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Cure Bowl Preview: Liberty vs Georgia Southern

The Liberty Flames went 7-5 SU and 6-6 ATS in 2019 to earn a berth in their first bowl game in program history in just their second year in the FBS. Liberty will try to take advantage of this opportunity going off as an underdog against the Georgia Southern Eagles.

Cure Bowl Matchup Information
  • Spread: Georgia Southern -8.5
  • Total: 55
  • Date/Time: December 21, 2:30 p.m. ET
  • Location: Orlando, Florida
  • Stadium: Exploria Stadium
  • TV Coverage: CBSSN
  • Liberty vs Georgia Southern Matchup Report & Updated Odds

Cure Bowl Odds Analysis

Liberty backers jumped all over the opening line that saw the Flames going off as 8.5-point underdogs, driving Georgia Southern all the way down to -4.5 in the Cure Bowl. The total also saw some pretty dramatic line movement up to 58 points from its opener at 55 points.

Liberty News & Notes

The Flames steadily climbed the college football ranks before finally making their way into the FBS as an independent in 2018. After going 6-6 SU and 5-5-2 ATS in their debut FBS campaign last year, Liberty earned bowl eligibility with a 7-5 SU record this season under new head coach Hugh Freeze.

Stephen Calvert had a strong year at quarterback in Freeze’s system with 3,393 passing yards and 26 passing touchdowns with only five interceptions. His main target, Antonio Gandy-Golden, ranks third in the nation in receiving yards after hauling in 74 catches for 1,333 yards and nine touchdowns.

Georgia Southern News & Notes

It wasn’t that long ago that the Georgia Southern Eagles were making their bowl debut back in 2015 in a game that they won 58-27 over the Bowling Green Falcons. Fueled by a triple-option rushing attack that ranks eighth in the nation with 260.9 rushing yards per game, the Eagles compiled a 7-5 SU and 5-7 ATS record to earn bowl eligibility again this season.

That 7-5 record was highlighted by an upset win over Appalachian State on Halloween. Quarterback Shai Werts has 704 passing yards and nine passing touchdowns with no interceptions on 108 passing attempts this season and is also the team’s third-leading rusher with 676 rushing yards. Georgia Southern is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games as a betting favorite.

Betting Pick: OVER 58

Georgia Southern allowed 240.6 passing yards per game this season while Liberty allowed 192.7 rushing yards per game. Both of these offenses should be able to play to their strengths and drive the score up in this one.

Shark Bites
  • Liberty is 3-1 SU and ATS in its last 4 games vs the Sun Belt.
  • Georgia Southern is 3-1 ATS in its last 4 games as a fave.
  • The OVER has hit in 5 of Liberty’s last 6 games.