Louisiana-Monroe at Liberty 10/10/20 College Football Picks and Prediction
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Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks (0-4) at Liberty Flames (3-0)
College Football: Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Williams Stadium)
The Line: Liberty Flames -21 -- Over/Under: 60 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks and Liberty Flames face off in a college football showdown on Saturday at Williams Stadium.
The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks have played four games so far this season and they have struggled in each of the games coming away with four losses. The Warhawks also failed to cover the spread in three of the four games. The only game they did cover the spread was in the last game against Georgia Southern, a game they lost by only five points as 18.5 point underdogs. The big issue for Louisiana-Monroe this season has been with the defense giving up 35.2 points and 282 yards per game on the ground. The offense has also had issues getting things going on the ground averaging only 50 yards per game and that hasn’t been enough to get the job done.
On the other side of this matchup is the Liberty Flames who have played three games so far this year and they have won all three games. After covering the spread in the first game, Liberty has filed to cover the spread in each of the last two games. In the Liberty’s last game against North Alabama they only scored 29 points which was a bit of a disappointment. Liberty is a run-first team averaging 274.3 yards per game. Quarterback Malik Willis has also found success through the air throwing for 418 yards, two touchdowns, and zero interceptions. IN this game look for Liberty to go after the weakness of the Warhawks defense, their run defense.
Louisiana Monroe is 2-7 against the spread in their last nine games against a team with a winning record. Louisiana-Monroe is 5-13 against the spread in their last 18 games overall. The over is 12-5 in the Warhawks last 17 games played in October.
Liberty is a strong running team, and Louisiana Monroe can’t stop the run. In this game look for Liberty to control the game with their run game and it will be a blowout. Back the Liberty to cover the spread. In terms of the total it’s a lean to the under.