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Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Syracuse Orange - NCAAF
Syracuse Orange - NCAAF
Sat 26 Sep
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Georgia Tech Win -8.0 Point Spread
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Under 52.0 Game Totals
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What an absolute joke Georgia Tech was last weekend against Central Florida. After barely beating a terrible Florida State team in week one, the Yellow Jackets were embarrassed by the Knights at home. They showed life at times, but it really was a wake up call for where their program is at. Also, their freshman quarterback has no doubt showed a ton of potential, but a flurry of team mistakes (three fumbles, two interceptions) doomed the Yellow Jackets. Georgia Tech continued to be somewhat balanced, passing for 244 yards and rushing for 227 yards. They still struggled to get another going with their kicking game as they had another field goal blocked. Their defense was a little more of a concern, allowing 660 total yards. They were completely torch through the air, allowing 417 passing yards. Luckily, they will be facing a much worse offense, so I would expect their defense to look more like it did against the Seminoles.

Syracuse is on pace to be one of the worst ACC teams this season. Already 0-2 on the season, the Orange has scored a total of 16 points this season. They got absolutely nothing going in the game against Pitt, rushing for just 49 yards, while the passing offense picked 120 yards. There is also the fact that their starting quarterback went down and it seems as if he might not play here.

At least Georgia Tech has shown the ability to move the football, so I will look to the Jackets to win and cover.

Game Totals Pick

While Georgia Tech saw a flurry of points last week, the pace here is likely going to be much slower. Syracuse is a very bad offense and we have already witnessed that twice this season. Their defense clearly has holes as well, but managed to hold the Panthers to just 21 points and back in week one, they played exceptional against the Tar Heels until the fourth quarter. If the Orange starting quarterback cannot play, or frankly even if he does, the Orange are likely not going to be able to move the ball for a third straight game. I will back the under in this case, but only has a lean.

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Louisville Cardinals - NCAAF
Louisville Cardinals - NCAAF
Pittsburgh Panthers
Pittsburgh Panthers
Sat 26 Sep
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Pittsburgh Win -3.0 Point Spread
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Under 55.0 Game Totals
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Pittsburgh comes into this game off a win over the Syracuse Orange. It was not the greatest offensive performance, but their defense looked stellar. Offensively, they gained a total of 342 yards, 215 through the air and 127 yards on the ground. Though they had 44 attempts rushing, so only 2.9 yards per carry. Their quarterback did a decent job managing the game with his two touchdowns and one interception. Defensively, they held the Orange to 169 total yards, 120 passing yards and 49 rushing yards.

Louisville on the other hand were blasted by Miami last Saturday Night in Prime Time. Their offense looked good, gaining 516 total yards, 209 rushing yards and 307 passing yards. Ball security was a big problem however, as the Cardinals lost two fumbles and their quarterback threw one interception. Defense was the bigger issue, as they allowed 485 total yards. Most of these yards were through the air, 325 of them. On the ground, they allowed 160 yards. They were also prone to big plays, allowing back to back plays of 75 yards which resulted in two touchdowns.

The Pittsburgh defense looks legit, at least so far. This will be their biggest test by far, but with that rush defense, I do believe Pittsburgh is going to win this game and they will cover as well.

Game Totals Pick

Pittsburgh controlled the clock most of the game last week as they ran 80 plays compared to Syracuse running 58 plays. Do not expect a repeat of this, but also do not expect the Cardinals to run all over the Panthers. The Cardinals have already shown holes in their defense is both games this week, but the Panthers are not an offense that is going to light up the scoreboard like Miami did. Due to having a great defense and an offense that likes to control clock and grind out wins, I am going to lean to the under.

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Duke Blue Devils
Duke Blue Devils
Virginia Cavaliers
Virginia Cavaliers
Sat 26 Sep
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Virginia Win -5.0 Point Spread
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Under 45.5 Game Totals
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Duke’s season is already starting to spiral out of control, coming off a blowout loss to Boston College. They lost this game 26-6, so clearly their offense is struggling. Despite gaining 350 yards of offense, they turned it over five times, including two interceptions by transfer quarterback, Chase Brice. Their defense is not really helping either, having just allowed 385 total yards to the Eagles. Most of these yards came through the air, as their rush defense allowed just 85 yards. Ball security will obviously be the focus here as they cannot afford to keep giving their opponents good field position.

Virginia will actually be playing their first game of the season, after their game with Virginia Tech was postponed last week. The Cavaliers were 8-4 last season and look like they could be a threat in the ACC this season. Maybe not a threat to Clemson, but they look to have the talent to at least be in the running for the ACC Championship. Even with Duke having already played a couple games, I am still going to take the better team, who has had plenty of time to game-plan.

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The under looks like a decent play here as well, seeing that Duke’s offense has yet to impress anyone and with the possibility of the Cavaliers starting slow. The Blue Devils are averaging 9.5 points per game, while allowing 26.5 points. The Cavs had a top 50 defense last season overall and a top 40 rush defense. Even with no live action yet this season, I trust the Cavaliers enough to slow down an offense that has showed little to no life. I will be backing the under as a lean.

