Free College Football Picks For Today 11/16/2021
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USF vs. Tulane Pick Prediction 11/20/2021
USF at Tulane—The Green Wave has lost all nine games against FBS competition. Tulane offense has trended poorly as in their past three games putting up 12 points, 289 offensive yards with 139 passing for 5.4 yards per attempt. Freshman quarterback Michael Pratt has been sacked fifteen times in his past four games. USF has produced better offensively as the team puts up 27 points a game against the AAC. Quarterback Timmy McClain threw for 245 yards on Cincinnati and 289 on Cincinnati in his past two games. These are the two best teams in AAC and the Bulls were competitive enough to cover each game. Play USF +4.
New Mexico St vs. Kentucky Pick Prediction 11/20/2021
New Mexico St at Kentucky—Aggies have shown a pulse offensively. Recent games they put up 347 yards on Utah St, 485 on Hawaii and 452 yards on Nevada. Quarterback Jonah Johnson thew for 298 yards on Utah St, 425 on Nevada and 300 on San Jose St. These are not doormat teams. Kentucky had lost three straight until their 17 point win at Vanderbilt. Wildcats could not separate enough to cover against the Commodores. Play New Mexico St +36.
Iowa St vs. Oklahoma Pick Prediction 11/20/2021
Iowa St at Oklahoma—Both teams coming off losses. Sooners faced their best defensive opponents and were held to 14 points and 260 yards in their thirteen point defeat. Sooners in their game against Kansas St could not separate enough to cover. But Iowa St is not trending well defensively as in their past three games putting up 409 yards with 265 passing for 7.3 yards per pass attempt. Sooners offense trending better as in that period of time throwing for 276 yards with 71.2% completion rate ant 10.4 yards per pass attempt. Sooners have won three of four against Iowa St. Oklahoma at home against the Big 12 put up 52 on Texas Tech, 52 on TCU in recent games. Play Oklahoma -4.
FAU vs. Western Kentucky Pick Prediction 11/20/2021
FAU at Western Kentucky—FAU has struggled in their road games with losses by 14 to Old Dominion, 17 at UAB and 24 to Air Force. In their road games the Owl is putting up 319 yards, 3.6 yards per rush and 53.7% completion rate. Pass protection has suffered as well giving up 3.4 sacks and scoring only 17.8 points a game. On the defensive side they are allowing 242 rushing yards on the highway with 5.3 yards per attempt. Western Kentucky has tallied five straight wins. Against Conference USA the Hilltoppers averaging 43 points and 521 yards. Quarterback Bailey Zappe is completing 69.7% of his passes for 8.2 yards per pass attempt. Play Western Kentucky -10.
Kent vs. Akron Pick Prediction 11/20/2021
Kent at Akron—Kent at 5-5 is one win away from bowl eligibility. They are trending well offensively but poor on defense. Past three MAC games Golden Flashes putting up 531 yards while on defense surrendering 541 yards. Akron defense in this period trending poorly by allowing 480 yards with 5.8 yards per rush and 9 yards per pass attempt. Senior quarterback Dustin Crum 66.7% of his throws in the MAC for 8.7 yards per pass attempt. Akron is an improved team despite a 2-8 record. Past two games Zips put up 391 yards and 40 points covering against Western Michigan. Then it was 25 points and 458 yards on Ball St which resulted in a cover. Zips quarterback Zach Gibson completing 69.9% of his throws. He has thrown for over 300 yards in two straight games with 10.7 yards per attempt on Ball St and 7.6 on Western Michigan. Play Akron +13.
UMASS at Army Pick Prediction 11/20/2021
UMASS at Army—These teams met two seasons ago with Army blowing out the Minutemen 63-7 as a -34.5 favorite. UMASS has struggled defending the run this year as they are allowing 225 yards with 5.8 yards per rush. Army is a team that runs the football about 90% of the time and is production 302 yards a game with 5 yards per carry. UMASS passing game trending poorly as in their past three games throwing for 138 yards with 4.8 yards per attempt. Play Army and UMASS under 56.
