Liberty Flames are all set to open the first game of their college football betting season against Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. Liberty will play this game on the road as they head to Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Last season, Liberty settled with a final record of 8-5. The Flames were successful at the FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl and they look forward to maintaining the same pace this year. However, there are changes in their main positions and that is something they need to deal with.
Liberty Flames vs. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Betting Information
|Date:||Saturday, September 19, 2020|
|Time:||12 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Smith Stadium in Bowling Green, Kentucky|
Liberty Flames vs. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Betting Odds
|Liberty||+14½ (-110)||52 (-110)||+425||Place Bets|
|Western Kentucky||-14½ (-110)||52 (-110)||-550|
Liberty Flames Betting Analysis
Liberty will not have the same squad as last year since they bring in a new quarterback, wide receiver and running back. The Flames have made a deal with Malik Willis from Auburn, but he never played much college football last season. Willis touched 69 yards with 11 of his 14 pass attempts. Willis is considered to be a threat to opponents ever after he touched 257 rushing yards in just 25 attempts with two touchdowns. Three of their offensive starters will return to their squad from last season.
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Betting Analysis
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are coming in after a disappointing defeat in their last outing against Louisville Cardinals. The Hilltoppers scored just 21 points and gave up 35 in return to the Cardinals. The odds were not in their favor and this seems to be an opportunity to strike back. Western Kentucky struggled until the second half while they touched only 248 yards in total. Out of 12, only four of their first downs were converted. Western Kentucky lost their opening game of the season for the last three years.
Taking the lead from the quarterback position in Tyrrell Pigrome. The talented player covered 68 rushing yards on the ground while he converted just 10 of his 23 pass attempts. Pigrome also touched 129 passing yards and one touchdown in a losing effort for his team. As a whole team, Western Kentucky gave up 144 yards to the opponents on the ground. In total, they gave up 487 yards. The Hilltoppers will still need extra focus on their defensive unit to get past Liberty Flames.
Liberty Flames vs. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Pick
The NCAAF pick for this match is Western Kentucky Hilltoppers -14. Liberty was forced to let go of their quarterback who had been with them for four years. On the other hand, their leading wide receiver and leader rusher is also gone. The odds are against the Flames at least for their first game. Western Kentucky will make use of this opportunity and get past the Flames. Final Score Prediction, Western Kentucky wins 42-24.
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