Free College Football Betting Picks For Today 9/15/2023
Army vs. UTSA College Betting Football Pick Prediction 9/15/2023
Army at UTSA 7PM ET—Army is 1-1 after their 57-0 home victory to FCS Delaware St. The Black Knights opened the year with a 17-13 road defeat at UL Monroe. The team rushed for 3.5 yards per attempt in the loss. They allowed over 6 yards per rush to the Warhawks with 92 passing yards on 30 attempts. Quarterback Bryson Daily went 5 of 11 for 121 yards and two interceptions. UTSA is 1-1 following their 20-13 home victory to Texas St. Roadrunners rushed for three yards per carry on 54 attempts. They limited the Bobcats to 31 rushing yards on 29 carries and 211 passing yards on 30 attempts. Frank Harris hit 26 of 37 for 214 yards and a touchdown. He averaged 5.8 yards per attempt. Harris injured his toe and as late as Wednesday has been utilizing a walking boot. Sophomore Eddie Lee Marburger is QB2 on the depth chart. He saw limited action the past two seasons and threw one incomplete pass this season. With an inexperienced backup probably starting for UTSA this looks like another high volume rushing game for the Roadrunners. UTSA is giving up only 2 yards per rush this season. Play Army and UTSA under 44.5.
Virginia vs. Maryland College Betting Football Pick Prediction 9/15/2023
Virginia at Maryland 7PM ET—Virginia is 0-2 on the year with their 36-35 home defeat to James Madison. The Cavaliers rushed for under one yard per carry. They allowed over five yards a carry on the ground to the Dukes with 228 passing on 32 attempts. Tony Muskett missed the game with a shoulder injury and expected to return here. He played in the opener against Tennessee completing only 52.9% of his throws for 94 yards and 5.5 yards per attempt. Maryland is 2-0 after their 38-20 home victory to Charlotte. The Terrapins spotted a 14-0 lead after one quarter. The team rushed for 243 yards on 34 carries. They allowed four yards per run to the 49ers with 189 passing on 20 attempts. Taulia Tagovailoa completed 69.4% of his throws for 287 yards with a touchdown but two picks. He averaged 8 yards per attempt. Virginia is 121st in the nation in total offense. Their lack of running game will put them in a down and distance situation in this road spot. Tagovailoa should exploit the 117th ranked defense in the nation with the Cavaliers in this home spot. Play Maryland -14.5.
Utah St vs. Air Force College Betting Football Pick Prediction 9/15/2023
Utah St at Air Force 8PM ET—Utah St is 1-1 with their 78-28 home victory to FCS Idaho St. They opened the year with the 24-14 road defeat in Iowa. The Aggies rushed for 4.5 yards a carry. They did limit the Hawkeyes on the ground to under three yards per rush and 196 passing yards allowed on 33 attempts. Cooper Legas completed 32 of 48 in Iowa for 213 yards with a touchdown and pick. He averaged only 4.4 yards per attempt. Air Force is 2-0 with their 13-3 home victory to Sam Houston St. Falcons rushed it 59 times for 244 yards. They stuffed the Bearkats run game to 36 yards on 30 carries and only 44 passing yards on 14 attempts. Zac Larrier went 1 for 3 for 14 yards passing. He rushed it 19 times for 65 yards. Falcons dominated the time of possessions. Aggies have won the past two meetings gaining 414 yards last year and 628 yards two seasons ago. Air Force has put up great stats but played FCS Robert Morris and a Sam Houston team that was an FCS team last year. Respect the Aggies defensive performance at Iowa. Play Utah St +9.5.
South Alabama vs. Oklahoma St College Betting Football Pick Prediction 9/16/2023
South Alabama at Oklahoma St 7PM ET—South Alabama is 1-1 after their 35-17 home victory to FCS Southeast Louisiana. The Jaguars opened with the 37-17 road defeat at Tulane. Jaguars rushed for under three yards per attempt. They surrendered four yards per rush to the Green Wave with 294 passing on 15 attempts. They had five turnovers and forced three to Tulane. Quarterback Carter Bradley completed 77% to the Green Wave with 6.3 yards per attempt. He had a touchdown pass and two picks. Oklahoma St is 2-0 with their 27-15 road win at Arizona St. Cowboys rushed for 3.5 yards per attempt. They limited the Sun Devils to three yards per carry on the ground with 167 passing on 29 attempts. Alan Bowman hit on 11 of 16 for 113 yards and 7.1 yards per attempt. Bowman was benched with Garrett Rangal and Gunnar Gundy seeing action. Bowman was inefficient in the opener against Central Arkansas. South Alabama is 131st defensively in yards allowed per play at 7.4 yards. Teams are throwing for 322 yards on the Jaguars with 12.6 yards per attempted pass. Cowboys are a high-volume passing team and can exploit South Alabama here. Play Oklahoma St -7.
