College Football Picks - Free Weekly ATS Predictions
Whether you handicap your own games and consider yourself a savvy bettor and want to see what other cappers are playing or you are just looking for some free college football picks you've come to the right place. There are a plethora of sports sites that offer selections on college games or most other sports for no cost to you, but keep in mind that in most instances you get what you pay for which on most sites is "nothing for nothing". That is not the case at SBS where we have a team of expert NCAA handicappers whose only goal is to provide you the visitor the best play on the board. Not one of our cappers is trying to sell you his "Lock of the Year", "Big Ten Blowout" or "50 Star Pick of the Week". Do our college football bets win? We certainly don't win every game, but we do win more than we lose and individually we have had many 60% plus seasons lead by champion handicapper Rich Crew who is sure to improve your return on investment on your wagers this season. With detailed statistical analysis of every match-up on the board, scouring their sources on the web for inside information on team moral and player injuries and comparing their numbers against the line maker's for any possible edge is what our team does each day of the week to come up with their plays. We feel confident in stating that our team of prognosticators not only provides the best free against the spread NCAA football predictions but the best possible.
It is a rare situation when a team from a major conference is a double-digit underdog against a Mid Major, but the gap in talent between the two on each side of the ball is rather apparent. Pitt can run the ball, but Central Florida can run it much better, and I would give the clear edge on defense to the home team.
This one could turn into a grinder to set up a play on the UNDER, but I am laying the 13.5 points with UCF winning this game by at least two touchdowns.
Buffalo will make an example out of Army and dominate them on both sides of the football. This one could easily get out of hand early in the game. Buffalo wins big and asserts it will in this New York state feud.
LSU should win this game because Ole Miss' defense is very iffy. But the Rebs are also capable of putting up 30 points on offense, which means the Tigers would need more than 40 to cover. Also, Ole Miss put on probably its best performance of this season in its only road game so far, while LSU is 0-2 ATS at home because it was favored by too much against Southeast Louisiana and Louisiana Tech. We're taking the points here with the Rebels.
The Eagles will take another step forward and end Northern Illinois’ dominance of this series to cement themselves as a contender for the MAC. The Eagles are the better team and will use this game as a platform to showcase their superiority.
North Carolina is a different team playing at home so winning SU on the road would be a tall task. However, I am not sold on Miami as the No. 16 team in the nation. The Hurricanes have the talent to cover the 18 points at home, but there are still some issues on both sides of the ball that could give Miami some matchup problems against the Tar Heels.
The win against Pitt as a slight home underdog gives North Carolina some solid momentum heading into Thursday night. On a short week, I will take the points and the Tar Heels to cover.
An upset is not out of the realm of possibility here but to play this one conservative, we suggest taking the points. Look for a fired-up Wildcats team to feed off an energetic crowd to render this affair into a physical one settled by once again, just a sole possession.
Clemson is still one of the top four or five teams in the nation, but that near-miss against Texas A&M has to be a cause for concern laying this many points on the road. If the Yellow Jackets can establish the run early, this could turn into an exciting matchup. If they fall behind early, they do not have the means through the air to close the gap.
I am going to roll the dice that Georgia Tech does put up a decent fight on its home turf and covers with the points. The recent trends ATS also favor the home team in this ACC clash.
At a point last year, the Warhawks looked like a team that was going to flirt with bowl eligibility. Sadly, ULM came up short thanks to a difficult out of conference schedule combined with bitter losses in the Sun Belt. However, if ULM gets a win here they are in a position to end the post-season drought as it is far smoother sailing after this with manageable fixtures against Coastal Carolina, Georgia State, Texas State, South Alabama, and of course the Battle of the Bayou with UL-Lafayette still on their schedule. Caleb Evans will come up big, and we can easily see an upset in Monroe.
Though it seems like a long swim back, this is one of those rare cases where swallowing the lumber will pay off. The Huskies are the superior team in this contest, and they will use this opportunity to end Arizona State's successes with an exclamation point. Huskies win this one by huge margins.
With whatever support they can get, the Miners will come into this contest hungry to end their nasty losing streak. Fueled by acrimony for the invaders, the Miners find a way to get the W here. We’ll toss away the low-hanging fruit here and take UTEP outright.
Over recent seasons Alabama has shown a tendency, on occasion, to ease up once games were in hand, and come up short against large spreads. However, that has not been the case this season. The Tide are just stomping people and covering big numbers. Meanwhile, Texas A&M rallied for the money against Clemson, but they got outplayed for much of that game. If Alabama gets the Aggies down here, there will be no comeback. We don't usually like going with the betting flow, and we've often taken the points on underdogs in Tide home games, but we're giving the points here with 'Bama.
This will likely be a basketball game on turf, and we can see 1,000 yards of offense easily generated in this affair. Given the probability we will see multiple ebbs and flows in this contest, the Red Raiders are positioned to come in under a likely lofty number.
For the second week in a row, TCU will have to whether the onslaught of a physical and opportunistic defense. If last week served as an indication of how the Frogs will fare against teams that approach them in such a regard, this one has Texas written all over it. We'll take the Hook-Ems outright.
With a contest against Conference USA power Louisiana Tech also looming on the horizon, there is also the possibility that North Texas will be caught looking ahead here. When you combine this with the let-down prospect and also with Liberty getting this fixture at home, we may not just see a cover here but perhaps an upset. Crazier things have happened. The Flames will give the Mean Green a scare here if UNT does not stub its toe.
The Spartans had last week off to get back on track, but they're still dealing with injuries to their offensive line. Starting LT Cole Chewins and G David Beedle are both iffy this week, and if they don't go, we may have them repeating Week 2's offensive production. Hoosiers' QB Peyton Ramsey has shown dual-threat ability which should help Indiana sustain clock-eating drives.
This should be a good matchup in each team's AAC opener. Either team still lacks the consistency on both sides of the ball early into their 2018 campaign, but they have each showed the ability to step up their game against tougher competition. I would still give the overall edge to Temple at home and coming off a huge win.
Look for a big dose of the Owls’ running game on Thursday night along with the continued strong play on defense in a home victory that does cover the current seven-point spread.
You have to give USF credit for their win over a good Georgia Tech team, but they got some breaks along the way. The Yellow Jackets top RB KirVante Benson went down early in the game and didn't return and dual-threat starting QB TaQuon Marshall lasted just two plays in the second half before being sidelined with a toe injury. This was anyone's game until the 4th when South Florida out-scored Georgia Tech 21-7 to pull away. This week’s opponent is dealing with some injuries of their own, with starting QB AJ Bush dealing with a quad injury that took him out of last week's game, but apparently, the quad has been coming around, and he's expected to be back in uniform this week. More good news is that last season's leading WR Ricky Smalling should be back in the line up after being held out last week and I'm expecting the Illinois suspended players to be back. This is just too many points to lay away from home (Soldier Field) against a team with experience on both sides of the ball and a rising star behind center.
It would not be a surprise by any stretch here if the Horned Frogs actually pull an upset outright. Be that as it may, this game will be a hard-fought one and we are given plenty leverage here in what is a hearty helping of points. Dig in.
Very simply, a touchdown-plus is an inappropriate measure to differentiate the two squads. This is a game that can easily be settled by a last-minute field goal or on a defensive stand. This one will go the distance, and given the factor of location and the points on the table, Utah has the value.
Auburn is the better team here, favored by a touchdown more than home-field advantage. Also, the Tigers coughed up a 20-point lead in this match-up last year, a sting that probably still burns today. Meanwhile, LSU did not exactly impress last week against an inferior foe. Give the points here with Auburn.