Mortgage Cure Bowl Total Pick
Will it be a shootout in the FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl on Saturday at 2:30PM ET when Liberty faces off with Georgia Southern?
Game Snapshot & Odds
FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl
209 Liberty vs. 210 Georgia Southern
Saturday, December 21, 2019
2:30PM ET – Orlando City Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, Georgia Southern is favored in this game, as the Eagles are getting odds of -4 points against Liberty. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 58.5 points. The public betting currently has 54 percent going on Liberty as the underdog. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NCAAF Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Flames not consistent
The Liberty Flames didn’t show much consistency this season, playing a very scattered independent schedule. They won just two of their last five games to end the regular season. Liberty was 7-5 this season while going 6-6 against the spread and 6-4 with the under.
The Flames were a pretty solid offense this season, averaging 33.7 points and 442.5 yards per game, including nearly 300 passing yards per game. Defensively, Liberty struggled. The Flames gave up 29.1 points and 422.5 yards per contest. Quarterback Stephen Calvert has thrown for 3,393 yards and 26 touchdowns to lead the offense. Antonio Gandy-Golden is his top receiver with 74 catches for 1,333 yards and nine scores. Frankie Hickson leads the ground attack with 921 yards and 12 touchdowns rushing. Jessie Lemonier leads the Liberty defense with 72 tackles and 8.5 sacks.
Georgia Southern coming off win
Georgia Southern hasn’t been the most consistent team either, but the Eagles have won four of their last six coming into the bowl game, including a 38-10 win over Georgia State in the season finale. Georgia Southern is 7-5 on the season, 5-7 against the spread and 8-4 with the over.
The Eagles haven’t been great on either side of the ball. Their offense manages to put up 29.2 points per game despite averaging just 333.7 yards per game. The defense allows 28.6 points per game despite allowing just 377.3 yards per contest. Offensively, Georgia Southern puts up only 72 passing yards per game. It’s a run-heavy offense with Shai Werts rushing for 676 yards and five scores while throwing for 704 yards and nine touchdowns. J.D. King is the leading rusher with 776 yards and eight scores, while Wesley Kennedy III adds 760 yards and 10 touchdowns.
College Football Betting Trends
The Flames have hit the under in five of their last six games as an underdog and in five straight following a win of more than 20 points.
The Eagles have hit the over in five of their last six following a win and in four of their last five against a winning team.
The total is being set pretty high, but I think this came could be a surprise for being one of the more entertaining bowls of the year. Liberty is a bit of an unknown, but the Flames have the ability to move the ball through the air and I don’t think Georgia Southern’s defense is going to slow that down. Georgia Southern’s rushing attack should also succeed in this game, as the Flames are giving up nearly 200 yards per game on the ground as is.
Mortgage Cure Bowl Prediction: Liberty/Georgia Southern Over 58.5