Miami Ohio vs. Cincinnati College Betting Football Pick Prediction 9/16/2023
Miami Ohio at Cincinnati 7PM ET—Miami Ohio is 1-1 after their 41-28 road win at Massachusetts. RedHawks built the 21-0 lead after one quarter. The team rushed for seven yards per carry and a strong passing performance. They limited the Minutemen to two yards per carry with 244 passing on 35 attempts. Miami Ohio committed three turnovers and forced two. Blaine Gabbert went 12 of 22 for 302 yards with four touchdowns and two interceptions. He averaged 13.7 yards per attempt. Cincinnati improved to 2-0 with their 27-21 road win at Pittsburgh. The Bearcats built a 27-7 lead after three quarters. Cincinnati ran for over five yards a carry. They limited the Panthers to under three yards per run with 179 passing on 32 attempts. The Bearcats had five quarterback sacks. Florida/Arizona St transfer Emory Jones completed 69.2% with only 4.8 yards per attempt. He had 125 passing yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Jones rushed for only 1.5 yards a carry. RedHawks are inefficient offensively and played poorly in the 35-point loss to Miami. Respect the Bearkats dominance over three quarters at Pittsburgh in victory. Play Cincinnati -14.
Tennessee vs. Florida College Betting Football Pick Prediction 9/16/2023
Tennessee at Florida 7PM ET—Tennessee is 2-0 following their 30-13 home victory to FCS Austin Peay. They opened with the 49-13 home victory to Virginia. Volunteers ran all over Virginia with 287 yards rushing on 52 carries. They limited the Cavaliers to under three yards per rush and 106 passing yards on 24 attempts. Michigan transfer Joe Milton completed 70% of his throws on Virginia with two touchdowns and 6.7 yards per attempt. He had 201 passing yards. Florida is 1-1 with their 49-7 home victory to FCS McNeese St. Gators opened the season with the 24-11 road defeat at Utah. Florida rushed for only 13 yards on 21 carries to the Utes. They did limit the Utah offense to under four yards per rush along with 165 passing on 23 attempts. Graham Mertz completed 70.5% of his passes against Utah for 333 yards. He had a touchdown and a pick plus averaged 7.6 yards per attempt. Florida allowed five sacks and faced the Utes backup quarterbacks. Volunteers won last years meeting 38-33 to break a five game losing streak in the series. Gators have covered four of five in this series. Respect this home field. Volunteers inexperienced on offense with five starters returning. Play Florida +6.5.
BYU vs. Arkansas College Betting Football Pick Prediction 9/16/2023
BYU at Arkansas 7:30PM ET—BYU moved to 2-0 on the year after their 41-16 home victory to FCS Southern Illinois. They opened the season with the 14-0 home victory to Sam Houston St. Cougars gained under four yards per rush to a first year FBS school. They limited the Bearkats to under two yards per run with 147 passing yards on 33 attempts. USC/Pittsburgh transfer Kedon Slovis completed 20 of 33 in the win against Sam Houston St with 145 yards and only 4.4 yards per attempt. He did rush for two touchdowns. BYU limited the Bearkats to 2 of 14 on third down. Arkansas is 2-0 on the year with their 28-6 home victory to Kent. Golden Flashes are the most inexperienced team in college football. Razorbacks rushed for under four yards a carry on 45 attempts. They limited the Golden Flashes to under one yard per carry with 174 passing yards on 17 attempts. KJ Jefferson went 13 of 19 for 136 yards and two touchdowns averaging 7.2 yards per attempt. He did run for 48 yards on thirteen carries. Arkansas is inexperienced on offense, bringing back four starters and only six starters to the defense. BYU is defending well and Slovis did show better in their FCS win last week. Arkansas’ offensive showing against Kent the concern laying over a touchdown here. Play BYU +8.
Syracuse vs. Purdue College Betting Football Pick Prediction 9/16/2023
Syracuse at Purdue 7:30PM ET—Syracuse is 2-0 after their 48-7 home victory to Western Michigan. Orange posted the 45-7 lead at the half. Orange ground attack generated four yards per run. They limited the Broncos to under four yards per rush with 221 passing yards on 47 attempts. Quarterback Garrett Shrader went 19 of 30 for 286 yards and a touchdown. He averaged 9.5 yards per attempt and had a rushing touchdown. Purdue is 1-1 after their 24-17 road win at Virginia Tech. Boilermakers rushed 46 times for 179 yards. They stuffed the Hokies ground game for half a yard per carry but 275 passing yards on 40 attempts. Purdue had a +2 turnover margin. Hudson Card went 23 of 34 for 248 yards and 7.3 yards per attempt. He had a rushing touchdown. There was a five-hour rain delay. The game was tied at 17 at the half and the Boilermakers shut out the Hokies in the second half. Orange has failed to cover three straight true road games. Purdue’s rush defense has been outstanding. Boilermakers schedule strength in the first two weeks much stronger. Syracuse stats has been put up against Colgate and Western Michigan. Play Purdue +2.5.
