Free College Football Picks For Today 11/2/2021
Army vs. Air Force Pick Prediction 11/6/2021
Army vs. Air Force—Two triple option offenses collide here on a neutral field. Both dealing with injuries to their starting quarterback. Each team is allowing 3.6 yards per rush and run the ball about 90% of the time. The past four meetings the teams combined for 31 points or fewer. Play Army and Air Force under 37.5.
Louisiana Tech vs. UAB Pick Prediction 11/6/2021
Louisiana Tech at UAB—Louisiana Tech has failed to cover all four of their Conference USA teams. In the conference the Bulldogs averaging only 15.8 points per game. Austin Kendall completing 60.2% of his throws in conference with three touchdowns and four picks. Defensively Louisiana Tech has struggled to defend the pass giving up 278 yards, 67.7% passing and 7.2 yards per pass attempt. UAB the better defensive team that holds Conference USA opponents to 241 yards and 12.5 points per game. Blazers quarterback Dylan Hopkins past two games averaged 10.3 yards per pass attempt to Rice and 11.3 against Southern Miss. Play UAB -13.5.
Kansas St vs. Kansas Pick Prediction 11/6/2021
Kansas St at Kansas—Wildcats on a two game win streak. It was a dominating performance from their offensive and defensive line in a 19 point home win to TCU. Skylar Thompson is completing 69.9% of his throws. Past three Big 12 games Thompson averaging 248 yards passing with 10.1 yards per pass attempt. Kansas winless in five Big 12 games failing to cover five straight. Jayhawks against the conference allowing 502 yards with 7.6 yards per pass attempt. Their offense putting up 239 yards and 10.8 points per game. Play Kansas St -23.5.
Ohio St vs. Nebraska Pick Prediction 11/6/2021
Ohio St at Nebraska—Five losses for the Cornhuskers in the Big 12 have all been by one possession. This is an offense that produces 449 yards against the conference while holding opponents to 25 points and 346 yards. Cornhuskers defending the run holding opponents to 3.9 yards per rush and against the pass limiting big plays by allowing 6.2 yards per pass attempt. Ohio St in their step up games did not cover against Penn St and Oregon at Home. They pushed the spread at Minnesota. Play Nebraska +15.
Wake Forest vs. North Carolina Pick Prediction 11/6/2021
Wake Forest at North Carolina—These are two offensive minded teams that lack defense. Last year the teams combined for 112 points with Wake Forest gaining 606 yards and North Carolina 742 yards. Wake Forest offense trending strongly on offense as in their past three games averaging 580 yards, 5.3 yards per rush and 399 yards passing. Demon Deacons quarterback Sam Hartman past four games averaging 11 yards per pass attempt. North Carolina in this period averaging 459 yards with 5.5 yards per rush. Quarterback Sam Howell averaging 9.1 yards per pass attempt on the season. Both defenses trending poorly in this three game window with the Demon Deacons allowing 474 yards, 5.6 per rush and 7.7 yards per pass attempt. North Carolina allowing 443 yards, 5.9 per rush and 7.6 yards per attempt. Play Wake Forest and North Carolina over 76.
SMU vs. Memphis Pick Prediction 11/6/2021
SMU at Memphis—Memphis dealing with injury to quarterback Seth Henigan who has a hand injury. He was unable to practice on Monday. Backup Peter Parrish threw no touchdowns and three picks in their 24-7 defeat at UCF. They gained only 297 yards of offense. Tigers have lost four of their past five. They have struggled to force turnovers and pressure opposing quarterbacks. SMU looks to rebound after their 44-37 loss at Houston for their first defeat. Mustangs head coach Sonny Dykes is a candidate for some good coaching jobs so don’t expect a letdown after their first loss. Against the AAC the Mustangs are putting up 41 points and 485 yards per game. Quarterback Tanner Mordecai completing 70.3% of his passes for 8.8 yards per pass attempt. Play SMU -6.
Pittsburgh Panthers vs. Duke Blue Devils Pick Prediction 11/6/2021
Pittsburgh at Duke—Tough to back this Duke team as they have lost all four games against the ACC. In conference the Blue Devils allowing 525 yards and 40 points per game. Pittsburgh a strong offensive team that moves the football in conference 510 yards a game. Quarterback Kenny Pickett is completing 69.2% of his passes for 9.2 yards per pass attempt. Panthers defense trending well past three games holding opponents to 346 yards 3.9 yards per rush and 6.7 yards per pass attempt. In that period they are holding opponents to 32.4% conversions on third down. In this period Duke has been held to 11.3 points a game with major struggles on third down. Play Pittsburgh -21.
