Free College Football Betting Picks For Today 9/16/2023
New Mexico St vs. New Mexico College Betting Football Pick Prediction 9/16/2023
New Mexico St at New Mexico 8PM ET—New Mexico St fell to 1-2 with their 33-17 road defeat at Liberty. Aggies moved the football on the ground with 7 yards per rush. But defensively they surrendered 526 yards to the Flames with 5 yards per run with 276 passing on 25 attempts. Aggies had a -2 turnover margin. Quarterback Diego Pavia completed 12 of 21 passes for 150 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. He averaged 7.1 yards per attempt. New Mexico is 1-1 after their 56-10 home victory to Tennessee Tech. They opened the 2023 campaign with the 52-10 road defeat at Texas A&M. UAB transfer DeAndre Hopkins went 15 of 23 for 115 yards with an interception and pick. He averaged just 5 yards per pass attempt. Aggies have covered seven of their past eight against their instate rival. Lobos have lost nine straight games against FBS opponents. They have been held to ten points or fewer in seven straight games against the FBS. Play New Mexico St +2.5.
Hawaii vs. Oregon College Betting Football Pick Prediction 9/16/2023
Hawaii at Oregon 8PM ET—Hawaii is 1-2 after their 31-20 home victory to FCS Albany. The Warriors’ two losses came to Vanderbilt on the road and home to Stanford. Quarterback Brayden Schager against FBS competition is completing 64.8% of his throws with six touchdowns, two picks and 8 yards per pass attempt. Oregon is 2-0 following their 38-30 road win at Texas Tech. The Ducks rushed for under four yards a carry and were strong in the passing game. They did allow over 5.5 yards per run to the Red Raiders with 282 passing on 38 attempts. Ducks benefitted from a +4-turnover margin. Bo Nix completed 32 of 44 for 359 yards and two touchdowns while averaging 8.2 yards per attempt. Their game winning field goal came with over a minute left and the margin of victory increased with a late interception return for touchdown. The Warriors have given up 35 to Vanderbilt and 37 to Stanford. Even FCS Albany put up 20 on them. Hawaii can move the football and put-up points via the passing game. The Warrior’s defense is the concern facing this high-powered Oregon Ducks offense. Oregon is averaging 600 yards per game, and it is balanced. Play Hawaii and Oregon over 68.
FAU vs. Clemson College Betting Football Pick Prediction 9/16/2023
FAU at Clemson 8PM ET—FAU fell to 1-1 after their 17-10 home defeat to Ohio. Owls running game generated only five yards on fifteen carries. They did allow under four yards per run to the Bobcats with 203 passing on 29 attempts. Texas/Nebraska transfer Casey Thompson went 23 of 42 for 180 yards and two interceptions. He averaged only 4.3 yards per attempt. Clemson sits at 1-1 after their 66-17 home victory to FCS Charleston Southern. The Tigers opened with a 28-7 road defeat at Duke. Clemson ran for over five yards per rush. They gave up over 6.5 yards per run to the Blue Devils with 175 passing on 34 attempts. Cade Klubnik completed 27 of 43 for 209 yards with a touchdown and interception. He averaged only 4.9 yards per rush. FAU is an experienced team. The Owls are running the ball well this year and are coached by Tom Herman. Thompson has seen significant action in Texas and Nebraska. Owls defending well holding teams to 4.6 yards per play. Klubnik downfield passing a concern. Play FAU +25.
TCU vs. Houston College Betting Football Pick Prediction 9/16/2023
TCU at Houston 8PM ET—TCU moved to 1-1 after their 41-6 home victory to FCS Nichols St. They opened their season with the 45-42 home defeat to Colorado. The Horned Frogs did put up 541 yards in the loss and rushed for 262 yards on 37 attempts. They limited the Buffs to under two yards per run by 510 passing yards on 47 attempts. Quarterback Chandler Morris went 24 for 42 for 279 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. He finished with 6.6 yards per run and had a rushing touchdown. Houston fell to 1-1 after their 43-41 road defeat at Rice in double overtime. Down 28-7 after three quarters the Cougars outscored the Owls 21-0 in the final quarter. Houston gained 443 yards with 183 rushing on 38 attempts. They did limit Rice to just over two yards per rush with 401 passing on 42 attempts. Texas Tech transfer quarterback Donovan Smith went 24 of 42 for 260 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. He averaged 6.2 yards per attempt and had three rushing touchdowns. Cougars have been a high-volume passing team this year. Horned Frogs are 127th in the nation in pass defense and 130th in completion rate Play Houston +7.5.
Wyoming vs. Texas College Betting Football Pick Prediction 9/16/2023
Wyoming at Texas 8PM ET—Wyoming is 2-0 on the year with their 31-17 home victory to FCS Portland St. Cowboys opened their 2023 campaign with the 35-33 home victory to Texas Tech in double overtime. The team overcame a 17-0 deficit after one quarter. The team gained four yards per rush with poor production from their passing game. Defensively they limited the Red Raiders to three yards per run but 338 passing on 47 attempts. Quarterback Andrew Peasley completed 53% of his throws for 149 yards and two touchdowns. He averaged only 4.4 yards per run but rushed for 68 yards and a touchdown. Texas is 2-0 following their 34-24 road win at Alabama. The Longhorns ran for 105 yards on 37 carries but was strong in the passing game. They limited the Crimson Tide to three yards per run with 255 passing on 27 attempts. Quinn Ewers went 24 of 38 for 349 yards with three touchdowns and 9.2 yards per attempt. The Longhorns had a +2-turnover margin. This is an experienced Longhorns offense that sits 13th in the nation in the passing game. Cowboys are 116th in the nation against the pass. Peasley’s running ability can help produce some points for Wyoming here. Play Wyoming and Texas over 49.
