Free College Football Betting Picks For Today 10/18/2023
FIU vs. Sam Houston St College Football Betting Pick Prediction 10/18/2023
FIU at Sam Houston St—FIU fell to 3-4 with their 27-14 home defeat to UTEP. The Golden Panthers fell behind 21-0 after one quarter. They rushed for 91 yards on 34 carries. The team allowed 139 rushing yards to the Miners with 302 yards passing on 18 attempts.
FIU had a -2-turnover margin. Keyone Jenkins hit on 12 of 24 passes for 216 yards and an interception. He averaged 9 yards per pass attempt and had a rushing touchdown. He was sacked six times. Sam Houston St fell to 0-6 with their 27-13 road defeat to New Mexico St Aggies.
The Bearkats fell behind 27-0 at the half. They rushed for 82 yards on 19 carries. Sam Houston St allowed 173 rushing yards to the Aggies with 286 passing on 36 attempts. Keegan Shoemaker completed 32 of 48 passes for 285 yards with two touchdowns. He averaged 5.9 yards per pass attempt and rushed for 42 yards.
FIU is 108th in total offense as they rush for only 3.4 yards a carry and struggle with accuracy in the passing game. Sam Houston St is 131st in the nation in total offense posting 262 yards per game. They run for only 2.4 yards a carry.
Sam Houston has picked up the passing game in their past three games averaging 280 yards passing on 43 passing attempts. Play FIU and Sam Houston St over 41.5.
New Mexico St vs. UTEP College Football Betting Pick Prediction 10/18/2023
New Mexico St at UTEP—New Mexico St improved to 4-3 with their 27-13 home victory to Sam Houston St. The Aggies rushed for 172 yards. They held the Bearkats to 82 yards rushing but 285 passing on 49 attempts.
Diego Pavia completed 20 of 36 passes for 286 yards with two touchdowns. He averaged 7.9 yards per pass attempt and rushed for 115 yards and a touchdown. UTEP improved to 2-5 with their 27-14 road win at FIU.
The Miners rushed for 139 yards. They held the Golden Panthers to under three yards per rush with 272 passing on 30 attempts. Gavin Hardison missed the game due to an elbow injury and is questionable here. Cade McConnell completed 11 of 17 passes for 262 yards and two touchdowns. He averaged 15.4 yards per pass attempt.
UTEP had six quarterback sacks on defense. The Aggies have won three of four and were a bowl team last year. New Mexico St has picked up the offense by sitting 34th in the nation by averaging 440 yards per game with six yards per rush.
The Miners struggle in run defense by giving up 4.9 yards per carry. They don’t three much but when they do they are efficient with 16.2 yards per completion and 10 yards per pass attempt. UTEP a poor pass defense giving up 13.6 yards per completion and 8 yards per pass attempt.
The Minors don’t run well and struggle with quarterback accuracy. Cade McConnell expected to start at quarterback and has had mixed results. At home against Louisiana Tech, he was ineffective but better at a down FIU team. Aggies run game and Minors run defense the key here. Play New Mexico St -3.
Buffalo vs. Kent College Football Betting Pick Prediction 10/21/2023
Buffalo at Kent 3:30PM ET—Buffalo fell to 2-5 with their 24-14 home defeat to Bowling Green Falcons. The Bulls rushed for 167 yards. They surrendered 218 yards rushing to the Falcons with 77 passing yards. Buffalo committed five turnovers and took three away from Bowling Green.
Cole Snyder completed 5 of 15 passes for 30 yards and two interceptions. He averaged a season low 2 yards per attempt and had a rushing touchdown. He was benched for ineffectiveness with CJ Ogbonna relieving and throwing two interceptions as well.
Kent drops to 1-6 with their 28-14 road defeat to Eastern Michigan. The Golden Flashes rushed for 163 yards for nearly four yards a carry. They limited the Eagles to under three yards per run with 118 yards passing on 25 attempts.
Michael Alaimo hit 2 of 8 for 11 yards with 1.4 yards per pass attempt. Tommy Ulatowski relieved and completed 12 of 28 for 169 yards and two touchdowns. He averaged 6 yards per pass attempt. Kent is the least experienced team and allowed 28 points to a poor offense as Eastern Michigan a concern here.
Bulls have covered all three of their road games and have the experience edge at quarterback. In conference the Golden Flashes average only 11.3 points a game while surrendering 31. Bulls holding conference opponents to 15.7 points while putting up 21.3 points a game. Play Buffalo -6.5.
Oklahoma St vs. West Virginia College Football Betting Pick Prediction 10/21/2023
Oklahoma St at West Virginia 3:30PM ET—Oklahoma St improved to 3-2 with their 39-32 home victory to Kansas Jayhawks. The Cowboys outscored the Jayhawks 15-0 in the final 25 minutes. They gained 218 rushing yards on 38 carries. They limited Kansas to three yards per run with 410 passing on 34 attempts.
