Liberty vs Jacksonville State Prediction - College Football Picks 10/10/23
Jacksonville State Gamecocks (5-1) vs Liberty Flames (5-0)
Game Info: Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at 7:30 pm (Burgess-Snow Field at JSU Stadium)
Betting Odds: Jacksonville State Gamecocks +6 -- Over/Under: 56 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Liberty Flames and Jacksonville State Gamecocks face off on Tuesday in a college football showdown at Burgess-Snow Field.
Liberty Playing with Fire?
The Liberty Flames sit with a 5-0 record but they seem to be playing with fire. In the last game against Sam Houston State, Liberty didn’t score a point in the second half and they ended up winning 21-16. Quarterback Kaidon Salter completed 11 of his 19 passes for 257 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. Liberty on the season is averaging 36.2 points while their defense is giving up 18 points per game. The offense is ranked 22nd while the pitching is ranked 24th.
Jacksonville State Needs Defense to Step Up
Jacksonville State sits with a 5-1 record overall but in the last couple of games their defense hasn’t been as good. In the last game against Middle Tennessee, the defense gave up 30 points and that led to the 15 point defeat. Zion Webb completed 11 of his 21 passes for 186 yards and two touchdowns. Jacksonville State is averaging 30.5 points while their defense is giving up 17.5 points per game. The offense is ranked 64th in the league but more important the defense will need to be better here.
Shane’s Free Pick
Liberty really didn’t look good in the last game and I don’t trust them here. Jacksonville State’s offense has been strong all season and they are going to have no issue running up the score again in this game. Jacksonville State is going to score at least 35 points here and that is going to be enough for them to cover the spread. I think they can win this game outright, but we will take the points to be safe.