The Liberty Flames and Army West Point Black Knights will go at it on the turf at Blaik Field at Michie Stadium. CBS Sports Network is scheduled to broadcast the action and this conference game starts at 12:00 p.m. ET. These two IndFBS foes did not get a chance to play each other last season.
Betting Preview: Liberty Flames vs. Army West Point Black Knights
In this Saturday Independents (FBS) game, Army West Point has been projected as the heavy favorite and is currently giving up 10 points. The Flames are also receiving +290 moneyline odds while the Black Knights are -370. If one team can find paydirt early, it’ll likely produce a reasonable live betting scenario.
The line initially opened at -12 but square bettors have been siding with the Flames,
The Flames have gained 1.8 units so far and are 1-0 against the spread (ATS). The team has posted an Over-Under record of 1-0.
The Black Knights are down 1.0 unit for moneyline bettors this season. They’re 0-1 ATS and also have an O/U record of 1-0.
The Flames are 1-0 straight up (SU) and they haven’t faced any IndFBS competition yet. The Black Knights are 0-1 SU overall and are also 0-0 SU in conference play.
The Flames are hoping to remain unbeaten after a 52-10 win over Old Dominion last week. The passing game was sharp as Stephen Calvert completed 25-of-36 passes for 345 yards and four touchdowns. Kentory Matthews (101 yards on 17 rushes, one TD) and Peytton Pickett (87 yards on 10 carries, two TDs) led the running attack while DJ Stubbs (seven receptions, 155 yards, one TD) and Antonio Gandy-Golden (six catches, 53 yards, three TDs) shared the receiving duties in the win.
One week ago, Duke knocked off this Army West Point team by a score of 34-14. The Black Knights defense allowed the Blue Devils to eat up the clock by rushing for 184 yards on 35 attempts, including three rush TDs. Aaron Young had a good showing in the win, recording 114 yards on four catches for Duke. For Army West Point, Kelvin Hopkins Jr. completed 10-of-21 passes for 197 yards and one touchdown. Hopkins Jr. (37 yards on 16 rush attempts, one TD) and Calen Holt (54 yards on 7 carries) handled the running game as Glen Coates (three receptions, 23 yards) and Camden Harrison (three catches, 92 yards, one TD) led the pass-catching corps in the loss.
If the results last year can translate to 2018, then it seems like the Black Knights should have the edge when it comes to RB effectiveness, as their backfield produced 6.0 yards per carry last season while their defense allowed a YPC of 5.3 to opponents. The Flames tallied 4.0 yards per carry last year while allowing 5.5 YPC to the opposition..
Liberty Flames vs. Army West Point Black Knights Free Pick
SU Winner: Army West Point, ATS Winner: Army West Point
- Each team defense has tallied one sack this season.
- Army West Point has lost two fumbles this season while Liberty has lost one,
- The Liberty offense allowed one sacks last season. Their defense created zero sacks.
- Army West Point O-line allowed one sacks last season. Their defense sacked opposing QBs 24 times,
- Liberty created 15 rushing touchdowns last season.
- Army West Point put up a whopping 50 rushing touchdowns last season.
- Liberty put up 29 passing touchdowns last season.
- Army West Point only logged two passing touchdowns last season.