Free College Football Betting Picks For Today 10/20/2023
SMU vs. Temple College Football Betting Pick Prediction 10/20/2023
SMU at Temple—SMU improved to 4-2 with their 31-10 road win at East Carolina. The Mustangs rushed for just under three yards per carry. They held the Pirates to 2.5 yards per run with 193 passing on 39 attempts. Preston Stone completed 19 of 38 passes for 276 yards with three touchdowns. He averaged 7.3 yards per pass attempt. Temple fell to 2-5 following their 45-14 road defeat to North Texas. The Owls rushed for 242 yards. They surrendered 220 yards on the ground to the Mean Green with 307 passing on 39 attempts. EJ Warner missed the game due to a concussion. Quincy Patterson relieved and completed 12 of 30 passes for 105 yards and three interceptions. Patterson averaged 3.5 yards per pass attempt. He rushed for 113 yards on 24 carries and a touchdown. Temple is 120th in the nation in total defense by allowing 438 yards a game. Teams are running for 5.1 yard per carry on them. They are defending the pass poorly by giving up 13.5 yards per completion and 8.7 yards per pass attempt. The Mustangs are defending well in conference play by allowing 13 points and 310 yards a game. They sit 19th in the nation in total defense. The Owls struggled to generate points at a bad defensive team in North Texas. Temple is an inefficient passing team and the Mustangs have been outstanding defending the pass. Play SMU and Temple under 54.5.
Army vs. LSU College Football Betting Pick Prediction 10/21/2023
Army at LSU 7:30PM ET—Army fell to 2-4 with their 19-0 home victory to Troy. The Black Knights rushed for 177 yards on 51 carries. They gave up 222 yards rushing to the Trojans with 227 passing on 21 attempts. Bryson Daily completed 3 of 4 passes for 15 yards. He rushed for 38 yards. Daily got banged up and questionable for Saturday. Champ Harris relieved and completed 6 of 13 passes for 63 yards and an interception. He averaged 4.8 yards per pass attempt. Army allowed six sacks and had a -3-turnover margin. LSU improved to 5-2 with their 48-18 home victory to Auburn Tigers. The LSU Tigers rushed for 238 yards. They allowed four yards per rush to Auburn with 154 passing on 27 attempts. Jayden Daniels hit 20 of 27 passes for 325 yards with three touchdowns and an interception. He averaged 12 yards per pass attempt and rushed for 83 yards. Army averages 48 rushing attempts per game and runs for 4.1 yards per attempt. LSU is 112th in total defense giving up 6.4 yards per play and 4.9 yards per rush. The play of the Tigers defense makes it tough to back them here as the Black Knights will shorten game with high rushing attempts. Play Army +31.5.
Michigan vs. Michigan St College Football Betting Pick Prediction 10/21/2023
Michigan at Michigan St 7:30PM ET—Michigan is 7-0 with their 52-7 home victory to Indiana Hoosiers. The Wolverines rushed for 183 yards. They limited the Hoosiers to 92 rushing yards for under three yards a carry with 140 passing on 29 attempts. It was a +4-turnover margin for the Wolverines. J.J. McCarthy completed 14 of 17 passes for 222 yards with three touchdowns. He averaged 13.1 yards per pass attempt. Michigan St is dropped to 2-4 following their 27-24 road defeat to Rutgers. The Spartans rushed for 112 yards on 41 attempts. They allowed three yards per rush to the Scarlet Knights with 181 passing on 28 attempts. Each team committed three turnovers. Katin Houser hit 18 of 29 for 133 yards with two touchdowns. He averaged 4.6 yards per pass attempt and had a rushing touchdown. The Spartans were outscored 21-0 in the final quarter in defeat. A redshirt freshman quarterback against this Wolverines defense is a massive concern in his second career start. Michigan St is defending well holding teams to 334 yards and 3.5 yards per run. The Spartans are rushing for only 3.6 yards a game. The Wolverines are 2nd in total defense by allowing 233.1 yards per game. It will be tough for the Spartans to get points on the board and there will be a high volume of rushes on both sides to move the clock. Play Michigan and Michigan St under 46.5.
