Rutgers vs. Liberty - 10/26/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Rutgers vs. Liberty

Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 11:01 AM (HighPoint.com Stadium)

LIBERTY -7.5 Total 45.5

TV: BTN

The Liberty Flames travel to New Jersey to take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. The Liberty Flames come into this matchup with a record of 5-2.  The Flames have won 5 games in a row.  Most recently the Flames beat FCS participant Maine 59-44.  Rutgers enters this home contest with a record of 1-6 and having lost 6 in a row.  Rutgers lost Saturday to Minnesota 42-7.  

Liberty is led offensively by quarterback Stephen Calvert.  Calvert has completed 61% of his passes for 1,920 yds. He has a TD/INT ratio of 15/3. Running back Frankie Hickson has rushed for 418 yds and 3 scores. Antonio Gandy-Golden is the receiver to watch out for in this Flames offense.  He has 43 receptions, 877 yds and has found the end zone 5 times. Jessie Lemonier leads the defense with 6.5 sacks. 

Rutgers has tried multiple quarterbacks up to this point.  As of late Johnny Langan has been the guy guiding this offense.  He is 28/58 for 220 yds on the season.  He has thrown 5 picks and is still looking for that first passing touchdown.  Isaih Pacheco leads the backfield with 434 yds rushing.  He also has 4 touchdowns on the season.Raheem Blackshear has contributed 310 yds receiving and 2 touchdowns. 

Betting Trends:

Liberty is 3-5-1 ATS since 2018 as a favorite.

Liberty is 1-0 ATS this season as a road favorite. 

The under is 5-0 this season in Liberty games.

Rutgers is 6-11 ATS since 2018 as an underdog.

Rutgers is 0-6 this season ATS as an underdog.

The over is 2-2 when Rutgers is a home team.

Neither team has been very good ATS in recent history.  It is hard to gage how good Liberty is, since they are not in an actual conference. Liberty's toughest opponent was a 24-0 loss to Syracuse to open the season.  Other then that, Liberty has had quite a cupcake of a schedule.  However, Rutgers has been outscored 177-14 in the last 4 games.  When you see what Rutgers has done, it is hard to justify them covering the spread here.  Take Liberty and hope they are better then the strength of schedule they have played. Final score prediction, Liberty wins and covers 34-21.  

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Chris’s Pick LIBERTY -7.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.