The Liberty Flames will take on the FIU Panthers at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday at Williams Stadium. The Flames are coming off an 8-5 season in 2019 and opened their 2020 season with a 30-24 win over Western Kentucky as 14-point underdogs. Meanwhile, FIU went 6-7 and made its third consecutive bowl appearance under Butch Davis and the Panthers will begin their 2020 season on Saturday.
This is the first time these two programs have gone head-to-head with Liberty just joining the FBS as an independent in 2018. The Flames are favored by 7.5 points in the latest Liberty vs. FIU odds from William Hill, and the over-under is set at 59. Before entering any FIU vs. Liberty picks, you'll want to see the college football predictions from the proven computer model at SportsLine.
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- Liberty vs. FIU spread: Liberty -7.5
- Liberty vs. FIU over-under: 59 points
- Liberty vs. FIU money line: Liberty -275, FIU +235
What you need to know about FIU
FIU struggled last year, finishing with a 6-7 record. Linebacker Jamal Gates returns as a key figure from last year's team. He recorded 85 total tackles last season and will have to play sideline-to-sideline to help slow down a strong Liberty rushing attack. Alexy Jean-Baptiste led the team with 3.5 sacks last season and he'll also be back to apply pressure off the edge.
What you need to know about Liberty
The Flames were 8-5 last season and are coming off of a 30-24 win against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers last Saturday. Quarterback Malik Willis rushed for 168 yards and three touchdowns in the victory and his athleticism should give the FIU defense serious issues on Saturday.
A pair of last-season defensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: The Panthers were 18th best in the nation in passing yards allowed per game, finishing the 2019 season giving up only 195 on average. Less enviably, Liberty ranked 19th worst in the nation with respect to passing touchdowns allowed last year, where the squad gave up 27.
How to make Liberty vs. FIU picks
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