Free College Football Betting Picks For Today 10/19/2023
James Madison vs. Marshall College Football Betting Pick Prediction 10/19/2023
James Madison at Marshall—James Madison improved to 6-0 with their 41-13 home victory to Georgia Southern. The Dukes rushed for 125 yards for five yards a carry. They limited the Eagles to only 64 yards rushing with 304 passing on 59 attempts. JMU had a +3-turnover margin. Jordan McCloud completed 20 of 31 passes for 259 yards and three touchdowns. He averaged 8.4 yards per pass attempt. Marshall fell to 4-2 with their 41-24 road defeat to Georgia St. The Thundering Herd rushed for 156 yards. They surrendered 240 yards rushing to the Panthers with 234 passing on 31 attempts. Cam Fancher hit 27 of 34 for 301 yards with a touchdown. He averaged 8.9 yards per pass attempt. James Madison has been strong defensively in conference holding teams to 338 yards and 16.7 points per game. Marshall defensively against the conference is allowing 454 yards and 38 points a game. Have to respect the wins by the Dukes on the road to Troy, Virginia and Utah St. Marshall’s run defense the concern here as they are giving up 5.5 yards a carry yet are efficient defending the pass. Duke are tops in run defense in the nation by allowing 1.5 yards a carry. The yards rushing the Thundering Herd allowed the past three weeks to Old Dominion and Georgia St is alarming. Play James Madison -3.5.
Rice vs. Tulsa College Football Betting Pick Prediction 10/19/2023
Rice at Tulsa—Rice fell to 3-3 after their 38-31 home defeat to Connecticut Huskies. The Owls rushed for 112 yards on 22 carries. They allowed 3.5 yards per carry to the Huskies with 215 passing on 30 attempts. Rice had a -4-turnover margin. JT Daniels completed 33 of 49 passes for 362 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. He averaged 7.4 yards per pass attempt. Tulsa fell to 3-3 with their 20-17 road defeat to FAU. The Golden Hurricane rushed for 194 yards. They allowed 241 yards rushing to FAU with 144 passing on 28 attempts. Cardell Williams hit 10 of 20 for 115 yards and two interceptions. He averaged 5.8 yards per pass attempt plus rushed for 50 yards and a touchdown. Braylen Braxton relieved and hit 3 of 8 for 67 yards and a touchdown. He averaged 8.4 yards per pass attempt and ran for 47 yards. Tulsa has won six of seven against Rice. The Owls defense in conference play allows 494 yards a game. In a recent road loss at USF the Owls allowed 42 points and 597 yards. Rice is a one-dimensional offense as they run for only 2.8 yards a carry. The Golden Hurricane has been an efficient passing team. The Owls pass defense is giving up 13.8 yards per completion and 8.2 yards per pass attempt which ranks 122nd and 113th nationally respectively. Play Tulsa -3.
UTSA vs. FAU College Football Betting Pick Prediction 10/21/2023
UTSA at FAU 6PM ET—UTSA improved to 3-3 with their 41-20 home victory to UAB. The Roadrunners rushed for 183 yards. They allowed 131 yards rushing to the Blazers for under four yards a carry with 233 passing on 35 attempts. UTSA had a +2-turnover margin. Frank Harris completed 19 of 30 for 171 yards and two touchdowns. He averaged a season low 5.7 yards per pass attempt. FAU improved to 3-3 with their 56-14 road victory to USF. The Owls rushed for 205 yards. They allowed 3.5 yards per rush to USF with 250 passing on 34 attempts. Daniel Richardson hit 31 of 38 for 382 yards with three touchdowns and an interception. He averaged 10.1 yards per pass attempt, a season high by 4.9 yards. FAU has shown defensive improvement in conference play by holding teams to 15.5 points a game. The Roadrunners are a below average running team. The Owls played efficient pass defense. UTSA has been an inefficient passing team this year with 10.4 yards per completion and 6.8 yards per pass attempt. FAU season numbers show an inefficient passing game with 9.7 yards per completion and 6.3 yards per pass attempt. Play UTSA and FAU under 59.5.
Virginia vs. North Carolina College Football Betting Pick Prediction 10/21/2023
Virginia at North Carolina 6:30PM ET—Virginia improved to 1-5 after their 27-13 home victory two weeks ago to FCS William & Mary. Their past two losses have been by three points. The Cavaliers have an eight-game losing streak against FBS teams dating to last year. Tony Muskett had decided to play though his shoulder injury that will likely need surgery in the offseason. In his three games this season, Muskett is completing 62.3 with 7.4 yards per pass attempt. North Carolina improved to 6-0 with their 40-7 home victory to Syracuse Orange. The Tar Heels rushed for 202 yards. They limited the Orange to just over three yards per rush with 129 passing on 23 attempts. Drake Maye completed 17 of 33 passes for 273 yards with four touchdowns. He averaged 8.3 yards per pass attempt. Virginia has covered their two conference games with help from their defense that allowed 352 yards per game. The pass defense has stepped up for Virginia in conference play. North Carolina is defending the run well limiting opponents to 3.6 yards per rush and the Cavs rush for only 2.7 yards per pass attempt. Virginia is one dimensional and will struggle to get points here against a North Carolina team that has improved defensively. Prior to the Miami game the Tar Heels had allowed under 200 yards passing to their past three opponents. Play Virginia and North Carolina under 56.