Oklahoma St had a +2-turnover margin. Alan Bowman completed 28 of 41 for 336 yards with two touchdowns. He averaged 8.2 yards per pass attempt. West Virginia fell to 4-2 after their 41-39 road defeat to Houston Cougars.
The Mountaineers lost on a 49-yard touchdown pass as time expired. They rushed for 155 yards. WVU allowed 140 rushing yards to Houston with 202 passing on 27 attempts.
Garrett Green hit 20 of 38 for 391 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. He averaged 10.3 yards per attempt and rushed for 47 yards and two touchdowns. West Virginia has won and covered all their home games this season.
Oklahoma St has a seven-point loss in their conference road game at Iowa St where they allowed 348 yards passing. WVU plays good defense by holding opponents to 345 yards a game.
The Cowboys are an inefficient passing team. Oklahoma St pass defense a concern in conference play. They are allowing 431 yards per game overall against the Big 12. It is a tough road spot. Play West Virginia -3.5.
South Carolina vs. Missouri College Football Betting Pick Prediction 10/21/2023
South Carolina at Missouri 3:30PM ET—South Carolina drops to 2-4 with their 41-39 home defeat to Florida Gators. The Gamecocks rushed for 152 yards. They limited the Gators to just over two yards per rush but 423 yards passing on 48 attempts.
South Carolina had a -2-turnover margin. Spencer Rattler completed 23 of 30 passes for 313 yards with four touchdowns and an interception. He averaged 10.4 yards per pass attempt and had 46 rushing yards. Missouri improved to 6-1 after their 38-21 road victory in Kentucky.
The Tigers rushed for 118 yards for three yards a carry. They surrendered 179 rushing yards to the Wildcats with 120 passing on 27 attempts.
Missouri had a +2-turnover margin. Brady Cook completed 19 of 29 for 167 yards with a touchdown and interception. He averaged a season low 5.8 yards per pass attempt and rushed for a touchdown. Missouri has won four straight against South Carolina.
The Gamecocks road games resulted in a ten point loss at Georgia and loss by 21 at Tennessee. South Carolina defense against the SEC is bad as they allow 429 yards a game with 287 passing.
Missouri in the conference is averaging 463 yards and putting up 38.3 points a game. South Carolina has been efficient in their passing game with 73.2% completion rate and 9.1 yards per pass attempt. Play South Carolina and Missouri over 60.
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Tennessee vs. Alabama College Football Betting Pick Prediction 10/21/2023
Tennessee at Alabama 3:30PM ET—Tennessee improved to 5-1 with their 20-13 home victory to Texas A&M Aggies. The Volunteers rushed for 232 rushing yards. They limited the Aggies to under two yards per rush with 223 passing on 34 attempts.
Joe Milton completed 11 of 22 for 100 yards with a touchdown and interception. He averaged a season low 4.5 yards per pass attempt and rushed for 34 yards. The Volunteers were aided by a punt return for a touchdown. Alabama improved to 6-1 with their 24-21 home victory to Arkansas.
The Crimson Tide rushed for 177 yards. They limited the Razorbacks to under three yards per run with 150 passing on 24 attempts. Jalen Milroe hit 10 of 21 for 238 yards with two touchdowns. He averaged 11.3 yards per pass attempt and rushed for a touchdown.
Alabama sits 15th in total defense by allowing 292 yards a game with 3 yards per run. They defend the pass effectively. Tennessee lacks an efficient passing attack. Alabama passing is efficient with 15.5 yards per completion and 9.5 yards per pass attempt.
Tennessee in their lone true road game was beaten down by Florida 29-16 as the Gators rushed for 183 yards. The Volunteers rush defense plus Milton as an inefficient passer the concern here. Play Alabama -9.
Minnesota vs. Iowa College Football Betting Pick Prediction 10/21/2023
Minnesota at Iowa 3:30PM ET—Minnesota fell to 3-3 with their 52-10 home defeat to Michigan two weeks ago. The Golden Gophers rushed for three yards a carry. They surrendered 191 yards on the ground to the Wolverines with 241 passing on 23 attempts.
Minnesota had a -2-turnover margin. Athan Kaliakmanis completed 5 of 15 passes for 52 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. He averaged a season low 3.5 yards per pass attempt. Iowa improved to 6-1 with their 15-6 road win at Wisconsin.
The Hawkeyes rushed for 200 yards. They limited the Badgers to just over three yards per rush with 228 passing yards on 50 attempts. Iowa had a +2 turnover margin. Deacon Hill hit 6 of 14 passes for 37 yards with 2.6 yards per pass attempt. His tight end Eric All who is a key target for Hill is out.
Both offenses are near the bottom of college football with Iowa sitting 133rd by averaging 247 yards per game. Iowa defends well holding their opponents to 324 yards per game. Both teams will struggle to get points on the scoreboard in what may amount to a field goal kicking contest. Play Minnesota and Iowa under 32.5.
