Liberty Flames (4-4) at Virginia Cavaliers (6-3)
|Date & Time||Saturday November 10, 2018, 3:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Virginia Cavaliers -24 -- Over/Under:
The Liberty Flames and the Virginia Cavaliers will be meeting up at Scott Stadium on Saturday in college foorgall action.
Liberty is currently 4-4 on the year. The Flames’ wins have come against Old Dominion, New Mexico, Troy and Idaho State while they’ve fallen to Army, North Texas, NM State and UMass.
In the UMass game, Liberty QB Stephen Calvert logged 272 yards with two TDs and four picks, and Frankie Hickson managed 133 yards and two TDs rushing. Antonio Gandy-Golden had a monster game with 205 yards and two scores.
Over on the Virginia side, they’re 6-3 this year. The Cavaliers’ wins have come against Richmond, Ohio, Virginia, Miami (FL), Duke and UNC while they’ve lost to Indiana, NC State and Pitt.
In the Panthers game, Virginia QB Bryce Perkins put up 205 yards and a TD, and Jordan Ellis led the rush on 46 yards. Terrell Jana was the top Cavs receiver with his 71 yards and one TD on three grabs.
The Flames are 4-0 ATS in their last four versus the ACC and 5-0 ATS in their last five on grass. Liberty is 15-3 ATS in their last 18 non-conference games and 13-4 ATS in their last 17 road games.
Meanwhile, Virginia is 5-0 ATS in their last five against Independents and 5-1 ATS in their last six home games. The Cavs are 5-1 ATS in their last six non-conference games and 7-2 ATS in their last nine overall.
Liberty’s game against UMass was an OT thriller, but when the clock stopped it was a tough 62-59 loss for the Flames. Still, it continues a nice trend of big scoring for Liberty—they’ve just got to tie things up on the other side.
As for the Cavs, they’ve been mightily inconsistent this year, but have put up some nice efforts against quality teams. Virginia is still prone to offensive ineptitude at times, however.
I think the Flames have enough juice in the tank to bang out a cover here on a very thick line.