Colorado St vs. UNLV College Football Betting Pick Prediction 10/21/2023
Colorado St at UNLV 7PM ET—Colorado St improved to 3-3 with their 31-30 home victory to Boise St Broncos. The Rams overcame a 20-point deficit in the final four minutes. CSU rushed for only two yards per run. They surrendered 244 yards rushing to the Broncos with 138 passing on 24 attempts. Colorado St had a +2-turnover margin. Brayden Fowler Nicolosi completed 32 of 54 for 359 yards with three touchdowns and an interception. UNLV improved to 5-1 with their 45-27 road win at Nevada. The Rebels rushed for 259 yards. They allowed 187 yards on the ground to the Wolf Pack with 287 passing on 31 attempts. The Rebels had a +3-turnover margin. Jayden Maiava hit 20 of 25 for 267 yards with two touchdowns. He averaged 10.7 yards per pass attempt and rushed for 32 yards. Colorado St has played to over in both conference games as their defense is giving up 510 yards. They are 5-0 to the over this year. Rebels have played to over in both their Mountain West games by averaging 44.5 points and 483 yards a game. They are surrendering 416 yards per game in conference with 6.5 yards per play. CSU attempts the second most passes in the country with 47 per game. UNLV rushes for 5.2 yards a carry. The Rams were beaten by 20 at Utah ST in their lone road Mountain West game. Play UNLV -8.
Coastal Carolina vs. Arkansas St College Football Betting Pick Prediction 10/21/2023
Coastal Carolina at Arkansas St 7PM ET—Coastal Carolina improved to 3-3 with their 27-24 road win at Appalachian St. The Chanticleers rushed for 196 yards. They allowed 111 yards on the ground to the Mountaineers for over four yards per rush and 305 passing on 31 attempts. Grayson McCall completed 19 of 28 for 373 yards with two touchdowns. He averaged 13.3 yards per pass attempt. Arkansas St drops to 3-3 with their 37-3 road defeat at Troy. The Red Wolves rushed for 47 yards on 32 carries. They surrendered 351 yards rushing to the Trojans with 236 passing on 21 attempts. Jaylen Raynor hit 15 of 27 for 156 yards with 5.8 yards per pass attempt. The Red Wolves are 129th in the nation in total defense by allowing 460 yards per game. Opponents rush for 5.1 yards a carry on them and allow 8.4 yards per pass attempt. Coastal Carolina is an efficient passing team under McCall. The Chanticleers are passing for 300 yards a game. They beat the Red Wolves two seasons ago with McCall 52-10 on the road. Play Coastal Carolina -10.5.
Mississippi vs. Auburn College Football Betting Pick Prediction 10/21/2023
Ole Miss at Auburn 7PM ET—Ole Miss improved to 5-1 with their 27-20 home victory to Arkansas. The Rebels rushed for 196 yards. They limited the Razorbacks to 36 rushing yards with 250 passing on 39 attempts. Jaxon Dart hit 16 of 25 for 153 yards and a touchdown. They had a +2-turnover margin. Auburn fell to 3-3 with their 48-18 road defeat to LSU. The Auburn Tigers rushed for 139 yards for four yards a carry. They surrendered 238 yards rushing to Louisiana St with 325 passing on 27 attempts. Payton Thorne completed 12 of 23 passes for 102 yards. He averaged only 4.4 yards per pass attempt. Three straight losses for Auburn all against the SEC. Ole Miss is 11th in total offense by averaging 489 yards a game. This is an efficient passing team with 15.3 yards per pass per completion and 9.8 yards per pass attempt. Auburn is on the other end of the spectrum passing wise as they are inefficient. Ole Miss is holding teams to 3.2 yards per run. Respect the Rebels win at a good Tulane team on the road by 17. The Tigers are giving up 4.5 yards per rush. Play Ole Miss -6.5.
