Free College Football Picks For Today 11/17/2021
Arkansas St vs. Georgia St Pick Prediction 11/20/2021
Arkansas St at Georgia St—The Panthers have won four of five after their road win at Coastal Carolina. They have covered five straight. They are moving the football in the Sun Belt for 418 yards and putting up 29.8 points a game. The run game is trending well for Georgia St in their past three Sun Belt games with 207 yards rushing for 4.7 yards per rush. Arkansas St in this period running for only 2.2 yards per carry and converting on 29.5% on third down. Red Wolves have lost five of six against the Sun Belt. Defense has been very poor with the team surrendering 504 yards and 40 points in the conference. Arkansas St past three Sun Belt opponents have run for 205 yards on Arkansas ST with five yards per attempt. Play Georgia St -17.
Illinois vs. Iowa Pick Prediction 11/20/2021
Illinois at Iowa—Illinois has been offensively challenged on the season as the team against the Big Ten putting up 14.9 points and 283 yards per game. Head coach Brett Bielema misses the game with COVID positive test. Fighting Illini has played to under in eight straight Big Ten games. Past three Big Ten games Fighting Illini holding teams to 301 yards with 3.3 yards per rush and 5.7 yards per pass attempt. Offensively Iowa trending poorly with 264 yards of offense during this time. They look to backup quarterback Alex Padilla in for an injured Spencer Petras. Padilla completing only 50% of his passes. Play Illinois and Iowa under 38.5.
Georgia Tech vs. Notre Dame Pick Prediction 11/20/2021
Georgia Tech at Notre Dame—Georgia Tech has lost four straight after a 41-30 home defeat to Boston College. Yellow Jackets defense performing poorly in their past three ACC games allowing 519 yards with 202 rushing for 4.6 per rush. Opponents passing for 317 yards on the Yellow Jackets for 12.1 yards per pass attempt. Notre Dame carries a five game win streak with four straight double digit wins to USC, North Carolina, Navy and Virginia. Fighting Irish offense trending well as in that period of three games putting up 453 yards with 231 rushing for 6.3 per rush. Quarterback Jack Coan past two games completing 77.6% of his throws for 8.2 yards per pass attempt. Play Notre Dame -16.
Washington vs. Colorado Pick Prediction 11/20/2021
Washington at Colorado—Washington has lost two straight all at home to Arizona St and Oregon. They must win and beat Washington St next week to become bowl eligible. They do have recent road wins at Stanford and Arizona. Colorado has shown improvement offensively. They have won two straight at home with victories to Oregon St and Arizona. They averaged 378 offensive yards in those wins. Washington going through turmoil with the firing of their head coach and offensive coordinator. Huskies quarterback Dylan Morris past three games completing 60% of his throws for 5 yards per attempt. Team in this period gaining only 269 yards. Play Colorado +6.5.
Michigan vs. Maryland Pick Prediction 11/20/2021
Michigan at Maryland—Michigan has covered five of six after their 21-17 road win at Penn St. Wolverines gave up the lead late and countered with a late big play touchdown in victory. Against the Big Ten the Wolverines holding opponents to 306 yards. Maryland’s defense has struggled against the top tier Big Ten schools giving up 40 points to Michigan St, 66 to Ohio St, and 51 to Iowa. Past three Big Ten games Terrapins defense allowing 461 yards with 297 passing for 8.7 yards per attempt. Play Michigan -14.5.
East Carolina vs. Navy Pick Prediction 11/20/2021
East Carolina at Navy—The Midshipmen have lost four of five after their 28 point loss at Notre Dame and will not be bowl eligible. Navy in their past three games averaging only 264 yards. Passing game has produced only 44 yards and 5.6 per attempt. East Carolina carries a three game win streak after their overtime win at Memphis. Pirates trending well past three games putting up 472 yards with 4.6 yards per rush and 227 rushing yards. Quarterback Holton Ahlers threw for 313 yards in the win against Memphis. But East Carolina has struggled defending the Navy triple option offense losing and failing to cover five straight. Play Navy +4.