USF vs. Connecticut College Football Betting Pick Prediction 10/21/2023
USF at UCONN 3:30PM ET—South Florida drops to 3-4 with their 56-14 home defeat to FAU. The Bulls rushed for 138 yards for 3.5 yards per run. They surrendered 205 yards rushing to the Owls with 382 passing on 38 attempts.
Byrum Brown completed 15 of 26 passes for 179 yards and a touchdown. He averaged 6.9 yards per pass attempt and rushed for 46 yards. Connecticut improved to 1-5 with their 38-31 road victory to the Rice Owls two weeks ago.
The Huskies rushed for 104 yards for 3.5 yards per rush. They allowed 112 rushing yards to Rice with 362 passing on 49 attempts. It was a +4-turnover margin for the Huskies.
Ta’Quan Roberson hit 15 of 19 for 215 yards and two touchdowns. He averaged 11.3 yards per pass attempt. South Florida is 37th in total offense by averaging 436 yards per game. The Huskies struggle in pass defense by surrendering 12.6 yards per completion and 8.1 yards per pass attempt.
UCONN has allowed over 300 yards passing in their past two games. Connecticut is 115th in total offense by averaging only 322 yards per game with 3.8 yards per run and an inefficient passing game. Play USF -2.5.
Toledo vs. Miami Ohio College Football Betting Pick Prediction 10/21/2023
Toledo at Miami Ohio 4PM ET—Toledo sits at 6-1 following their 13-6 road win at Ball St. The Rockets rushed for 210 yards. They surrendered 167 yards rushing to the Cardinals with only 38 passing on 16 attempts. Dequan Finn completed 15 of 27 for 166 yards. He averaged 6.1 yards per attempt and rushed for 25 yards.
Miami Ohio is 6-1 after their 34-21 road win at Western Michigan. The Red Hawks rushed for 91 yards on 32 carries. They allowed 167 yards rushing to the Broncos with 136 passing on 30 attempts. They had a -1-turnover margin.
Brett Gabbert hit 20 of 35 passes for 223 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. He averaged 6.4 yards per pass attempt with two rushing touchdowns. The RedHawks in conference play are holding teams to 215 yards per game.
Miami Ohio has an efficient passing attack by averaging 15.2 yards per completion and 9.1 yards per pass attempt. The team has a road win at Cincinnati to their credit. Play Miami Ohio +2.5.
Texas vs. Houston College Football Betting Pick Prediction 10/21/2023
Texas at Houston 4PM ET—Texas fell to 5-1 with their 34-30 home defeat to Oklahoma. The Longhorns rushed for 156 yards. They allowed 201 yards rushing to Oklahoma with 285 passing on 38 attempts. Texas had a -3-turnover margin.
Quinn Ewers completed 31 of 37 for 346 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. He averaged 9.4 yards per pass attempt. Houston improved to 3-3 following their 41-39 home victory to West Virginia. The Cougars won on a 49 yards touchdown pass as time expired.
The team rushed for 140 yards. They allowed 155 yards on the ground to the Mountaineers with 391 passing on 38 attempts. Donovon Smith completed 21 of 27 for 253 yards with four touchdowns. He averaged 9.4 yards per pass attempt and had a rushing touchdown.
Houston has struggled defensively allowing 429 yards per game. They give up big plays in the passing game by allowing 13.5 yards per completion and 8.1 yards per pass attempt. The Longhorns are 13th in total offense by gaining 486 yards per game.
This is in efficient passing offense that can exploit the Houston secondary. We saw Houston get pounded at Texas Tech and allowed 43 points at Rice giving up 401 yards passing. They also allowed 314 yards passing in a 23-point home defeat to TCU. Play Texas -23.5.
Hawaii vs. New Mexico College Football Betting Pick Prediction 10/21/2023
Hawaii at New Mexico 6PM ET—Hawaii fell to 2-5 with their 41-34 home defeat to San Diego St. The Warriors rushed for only 53 yards on 14 carries. They allowed 157 yards on the ground to the Aztecs with 221 passing on 24 attempts.
Hawaii had a -3-turnover margin. Brayden Schager completed 29 of 47 for 427 yards with three touchdowns and an interception. He averaged 9.1 yards per pass attempt. New Mexico fell to 2-4 with their 52-24 home defeat to San Jose St.
The Lobos rushed for 129 yards on 36 carries. They allowed 259 yards rushing to the Spartans with 272 passing on 17 attempts. Dylan Hopkins hit 13 of 24 for 187 yards with an interception. He averaged 7.8 yards per pass attempt. The Lobos have dropped home games to the Spartans and rival New Mexico St.
This is by far the easier road spot for a Warriors team showing improvement for Timmy Chang. The Lobos rank 131st in the nation in yards allowed per play at 7.2 yards and near the bottom of college football by allowing 5.5 yards per rush.
Also, near bottom rating in defensive pass efficiency by allowing 15.4 yards per completion and 9.4 yard per pass attempt. Play Hawaii -1.
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