Pittsburgh vs. West Virginia College Betting Football Pick Prediction 9/16/2023
Pittsburgh at West Virginia 7:30PM ET—Pittsburgh is 1-1 after their 27-21 home defeat to Cincinnati. Panthers were behind 27-7 after three quarters. The team rushed for under three yards a carry. They did allow over five yards per rush to the Bearcats with 155 passing on 27 attempts. Boston College transfer Phil Jukovec went 10 of 32 for 179 yards and three touchdowns. He averaged 5.6 yards per attempt. West Virginia is 1-1 after their 56-17 home victory to FCS Duquesne. Mountaineers opened their year with the 38-15 road defeat at Penn St. Mountaineers ran for 3.5 yards per carry in the loss. They surrendered four yards a carry to the Nittany Lions but 332 yards passing on 30 pass attempts. Garrett Greene was 16 of 27 for 162 yards with six yards per attempt. He is a run threat with 71 rushing yards and a touchdown on fifteen carries. Pittsburgh is inexperienced on defense. Their offense is sputtering with 5.5 yards per play which ranks 87th in the nation. Run defense the concern for the Panthers here as this was a dominant area in seasons past. Huge home field advantage in this rivalry. Play West Virginia -3.
Akron vs. Kentucky College Betting Football Pick Prediction 9/16/2023
Akron at Kentucky 7:30PM ET—Akron improved to 1-1 after their 24-21 home victory to FCS Morgan St. They opened the season with the 24-21 road defeat at Temple. Zips rushed for under three yards a carry in defeat. They did limit the Owls run game to just over two yards per rush but 292 yards passing on 49 attempts. DJ Irons went 17 of 29 for 205 yards with two touchdowns and pick with 7.1 yards per attempt. Irons was benched last week against Morgan St with Jeff Undercuffer relieving. He threw three interceptions last week against Morgan St. Kentucky is 2-0 after their 28-17 home victory to FCS Eastern Kentucky. The Wildcats opened with the 44-14 home win to Ball St. Kentucky rushed for nearly six yards per run with good yardage in the passing game. They held the Cardinals to under two yards per run with 223 passing on 30 attempts. NC State transfer Quarterback Devin Leary went 18 of 31 for 241 yards with a touchdown and a pick. He averaged 7.8 yards per attempt. Zips quarterback situation is a concern here. Wildcats are defending well. Kentucky is experienced offensively with ten starters back. Play Kentucky -25.5.
Bowling Green vs. Michigan College Betting Football Pick Prediction 9/16/2023
Bowling Green at Michigan 7:30PM ET—Bowling Green is 1-1 after their 38-15 home victory to FCS Eastern Illinois. They opened the year with the 34-24 road defeat at Liberty. The Falcons rushed for over six yards per rush with the passing game struggling. They gave up 246 rushing yards to the Flames on 49 carries with 143 passing on 20 attempts. Missouri/Indiana transfer Connor Bazelak went 6 of 21 for 71 yards and three interceptions. He averaged just 3.4 yards per attempt. Michigan is 2-0 after their 35-7 home victory to UNLV. Wolverines rushed for over six yards a carry with strong passing performance. They limited the Rebels to two yards per run with 168 passing on 26 attempts. J.J. McCarthy went 22 of 25 for 278 yards with two touchdowns and 11.1 yards per attempt. Bazelak showed improvement last week in their win against an FCS team. There is experience on this Falcons offense. Bazelak spent time in the SEC so big opponents he has faced in his college career. Michigan has not covered this huge spread in the first two games of the season. The running clock on first down does shorten games. Play Bowling Green +40.5.
Georgia Tech vs. Mississippi College Betting Football Pick Prediction 9/16/2023
Georgia Tech at Ole Miss 7:30PM ET—Georgia Tech is 2-1 on the year with their 48-13 home victory to FCS South Carolina St. The Yellowjackets opened their season with the 39-34 defeat to Louisville. Yellow Jackets rushed for over four yards per run. They surrendered over six yards per run to the Cardinals with 247 passing on 31 attempts. Haynes King went 19 of 32 for 313 yards with three touchdowns and a pick for 9.8 yards per attempt. Ole Miss is 2-0 with their 37-20 road win at Tulane. Rebels rushed for under three yards a carry. They limited the Green Wave to under three yards a carry with 231 passing on 37 attempts. Tulane starting quarterback Michael Pratt missed the game due to injury. Jaxton Dart was 17 of 27 for 267 yards. He had two touchdowns, an interception and averaged 9.9 yards per attempt. Georgia Tech’s offensive showing versus Louisville encouraging to cover this big numbers. Rebels did give up 20 to Tulane utilizing a backup quarterback. Play Georgia Tech +18.