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Texas State Bobcats
Texas State Bobcats
Boston College Eagles
Boston College Eagles
Sat 26 Sep
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Boston College Win -17.5 Point Spread
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Over 58.0 Game Totals
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Boston College pulled off somewhat of an upset last week, beating Duke 26-6 as a 3.5-point underdog. They dominated from the opening kickoff and looked like a team that could at the very least be in the running for an ACC Championship appearance. The Eagles had 385 yards of total offense, led by quarterback, Phil Jurkovec. He threw for 300 yards, two touchdowns and had just one interception. Their rushing offense was somewhat of a concern with AJ Dillion now in the NFL, as they mustered just 85 yards on the ground. Defense was more so the reason why they dominated, forcing five total turnovers. They still allowed 350 total yards, but most of it was all for nothing as the Blue Devils scored just once the entire game and that was in the first quarter.

The Bobcats of Texas State have had a rough start to the season, starting 1-2 after finally picking up a win last week against Louisiana-Monroe. They have had their fair share of COVID issues, losing their quarterback for the last couple of games. The offense was able to gain 398 total yards, but did most of their damage through the air. Keep an eye of their top receiver, Jeremiah Haydel, who had seven catches for 152 yards and two touchdowns. The Bobcats’ defense finally looked better, but them playing Louisiana-Monroe does not give me confidence. They actually allowed 443 total yards, so even though the Warhawks were not scoring, they were still moving the ball. They were torched through the air, allowing 377 yards, which plays into the game plan of the Eagles.

Boston College looked exceptional in that game against Duke and I think they can handle their business here with a blowout win.

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Texas State is still showing that they can score points, averaging 36.6 points per game. Obviously, their defense is still a huge concern an against a competent offense, this is going to be trouble. The Eagles will likely allow more points to Texas State because they have a passing offense that can move the ball very well. Even with the Bobcats’ starting quarterback potentially out, I think we will see plenty of points and as a result, I will be backing the over.

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Florida State Seminoles
Florida State Seminoles
Miami Hurricanes - NCAAF
Miami Hurricanes - NCAAF
Sat 26 Sep
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Miami Florida Win -11.0 Point Spread
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Under 53.5 Game Totals
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Miami is looking like a top team in the ACC and with their new quarterback, D’Eriq King, I would not even be surprised if they gave Clemson a game in the coming weeks. The best thing about this new look Miami team is their balance on offense. King is coming off the game against Louisville, where he threw for 325 yards and three touchdowns. Their rushing offense was able to pick up 160 yards in which 134 of those yards came from Cam’Ron Harris. Harris also had a touchdown run of 75 yards, so the big play ability is there. The Miami defense did have some struggles, allowing 516 total yards to the Cardinals. They allowed 307 yards through the air and 209 yards on the ground. They did force three turnovers, which really ruined several drives from Louisville.

Florida State are already on the ropes this season, having already lost to Georgia Tech. They had a bye week last Saturday, but it was reported that their head coach had tested positive for Covid-19. He will not be allowed to be on the sidelines for this game against the Hurricanes, so that is already a disadvantage for the Seminoles. The offense for Florida State was not good even with their coach the other week, gaining 307 total yards, turning the ball over three times and scoring just 13 points, so with an interm coach, I would expect the team to be disorganized. Especially since they will only have their head coach remotely during practices this week as well.

The situation favors Miami greatly and I am going to look for King and the Canes to take advantage of a weak Seminoles side. As a result, I will back Miami with medium confidence.

Game Totals Pick

There is no question that the Hurricanes are going to score their points. The main concern is will Florida State keep up. I am inclined to think no because they showed very little against the Yellow Jackets. Again, the coaching situation for the Seminoles could really hinder their productivity on the offensive side of the ball and I do not see any way that they can keep up. It is true that the Canes defense looked vulnerable against Louisville, but it is clear that the Cardinals are better offensively than the Seminoles. I will look for the Miami defense to step up here with what I believe will be a less prepared Seminoles team.

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NC State Wolfpack
NC State Wolfpack
Virginia Tech Hokies
Virginia Tech Hokies
Sat 26 Sep
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NC State Win +6.5 Point Spread
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Over 57.0 Game Totals
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The Wolfpack kicked off their season with a nice win over Wake Forest in which they scored 45 points. Their offense already looked much improved from last season, where they averaged 22.1 points per game and ranked 107th in the country. They did most of their work on the ground, picking up 270 yards on 49 attempts, an average of 5.5 yards per carry. Their quarterback really just had to manage the game and threw for just 191 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Their defense certainly struggled to say the least, allowing 393 total yards, 236 through the air and 157 yards on the ground. They did allow one Wake Forest running back to rush for 131 yards and three touchdowns. That will need to be their focus as they look to move to 2-0.

Virginia Tech is another team that had their first game postponed due to the corona virus. They were 8-4 last season and begin this season as the 20th ranked team in the country. The Hokies were a top 50 team in scoring offense last season, averaging 30.8 points per game. Defensively, they allowed 24.7 points per game last season, also good for top 50 in the country.

