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Liberty Flames vs Winthrop Eagles Betting Preview

Winthrop EaglesLiberty Flames
Jan 14, 7:00 PM | Vines Center

Winthrop Eagles vs Liberty Flames Odds

6-11TEAM RECORD6-13

The Flames will try to cover the spread at Vines Center on Saturday when they get a visit from the Winthrop Eagles in college basketball action.

The Eagles will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 1-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Flames are 0-4 ATS. Winthrop is 1-2 on the totals; Liberty is 3-1.

View Winthrop vs Liberty Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Flames, most recently No. 284 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Eagles, who rate No. 237 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 67-65 victory for the Eagles.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Liberty has the nation's No. 142-rated offensive output, at 69.9 PPG. The visiting Eagles defense ranks No. 198 allowing on average 68.1 PPG. The Flames FG% has averaged 44.4% so far, more than the Eagles marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.2% per game.

Defensively, Winthrop features the nation's No. 103-rated defense on the road, allowing 67 points per game. Liberty, meanwhile, comes in at No. 146 nationally in scoring at home.

Winthrop lost its last outing, a 64-54 result against High Point on January 12. Winthrop got 15 points from Reggie Middleton but lost anyway, 64-54, to High Point on Thursday at Millis Center.

Liberty was a 69-64 winner in its last match at home against Radford. The Flames got 17 points from Jesse Sanders as Liberty ran past Radford 69-64 on Thursday at Vines Center.

Next up:
Winthrop home to Campbell, Tuesday, January 17
Liberty at High Point, Saturday, January 21

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