Free College Football Picks For Today 11/9/2021
Rutgers vs. Indiana Pick Prediction 11/13/2021
Rutgers at Indiana—Hoosiers have lost their starting and backup quarterback to injury. They are utilizing a third string quarterback. Rutgers may be utilizing a backup as their starter Noah Vedral doubtful with injury. Cole Snider is the backup and completing 64.3% of his passes but only 4.6 yards per pass attempt. Past three games Rutgers averaging 3.4 yards per rush and the Hoosiers 3.1. Both defenses are trending well in defending the run. Play Rutgers and Indiana under 43.5.
Houston vs. Temple Pick Prediction 11/13/2021
Houston at Temple—Cougars have played well on both sides of the field. They are averaging 435 yards and 40.3 points per game in the AAC. Defensively holding opponents to 335 yards. They are coming off their best offensive performance as they gained 646 yards and 54 points in their win against USF. Temple going through a down season. They have been beat by 20 or greater points past four games. Past three games Owls averaging 232 yards with 3.8 per rush and 4.6 per pass attempt. On defense Temple getting hammered in this period by allowing 466 yards with 288 rushing for 5.5 per attempt. Opposing averaging 7.8 yards per pass attempt. Clayton Tune in the AAC is completing 70.9% of his throws for 9.6 yards per pass attempt. Play Houston -24.5.
Northwestern vs. Wisconsin Pick Prediction 11/13/2021
Northwestern vs. Wisconsin—Wildcats have struggled against the physical teams on their schedule. Past three games against the Big Ten, Northwestern averaged only 279 yards offensively with 4 yards per rush and 5.3 per pass attempt. Defensively the Wildcats giving up 420 yards with 262 rushing for 5.4 per attempt. Northwestern poor on third down. Wisconsin offense trending better on the ground in this period with 399 yards gained and 256 rushing for 5.2 per attempt. Defensively Badgers allowing 189 yards with 1.3 per rush and 5.1 per pass attempt. Badgers coming off 49 point win at Rutgers and 20 at Iowa. This is a young Northwestern team, and this program does not reload they rebuild which is what they are going through. Play Wisconsin -24.
East Carolina vs. Memphis Pick Prediction 11/13/2021
East Carolina at Memphis—East Carolina has covered five straight. They are trending well defensively in their past three games against the AAC by allowing 271 yards with 4.1 yards per rush and only 4.5 yards per pass attempt. Seth Henigan for Memphis returned under center and had a big game in their win against SMU. Tigers have lost four of six including defeats to Tulsa, UTSA and Temple. Pirates quarterback Holton Ahlers in conference completing 63.1% of his throws for 7.5 yards per pass attempt. Play East Carolina +6.
Oklahoma vs. Baylor Pick Prediction 11/13/2021
Oklahoma at Baylor—With the switch to Caleb Williams at quarterback for the Oklahoma Sooners have won by seven points or greater in each. Williams completing 71.6% of his throws for 10.9 yards per pass attempt. Bears pass defensive trending poorly in this period by allowing 363 yards, 67.6% completion rate and 9.8 yards per pass attempt. Baylor in this period defending the run poorly as they give up 236 yards for 5.8 yards per attempt. Sooners off the bye. Play Oklahoma -5.5.
Syracuse vs. Louisville Pick Prediction 11/13/2021
Syracuse at Louisville—The Cardinals have lost four of five with the lone win coming against the Boston College Eagles who were utilizing a backup quarterback. Two straight wins for the Orange with victories against BC and Virginia Tech. Orange a running style team that rushes for 257 past three ACC games for 6.3 per rush. But Louisville in this period holding opponents to 3.1 yards per rush. Louisville running for 5.7 per attempt in this time window and Orange holding opponents to 3.9 per attempt. Each quarterback has completed under half their passes in the three conference game span. Play Syracuse and Louisville under 55.1.
UCF vs. SMU Pick Prediction 11/13/2021
UCF at SMU—It is a two game losing streak for the Mustangs dropping games by 7 at Houston and 3 at Memphis. UCF has shown improved defensive play in their past three AAC games holding opponents to 291 yards, 3.5 per rush and 4.8 yards per pass attempt. SMU defense trending poorly in this period allowing 359 passing yards with 9.2 yards per pass attempt. Knights quarterback Mikey Keene completing 65.4% of his throws in the AAC with 6.8 yards per pass attempt. Past two games Keene averaged 10.9 per attempt against Temple and 9.2 against Tulane. Play UCF +7.5.