Though with how NC State looked last week, I think they will have plenty of success. I do believe this is too many points for the Hokies to be laying, so I will take the Wolfpack plus the points.

Game Totals Pick

The over also looks enticing, seeing that NC State did not exactly slow anyone down last Saturday. It may take a little bit of time, but Virginia Tech has the talent to score on this defense. The Wolfpack’s rushing offense looked very good with two different guys rushing for 90+ yards and they should be able to have success here as well against the team still settling into the season. While I do not see each team scoring in the 40’s, it is perfectly reasonable to think both sides can score in the 30’s. Because of this, I am going to lean to the over.

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College Football Picks And College Football Predictions

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College football picks and college football predictions for the 2019/20 season. Our college football experts crunch the numbers, look through the injury reports, and betting trends data to find the college football best bets every week.

2020 College Football Predictions

The biggest theme of college football betting is finding the hidden gems. With tons of college football games heading into the weekend, there are always hidden gems that Vegas tends to miss. Thankfully here at Pickswise, the home of free college football predictions, we unearth those gems and breakdown our college football predictions for every single game. Our 2020 college predictions cover today’s action from the Power Five conferences, as well as those top-25 nationally, ranked teams with our experts detailing their best predictions across the main college football lines such as the moneyline, against the spread, and points totals.

Check back each week ahead of the big games for the best free college football predictions throughout the entire 2020 college football season and into the 2020 College Football Playoff.

Free College Football Picks Against The Spread (ATS)

The most popular college football bet is against the spread (ATS). Against the spread betting isn’t about picking a winner of the football game, it’s about picking the team who will cover the spread.

Let’s say you bet your money that Team A covers the spread (wins by a certain amount of points), Michigan State -6.5 for example. Or that Team B will cover the spread (keep the game closer than oddsmakers expect), Ohio State +6.5. If Michigan State beat Ohio State 30-27, then Ohio State covers the spread, and underdog backers are cashing tickets with +6.5 on Ohio State.

Against the spread betting is extremely popular in football and that’s one of the main reasons why it’s one of our most popular college football predictions on site.

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There are tonnes of College Football across the country with over 130 division 1 team alone. Here at Pickswise, we cover all games in the Power five conferences and the top 25 teams outside of Power five. This gives you a wide range of free college football picks to choose from.

Big Ten

The Big Ten Conference is the oldest Division 1 college football conference and is one of the best in the country. It’s made up of 14 members based in Midwest & Northeast  – Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State, Rutgers, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Purdue, and Wisconsin. Plus two affiliate members – John Hopkins University and Notre Dame.

Big 12

The Big 12 another prestigious Division 1 college football conference and is made up of 10 members based in the South Atlantic, West North Central, and West South Central regions – Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas Christian University, Texas, Texas Tech and West Virginia.

Additionally, the Big 12 has 11 affiliate members – Air Force, Alabama, Denver, California State, Northern Colorado, Northern Iowa, North Dakota State, South Dakota State, Tennessee, Utah Valley, Wyoming.

Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC)

The ACC is a Division 1 conference made up of 15 members from the South and Midwest Regions – Boston College, Clemson, Florida State, Louisville, Notre Dame, Syracuse, Wake Forest, Duke, Georgia, Miami, North Carolina, Pittsburgh, Virginia, Virginia Polytechnic.

Pac-12 Conference

The Pac-12 operates on the Western side of the country and is another Division 1 conference. It’s made up of 12 members – Arizona, Arizona State, California, California LA, Colorado Boulder, Oregon, Southern California, Standford, Utah, Washingon, Washington State.

Southeastern Conference (SEC)

The final Power Five member is the SEC which has 14 members from the South and Midwest regions competing in Division 1 football – Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Missouri, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Louisiana State, Mississippi, Mississippi State, and Texas A&M.

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College Football Playoff Predictions 2020-21

Our College Football Playoff predictions for the 2020-21 season are two-fold with our experts highlighting their best predictions on who will make the playoffs, and also making individual game predictions throughout the College Football Playoff itself.

The college football playoff is typically made up of two semi-final matchups with the winner of each semifinal advancing to The College Football Playoff National Championship game.

The 2020 Playoff Semifinals are scheduled for Friday, January 1, with the Rose Bowl Game and Sugar Bowl. The winners will then progress to The College Football Playoff National Championship game which is scheduled to take place on Monday, January 11, at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami.

In an unprecedented time for sports, these dates, locations, and details are all subject to change but the selection committee and conferences are planning on seeing the College Football Playoff run as close to normal as possible.

College Football Bowl Predictions

We will have college football bowl predictions for every bowl game of the 2020-21 season. So if you’re looking to bet on the college football postseason action Pickswise has you covered.

While the landscape of the college football postseason and bowl games is not yet clear, the NCAA seems committed to having as close to a normal season as possible with those teams and conferences that remain committed to playing football this fall.

Our college football experts will be on hand regardless of the shape of the 2020 college bowl season, to provide the best free, insightful college football bowl predictions including all of the games in the New Year’s six – Rose Bowl, Orange Bowl, Sugar Bowl, Cotton Bowl Classic, Peach Bowl, and Fiesta Bowl – should they take place as planned.

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