Free College Football Betting Picks For Today 10/16/2023
Memphis vs. UAB College Football Betting Pick Prediction 10/21/2023
Memphis at UAB 12PM ET—Memphis fell to 4-2 with their 31-21 home defeat to Tulane Green Wave. The Tigers rushed for 45 yards on 19 carries. They surrendered 144 yards rushing to the Green Wave with 259 passing on 31 attempts. The Tigers had a -2-turnover margin. Seth Henigan completed 24 of 43 for 321 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions. He averaged 7.5 yards per pass attempt. UAB fell to 2-5 with their 41-20 road defeat to UTSA Roadrunners. The Blazers rushed for 132 yards for under four yards a carry. They allowed 183 yards rushing to the Roadrunners with 177 passing on 32 attempts. UAB had a -2-turnover margin. Jacob Zeno hit 13 of 21 for 110 yards with an interception. He averaged only 5.2 yards per pass attempt and had a rushing touchdown. UAB sits 116th in total defense by allowing 429 yards a game. Teams are rushing for 5.5 yards a carry on this team. Memphis has the better defense, holding foes to 369 yards a game. The Tigers in their lone road game bounded Arkansas St 37-3. Play Memphis -4.5.
Baylor Bears vs. Cincinnati Bearcats College Football Betting Pick Prediction 10/21/2023
Baylor at Cincinnati 12PM ET—Baylor fell to 2-4 with their 39-14 home defeat to Texas Tech Red Raiders. The Bears rushed for only 17 yards on 30 carries. They surrendered 186 yards rushing to the Red Raiders with 180 passing on 26 attempts. Blake Shapen completed 22 of 38 for 324 yards with a touchdown. He averaged 8.5 yards per pass attempt and was sacked six times. Cincinnati fell to 2-4 with their 30-10 home defeat to Iowa St Cyclones. The Bearcats rushed for 115 yards on 33 carries. They limited the Cyclones to just over three yards per run with 241 passing on 25 attempts. Cincinnati had a -2-turnover margin. Emory Jones hit 14 of 26 passes for 96 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. He averaged 3.7 yards per pass attempt and rushed for 72 yards. He has thrown two interceptions in three of his past four starts. Jones was benched for ineffectiveness. Baylor in their lone road win came away with a win at UCF behind 448 yards. Bearcats have lost four straight including a seven-point defeat at home to Miami Ohio. Play Baylor +1.5.
UCF vs. Oklahoma College Football Betting Pick Prediction 10/21/2023
UCF at Oklahoma 12PM ET—UCF fell to 3-3 with their 51-22 road defeat in Kansas. The Knights rushed for 202 yards. They surrendered 399 yards rushing to the Jayhawks with 91 passing on 12 attempts. John Rys Plumlee left the game after tossing seven passes. He had missed the prior three games due to a knee injury and was seen wearing a brace. Timmy McClain relieved and completed 12 of 15 for 136 yards and two touchdowns. He averaged 9.1 yards per pass attempt. Oklahoma is 6-0 following their 34-30 road victory to Texas Longhorns two weeks ago. The Sooners rushed for 201 yards. They allowed 156 yards to the Longhorns with 371 passing on 38 attempts. It was a +3-turnover margin for Oklahoma. Dillon Gabriel hit 23 of 38 for 285 yards with a touchdown for 7.5 yards per pass attempt. He rushed for 113 yards and a touchdown. A bye week for the Sooners. Central Florida’s three conference games resulted in very poor defense by allowing 44 points and 491 yards per game. Oklahoma holds teams to only 353 yards per game. The Sooners have covered all six games this year and have been double digit favorites in five of those games. Play Oklahoma -18.5.
