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Liberty favored by 4.5 against Austin Peay on Saturday

Austin Peay GovernorsLiberty Flames
Feb 23, 4:00 PM | Vines Center

Austin Peay Governors vs Liberty Flames Odds

7-21TEAM RECORD9-19

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.

View Austin Peay vs Liberty Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
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.

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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

Next up:
Austin Peay home to SE Missouri State, Thursday, February 28
Liberty home to VMI, Tuesday, February 26