12/12/2020 NCAAF College Football Picks & Predictions

We love NCAAF college football action and we have our best expert NCAAF picks and predictions for three games this Saturday.

It’s nearing the end of the season and there is plenty to play for. College Football Playoff positions are up for grabs, as are spots in the season-ending bowl games.

We look at three games this week, including Alabama vs. Arkansas, North Carolina vs. Miami and Georgia vs. Missouri.

Saturday College Football Picks

Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Arkansas Razorbacks

Alabama couldn’t have been more impressive when beating LSU 55-17 last week. It was a one-sided display from a team that is currently ranked #1 in the polls.

The Crimson Tide is averaging 49.2 points per game and they’re only giving up 18.3. That is a stark contrast to Arkansas, who could struggle to keep this game close.

Arkansas is scoring just over 28 points per game and giving up 33 points, but bookmakers have only 32 points between them.

We think that line favours Alabama punters as they will be looking to produce a huge effort to impress the playoff selectors.

Playing away from home isn’t a worry without a big crowd and with Mac Jones proving his worth as a quarterback, Alabama is humming.

Take the Crimson Tide to cover the spread and cover it with ease.

Bet: Alabama Crimson Tide -32

Georgia Bulldogs vs. Missouri Tigers

Two ranked teams do battle on Sunday morning as the 6-2 Bulldogs square off against the 5-3 Tigers.

Georgia was a top four chance before the season started, but losses to Alabama (41-24) and Florida (44-28) has put them out of playoff contention.

However, they rebounded from their Florida loss with a win over South Carolina and they are still a team worth backing towards the end of the season.

They rely heavily on their running game and Zamir White is leading the way with nine touchdowns. Quarterback Stetson Bennett has been average, but look for this team to put the ball in the hands of White.

The same can be said for Missouri, who always relies on a strong running game. They average 153 yards on the ground and they come into this game with three consecutive wins.

They defeated South Carolina, Vanderbuilt and Arkansas. The most recent win came by only two points, so it wasn’t be overly good performance.

The Tigers are a ranked team but Georgia could put them in their place. The line is 13 points and the Bulldogs should take control early and grind away for an easy win.

Bet: Georgia Bulldogs -13

North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Miami Hurricanes

Another ranked contest takes place on Sunday morning as the #10-ranked Hurricanes host the #17-ranked Tar Heels.

Miami is 8-1 on the season and they are having a breakout year. They defeated Duke 48-0 last week and they are doing it through the air and on the ground.

The balanced attack has made it tough for teams to get close and when this team has confidence, they can beat any team.

North Carolina is also a confident team and their only recent loss came to #2 seed Notre Dame. The 31-17 loss was closer than it looked, so they lost no admirers with that effort.

Statistically, these two teams match up well. North Carolina scores more points per game, but Miami gives up less points per game.

Bookmakers are finding it tough to split them, but they have settled on Miami as the –3 favourites on home soil. We don’t think playing at home will make much difference, but we are confident Miami can come out on top.

They are playing with supreme confidence and they should enter bowl season with a full head of steam.

Bet: Miami Hurricanes -3

Daryl Curnow
About the Author: Daryl Curnow

After graduating from the University of Auckland (BA – English), Daryl was thrown into the world of sports and horse racing journalism.
Having worked as a racing journalist for two years, he decided to move into the online world of horse racing and sports writing. Coupled with his love of US sport, Daryl’s picks have been featured on various websites around the world and viewed by millions of readers. After years of honing his craft, Daryl became a professional punter in 2009 – with a focus on horse racing, NBA, NFL, and college sports. When he’s not working, Daryl tries to avoid making bogeys on the golf course.