Duke Blue Devils vs. Florida St Seminoles College Football Betting Pick Prediction 10/21/2023
Duke at Florida St—Duke improved to 5-1 with their 24-3 home victory to NC State. The Blue Devils rushed for 194 yards. They held the Wolf Pack to 112 yards rushing with 193 passing on 40 attempts. Riley Leonard missed last week’s game with an ankle injury. Leonard was active at practice questionable for Saturday. Henry Belin hit only 4 of 12 passes last week for 107 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. He averaged 8.9 yards per pass attempt and rushed for 28 yards. Florida St improved to 6-0 after their 41-3 home victory to the Syracuse Orange. The Seminoles rushed for 191 yards. They held the Orange to 3.5 yards a carry with 137 passing on 31 attempts. FSU had a +2-turnover margin. Jordan Travis completed 23 of 37 for 284 yards with a touchdown. He averaged 7.7 yards per pass attempt and had a rushing touchdown. Duke must lean with rushing and defense with their quarterback situation. The Seminoles have pounded all three home opponents this season by 22 or greater points. Duke has only one true road game and it was out of conference at UCONN. Play Florida St -14.5.
Georgia St vs. Louisiana College Football Betting Pick Prediction 10/21/2023
Georgia St at Louisiana 8PM ET—Georgia St is 5-1 with their 41-24 home victory to Marshall Thundering Herd. The Panthers rushed for 240 yards. They allowed 156 yards on the ground to the Thundering Herd with 301 passing on 34 attempts. Darren Grainger completed 21 of 31 passes for 234 yards with a touchdown. He averaged 7.5 yards per pass attempt and rushed for 62 yards and a touchdown. Louisiana sits at 4-2 with their 34-30 home victory to Texas St. The Ragin Cajuns rushed for 218 yards. They allowed 204 yards rushing to the Bobcats with 326 passing on 40 attempts. Ben Wooldridge has a foot injury and has missed the past three games. Zeon Chriss hit 13 of 17 for 205 yards with three touchdowns. He averaged 12.1 yards per pass attempt and rushed for 67 yards and a touchdown. Georgia St has played a weak schedule with their loss coming by 21 at home to a good mid major school in Troy. Louisiana is 26th in total offense with 6.2 yards per run with efficiency in the passing game. Georgia St is giving up big plays in the passing game by allowing 12.4 yards per completion and 8.2 yards per pass attempt. Play Louisiana -3.
Clemson vs. Miami College Football Betting Pick Prediction 10/21/2023
Clemson at Miami 8PM ET—Clemson improved to 4-2 with their 17-12 home victory to Wake Forest two weeks ago. The Tigers rushed for 207 yards for nearly five yards a carry. They limited the Demon Deacons to under three yards per run with 137 passing on 25 attempts. Cade Klubnik completed 18 of 28 passes for 131 yards with 4.7 yards per pass attempt. He ran for 48 yards and a touchdown. Miami fell to 4-2 with their 41-31 road defeat at North Carolina. The Hurricanes rushed for under four yards per carry. They gave up 235 yards rushing to the Tar Heels with 273 passing on 33 attempts. They committed four turnovers and took none from North Carolina. Tyler Van Dyke hit 31 of 48 for 391 yards with four touchdowns and two interceptions. He averaged 8.1 yards per pass attempt. Miami has turned the ball over nine times in the past two games. Clemson has forced 8 turnovers in the past two games. The Tigers are 5th in the nation in total defense by allowing 261 yards per game with 2.7 yards per pass attempt. Play Clemson -3.
Utah vs. USC College Football Betting Pick Prediction 10/21/2023
Utah at USC 8PM ET—Utah improved to 5-1 with their 34-14 home victory to California. The Utes rushed for 317 yards for over six yards per rush. They limited the Golden Bears to 66 yards rushing with 188 passing on 31 attempts. Utah had a +2-turnover margin. Cameron Rising keeps showing as questionable since the season started and not expected to play. Bryson Barnes hit 15 of 21 for 128 yards with 6.1 yards per pass attempt. He rushed for 50 yards and a touchdown. USC fell to 6-1 with their 48-20 road defeat at Notre Dame. The Trojans rushed for 103 yards on 37 carries. They allowed 125 yards on the ground to the Fighting Irish with 126 passing on 20 attempts. USC had a -5-turnover margin. Caleb Williams completed 23 of 37 for 199 yards with a touchdown and three interceptions. Williams took six sacks. The Trojans gave up touchdowns on a kickoff return and fumble recovery. Utah is 117th in the nation in total offense. They are an inefficient passing team that runs for over 4 yards per carry. The Utes on the road in conference was beaten by Oregon St 21-7 gaining only 210 yards. The Trojans sit 9th in total offense by averaging 491 yards a game with 5.4 yards per rush and an efficient passing game. Play USC -7.
