Fiesta Bowl Oregon Ducks vs. Liberty Flames NCAAF Betting Picks (01/01/2024)

Fiesta Bowl Oregon Ducks vs. Liberty Flames NCAAF Betting Picks (01-01-2024)

Liberty captured its first-ever FBS conference championship with a 49-35 win over New Mexico State in the CUSA Football Championship. As a result, Liberty improved to 13-0 on the year. With the win over the Aggies, the Flames are the highest-ranked Group of Five schools in the country. Hence, they earned their first-ever New Year’s Six bowl game appearance. The Liberty Flames are winners of Conference USA and owner of a perfect 13-0 record. In turn, they will face No. 8 Oregon in the 2023 Fiesta Bowl on Monday, January 1, at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.

Fiesta Bowl Oregon vs. Liberty NCAAF Betting Information

Date and Time:Monday, January 1, 2024, 1 p.m. ET.
Location:State Farm Stadium, Glendale, AZ.
TV Coverage:ESPN
Odds at SBG Sportsbook
Liberty+18½ -11065½ -110+605
Oregon-18½ -11065½ -110-855
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Fiesta Bowl Format

At the onset of its founding in 1971 as a home bowl game for the Arizona State Sun Devils, the Fiesta Bowl has grown. Now, it is in the college football playoff rotation and top-tier postseason game. The Fiesta Bowl tie-in is based on the college football playoff. Since 20017, the game has been held at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, home of the NFL Arizona Cardinals. Previously it was held at Arizona State University Sun Devil Stadium from 1971-2006. The payout is $17 million.

Fiesta Bowl Recent Results

One of the great Fiesta Bowl upsets was when TCU beat Michigan in the 2022 College Football Playoff. Consider TCU was given no sports betting chance but prevailed.

Fiesta Bowl Past Winners

On the whole, it is appropriate that the Penn State Nittany Lions have the most all-time wins at the Fiesta Bowl at 7. The Nittany Lions pulled off one of the greatest upsets in college football history at the January 2, 1987, Fiesta Bowl. The undefeated Miami Hurricanes hit the town in battle fatigues, with plenty to say. But they departed in silence with a 14-10 loss that cost them the national championship.

Fiesta Bowl Matchup

Last game, the Liberty Flames won 49-35 against the New Mexico State Aggies as 10-point home favorites. The game went over the total of 58. Liberty has a record of 13-0 straight up, 9-4 against the spread, and 8-5 over/under the total. Liberty ranks 3rd for total offense, 83rd for passing, 1st for rushing, and 5th for scoring. Defensively, they rank 47th overall, 103rd against the pass, 23rd against the rush, and 45th for points allowed. Also, Liberty ranks 124th for fewest turnovers lost and 1st for takeaways.

Last game, the Oregon Ducks lost 345-31 against the Washington Huskies 34-31 as 9.5-point favorites. The game went under the total of 65.5. Oregon has a record of 11-2 straight up, 10-3 against the spread, and 5-8 over/under the College Football Betting total. Oregon ranks 2nd for total offense, 2nd for passing, 30th for rushing, and 2nd for scoring. Defensively, they rank 22nd overall, 63rd against the pass, 12th against the rush, and 11th for points allowed. Also, Oregon ranks 10th for fewest turnovers lost and 57th for takeaways.

Fiesta Bowl Prediction

Liberty was ranked No. 23 in the final CFP rankings, one spot ahead of No. 24 SMU. To illuminate, the Mustangs won the AAC Championship title against Tulane. The matchup against No. 8 ranked Oregon will be Liberty’s fifth-straight bowl game and fifth overall bowl game in school history.

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