Free College Football Picks For Today 11/3/2021
North Texas vs. Southern Miss Pick Prediction 11/6/2021
North Texas at Southern Miss—The Golden Eagles have lost and failed to cover all seven games against FBS opponents. The offense has struggled and defending poorly as in their past three games against Conference USA gaining 198 yards with 1.3 yards per rush and 5.2 per pass attempt. Quarterback Jack Lange last week against Middle Tennessee St averaged 4.9 per pass attempt and two weeks ago against UAB averaged 1.8 per attempt. North Texas the better offensive team as in this period averaging 393 yards with 4.9 per rush. Defensively the Mean Green in their past three Conference USA limiting opponents to 2.6 yards per rush. Mean Green has covered four of five. Play North Texas -4.5.
UL Monroe vs. Texas St Miss Pick Prediction 11/6/2021
UL Monroe at Texas St—UL Monroe offense is trending in the right direction. Past three Sun Belt games the Warhawks averaging 437 yards with 185 rushing. Quarterback Chandler Rogers had 369 passing yards against South Alabama in a recent performance. He has averaged 9 yards per pass attempt in three of four. Texas St quarterback Brady McBride has an ankle injury and questionable. Backup Tyler Vitt in relief last week completed 46.2% of his throws for 3.2 yards per pass attempt. Bobcats have lost five of six including a defeat to FCS Incarnate Word. Texas St against the Sun Belt is giving up 33.8 points and 409 yards per game. Play UL Monroe +4.
Temple vs. East Carolina Pick Prediction 11/6/2021
Temple at East Carolina—Temple is on a three game losing streak. They were blown out in every game by 49 to Cincinnati, 20 to USF and 42 last week to UCF. During this losing streak the Owls are gaining 254 yards with 3.4 yards per rush and only 5.7 yards per rush. Defense has struggled just as much with Temple allowing 499 yards, 6.1 yards a carry with 71.6% completion rate for 8.1 yards per pass attempt. East Carolina an improved team. They come off a 15 point home win to USF. The have covered four straight. Against Conference USA the Pirates average 450 yards. Quarterback Holton Ahlers averaging 7.4 yards per attempt in conference. Ahlers averaging 250 yards passing during their cover streak. Play -15.
Wisconsin vs. Rutgers Pick Prediction 11/6/2021
Wisconsin at Rutgers—Wisconsin holding opponents to just 223 yards per game. They are on a four game win streak with three wins coming in conference. In those Big Ten games the Badgers have won by 17 or greater points. Notable wins by 20 at home to Iowa and 17 at Purdue. Rutgers have struggled to get points on the board. They were held to seven at Northwestern and scored 13 against Michigan St, Ohio St as well as Michigan. Rutgers defense trending in wrong direction allowing 433 yards with 4.4 yards per rush along with 265 yards with 10.1 yards per pass attempt past three games. Play Wisconsin -12.
Oklahoma St vs. West Virginia Pick Prediction 11/6/2021
Oklahoma St at West Virginia—West Virginia defense trending in the wrong direction as in their past Big 12 games allowing 447 yards with 5.6 yards per rush and 9.3 yards per pass attempt. Oklahoma St has held their defense together in conference play. In that period of three games the Cowboys holding teams to 278 yards with only 22% conversions on third down and 3.1 yards per rush attempt. Cowboys are running for 4.8 yards per carry. Quarterback Spencer Sanders averaged 8.3 yards per pass attempt last week and 9.4 per attempt against Iowa St totaling five touchdowns and no picks. Play Oklahoma St -3.
Baylor vs. TCU Pick Prediction 11/6/2021
Baylor at TCU—Horned Frogs were dominated at the line of scrimmage on both sides of the football in their loss to Kansas St last week. As a result, head coach Gary Patterson was fired. Horned Frogs trending poorly defensively as in their past three Big 12 games allowing 466 yards with 201 rushing for 5.5 yards per rush and 265 passing yards for 10.9 yards per pass attempt. Baylor playing better defense facing Big 12 teams. The offense has been on fire in this period of three games in conference with 496 yards 5.9 yards per rush along with 8.7 yards per pass attempt. Quarterback Gary Bohanon has contributed with rushing touchdowns in six of his past seven games. Play Baylor -6.5.