Nevada vs. San Diego St College Football Betting Pick Prediction 10/21/2023
Nevada at San Diego St 9PM ET—Nevada dropped to 0-6 with their 45-27 home defeat to UNLV. The Wolf Pack rushed for 187 yards on 37 carries. They surrendered 259 yards rushing to the Rebels with 257 passing on 25 attempts. Nevada had a -3-turnover margin. Brendon Lewis completed 16 of 31 passes for 287 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. He averaged 9.3 yards per pass attempt plus rushed for 115 yards and a touchdown. San Diego St improved to 3-4 after their 41-24 road win at Hawaii. The Aztecs rushed for 157 yards for over 3.5 yards a carry. They held the Warriors to 53 rushing yards with 427 passing on 48 attempts. San Diego St had a +3-turnover margin. Jalen Mayden hit 18 of 24 for 221 yards with a touchdown and interception. He averaged 9.2 yards per pass attempt and ran for 53 yards. San Diego St defense has been poor in their three Mountain West games by allowing 39 points and 453 yards a game. Never comfortable laying double digits with the Aztecs. Nevada has covered three of four with competitive loses at home to Kansas and at Fresno St. Play Nevada +13.5.
Arizona St vs. Washington College Football Betting Pick Prediction 10/21/2023
Arizona St at Washington 10:30PM ET—Arizona St fell to 1-5 with their 27-24 home defeat two weeks ago to Colorado. The Sun Devils rushed for 57 yards on 29 carries. They limited the Buffaloes to under two yards per rush with 239 passing on 42 attempts. Trenton Bourguet completed 32 of 49 for 335 yards with a touchdown. He averaged 6.8 yards per pass attempt and had a rushing touchdown. Each team had five sacks. Dating back to last year the Sun Devils have lost nine straight against FBS teams. Washington improved to 6-0 with their 36-33 home victory to Oregon Ducks. The Huskies rushed for 99 yards on 33 carries. They surrendered 204 yards rushing to the Ducks with 337 passing on 44 attempts. Michael Penix Jr. hit 22 of 37 for 302 yards with four touchdowns and an interception. He averaged 8.2 yards per pass attempt. Washington in their three games in the PAC 12 is putting up 42 points and 472 yards a game. But they are allowing 30 points and 462 yards a game. Arizona St has seen improvement offensively in conference. They are averaging 320 yards passing in conference play. Play Arizona St and Washington over 60.
UCLA vs. Stanford College Football Betting Pick Prediction 10/21/2023
UCLA at Stanford 10:30PM ET—UCLA fell to 4-2 after their 36-24 road defeat to Oregon St Beavers. The Bruins rushed for 284 yards. They allowed 133 yards rushing to the Beavers with 282 passing on 26 attempts. It was a -2-turnover margin for the Bruins. Dante Moore completed 14 of 33 passes for 165 yards with a touchdown and three interceptions. He averaged 5 yards per pass attempt. Moore was sacked five times. Stanford improved to 2-4 following their 46-43 double overtime victory at Colorado. The Cardinal overcame a 29-0 halftime deficit. They gained 124 yards rushing for just over three yards a carry. Stanford allowed 132 yards rushing to the Buffs with 400 passing yards on 47 attempts. Ashton Daniels completed 27 of 45 for 396 yards with four touchdowns. He averaged 8.8 yards per pass attempt. UCLA is struggling offensively in conference and especially on the road. The passing game was inefficient on the road at Utah and Oregon St. Stanford also showed competitiveness against Arizona at home. Play Stanford +17.