Rutgers vs. Indiana College Football Betting Pick Prediction 10/21/2023
Rutgers at Indiana 12PM ET—Rutgers improved to 5-2 with their 27-24 home victory to Michigan St. The Scarlet Knights rushed for 144 yards for 4.5 yards per carry. They allowed under three yards per run to the Spartans with 133 passing on 29 attempts. The Scarlet Knights overcame a 24-6 deficit after three quarters. Gavin Wimsatt hit 13 of 28 for 181 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. He averaged 6.5 yards per pass attempt. Indiana fell to 2-4 with their 52-7 road defeat at Michigan. The Hoosiers rushed for 92 yards for under three yards a carry. They allowed 163 rushing yards to the Wolverines with 244 passing on 22 attempts. The Hoosiers had a -4-turnover margin. Tayven Jackson completed 7 of 13 for 52 yards and two interceptions. Third string Brendan Sorsby saw work and completed 6 of 15 for 44 yards averaging only 2.9 yards per pass attempt. Offensive line banged up for Rutgers. The Scarlet Knights in their road games averaged 14.7 points and 275 yards a game. The Hoosiers showed competitiveness in their spread cover against Louisville on a neutral field. Scarlet Knights 96th in the nation by averaging 5.4 yards per play and are inefficient in the passing game. Indiana does allow only 378 yards per game. Play Indiana +5.
Mississippi St vs. Arkansas College Football Betting Pick Prediction 10/21/2023
Mississippi St at Arkansas 12PM ET—Mississippi St improved to 3-3 with their 41-28 home victory two weeks ago to Western Michigan. The Bulldogs rushed for 194 yards. They allowed over 3.5 yards per run to the Broncos with 297 passing on 45 attempts. Will Rogers completed 16 of 22 for 189 yards and three touchdowns. He averaged 8.6 yards per pass attempt. Rogers suffered an arm injury and is questionable. Arkansas fell to 2-5 with their 24-21 road defeat to Alabama Crimson Tide. The Razorbacks rushed for under three yards a carry. They allowed 177 yards rushing to the Crimson Tide with 238 passing on 21 attempts. KJ Jefferson completed 14 of 24 passes for 150 yards and two touchdowns. He averaged 6.3 yards per pass attempt. Arkansas is having difficulty running the football with 2.9 yards per rush average. The Razorbacks have the 118th ranked offense in college football averaging 321 yards per game. Mississippi St has been strong defending the run holding opponents to 3.7 yards a carry. Five straight losses by the Razorbacks including a seven-point home loss to BYU. The Bulldogs are coming off a bye week. Play Mississippi St +7.
Western Michigan vs. Ohio 12PM ET College Football Betting Pick Prediction 10/21/2023
Western Michigan at Ohio 12PM ET—Western Michigan fell to 2-5 after their 34-21 home defeat to Miami Ohio. The Broncos rushed for 167 yards. They allowed 3.5 yards per run to the Red Hawks with 223 passing on 35 attempts. Western Michigan had a -2-turnover margin. Hayden Wolff completed 13 of 20 for 99 yards. He averaged 5 yards per pass attempt and had a rushing touchdown. Ohio drops to 5-2 with their 23-13 road defeat at Northern Illinois. The Bobcats rushed for 95 yards for under four yards per rush. They surrendered 134 yards on the ground to the Huskies with 172 passing on 23 attempts. The Bobcats had a -3-turnover margin. Kurtis Rourke hit 22 of 36 for 159 yards and three interceptions. He had a rushing touchdown. Ohio has been a good home team this year and has a 10-7 win to Iowa St. The Bobcats are fourth in total defense in the nation by allowing 244 yards per game with 3.1 yards per rush. They are an efficient pass defense. Western Michigan has allowed 40 or greater points in their road games. The Broncos are allowing 6.3 yards per play sitting 117th in the country. Play Ohio -15.
Air Force vs. Navy College Football Betting Pick Prediction 10/21/2023
Air Force at Navy 12PM ET—Air Force improved to 6-0 with their 34-27 home victory to Wyoming. The Falcons rushed for 358 yards. They limited the Cowboys to 3.1 yards per run with 212 passing on 25 attempts. Zac Larrier suffered a knee injury and is questionable. He was wearing a knee brace on the sidelines. Backup Jensen Jones is a senior who has served as a backup in his career. He rushed three times last week for 23 yards. They survived a -2-turnover margin. Navy improved to 3-3 with their 14-0 road win at Charlotte. The Midshipmen rushed for 173 yards. They allowed three yards per run to the 49ers with 142 passing on 28 passes. Navy had a +3-turnover margin. Tai Lavatai is questionable after leaving the game with a rib injury. Braxton Woodson completed 5 of 14 for 85 yards and a touchdown. He averaged 6.1 yards per pass attempt and rushed for 58 yards. Air Force faced a run heavy Sam Houston St and won 13-3. Air Force is holding teams to 2.8 yards per rush and the Midshipmen is defending the run well. The under has come in three times in a row the past three seasons in this head-to-head matchup. Play Air Force and Navy under 37.5.
