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Liberty vs. New Mexico State - 11/24/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
New Mexico State Aggies (3-8) at Liberty Flames (4-6)
Date & Time Saturday November 24, 2018, 2:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Liberty Flames -9 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
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CFB | New Mexico State Aggies (3-8) at Liberty Flames (4-6)
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The New Mexico State Aggies and the Liberty Flames meet in a college football matchup from Williams Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The New Mexico State Aggies will look to finish their year on a high note after losing 4 of their last 5 games following a 45-10 loss to BYU in their last outing. Josh Adkins has thrown for 2,250 yards, 12 touchdowns and 8 interceptions on 56.9% passing while the tandem of Christian Gibson and Jason Huntley have combined to rush for 1,027 yards and 13 touchdowns this season. Johnathan Boone leads the Aggies with 52 catches for 624 yards with 3 touchdowns while the aforementioned Huntley has 46 grabs for 523 yards. As a team, New Mexico State is averaging 368.9 yards of total offense and 25.6 points per game this season.

The Liberty Flames will look for a win to snap a 3-game losing skid following a 53-0 shutout loss to Auburn in their last outing. Stephen Calvert has thrown for 2,756 yards, 18 touchdowns and 16 interceptions on 54.1% passing this season while the duo of Frankie Hickson and Peytton Pickett have combined for 19 touchdowns with Hickson racking up 816 rushing yards to Pickett’s 437. Antonio Gandy-Golden has caught 56 passes for 904 yards and 9 touchdowns while D.J. Stubbs has 45 grabs for 587 yards and B.J. Farrow has 32 catches for 482 yards and 4 touchdowns this season. As a team, Liberty is averaging 430.7 yards of total offense and 31.9 points per game this season.

New Mexico State is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games while the over is 7-3 in their last 10 games overall. Liberty is 16-7 ATS in their last 23 games overall and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a loss while the over is 5-2 in their last 7 games overall.

Neither of these two teams have been anything to write home about lately, especially last time out. However, Liberty still has a chance to get bowl eligibility if they can win out the next two weeks, and it starts here. I think the Flames get up for this one, so I’ll lay the points with Liberty at home for the win here.

Pick:
Liberty -9

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