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2021 Liberty Flames Football Betting Predictions

 
June 30, 2021
by Joe Williams
VegasInsider.com

2021 Liberty Flames Betting Odds, Predictions, Preview

The Liberty Flames rattled off 10 victories in 2020, and head coach Hugh Freeze even had his team ranked in The Associated Press Top 25 for a brief period last season, which was the first time in school history.

The Flames were 8-0 SU/6-2 ATS in eight games heading to Raleigh to battle NC State on Nov. 21, before falling 15-14 in a low-scoring affair. They bounced back with a shutout win against UMass to close out the season, and earned an exhilarating 37-34 overtime win over Coastal Carolina in the Cure Bowl to cap off an amazing season.

Now, can they do it again?

Liberty has 20 starters back from last season, including QB Malik Willis. He completed 64.2% of his passes for 2,260 yards, 20 touchdowns and six interceptions while leading the team with 944 rushing yards and 14 scores. The Flames registered 38.2 PPG, and they were one of the most exciting teams to watch. This season shouldn't be very much different.

The early home schedule against Campbell, Old Dominion, Middle Tennessee and UMass isn't terribly daunting, and all should be easy wins. Road trips to Troy, Syracuse and UAB will provide tests, but all tests which the Flames should pass with aplomb. It's November when things will get interesting.

In November, Liberty travels to meet Lane Kiffin's Ole Miss Rebels on Nov. 6, before home dates against Louisiana and Army. It's very possible this team starts out 9-0, but wins just one or none of those remaining three games. Still, the lean should be to the OVER for wins in 2021, as Willis and this offense is very explosive, and the early schedule is very, very favorable.

Best Preseason Bet: Over 9 Wins (-125)

2021 Liberty Flames Schedule

  • 09/04/2021 - vs. Campbell
  • 09/11/2021 - at Troy
  • 09/18/2021 - vs. Old Dominion
  • 09/24/2021 - at Syracuse
  • 10/02/2021 - at UAB
  • 10/09/2021 - vs. Middle Tennessee
  • 10/16/2021 - at UL-Monroe
  • 10/23/2021 - at North Texas
  • 11/30/2021 - vs. UMass
  • 11/06/2021 - at Ole Miss
  • 11/20/2021 - vs. Louisiana
  • 11/27/2021 - vs. Army

Win Total Odds

  • Over 9 -125
  • Under 9 +100

(AP)

Liberty Odds to Win 2021-22 College Football Playoff

Yes +100000

A Group of Five team is going to make the playoff one season, but it's not going to be Liberty this season. Even if they were to run the table and go 12-0, unlikely, but possible, wins against Syracuse, Mississippi, Louisiana and Army aren't marquee enough to wow the voters.

Liberty 2021 Heisman Contenders & Odds

Malik Willis +15000

Willis is extremely impressive, and will put up video game-like numbers at times. Heisman voters love that. However, the lack of marquee games hurts him, as does the fact he is quarterback at Liberty. It's not exactly a traditional football hotbed, and traditional voters won't likely pay him much mind. Fair or not, look elsewhere.

2021 Heisman Trophy Betting Odds

2020 Liberty Flames Betting Results

  • 09/19/2020 - Liberty 30 (+14.5) at Western Kentucky 24 - Over, 51.5
  • 09/26/2020 - FIU 34 (+9.5) at Liberty 36 - Over, 60.5
  • 10/03/2020 - North Alabama 7 (+33) at Liberty 28 - Under, 65
  • 10/10/2020 - UL-Monroe 7 at Liberty 40 (-17) - Under, 63.5
  • 10/17/2020 - Liberty 38 (-3) at Syracuse 21 - Over 54.5
  • 10/24/2020 - Southern Miss 35 at Liberty 56 (-14) - Over, 59.5
  • 11/07/2020 - Liberty 38 (+17) at Virginia Tech 35 - Over, 67.5
  • 11/14/2020 - WCU 14 at Liberty 58 (-39) - Over, 63
  • 11/21/2020 - Liberty 14 (+4) at N.C. State 15 - Under, 66.5
  • 11/27/2020 - UMass 0 at Liberty 45 (-35.5) - Under, 57.5
  • 12/26/2020 - Liberty 37 (+6.5) at Coastal Carolina 34 - Over, 60
  • SU: 10-1
  • ATS: 9-2
  • O/U: 7-4
  • ATS-Home: 4-2
  • ATS-Road: 5-0
  • ATS-Favorite: 5-2
  • ATS-Underdog: 4-0

Betting on the 2021 Liberty Flames

Where can I bet on the 2021 Liberty Flames football team?

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LEGAL WAGERING IN Virginia

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What’s Liberty's point spreads for each of their games?

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