick is Oklahoma Sooners -38.5. Kansas has lost all five games against FBS competition. In their three games against the Big 12 the team is allowing 528 yards and 48.3 points a game. Oklahoma a perfect 7-0 after a 52-31 home win to TCU behind 525 yards. Two weeks ago it was a 55-48 win at Texas gaining 682 yards. Jayhawks in their three games against the Big 12 held to seven points against Iowa St and Baylor with fourteen scored on Texas Tech failing to cover all three games. With the quarterback change the Sooners have their offense performing at a high level. Defensively the Jayhawks don’t pressure opposing quarterbacks and have been bad getting off the field on third down. Play Oklahoma -38.5.
Eastern Michigan vs. Bowling Green Pick Prediction 10/23/2021
Eastern Michigan at Bowling Green—College football pick is Eastern Michigan -3. Bowling Green has lost all three of their MAC games this season. They have been a good cover team but have been underdogs of nine or greater in all five games against FBS competition. Feel line is too short. Falcons offense only putting up 308 yards per game with 2.7 yards per rush. Quarterback Matt McDonald has averaged 5.7 yards per pass attempt or fewer in three of his past four games. Eastern Michigan a better offensive team. Quarterback Ben Bryant, a Cincinnati transfer, completing 68% of his throws for 8.2 yards per pass attempt. Falcons have been a poor third down team with 31% conversions rate while the Eagles have done a great job of moving the chains. Play Eastern Michigan -3.
UMASS vs. Florida St Pick Prediction 10/23/2021
UMASS at Florida St—College football free pick is Florida St Seminoles -35. Seminoles have built momentum winning two straight including a ten point win at North Carolina. Florida St comes off the bye. They run the ball effectively with 206 yards and 5.4 yards per rush. UMASS a poor defensive team allowing 483 yards with 229 rushing for 5.7 per run. Minuteman are allowing 9.2 yards per pass attempt. Florida St a stronger and more physical team that will pile on. UMASS does not pressure quarterbacks and on offense struggle on third down at 30.7% conversions. Play Florida St -35.
Northern Illinois vs. Central Michigan Pick Prediction 10/23/2021
Northern Illinois at Central Michigan—Free pick is Northern Illinois Huskies +5.5. Huskies have won four straight including all three against the MAC with notable win at Toledo. Northern Illinois is running effectively again as the team averages 238 yards and five yards per rush attempt. They have done a good job of pass protection. Central Michigan has struggled defending the pass allowing 259 yards and 8.8 yards per pass attempt. In their MAC games, Central Michigan is allowing 411 yards. Chippewas have failed to cover four of five as they have been involved in close games. They couldn’t separate enough to beat down teams with wins by four to FIU and three to Ohio. Daniel Richardson averaged only 5.1 per attempt against Toledo. Play Northern Illinois +5.5.
Northwestern vs. Michigan Pick Prediction 10/23/2021
Northwestern at Michigan—College football pick Michigan Wolverines -24. Northwestern a young team looked terrible in their Big Ten road game losing 56-7 at Nebraska gaining only 293 yards. They ran the football for only 37 yards on 26 carries and down 35-0 at the half. Michigan 6-0 and comes off the bye week. They move the football for 246 yards on the ground with 5.5 per rush. Wildcats are weak defending the run allowing 208 yards and 5.5 per rush. That opens the passing game for Michigan quarterback Cade McNamara who completes 60.5% of his passes for 8.3 yards per pass attempt. Transfer quarterback Ryan Hilinski completing only 57.6% of his throws for only 6.5 yards per pass attempt. Play Michigan -24.
Cincinnati vs. Navy Pick Prediction 10/23/2021
Cincinnati at Navy—College football free pick is Cincinnati Bearcats -27.5. Bearcats at 6-0 team looking for style points each game. After a 52-3 home win to Temple they pounded UCF 56-21 last week behind 476 yards. Cincinnati is running for 200 yards a game with 5.9 yards per rush. Quarterback Desmond Ridder is completing 64.3% of his throws for 8.6 yards per attempt. Navy has lost five of six after gaining only 241 yards on a bad Memphis team in a 35-17 defeat. A running team is Navy but is only averaging 3.6 yards per attempt. Midshipmen struggles move the chains on offense. They don’t put much pressure on opposing quarterbacks. Play Cincinnati -27.5.
Syracuse vs. Virginia Tech Pick Prediction 10/23/2021
Syracuse at Virginia Tech—Free pick is Syracuse Orange +3. Syracuse an improved team. They have covered six of seven. They are moving the football for 404 yards rushing for 233 yards for 5.5 yards per rush. Quarterback Garrett Shrader is a dual threat quarterback. Orange getting good work from their defense holding opponents to 311 yards, 3.2 yards per rush and 6.8 per pass attempt. Virginia Tech offense gaining only 311 yards with 3.5 yards per run. Quarterback Braxton Burmeister is completing only 54% of his throws for a passing attack that averages 6.3 per attempt. Prefer Orange defense and run game over the Hokies. Play Syracuse +3.
Illinois vs. Penn St Pick Prediction 10/23/2021
Illinois at Penn St—College Football Pick is Penn St Nittany Lions -23. Penn St coming off a bye week after a three point loss at Iowa. Team has blowout home wins to Indiana 24-0 and Ball St 44-13. Offense moving the football for 396 yards with 268 passing. Quarterback Sam Clifford is questionable and it may be backup Ta’Quan Roberson who has seen spot action. Hard to back Illinois shut out to Wisconsin, scoring 9 against Purdue and 17 facing Maryland. Against the Big Ten the Fighting Illini averaging 257 yards of offense. Fighting Illini quarterback Brandon Peters is questionable, and his backup may see action. Artur Sitkowski is completing only 51% of his passes. He was just 8 of 27 for 55 yards in relief of Peters in the loss to Wisconsin. Play Penn St -23.
Texas St vs. Georgia St Pick Prediction 10/23/2021
Texas St at Georgia St—College football free pick is Texas St Bobcats +10.5. Tough to lay double digits with at Panthers defense that is allowing 419 yards with 248 yards passing for 8.8 yards per pass attempt. Georgia St quarterback Darren Grainger completing 59.2% of his throws. Texas St quarterback Brady McBride has seen his completion percentage improve to 66% in his past three games. Play Texas St +10.5.