Marshall vs. Charlotte Pick Prediction 11/20/2021
Marshall at Charlotte—The 49ers defense has been trending poorly as in their past three Conference USA games allowing 480 yards with 323 passing, 67.6% completion rate and 9 yards per pass attempt. Marshall passing game in this period has been good with 264 yards and 7.3 yards per pass attempt. Thundering Herd quarterback Grant Wells is completing 67% of his throws in Conference USA with 7.5 yards per pass attempt. Charlotte has low three of four. Their step up Conference USA opponents resulted in only 13 points on Western Kentucky and 9 to FAU. In the non-conference Charlotte could only scored 9 at Georgia St and 14 facing Illinois. Play Marshall -14.
Nebraska vs. Wisconsin Pick Prediction 11/20/2021
Nebraska at Wisconsin—Nebraska has lost four straight and with seven losses is no longer eligible for a bowl game. Badgers against the Big Ten is holding teams to 223 yards. Wisconsin carries a six game win streak after a dominating 35-7 home win to Northwestern. Offense has shined in the Badgers past three Big Ten games posting 448 yards with 246 rushing for 5.2 yards per rush. Quarterback Graham Mertz has shown improvement passing for 9.4 per attempt on Northwestern and 15 per attempt against Rutgers. Cornhuskers in this three game period against the conference surrendering 284 yards with 73.4% completion rate. Cornhuskers quarterback Adrian Martinez banged up but playing through his ailments. He completion rate is 10% below last year. He has thrown five interceptions past two games now he faces Wisconsin. Play Wisconsin -8.
SMU vs. Cincinnati Pick Prediction 11/20/2021
SMU at Cincinnati—SMU a strong offensive team as against the AAC they are putting up 464 yards and 40.7 points a game. They broke a two game losing streak with a 55-28 home win to UCF behind 631 yards. Quarterback Tanner Mordecai is completing 69.5% of his passes in the AAC with 8.2 yards per pass attempt. Cincinnati has failed to cover four straight. Bearcats defense in their past three games against the AAC is surrendering 357 yards with 195 rushing for 4.2 yards per rush. Play SMU +12.
Appalachian St vs. Troy Pick Prediction 11/20/2021
Appalachian St at Troy—Appalachian St has won four straight. They have covered three straight all as three touchdowns or greater. In this period the defense has improved as the Mountaineers surrendering 291 yards with 3.1 yards per rush and 5.8 yards per pass attempt. Run game is producing five yards a carry. Troy has lost two of three against the top tier Sun Belt teams in Louisiana and Coastal Carolina. Troy ground game in this period producing only 3.7 yards a carry and surrendering 7.8 yards per pass attempt. Play Appalachian St -9.5.
Minnesota vs. Indiana Pick Prediction 11/20/2021
Minnesota at Indiana—Indiana offense has been held to seven points or fewer in three of their past four games. Team has lost six straight. They are utilizing a third string at quarterback Donaven McCulley completing only 42.7% of his passes against the Big Ten with 6.1 yards per pass attempt. He is not getting help from a running game that generates 3.6 per attempt. Defense in this period allowing 409 yards with 248 passing for 8.6 yards per attempt. Golden Gophers offense and defense in the better form. Play Minnesota -7.
Old Dominion vs. Middle Tennessee St Pick Prediction 11/20/2021
Old Dominion at Middle Tennessee St—Old Dominion has played well winning three straight after their 14 point home win to FAU. In those victories the Monarchs averaged 441 yards with 200 rushing for 4.9 yards per carry. Quarterback Hayden Woff had 289 passing yards with 8.8 yards per pass attempt last week against FAU. Two weeks back Wolff threw for 283 yards on FIU. Middle Tennessee St has feasted on the bottom tier teams in Conference USA and were outclassed facing the top teams. With the quarterback change will go with underdog here. Play Old Dominion +4.
Arkansas vs. Alabama Pick Prediction 11/20/2021
Arkansas at Alabama—Arkansas quarterback KJ Jefferson against LSU averaged 5.7 yards per pass attempt. Against Auburn it was 6.5 and at Georgia 5.0. Alabama run defense has been strong as in their past three games holding opponents to 2 yards per carry. That is not enough help for Razorbacks quarterback Jefferson who needs big plays downfield to score on the Crimson Tide and has not exhibited that based on those numbers. Crimson Tide quarterback Bryce Young averaging 66.8% of his throws in the SEC for 8.6 per attempt. Razorbacks will struggle to get enough points here. Play Alabama -21.