New Mexico St vs. Alabama Pick Prediction 11/13/2021
New Mexico St at Alabama—Massive step up in class for New Mexico St here. Best defense the Aggies faced was in Week 2 against San Diego St where they were held to ten points. They will struggle to get first downs and score on this Alabama team. Crimson Tide will build a big lead and milk clock to finish this game healthy as they enter their bye week before finishing with Arkansas and Auburn on the road. Play Alabama and New Mexico St under 67.5.
Mississippi St vs. Auburn Pick Prediction 11/13/2021
Mississippi St at Auburn—Mississippi St trending well on both ends of the field. Past three SEC games Bulldogs averaging 482 yards while holding opponents to 254 yards, 3.4 yards per rush and 6.2 yards per pass attempt. Quarterback Will Rogers against the SEC is completing 75.3% of his throws for 8.7 yards per pass attempt. In this period the Tigers defense surrendering 444 yards, 4.8 yards per rush and 242 passing for 6.9 per pass attempt. Auburn offense held to three points and 226 yards in their loss at Texas A&M. Quarterback Bo Mix in the defeat at the Aggies averaged only 3.7 yards per pass attempt and committed two turnovers. Mix has struggled against the better defense with 5 yards per attempt against Penn St. He was under six against LSU, Georgia St and Georgia. Play Mississippi St +5.5.
UCONN vs. Clemson Pick Prediction 11/13/2021
UCONN at Clemson—Huge step down in class for Clemson facing a one win UCONN team. Tigers did put 49 points on South Carolina all the way back in Week 2. In that game the Tigers produced 504 yards. UCONN has allowed 44 to Middle Tennessee St, 52 to Army and 49 to Purdue. Clemson facing this weak opponent can run it up based on their playmaker speed and strength on each line. Quarterback play has disappointed but against the Huskies the Tigers can turn check downs in the first downs or touchdowns. Play Clemson and UCONN over 49.5.
West Virginia vs. Kansas St Pick Prediction 11/13/2021
West Virginia at Kansas St—Wildcats trending strong on both sides of the football. In their past three Big 12 games the Mountaineers are holding opponents to 310 yards, 3.8 yards per rush and 6.8 yards per pass attempt. Wildcats getting great play on the offensive and defensive line. In this period the Wildcats are running for 5 yards per attempt. Quarterback Skylar Thompson against the Big 12 is completing 71.9% of his passes for 9.5 yards per pass attempt. West Virginia in this period of time struggling defending the run allowing 4.9 yards per rush on an average of 33.3 carries against. Kansas St can run they can cover this. Play Kansas St -6.
Michigan St vs. Penn St Pick Prediction 11/13/2021
Michigan at Penn St—Nittany Lions have been too one dimensional. Past three games against the Big Ten they are running for only 62 yards per game with 2.1 per attempt. Quarterback Sean Clifford averaging 6.7 yards per pass in this period. The defense is giving up 427 yards with 4.5 yards per rush. Michigan in this span a balanced offense running for 209 yards and 5 yards per carry. Quarterback Cade McNamara in his past two games averaged 8.7 yards per pass attempt against Michigan St and 9.3 yards per attempt against Indiana. In the Big Ten Sean Clifford completing only 58.5% with 6.5 yards per pass attempt. Wolverines performance has been better on both sides of the football. Nittany Lions had lost three in a row prior to their win at Maryland. Play Michigan +1.
Western Kentucky vs. Rice Pick Prediction 11/13/2021
Western Kentucky at Rice—Owls pass defense trending poorly in their past three against Conference USA as they are giving up 243 yards with 8.9 yards per pass attempt. Western Kentucky is a strong offensive team. In this period, they are averaging 450 yards. Quarterback Bailey Zappe against the conference averaging 67.8% completion rate with 7.7 yards per pass attempt. Against a strong offensive team the Owls dropped a 45-0 decision at UTSA. Hilltoppers defense trending good in this three game conference span holding opponents to 319 yards, 3.3 yards per rush and 5.5 yards per pass attempt. Play Western Kentucky -18.5.