Penn St vs. Maryland Pick Prediction 11/6/2021
Penn St at Maryland—Defense has struggled for Maryland. Against the Big 12 the Terrapins are allowing 451 yards and 40.6 points per game. Indiana was dealing with injuries and down to fourth and third stringers. Hoosiers found a way to cover and put up 35 points along with 446 yards on the Terrapins. Penn St did show competitiveness covering in their loss at Ohio St last week. They have allowed 23 or fewer points in nine of their past ten games. Nittany Lions quarterback Sean Clifford was 100% last week against the Buckeyes and completed 67.3% of his throws for 361 yards and 6.9 yards per attempt. Play Penn St -10.
Michigan St vs. Purdue Pick Prediction 11/6/2021
Michigan St at Purdue—Purdue defense has played well against the Big Ten by holding teams to 316 yards and 17.8 points per game. Spartans in conference surrendering 418 yards per game. Over their past three games opponents are passing for 286 yards on the Spartans defense. Purdue passing game in this period trending nicely with 276 yards per game. Quarterback Aiden O’Connell has completed 75% of his throws in each of his past three games. Play Purdue +3.
Rice vs. Charlotte Pick Prediction 11/6/2021
Rice at Charlotte—Charlotte will be without their senior quarterback Chris Reynolds with a hand injury. They turn to James Foster who in limited action completed 52.3% of his throws. He averaged 5 yards per pass attempt against FAU then last week against a bad defensive team in Western Kentucky only 4.7 yards per attempt. Charlotte defending poorly defensively past three Conference USA games by allowing 478 yards with 361 passing for 12.5 yards per pass attempt. Rice have won three of their past five including a 30-24 victory at UAB. Owls quarterback Jake Constantine is completing 67.7% of his throws. He is coming off a game against North Texas where he threw for 242 yards and 8.1 yards per pass attempt. Play Rice +6.
South Alabama vs. Troy Pick Prediction 11/6/2021
South Alabama at Troy—South Alabama has struggled with the Troy defense the past two seasons gaining 274 yards two seasons ago and 239 yards last year in all defeats and non-covers. South Alabama has been held to 13 points total in those two games. Trojans have defended well on their home field holding teams to 276 yards, 3.1 yards per rush and 7.3 per pass attempt. Jaguars have not defended the pass well on the road surrendering 288 yards per game, 69% completion rate and 9 yards per pass attempt. Troy quarterback Gunnar Watson completing 68% of his throws coming off three touchdowns and 7.5 yards per pass attempt against Coastal Carolina last year. Play Troy -4.
Middle Tennessee St at Western Kentucky Pick Prediction 11/6/2021
Middle Tennessee St at Western Kentucky—Middle Tennessee St has shown improvement on the year. They have averaged 34 points or greater in four of their past five games. Western Kentucky a good offensive team with issues on defense. Against Conference USA the Hilltoppers allowing 404 yards a game. Mike DiLiello in relief last week completed 66.7% of his passes against Southern Miss. He is a running style quarterback that rushed or 77 yards and two touchdowns. DiLiello starts if Cunningham can’t go. Play Middle Tennessee St +15.
Colorado St at Wyoming Pick Prediction 11/6/2021
Colorado St at Wyoming—Wyoming has struggled offensively against the Mountain West as the team averages 9.5 points and 295 yards per game. Sean Chambers were benched for ineffectiveness. He has not been able to complete half of his passes in his three years with the school. This year Williams completing 44.4% of his passes for 5.9 yards per pass attempt. Rams have covered four of six. They have recent wins to New Mexico by 31, San Jose St by 18 and Toledo by 16. Their defense is trending in the right direction as past three games against the Mountain West allowed 284 yards with 2.7 yards per rush and six yards per pass attempt. Rams quarterback Todd Centeio has been effective past three games with 282 yards passing for 9.2 yards per pass attempt. Play Colorado St -3.5.
Navy vs. Notre Dame Pick Prediction 11/6/2021
Navy at Notre Dame—Since replacing their offensive coordinator the Midshipmen have covered five of their past six games. They got the win at Tulsa last week by three. They have played some good teams tough with losses by one possession to Cincinnati, SMU and Houston. Notre Dame a young team who’s defense past three games allowing 436 yards and 4.4 yards per pass attempt. Young defenses against Navy I wouldn’t way to lay three possessions. Play Navy +21.