NCAAF Picks for 11/19/22
12:00 PM EST
Pitt -6.5 over Duke (loss)
Duke has won three games in a row, and Pitt will look to stop their streak from jumping them in the standings. Neither team today will pass UNC in the ACC Coastal, so now they will play for the best possible bowl game. The Panthers will lean on the run handing the ball off to Israel Abinkanda, and then quarterback Kedon Slovis will dink and dunk to put up a lot of points on the board. Duke has played great this year, but they have not won against great competition. Look for Pitt to control the time of possession by running the football. Duke won’t be able to keep up on the road. Take Pitt.
3:30 PM EST
NC State +3.5 over Louisville (loss)
Malik Cunningham has injuries to both arms and is questionable for the game today. I lean on him not playing and believe the NC State defense will knock him out of the game if he does play. NC State has Devin Leary out for the rest of the year, so both teams deal with backup QBs. The big difference is NC State’s Defense is its secret weapon. The Wolfpack will stop the run and create turnovers. Today’s game will be a defensive battle, with the Wolfpack coming out on top on the road. Take NC State
3:30 PM EST
Texas -9.5 over Kansas (win)
Do you remember Kansas going into Austin last year and coming out with a wild high-scoring win against Texas? That game was a genuine upset, as Kansas was a lousy program in 2021. The Jayhawks look a lot better this year. Last week Texas lost at home to TCU as everything went wrong on their end. Texas is looking for revenge against Kansas for beating them at home last year. It’s payback time. Bijon Robinson will have a field day and limit the Kansas possessions. Texas needs a punching bag after last week and will play perfectly today against a Kansas team that the general public loves to wager on this year. Quinn Ewers will have a field day to compensate for last week’s subpar performance. Kansas is bowl-eligible, which is very impressive, but I don’t see them winning another game this year. Take Texas.
7:30 PM EST
Arkansas +1.5 over Ole Miss (win)
Arkansas had a tough year at just 5-5, while Ole Miss has overachieved with many new transfer players. Ole Miss might have a great offense, but their defense is nothing to write home about. Arkansas QB KJ Jefferson will be back for this game and should put up points at home as the Razorbacks try to get bowl eligible at home today. If you look at the betting line, you wonder why such a small margin only favors the #14 team. The Razorback front seven can create sacks and should be able to get to the QB today. Look for Raheim Sanders to run well today and for KJ Jefferson to move the chains. Take Arkansas