Colorado St vs. Colorado College Betting Football Pick Prediction 9/16/2023
Colorado St at Colorado 10PM ET—Colorado St fell to 0-1 after their 50-24 home defeat to the Washington St Cougars. Rams were held to three points after three quarters. They gained less than two yards per rush but moved the football in the passing game. On defense they limited the Cougars ground attack but allowed 466 yards passing on 50 attempts. Brayden Fowler Nicolosi went 13 of 20 for 210 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. His average was 10.5 yards per attempt. Colorado is 2-0 after their 36-14 home victory to Nebraska. Buffs rushed for under two yards per attempt but strong in the passing game. They allowed 5.5 yards per run to the Cornhuskers with only 119 passing on 22 attempts. Shedeur Sanders went 31 of 42 for 393 yards and two touchdowns. He averaged 9.4 yards per attempt. Colorado had a +3-turnover margin. Rams are fifth in the nation in passing with high volume throwing. Buffaloes are 2nd in passing in the nation. Neither team runs a lick. They both relies on their passing games to carry the offense. Rams are 133rd in the nation in pass defense with Colorado sitting 56th. Play Colorado St and Colorado over 62.5.
Fresno St vs. Arizona St College Betting Football Pick Prediction 9/16/2023
Fresno St at Arizona St 10:30PM ET—Fresno St is 2-0 after their 34-31 home victory to FCS Eastern Washington. They opened with Purdue on the road and came away with the 39-35 road win. Bulldogs rushed for three yards a carry but had a big game through the air. The teams held the Boilermakers to under four yards per rush with 254passing on 30 attempts. UCF transfer Mikey Keene was 31 of 44 for 366 yards with four touchdowns and one interception. He averaged 8.3 yards per attempt. Arizona St is 1-1 following their 27-15 home defeat to Oklahoma St. Sun Devils up 15-10 at the half were shut out in the second half. ASU rushed for three yards per carry and struggled in the passing game. On defense they held The Cowboys to under four yards per run with 191 passing on 32 attempts. Quarterback Jaden Rashada completed 16 of 29 for 167 yards with a touchdown and interception. He averaged only 5.8 yards per pass attempt. Sun Devils are inexperienced on defense. Bulldogs are 27th in passing in the nation. ASU is 113th in the nation in total offense. Prefer Mikey Keene of the two starting quarterbacks. Fresno St provide they can beat a power five team on the road in Purdue. Play Fresno St -3.
Kansas vs. Nevada College Betting Football Pick Prediction 9/16/2023
Kansas at Nevada 10:30PM ET—Kansas is 2-0 after their 34-23 home victory to Illinois. Jayhawks stormed to the 28-7 lead at the half. The team posted 549 offensive yards with 262 rushing on 44 carries. They allowed the Fighting Illini to 5 yards per run with 202 passing on 28 attempts. Jalen Daniels hit on 21 of 29 for 277 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. He averaged 9.6 yards per attempt. Nevada is 0-2 on the year after their 33-6 home defeat to FCS Idaho. They opened the year with the 66-14 road defeat at USC. Wolf Pack rushed for 4.5 yards per carry on the Vandals with poor production in the passing game. On defense they allowed an FCS team 463 yards with 4.5 yards per run and 313 yards passing on 21 attempts. Colorado transfer Quarterback Brendon Lewis went 12 of 24 for 104 yards with an interception. The Jayhawks are an experienced team returning ten starters to the offense. Nevada has lost ten straight dating back to last season with eight failed covers. Kansas is the tenth rated offense in college football and the Wolf Pack are 132nd in the nation in total defense. Nevada is 118th in total offense. Play Kansas -28.
UTEP vs. Arizona College Betting Football Pick Prediction 9/16/2023
UTEP at Arizona 11PM ET—UTEP fell to 1-2 with their 38-7 road defeat at Northwestern. The Miners rushed for three yards a carry and finished with 319 offensive yards. Defensively they allowed 4.5 yards per run to the Wildcats with 207 passing yards on 20 attempts. Gavin Hardison completed 17 of 25 for 192 yards with a touchdown and two picks. He threw for 7.7 yards per attempt. They had a -3 turnover margin. Arizona fell to 1-1 after their 31-24 road overtime defeat at Mississippi St. Wildcats rushed for under four yards per attempt but did move the football well through the air. They did allow the Bulldogs to 3.5 yards pr rush with 162 passing on 17 attempts. Jayden de Laura was 32 of 46 for 342 yards with two touchdowns and four interceptions. He did run for 44 yards and a touchdown. Wildcats are moving the football and is showing improvement on defense. Back to back road games for the Miners who gave up 38 points to a down Northwestern team. Play Arizona -19.