The UAB Blazers will take on the Liberty Flames at 7 p.m. ET next Saturday at Protective Stadium. The game will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network. Liberty was one of 2020's most exciting college football teams, and are off to a fast start again this season. UAB is off to a hot start of its own, and is coming off consecutive road wins against North Texas and Tulane. Liberty's high-octane offense under Hugh Freeze created plenty of exciting moments last year, but this year, the Flames' defense is markedly better. Make sure to tune-in to the game this weekend on CBS Sports Network.
The Blazers are favored by 1.5 points in the latest UAB vs. Liberty odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 50. Before entering any Liberty vs. UAB picks, you'll want to see the college football predictions and analysis from the computer projection model at SportsLine.
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Now, the model has set its sights on UAB vs. Liberty and just released its picks and best bets. You can head to SportsLine now to see its picks. Here are several college football odds and betting lines for UAB vs. Liberty:
- UAB vs. Liberty spread: UAB -1.5
- UAB vs. Liberty over-under: 50 points
- UAB: 15-0 and 10-4-1 against the spread since 2017 as home favorite
Liberty: 2-3 overall and 3-2 ATS as road underdog under Freeze
What you need to know about UAB
The Blazers scored first and held the lead throughout their game against Tulane on September 25, but only held on to win 28-21. Redshirt junior quarterback Dylan Hopkins led the way against the Green Wave, and completed 70-percent of his passes for 240 yards with three touchdowns and one interception.
UAB has two players with over 220 rushing yards apiece in 2021, led by DeWayne McBride, who racked up 111 yards on 18 carries last weekend. Jermaine Brown Jr. finished with 56 yards and a touchdown on Saturday, and has 4.4 yards per carry on 50 attempts this season. The Blazers have been consistent on offense, but haven't been able to generate much of a pass rush, and only have three sacks through four games.
What you need to know about Liberty
The Flames have had more success with their pass rush, and have 11 sacks already in 2021. Freshman defensive tackle Kendy Charles leads the team with 4.5 sacks. The top FCS pass-rushers have 5.5, and Charles' sacks have cumulatively pushed back opposing offenses by 34 total yards, which is the seventh-most in the country.
Redshirt junior QB Malik Willis finished 2020 with 2250 passing yards and nearly had 1,000 yards rushing as well. Through four games this season, he's yet to throw an interception, and has completed 71.6-percent of his passes with ten touchdowns. The Flames suffered their first loss on September 24 to Syracuse, but Willis was still sharp, and completed nearly 75-percent of his passes for three touchdowns.
How to make UAB vs. Liberty picks
The model has simulated UAB vs. Liberty 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning under on the point total, and it's also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in over 60 percent of simulations. You can only see the model's Liberty vs. UAB ATS pick at SportsLine.
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