Boston College vs. Georgia Tech College Football Betting Pick Prediction 10/21/2023
Boston College at Georgia Tech 12PM ET—Boston College improved to 3-3 with their 27-24 road win to Army two weeks ago. The Golden Eagles rushed for 299 yards on 61 rushes. They allowed five yards per run to the Black Knights with 105 passing on 13 attempts. Thomas Castellanos completed 4 of 9 passes for 51 yards. He averaged 5.7 yards per pass attempt. Castellanos rushed for 142 yards and four touchdowns. Georgia Tech is 3-3 following their 23-20 road win at Miami two weeks ago. The Yellow Jackets rushed for 99 yards for under four yards per run. They surrendered 165 yards on the ground to the Hurricanes with 288 passing on 36 attempts. Georgia Tech did catch a break as Miami decided not to kneel to win the game instead elected to run the ball and turn it over. The Yellow Jackets win on a 44-yard touchdown pass as time expired. Haynes King hit 12 of 25 for 151 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. He rushed for 46 yards and a touchdown. BC has won the past two meetings in high scoring games. Georgia Tech is 118th in total defense by allowing 432 yards per game with 5 yards per rush. The Eagles defend better and can exploit that poor run defense of the Yellow Jackets. Play Boston College +5.
Penn St vs. Ohio St College Football Betting Pick Prediction 10/21/2023
Penn St at Ohio St 12PM ET—Penn St improved to 6-0 following their 63-0 home victory to Massachusetts. The Nittany Lions rushed for 250 yards. They limited the Minutemen to under two yards per run with 45 passing on 23 attempts. Drew Allar completed 16 of 23 for 162 yards and three touchdowns. He averaged 7 yards per pass attempt and had a rushing touchdown. Ohio St improved to 6-0 with their 41-7 road win at Purdue Boilermakers. The Buckeyes rushed for 152 yards. They allowed 3.5 yards per run to the Boilermakers with 134 passing on 35 attempts. Ohio St survived a -2-turnover margin. Kyle McCord hit 16 of 28 for 276 yards and three touchdowns. He averaged 9.9 yards per pass attempt. Penn St is first in total defense by allowing 194 yards per game. Teams rush for only 2.3 yards per game on the Nittany Lions and pass for only 4.7 yards per attempt. Buckeyes sit seventh in total defense by allowing 263 yards per game. Passing efficiency, a massive concern for Penn St. Play Penn St and Ohio St under 48.
UL Monroe vs. Georgia Southern College Football Betting Pick Prediction 10/21/2023
UL Monroe at Georgia Southern 2PM ET—UL Monroe is 2-4 following their 21-10 road defeat at Texas St. The Warhawks rushed for 135 yards for nearly four yards a carry. They surrendered 230 yards rushing to the Bobcats with 222 passing on 48 attempts. Hunter Herring missed his fourth straight game with a collarbone injury and questionable here. Jiya Wright completed 14 of 22 for 150 yards and a touchdown. He averaged 6.8 yards per pass and rushed for 52 yards. Georgia Southern fell to 4-2 after their 41-13 road defeat to the James Madison Dukes. The Eagles rushed for only 64 yards on 29 carries. They allowed over five yards per run to the Dukes with 259 passing on 31 attempts. Georgia Southern had a -3-turnover margin. Davis Brin completed 31 of 52 for 271 yards and two interceptions. He averaged only 5.2 yards per pass attempt. Georgia Southern a mid-back defense allowing 364 yards a game. Their offense sits 22nd, averaging 453 yards per game. War Hawks defense 124th in college football by allowing 455 yards per game with major struggles in the passing game. Georgia Southern is passing for 331 yards but inefficient. War Hawks poor offensive numbers the concern here. Play Georgia Southern -16.5.