Liberty favored by 4.5 against Austin Peay on Saturday
Austin Peay Governors vs Liberty Flames Odds
The Liberty Flames hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Austin Peay Governors pay a visit to Vines Center on the college basketball betting menu.
The Flames bring a 9-19 record (0-3 ATS) to this tilt against the 7-21 Governors, who are 13-11-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Liberty go 0-0 so far and the Governors go 12-8.
Bettors looking to side with Liberty in this one found them as 4.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 194-ranked Flames and the No. 241-rated Governors in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 69-66 win for the Flames on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Liberty's No. 153 nationally ranked offense (68.1 points per game) against a Governors defense that sits as the No. 335 at 75.9 PPG. The Flames have been averaging 42.5% from the field, less than the Governors have managed so far this season (45.6% on average).
Defensively, Austin Peay features the nation's No. 327-rated defense on the road, allowing 78.3 points per game. Liberty, meanwhile, comes in at No. 124 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Austin Peay, they were a 91-53 loser as they battled Eastern Kentucky on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 14-point underdog. The Governors were hammered by Eastern Kentucky on Wednesday, losing by a 91-53 final at Paul S. McBrayer Arena in college basketball betting action.
Liberty lost its last outing, a 102-101 result against Longwood on February 19. Liberty got 31 points from Davon Marshall en route to a 102-101 loss at the hands of Liberty on Tuesday at Willet Hall.
Austin Peay Governors Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing SE Missouri State are 7-3
After playing Eastern Kentucky are 7-3
After a loss are 2-8
A few Governors at Flames trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Austin Peay's last 9 games on the road
Austin Peay is 2-14 SU in its last 16 games on the road
Austin Peay home to SE Missouri State, Thursday, February 28
Liberty home to VMI, Tuesday, February 26