Liberty Flames vs Syracuse Orange (LIB -3.5, O/U 53)
The Liberty Flames hit the road to New York in hopes of remaining unbeaten. Hosting them in the Carrier Dome will be the Syracuse Orange, who are excited to see a non-ACC opponent after a rough 1-3 start to the season.
The Orange will attempt to slow down Malik Willis, who is totaling over 300 yards per game thanks to his dual-threat ability. The Syracuse offense will be operating without starting quarterback Tommy DeVito after a season-ending injury, so Liberty will be tasked with stopping Rex Culpepper on defense. Liberty enters this road matchup as a 3.5-point favorite.
Our model is expecting Liberty to handle this matchup with relative ease, projecting a final score of 34.3-23.6 in favor of the Flames. With a projected double-digit victory and the spread sitting at 3.5 points, we have a sizable edge on the visiting Flames. Our model suggests a $135 wager on LIBERTY -3.5 for an average $100 bettor.
Prediction Machine’s NCAAF picks went 322-275 ATS (53.9%) and 321-249 on O/Us (56.3%) in 2019, profiting +55.29 units, or $5,529 for an average $100 bettor. Head over to predictionmachine.com to sign up for a free trial and get access to every NCAAF projection.
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Flames at Orange: How to bet the total
This matchup currently features an OVER/UNDER of 53. Prediction Machine’s projected score totals 57.9 points (34.3-23.6), giving us a solid edge on the OVER in this one. Our model suggests a $117 wager on OVER 53 for an average $100 bettor.