Western Kentucky vs Liberty Prediction - College Basketball Picks 3/9/24

Liberty (17-13) vs Western Kentucky (19-10)

Game Info: Saturday, March 9, 2024 at 1:00 pm (Liberty Arena)

Betting Odds: Liberty -5.5 -- Over/Under: 152 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers and Liberty Flames face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown at Liberty Arena. 

Huge Game for Western Kentucky

This is a huge game for Western Kentucky, as they can move above .500 on the road with a victory in this game. In the last game against Louisiana Tech, Western Kentucky scored 84 points, but the defense gave up 90, and they lost by six points. Teagan Moore had a strong game putting up 22 points, four rebounds, and one assist. Western Kentucky is averaging 80.3 points while their defense is giving up 74.8 points per game. Guard Don McHenry is averaging 15.4 points while shooting 46.6 percent from the field and 40.2 percent from behind the three point line. 

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Liberty Has Lost Two Games in a Row

Liberty has really struggled heading into this game and they have lost two games in a row. In the last game against Middle Tennessee, Liberty scored 61 points and they ended up losing by eight points. Liberty is averaging 74.1 points while their defense is giving up 65 points per game. The offense is ranked 166th while the defense is ranked 65th. The offense has been a bit inconsistent and they are going to need the defense to be better here. Kyle Rode is averaging 13.8 points while shooting while shooting 39.3 percent from the field and 38.1 percent from behind the three point line. 

Western Kentucky vs Liberty Betting Prediction

Western Kentucky is going to get the job done here. Western Kentucky is averaging 80.3 points and they are going to have no issue running up the score here. Liberty only scored 61 points in the last game and they are going to have issue running up the score here. Western Kentucky’s offense is going to be too much here and that is going to be the difference here. Back Western Kentucky against the spread here. 

Shane’s Pick Western Kentucky +5.5

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