Wake Forest vs. Clemson Pick Prediction 11/20/2021
Wake Forest at Clemson—Demon Deacons have won nine of their past ten games. Against the ACC Wake Forest is averaging 511 yards and 42 points per game. Quarterback Sam Hartman is averaging 8.5 yards per pass attempt in his conference games. Clemson has dropped two ACC games losing by ten at Pittsburgh and six in overtime at NC State. Tigers quarterback D.J. Uiagelelei averaging just 5.8 yards per pass attempt with a touchdown to interception ratio of 8-7. He is not getting much help from a ground attack that has averaged 3.7 yards per carry past three games. Tigers in this period converting only 28% on third down. Play Wake Forest +4.5.
Purdue vs. Northwestern Pick Prediction 11/20/2021
Purdue at Northwestern—This is a young Wildcats team for a program that rebuilds and doesn’t reload when they lose lots of starters from the previous season. They have lost five of their past six against the Big Ten with the Wildcats scoring average in those games ten points. Purdue’s offense trending well as in their past three Big Ten games putting up 476 yards. Quarterback Aiden O’Connell is completing 72.8% of his passes against the conference with 7.8 yards per attempt. Wildcats defense in conference surrendering 449 yards. Play Purdue -12.
Florida St vs. Boston College Pick Prediction 11/20/2021
Florida St at Boston College—BC has won two straight with the return of Phil Jurkovec at quarterback after his injury. Eagles had a ACC season high in yardage in their win at Georgia Tech behind 505 yards. Jurkovec passed for 310 yards on the Yellow Jackets for 15.5 yards per pass attempt. Florida St broke a two game losing streak with a home win to Miami by three. Seminoles run game has been trending poorly as in their past three game running for 2.4 yards per rush. In this period Eagles defense holding opponents to 312 yards with 4.5 yards per pass attempt. Seminoles pass defense allowing 273 yards with 7.4 yards per pass in this span. Play Boston College -2.
Texas vs. West Virginia Pick Prediction 11/20/2021
Texas at West Virginia—It is a five game losing streak for the Longhorns after a 57-56 home overtime defeat to a down Kansas team. Longhorn defense in poor form as in their past three games against the Big 12 surrendering 442 yards with 209 rushing for 5.4 yards per carry. Mountaineers in the better defensive form in this time period holding teams to 336 yards. West Virginia senior quarterback Jarret Doege is completing 67.5% of his passes in the Big 12 for 7.3 yards per attempt. Play West Virginia -2.5.
Michigan St vs. Ohio St Pick Prediction 11/20/2021
Michigan St at Ohio St—These are two good offensive teams. Michigan St is trending well offensively as in their past three Big Ten games putting up 444 yards with 191 rushing for 5.1 yards per carry. Quarterback Payton Thorne threw for 287 yards and four touchdowns for 9.6 yards per attempt last week against Maryland. Two weeks ago at Purdue 66.7% completion rate and 276 yards with 9.2 per attempt against Purdue. But in this period the Spartans defense atrocious surrendering 532 yards with 430 passing for 8.6 per attempt. Ohio St offense in this period strong with 529 yards, 5.6 per rush and 357 passing for 8.5 per attempt. CJ Stroud has averaged 357 yards passing in wins against Purdue, Nebraska and Penn St heading into this game. Play Michigan St and Ohio St over 66.5.
Rutgers vs. Penn St Pick Prediction 11/20/2021
Rutgers at Penn St—Penn St has lost four of five. They fell shot in a four point defeat to Michigan giving up a late big play touchdown in defeat. Offensively in the Big Ten the Nittany Lions are producing only 21 points and 343 yards per game. Rutgers have won two of three to get within one win of bowl eligibility. The defense has had some good moments. The bad came against Michigan St, Ohio St and Wisconsin. Rutgers quarterback Noah Vedral did play last week despite listed on the injury report. Scarlet Knights have thrown for under 200 yards in four straight games. Penn St defense holding teams to 3.6 yards per rush. Play Rutgers and Penn St under 47.
Texas St vs. Coastal Carolina Pick Prediction 11/20/2021
Texas St at Coastal Carolina—The Chanticleers have failed to cover three of four losing twice in a three point defeat to Appalachian St on the road and home to Georgia St last week 42-40. Coastal Carolina lost their starting quarterback Grayson McCall for the season. Bryce Carpenter took over last week and completed 58.6% of his throws for 8yards per pass attempt. Bobcat road games in the Sun Belt resulted in losses 45-0 at Louisiana and 28-16 to Georgia St. In late September they visited Eastern Michigan and lost 59-21. Play Coastal Carolina -22.