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2022 Liberty Flames Betting Odds, Picks & Predictions

2022 LIBERTY FLAMES BETTING ODDS, PREDICTIONS, PREVIEW

Hugh Freeze has done an excellent job on the field with the Liberty Flames. He took the program to its first-ever bowl game in its second year in the FBS, and the Flames have finished 8-5 or better in three straight years. Freeze will have his toughest challenge at Liberty yet this year as star quarterback Malik Willis moved on to the NFL the season before the Flames face their toughest schedule in program history.

Charlie Brewer is the projected starting quarterback after transferring in from Utah. Brewer was a four-year starter at Baylor from 2017 to 2020, but he failed to make a mark with the Utes and was benched after the first few games. Freeze should bring the most out of Brewer, and he could fare very well at this level. A trio of underclassmen are behind Brewer on the depth chart, and none of them have experience.

DeMario Douglas is the top returning receiver, and second leading receiver C.J. Daniels tore his ACL on the first day of spring practice. Caleb Snead will likely be one of the three starters alongside Douglas and could more than surpass Daniels’ production. Snead transferred in from Campbell this offseason after earning FCS All-American honors with the Fighting Camels.

The offensive line returns three starters, and that’s a plus for T.J. Green and Dae Dae Hunter. Green is the top returning running back, but Hunter impressed in spring after transferring in from Hawaii and moved past the senior on the depth chart.

Liberty had an underrated defense in 2021, ranking 38th nationally in Defensive SP+. The Flames lost a lot of talent on this side of the ball though, returning just four starters and one of their top five tacklers from last year.

Treshaun Clark is a solid pass rusher off the edge, and Javon Scruggs plays much tougher than his 5’11 and 185-pound frame. Freeze dipped into the transfer portal to try and plug holes elsewhere, bringing in Dre Butler and Jay Hardy from Auburn, Kobe Singleton from FCS Southern Utah, and Maurice Freeman from Indiana. Fortunately, this unit will have time to come together as the schedule is backloaded with three of the four toughest opponents in the second half of the season.

This is going to be a down year for Liberty. Although the Flames have a manageable schedule, they will be underdogs against both their ACC opponents, BYU, and Arkansas. UAB has been a very good Group of Five program too, so the Flames don’t have much room for error. That gives the Under real value at this number.

Best Bet: Under 6.5 Wins (+135)

2022 LIBERTY FLAMES SCHEDULE

  • Sat., Sept. 3 - at Southern Miss
  • Sat., Sept. 10 - vs. UAB
  • Sat., Sept. 17 - at Wake Forest
  • Sat., Sept. 24 - vs. Akron
  • Sat., Oct. 1 - at Old Dominion
  • Sat., Oct. 8 - at UMass
  • Sat., Oct. 15 - vs. Gardner-Webb
  • Sat., Oct. 22 - vs. BYU
  • Sat., Nov. 5 - at Arkansas
  • Sat., Nov. 12 - at UConn
  • Sat., Nov. 19 - vs. Virginia Tech
  • Sat., Nov. 26 - vs. New Mexico State

WIN TOTAL ODDS

  • Over 6.5 (-160)
  • Under 6.5 (+135)
The Liberty Flames look to move on with life post-Malik Willis in 2022. (Getty)

LIBERTY FLAMES ODDS TO WIN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

+75000

The Flames went 10-1 in 2020, but they were never ranked in the College Football Playoff rankings. It’s going to take a lot of time for this program to get respect, and a move to Conference USA in 2023 doesn’t look as promising as it did a couple years ago. Liberty is unlikely to ever sniff a national title.

LIBERTY FLAMES 2022 HEISMAN CONTENDERS & ODDS

The Liberty Flames do not have any Heisman contenders to begin the 2022 season.

2021 LIBERTY FLAMES BETTING RESULTS

  • SU: 8-5
  • ATS: 7-6
  • O/U: 5-7-1
  • ATS-Home: 5-2
  • ATS-Road: 2-4
  • ATS-Favorite: 6-5
  • ATS-Underdog: 1-1

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