Utah St vs. San Jose St College Football Betting Pick Prediction 10/21/2023
Utah St at San Jose St 7PM ET—Utah St dropped to 3-4 after their 37-32 home defeat to Fresno St. The Aggies rushed for 205 yards. They allowed 151 rushing yards to the Bulldogs with 310 passing on 40 attempts. The Aggies had a -2 turnover margin. McCae Hillstead missed the past two games with a concussion. He is questionable here. Cooper Legas completed 23 of 40 for 363 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions. He averaged 9.1 yards per pass attempt. Legas in his second reign as starter has shown improvement. He was benched for McCae early in the season. San Jose St improves to 2-5 with their 52-24 road win at New Mexico. The Spartans rushed for 259 yards. They allowed 129 yards rushing to the Lobos with 262 passing on 30 attempts. Chevan Cordeiro hit 8 of 17 for 272 yards with two touchdowns. Utah St has won ten straight against San Jose St. The over is 8-1 in their past nine meetings. The Aggies sit 15th in the nation in total offense by averaging 478 yards per game with efficient passing. Spartans have struggled in pass defense. Utah St is 108th in the nation in total defense by allowing 414 yards a game. The Aggies and Spartans have gone over in all but one of their games. Play Utah St and San Jose St over 66.5.
Appalachian St vs. Old Dominion College Football Betting Pick Prediction 10/21/2023
App St at Old Dominion 7PM ET—Appalachian St fell to 3-3 with their 27-24 home defeat to Coastal Carolina. The Mountaineers rushed for 111 yards on 26 carries. They allowed 196 yards on the ground to the Chanticleers with 373 passing on 28 attempts. Joey Aguilar completed 18 of 31 for 305 yards with two touchdowns. He averaged 9.8 yards per pass attempt. Old Dominion improved to 3-3 with their 17-13 road victory at Southern Mississippi two weeks ago. The Monarchs rushed for 143 yards. They limited the Golden Eagles to under three yards per rush with 166 passing on 26 attempts. Jack Shields completed 0 of 4 passes. He relieved Grant Wilson who completed 8 of 18 passes for 194 yards and 10.8 yards per pass attempt. Appalachian St has failed to cover both conference games as they are giving up 520 yards per game. Old Dominion has covered all three Conference USA games. In their last road game the Mountaineers allowed 40 points and 471 yards to UL Monroe. The Monarchs have been good in defending the run allowing 3.1 yards per attempt. Play Old Dominion +6.5.
TCU vs. Kansas St College Football Betting Pick Prediction 10/21/2023
TCU at Kansas St 7PM ET—TCU improved to 4-3 with their 44-11 home victory to BYU Cougars. The Horned Frogs rushed for 137 yards. They limited the Cougars to under three yards per rush with 152 passing on 34 attempts. Josh Hoover completed 37 of 58 for 439 yards with four touchdowns and two interceptions. He averaged 7.6 yards per pass attempt. Hoover has been forced into action with the knee injury to Chandler Morris. Kansas St improved to 4-2 after their 38-21 road win at Texas Tech. The Wildcats rushed for 272 yards. They allowed 182 yards on the ground to the Red Raiders with 298 passing on 49 attempts. The Wildcats had a +3-turnover margin by picking off three passes. Will Howard completed 6 of 9 passes for 86 yards. He averaged 9.6 yards per pass attempt. Howard was benched for Avery Johnson. The freshman went 8 of 9 for 77 yards. He averaged 8.6 yards per pass attempt and rushed for 90 yards and five touchdowns. TCU is still a strong offensive team ranking 12th in the nation by averaging 488 yards per game. They are running for 4.8 yards a carry. There is now tape on this freshman quarterback for Kansas St. The Horned Frogs have defended the run well this year. In their four conference games they are holding teams to 301 yards a game. Play TCU +6.5.
Texas Tech vs. BYU College Football Betting Pick Prediction 10/21/2023
Texas Tech at BYU 7PM ET—Texas Tech fell to 3-4 following their 38-21 home victory to Kansas St Wildcats. The Red Raiders rushed for 182 yards for six yards a carry. They allowed 272 yards rushing to the Wildcats with 163 passing on 18 attempts. Texas Tech had a -3 turnover margin. Behren Morton completed 14 of 21 passes for 125 yards. He averaged 6 yards per pass attempt and had a rushing touchdown. Morton is questionable with a shoulder injury. Jake Strong relieved and completed 16 of 28 passes for 173 yards with a touchdown and three interceptions in his debut. The freshman starts if Morton cannot. BYU fell to 4-2 after their 44-11 road defeat to TCU Horned Frogs. The Cougars rushed for 91 yards on 32 carries. They allowed 137 yards on the ground to TCU with 447 passing on 59 attempts. Kedon Slovis completed 15 of 34 passes for 152 yards and an interception. He averaged 4.5 yards per pass attempt. BYU is struggling to run the football with a 2.4 yards per rush average. The Red Raiders hold their opponents to 3.9 yards per run. The passing offense has not been efficient as the team struggles in this department in a major conference. Red Raiders are running for 5 yards a carry with BYU surrendering 4.5 yards per run attempt. The Cougar’s defense has struggled facing veteran Big 12 schools like Kansas and TCU. Play Texas Tech -3.