Free College Football Picks For Today 10/20/2021
Kent vs. Ohio Pick Prediction 10/23/2021
Kent at Ohio—College football pick is Ohio Bobcats +5.5. Ohio has covered three straight showing improvement on both sides of the field. Their run game is producing 282 yards for 6.2 yards per rush. Kent has struggled defensive against the MAC as they are surrendering 505 yards with 236 rushing for 5.4 yards per rush. Golden Flashed failed to cover two of their three MAC games as they are blown out at Western Michigan 64-31 and couldn’t separate enough in a 27-20 win to Bowling Green. Play Ohio +5.5.
LSU vs. Ole Miss Pick Prediction 10/23/2021
LSU at Ole Miss—College football free pick is LSU and Ole Miss to play over the total of 76 points. Looking at recent form here the Tigers defense has worsened past three games allowing 472 yards with 210 rushing for 5.8 yards per rush. Teams are passing for 261 on LSU for 7.5 per attempt. Ole Miss defense too has been torched in this period allowing 531 yards, 4.9 yards per rush and 270 passing for 9 yards per pass attempt. Both offensive moving the ball, converting third downs and high red zone conversion rate. Play Ole Miss and LSU over 76.
Wisconsin vs. Purdue Pick Prediction 10/23/2021
Wisconsin at Purdue—Free pick is Wisconsin and Purdue to play under the total of 40 points. Both teams have played well defensively against the Big Ten. Wisconsin holding opponents to 251 yards and 4.4 yards per play. Boilermakers holding Big Ten opponents to 280 yards and 4.6 per play. It has been tough to run on the Badgers this year as they give up 2.2 per rush and in the passing game allowing 51.9% completion rate. Badgers quarterback Graham Mertz is completing only 55.6% of his throws with two touchdowns and seven picks. Boilermakers averaging only 2.8 yards per rush. Both defenses have been good getting off the field on third down. Play Wisconsin and Purdue under 40.
Oregon vs. UCLA Pick Prediction 10/23/2021
Oregon at UCLA—College football pick is Oregon Ducks +2. UCLA faced good offenses they allowed 42 points and 457 yards to Arizona St and 40 points with 569 yards to Fresno St. Both of those losses came on their home field. Ducks running for 5.1 yards a carry with quarterback Anthony Brown a run threat averages 8.5 yards per pass attempt facing the PAC 12. Ducks have won eight of nine against the Bruins. UCLA is surrendering 390 passing yards for 7.5 yards per pass attempt. Play Oregon +2.
Oklahoma St vs. Iowa St Pick Prediction 10/23/2021
Oklahoma St at Iowa St—College football free pick is Oklahoma St Cowboys +7. Cowboys a perfect 6-0 coming off impressive wins at Texas last week and Baylor at home two weeks ago. Against the Big 12 the Cowboys are allowing 285 yards 3.5 yards per rush and 49.4% completion rate for 6.5 yards per attempt. Cowboys quarterback Spencer Sanders completing 60% of his passes against the Big 12 with 7.8 yards per pass attempt. Iowa St a two loss team dropping a ten point home decision to Iowa and losing by two at Baylor. Cowboys have won and covered the past two seasons holding the Cyclones to 21 and 27 points. Play Oklahoma St +7.
Colorado at California Pick Prediction 10/23/2021
Colorado at Cal—Free pick is California Golden Bears -9. Buffalos finally showed some offense but against the worst team in the PAC 12 in Arizona. Against the rest of their opponents the Buffaloes gained only 242 yards on USC and 250 on the Sun Devils. There was their performance against Minnesota where the Buffaloes gained 63 yards. California has showed improvement to their offense as the team moves the football for 406 yards with 4.9 yards per rush. Quarterback Chase Garbers completing 62% of his throws for 7 yards per pass attempt. Play Cal -9.
Miami Ohio vs. Ball St Pick Prediction 10/23/2021
Miami Ohio at Ball St—College football pick is Ball St Cardinals -5.5. Ball St defending MAC champions did return 20 starters from that team. It is a three game win streak beating Army by 12, Western Michigan on the road by 25 and Eastern Michigan on the road by seven. Defense tightened for the Cardinals holding opponents to 4.4 yards per play. Quarterback Drew Plitt in this period completing 66.7% of his throws for 8.6 yards per pass attempt. Miami Ohio has failed to cover four of five with recent losses at Eastern Michigan scoring 12 points and pushing across 10 at Army in defeat. On the road the Red Hawks running for 3.4 yards per rush with quarterback AJ Mayer completing 39.4% of his passes for 5.8 per attempt. Poor third down and red zone execution on the road for Miami Ohio. Play Ball St -5.5.
Rice vs. UAB Pick Prediction 10/23/2021
Rice at UAB—College football free pick is UAB Blazers -23. UAB coming off wins by 34 at Southern Miss and 17 home to FAU. Blazers have made plays downfield in their passing game with 9.2 yards per pass attempt. Their defense has crushed their Conference USA opponents allowing only 206 yards surrendering an average of 6.7 points a game. Owls rush defense has been poor surrendering 5.6 per rushing attempt. Owls starting quarterback questionable so it could be Luke McCaffrey who completes only 51.2%. Against Conference USA Owls averaging 12 points and 213 yards. Play UAB -23.
Western Michigan vs. Toledo Pick Prediction 10/23/2021
Western Michigan at Toledo—Free pick is Western Michigan Broncos -2.5. Western Michigan has wins on the road to Buffalo behind 457 yards and Pittsburgh as they gained 517 yards. Quarterback Kaleb Eleby is completing 62.2% of his passes for 9.6 yards per pass attempt against the MAC conference. On defense they are holding conference opponents to 337 yards. Toledo has been an inconsistent team. More was expected from this team on the offensive side of the football. They have defended well but sit just 1-2 against the MAC averaging 21.7 points per game. Quarterback Carter Bradley is completing only 50% of his passes against MAC opponents for 6.1 yards per pass attempt. The quarterback play is the difference here. Play Western Michigan -2.5.
Buffalo vs. Akron Pick Prediction 10/23/2021
Buffalo at Akron—College football pick is Akron Zips +11. Akron an improved football team that has averaged 355 yards and 24 points against MAC competition. Buffalo is a rebuilding team with experience at quarterback. Defensive form is not good facing the MAC as the Bulls are allowing 478 yards a game. Zips quarterback Zach Gibson 74% of his throws with six touchdowns and no picks. He has played for injured Irons and Nelson but with this performance how can he sit. Play Akron +11.
Maryland vs. Minnesota Pick Prediction 10/23/2021
Maryland at Minnesota—College football free pick is Minnesota Golden Gophers -5. Maryland has been pounded the past two Big 10 games allowing 51 points and 428 yards to Iowa and 66 points along with 498 yards to Ohio St all in defeat. Golden Gophers have won two straight against the Big 10 beating Purdue on the road and Nebraska at home. Defensively they have allowed 23 points or fewer in four straight. Tanner Morgan has improved facing the Big Ten as he is completing 64.2% of his throws for 8.7 yards per pass attempt. Terrapins were held to 17 points at Ohio St and 20 at Illinois on the road. Play Minnesota -5.