Lending Tree Bowl Betting: Liberty Flame Vs. Eastern Michigan Eagles

  • Liberty is favored to cover a 9-point spread with -115 odds.
  • The total points for the game is set at 58.5 points.

MOBILE, Ala. – The Lending Tree Bowl will feature a matchup between the Liberty Flame and the Eastern Michigan Eagles. The game is set to take place on December 18 at 5:45 p.m. EST from Ladd—Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama.

Liberty Vs. Eastern Michigan

  • Moneyline: Liberty (-325) vs. Eastern Michigan (+270)
  • Spread: Liberty -9 (-115)
  • Total: 58.5 Points

While both teams are going into this bowl game with a 7-5 record, it is Liberty who online betting sites are favoring to come out on top. Liberty has been one of the top teams in the country this season both on offense and defense against worthy opponents.

Can Liberty Overcome ATS Struggles?

Even though they have done solid in the wins column this year, they have not been able to translate that into covering the spread having gone 6-6 ATS, and are failing to cover by an average of 4.6 points. They have also failed to cover five of their last six games of the season.

However, if there were ever a time for the Flame to get back on track, it would be here against Eastern Michigan. The Eagles have had trouble against the spread as well with a 5-7 record and finished out their season’s last three games going 1-2.

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The public has been all over the Flame’s CFB odds to cover the spread which has caused the line to move. Liberty opened this one up as a 7.5-point favorite which has since moved to 9 points. That comes as they are taking 63% of the total bets and 79% of the betting handle on the spread.

Flames Defense To Hold Their Own Against Point Total

If there is one thing that Liberty has done consistently and strong all year long, it is on defense. Liberty has held their opponents to under three touchdowns six times this season and in total only allows 23 ppg to their opponents. That said, 58.5 points is simply too much for both sides to achieve the Over.

Liberty has gone 4-7-1 with the Over this season and stays Under the total by an average of 4 points. The Eagles have also stayed Under more often than not at 5-7. Liberty has also stayed Under in two of their last three games while Eastern Mich. Has stayed Under in their last three games overall.