Free College Football Betting Picks For Today 1/1/2024
Wisconsin vs. LSU College Football Betting Pick Prediction 1/1/2024
Wisconsin vs. LSU 12PM ET—Wisconsin had two receivers, offensive linemen and linebacker hit the portal. Opt-outs include their center and cornerback. LSU had a cornerback hit the portal. Opting out are quarterback Jayden Daniels and a key receiver. The Tiger expected to start redshirt sophomore Garrett Nussmeier. He has seen limited action the past three seasons completing 56.3% of his passes with 7.6 yards per pass attempt. Tanner Mordecai is under center for Wisconsin. He is out of eligibility and will try and make a case for the next level with a good showing here. Also, an invite to the Senior Bowl or East West Shrine Game will allow Mordecai extra looks by NFL scouts. He completed 64.6% of his passes this year with 6.2 yards per pass attempt. LSU had the 104th ranked defense in college football. They allowed 4.6 yards per rush and big plays in the passing game. The Badger rushed for 4.7 yards a carry. Play Wisconsin +9.
Iowa vs. Tennessee College Football Betting Pick Prediction 1/1/2024
Iowa at Tennessee 1PM ET—Iowa had a receiver hit the portal. Tennessee lost a defensive end, defensive back, corner, and safety hit the portal. Opting out is quarterback Joe Milton and two leading running backs. Iowa had the 133rd ranked offense in college football. Poor running, inaccurate and inefficient passing game. Quarterback Deacon Hill completed just 49.4% of his passes with 4.7 yards per pass attempt. Tennessee will start Nico Iamaleava under center. The freshman quarterback saw limited action and completed 61.5% of his passes with 6.3 yards per pass attempt. He was a highly touted quarterback coming off high school. Iamaleava knew he would be the starter when preparation began for this bowl game. There is purpose in this game for Tennessee with their likely starter next year getting his first start. Iowa’s lack of offense is a concern and the Vols are loaded with talented backups. The better programs in college football can fill their roster openings due to transfers and opt outs. Play Tennessee -5.5.
Liberty vs. Oregon College Football Betting Pick Prediction 1/1/2024
Liberty vs. Oregon 1PM ET—Liberty had their backup quarterback hit the portal and a cornerback. Notables opt outs for Oregon are lead running back and receiver. Possible opt outs include quarterback Bo Nix, another receiver, right tackle, defensive end, defensive back, safety, and linebacker. Liberty quarterback Kaidon Salter completed 60.9% of his passes with 10.3 yards per pass attempt. He rushed for 1064 yards and 12 touchdowns. Nix announced that he will play. The Flames offensive numbers the past three games are off the chart as they averaged 578 yards per game. Liberty will be the motivated team here as Oregon coaching staff work to assemble their 2024 roster and starting quarterback. Salter’s mobility is the key. Play Liberty +19.
Alabama vs. Michigan College Football Betting Pick Prediction 1/1/2024
Alabama vs. Michigan 5PM ET—Alabama finished at 12-1 and earned a playoff berth by beating Georgia in the SEC Championship game. Quarterback Jalen Milroe completed 65.5% of his passes with 10.4 yards per pass attempt. He showed ability to run the football last year in mop up duty. He rushed for 468 yards this season. Michigan quarterback J.J. McCarthy completed 74.2% of his passes with 9.2 yards per pass attempt. The Wolverines averaged only 24.2 pass attempts per game. Alabama finished 18th in total defense and held its opponents to 3.7 yards per run. Crimson Tide’s big plays in the passing game plus mobility at quarterback the difference here. Play Alabama +2.
Texas vs. Washington College Football Betting Pick Prediction 1/1/2024
Texas vs. Washington—Quinn Ewers will start for Texas. An efficient year as he completes 70.7% of his passes with 9 yards per pass attempt. They were powered by a run game that averaged 4.9 yards per carry. Michael Penix ran an efficient passing game completing 65.9% of his passes with 9.1 yards per pass attempt. Penix is not a run threat. Washington defense is a bit scary on paper but they played some of the best offenses in college football. They held opposing quarterbacks to 59.7% completion rate and limited big play. Texas defended well. They held opponents to 2.9 yards per run and only 59.8% completions. The Longhorns also limited big plays in the passing game. The Huskies went under in their final three games as their defense forced turnovers to come through in the end. Fresh defenses on both sides. Play Texas and Washington under 63.5.