Liberty vs. Ole Miss Pick Prediction 11/6/2021
Liberty at Ole Miss—Liberty faced one power five conference opponent this year and dropped a 24-21 decision on the road to Syracuse gaining 369 yards. It is safe to say this Liberty team is not as good as last year as they posted a 31-28 defeat at UL Monroe. Ole Miss coming off a loss brings focus here. Rebels at home average 604 yards per game, 6.4 yards per rush along with 280 passing for 9.6 yards per attempt. Liberty pass defense on the road is allowing 7 yards per pass attempt facing eight mid-major teams and Syracuse. Flames in other road games couldn’t separate enough to cover at North Texas and scored only 21 at Troy. Play Ole Miss -9.5.
Missouri vs. Georgia Pick Prediction 11/6/2021
Missouri at Georgia—Against the SEC the Georgia Bulldogs are allowing 7.2 points and 244 yards a game. Missouri has been a poor defensive team. They have failed to cover all eight games this season. Against the SEC the Tigers giving up 503 yards per game. In a recent game against Tennessee the Tigers allowed 62 points and 685 yards. Bulldogs put up 34 on Florida and Auburn and can get to 50 here against Missouri. Tigers just gave up 28 points and 380 yards to a down Vanderbilt team. Play Georgia -37.5.
Illinois vs. Minnesota Pick Prediction 11/6/2021
Illinois at Minnesota—Illinois is trending better defensively. In their past three games against the Big Ten the Fighting Illini allowing 368 yards with 141 passing for 5.3 yards per pass attempt. They are running for 4.5 yards per rush. Golden Gophers suffered another season ending injury to their running back as Bryce Williams is out for the year to injury. They have lost three starting running backs to injury. Minnesota quarterback Tanner Morgan has averaged 14.5 passer per game past two games as the team has leaned on their ground game. He has not been an accurate quarterback in his time with the program with 57.9% completion rate last year and 60.8% this season with poor touchdown to interception ratio. Play Illinois +14.5.
Georgia Tech vs. Miami Pick Prediction 11/6/2021
Georgia Tech at Miami—Georgia Tech is trending in the right direction offensively as in their past three ACC games averaging 458 yards 5.8 yards per rush and 8.2 yards per pass attempt. Hurricanes defense in this period allowing 463 yards with 327 passing for 7.9 yards per pass attempt. Quarterback Jeff Sims threw for 359 yards to Pittsburgh, 297 to Duke and 300 on Virginia. He is getting help from a run game that averages 198 yards and 5.8 per rush in this period. Play Georgia Tech +10.
Appalachian St vs. Arkansas St Pick Prediction 11/6/2021
Appalachian St at Arkansas St—The Red Wolves 0-4 straight up against the Sun Belt. They have been atrocious on defense against their conference giving up 42.5 points and 548 yards per game. Appalachian St offense trending strongly on the ground past three games with 185 rushing for 5 yards per rush. Quarterback Chase Brice completing 66% of his passes. Past two games threw for 8.5 per attempt to UL Monroe and 12.4 per attempt to Coastal Carolina. Arkansas St offense trending poorly with 303 yards gained with 2.2 per rush and a miserable 27.8% on third down. Red Wolves quarterback James Blackman has been dealing with a shoulder injury and missed past two games. Backup Layne Hatcher completing only 55.1% of his throws. He averaged only 5 yards per pass attempt last week
In defeat at South Alabama. Play Appalachian St -21.
California vs. Arizona Pick Prediction 11/6/2021
Cal at Arizona—Wildcats have covered three of five. They have shown a pulse offensively gaining 466 yards at USC and 435 at Oregon in point spread covers. They were competitive in a recent five point home loss and cover to Washington. Over the past three games Arizona is running for 4.6 yards per carry and allowing 3.7 per rush attempt. Golden Bears road defense has not been sharp surrendering 428 yards with 191 rushing for five yards per carry. Wildcats quarterback Will Plummer threw for 264 yards and 7.8 yards per attempt in that seven point loss at USC. Play Arizona +12.