Free College Football Picks For Week Thirteen 11/25/2021
Arizona vs. Arizona St Pick Prediction 11/27/2021
Arizona at Arizona St—Arizona is going through a long season with a 1-10 record. Arizona St is bowl eligible at 7-4 and out of the PAC 12 title game. Wildcats defense has struggled on the road in PAC 12 play allowing 41 points or greater in three games and 34 at an offensively challenge Colorado team. Arizona St defense trending well past three PAC 12 games allowing 301 yards with only 5 yards per pass attempt. ASU quarterback Jayden Daniels against the PAC 12 completing 63.8% of his throws for 8 yards per pass attempt. He is supported by a ground attack that is trending well with 5.4 yards per rush and 225 yards in their past three conference games. Play Arizona St -20.
UL Monroe vs. Louisiana Pick Prediction 11/27/2021
UL Monroe at Louisiana—The Ragin Cajuns a 10-1 team headed to the Sun Belt championship game against next week. UL Monroe at 4-7 will not go to a bowl game. Warhawks carry a four game losing streak into this game failing to cover three straight against the conference. Louisiana has defended well against the Sun Belt holding opponents to 338 yards and 16.6 points per game. Ragin Cajuns have been strong on their home field with 453 yards with 190 rushing for 4.9 yards per attempt. Quarterback Levi Lewis at home averaging 8.1 yards per pass attempt. Warhawks defense trending poorly past three games allowing 341 yards with 8.9 yards per pass attempt. Play Louisiana -21.5.
Wisconsin vs. Minnesota Pick Prediction 11/27/2021
Wisconsin at Minnesota—A lot at stake for Wisconsin in this game. They sit at 8-3 and with a win they will play in the Big Ten title game next week. Minnesota bowl eligible at 7-4 and have complicated path to the Big Ten title. They need to win coupled with an Iowa loss and Purdue win. Badgers have won seven straight after a seven point win and missed cover to Nebraska. Notable wins home to Iowa and on the road to Purdue. Minnesota has been hurt at running back with three starters out due to injury. That puts more on the shoulder of Tanner Morgan. He is more effected when his pass attempts are at 20 or fewer. The best defense he faced was Iowa and he averaged only 6.1 yards per attempt completing 46.7%. Both defenses in outstanding form. Past three Big Ten games Wisconsin allowing 299 yards and Minnesota 253. Each are defending the run. Play Wisconsin and Minnesota under 39.5.
Middle Tennessee St vs. FAU Pick Prediction 11/27/2021
Middle Tennessee St at FAU—Both teams enter at 5-6 and one win away from bowl eligibility. Blue Raiders are 1-5 on the road this year with the only win coming at down UCONN. Defense struggled giving up 48 at Western Kentucky, 42 at Charlotte and in the non-conference 41 at Liberty. FAU is trending poorly. They have lost three straight and in those losses surrendering 500 yards with 382 passing for 9.3 yards per pass attempt. Middle Tennessee St quarterback is completing 68.8% of his passes in Conference USA. Play Middle Tennessee St +3.5.
Texas A&M vs. LSU Pick Prediction 11/27/2021
Texas A&M at LSU—Texas A&M is 8-3 and out of the SEC title picture. LSU at 5-6 is one win away from bowl eligibility. Aggies have lost two of their three road games in the SEC with the lone win coming at a poor defensive team in Missouri 35-14. Quarterback Zach Calzada on the road is completing only 53.2% of his throws for 5.2 yards per pass attempt. Aggies have struggled to convert third downs on the road at 31.8%. LSU defense has shown improvement in their SEC games against Arkansas and Alabama. Play LSU +6.5.
West Virginia vs. Kansas Pick Prediction 11/27/2021
West Virginia at Kansas—Mountaineers sit at 5-6 and one win away from bowl eligibility. Another down season for Kansas as the team sits at 2-9 entering play. West Virginia is 3-5 in conference. The offense has sputtered at times. They are led by senior quarterback Jarret Doege who saw his interception move up six more than last season. The run game has been no help as the team averages only 3.4 yards per carry running about half of the time. Mountaineers defense trending well in their past three Big 12 games holding opponents to 313 yards and only 5.9 yards per rush. Kansas only Big 12 win came at Texas in a wild 47-56 road overtime win. They did cover the following week in a 31-28 road loss at TCU. Quarterback Jalen Daniels play has been the difference late in the year. He has seen significant action the past three games and is completing 69.4% of his throws for 7.2 yards per pass attempt. Play Kansas +15.5.
Kentucky vs. Louisville Pick Prediction 11/27/2021
Kentucky vs. Louisville—Both teams bowl eligible with Kentucky and 8-3 mark and Louisville coming in at 6-5. Cardinals have struggled in their step up ACC games with losses to Clemson, NC State, Virginia and Wake Forest. The losses to Clemson and Virginia came at home. Kentucky has flashed offense on Tennessee and LSU. Wildcats quarterback Will Levis is averaging 9 yards per pass attempt and completing 65.8% of his throws. Louisville quarterback Malik Cunningham coming off good performances against Duke and Syracuse. Against defensive minded teams in NC State and Boston College he struggled with accuracy. Play Kentucky +3.
Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma St Pick Prediction 11/27/2021
Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma St—Both teams enter with a 10-1 record. Oklahoma St has clinched a spot in the Big 12 title game. If Oklahoma wins the teams meet against next week in the Big 12 title game. Cowboys have played terrific defense against the Big 12 holding teams to 222 yards. Oklahoma’s only loss came against the other good defensive team in the Big 12 in Baylor 27-14 held to 260 yards. Sooners in a seven point win home to Iowa St were held to 306 yards. At home Oklahoma St quarterback Spencer Sanders completing 622% of his passes for 8.6 yards per pass attempt. Play Oklahoma St -4.
Pittsburgh Panthers vs. Syracuse Orange Pick Prediction 11/27/2021
Pittsburgh at Syracuse—Pittsburgh enters at 9-2 and will play in the ACC title game next week. Syracuse at 5-6 is one win away from bowl eligibility. Syracuse defense has struggled the past two games giving up 41 points to NC State and Louisville in blowout losses. They have covered all three ACC games on their home field. Orange has a running style quarterback in Garrett Shrader. At home he has averaged 6.4 yards per attempt. Play Syracuse +13.5.
Tulane vs. Memphis Pick Prediction 11/27/2021
Tulane at Memphis—Memphis enters at 5-6 and one win away from bowl eligibility. Tulane not going to a bowl game as the team sits at 2-9. Mean Green has lost six of their seven games against the AAC. The Green Wave has their eight game losing streak end in a 45-14 home win to a down South Florida team. Prior to the win the Green Wave were held to 13 or fewer points in their previous three games. Tigers quarterback Seth Henigan has been good as home where he completes 60.9% of his throws for 9.1 yards per pass attempt. Tulane on the road surrendering 529 yards with 323 passing for 9.1 yards per attempt. Play Memphis -6.
Clemson vs. South Carolina Pick Prediction 11/27/2021
Clemson at South Carolina—Both teams are bowl eligible with Clemson at 8-3 and South Carolina 6-5. Clemson has shown offensive improvement the past three games as they have averaged 30 or more points in a four game win streak. Quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei coming off a performance against Wake Forest where he threw for 208 yards and averaged 10.9 per attempt. Clemson defense trending well in their past three games holding opponents to 300 yards with 2.3 yards per rush. Against the good defensive teams on their schedule the Gamecocks scored 14 against Texas A&M, 10 to Kentucky and 13 to Georgia. Play Clemson -11.5.
Notre Dame vs. Stanford Pick Prediction 11/27/2021
Notre Dame at Stanford—Notre Dame is in the playoff discussion at 10-1. Stanford eliminated from a bowl with a mark of 3-8. They are 1-4 at home. A forgettable season for the Cardinal. They are on a six game losing streak. They have allowed 34 or greater points in four of five. Stanford defense past three games allowing 564 yards with 337 rushing for 7.7 yards per rush. In this period opponents averaging 9 yards per pass attempt. The offense has just been just as bad gaining 229 yards in this span, 3.1 yards per rush and 4.8 yards per attempt. Notre Dame has pounded their past three opponents with home wins by 55 to Georgia Tech and 28 to Navy. It was a 25 point win on the road to Virginia. Fighting Irish will look to pile on for style points here. Play Notre Dame -19.5.
Nevada vs. Colorado ST Pick Prediction 11/27/2021
Nevada at Colorado St—Nevada is bowl eligible at 7-4 and Colorado St is not with a 3-8 mark. Two straight losses for the Falcons dropping two point decisions at San Diego St and home to Air Force. Rams have lost five straight after a 50-45 road defeat at Hawaii. Colorado St defense spiraling downward late in the season as in their past five games allowing 507 yards with 300 rushing for 5.5 yards per carry with 9.1 yards per pass attempt. Wolf Pack quarterback Carson Strong is completing 69.5% of his passes against the Mountain West with 7.4 yards per pass attempt. Strong has thrown for over 300 yards in seven straight games. Offensively the Rams have been held to 21 points and fewer in three of their past four games. Rams quarterback Todd Centeio has throws six interceptions in his past three games. Play Nevada -4.
California vs. UCLA Pick Prediction 11/27/2021
California at UCLA—UCLA bowl eligible at 7-4. California must win this week and next week against USC to become bowl eligible. Third straight road game for Golden Bears. After 10-3 loss at Arizona the Golden Bears hit the bye then pounded a bad Stanford team on the road by 30 the following week. The offense generated only 122 yards on the Wildcats defense but Cal starting quarterback Chase Garbers was injured. UCLA has played well past two games with 44 points and 502 yards on Colorado and 63 points and 609 yards on USC. Garbers in his past two games averaged 9.5 yards per pass attempt on Stanford and 101. Yards per pass attempt on Oregon St. Bruins defense trending poorly against the run past three PAC 12 games. Play UCLA and California over 57.5.
BYU vs. USC Pick Prediction 11/27/2021
BYU at USC—BYU is bowl eligible with a record of 9-2. USC must win here and next week against California to become bowl eligible as the team enters play at 4-6. BYU carries a four game win streak after a 34-17 win at Georgia Southern. Back to back road trips in this spot for the Cougars. USC has lost four of five. Defense was torched for 609 yards in their 62-33 home defeat to UCLA. This travel spot could make the Cougars defense a bit vulnerable here. The did give up 49 points and 588 yards to Virginia three weeks ago. Past three games Trojans are moving the football for 448 yards with 286 passing. Play USC and BYU over 64.