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Liberty Flames vs. Virginia Tech Hokies NCAA Football Week 10 Best Bets & Odds

Liberty coach Hugh Freeze may not be there much longer. It’s not that Freeze has done a bad job. In fact, it’s just the opposite. Freeze is quickly taking Liberty to new betting on College Football heights in his second season. SEC programs like Auburn and Tennessee are struggling. Rumors fly that Freeze will soon return to a Power Five gig. Meanwhile, Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente continues to tread water. It’s not as if Fuente’s been bad. It’s just that he hasn’t been all that good either. Fuente was expected to jumpstart the Hokies. Fans are still waiting.

Liberty Flames vs. Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Information

Date and Time:Saturday, November 7, 2020, Noon ET
Location:Lane Stadium, Blacksburg, Virginia
Liberty at Virginia Tech TV Coverage:ACC Network
Liberty at Virginia Tech Odds at SBG Sportsbook:
Liberty+14½ (-110)67½ (-110)+450
Virginia Tech-14½ (-110)67½ (-110)-600
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Liberty Flames at Virginia Tech Hokies SBG Odds Overview

On this occasion, Liberty may get some sportsbook love from sharps. The real value is being offered by the Flames.

Liberty Flames Team Overview

Liberty is 6-0 straight up, 4-2 against the spread, and 4-2 over the total. The last game was a 56-35 home win and payout over Southern Miss. Liberty has national offensive metrics of 17th overall and 16th for scoring. On defense the Flames rank 10th overall and 21st for points allowed. Of course, Freeze is known as an offensive mastermind. The strong defensive metrics come as an added bonus.

Virginia Tech Hokies Team Overview

Virginia Tech is coming off a 42-35 payout at Louisville as 5.5-point favorites. Over a total of 67.5 paid as well. It was a much-needed bounce-back after the Hokies loss at Wake Forest the previous week. Now Virginia Tech is 4-2 straight up, 3-3 on the board with 4-2 over the total. Virginia Tech has national rankings of 16th for overall offense and 18th for scoring offense. By contrast, the Hokies defensively rank 81st overall and 61st for points allowed.

Legendary defensive coordinator Bud Foster retired last year. Namely, Justin Hamilton took over. The defense has not been what it used to be at Virginia Tech for several years. This all points back to the Hokies’ lack of strong recruiting under Fuente.

Liberty Flames at Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends

The Flames are:

  • 16-14 against the spread
  • 8-6 on the board as underdogs
  • On the road 7-7 with the line.
  • Over the total in 15 of their last 29 games overall
  • On the road 9-5 over the number
  • As underdogs 5-9 under the total.

The Hokies are:

  • 14-17 against the spread in all games
  • 4-6 on the board in non-conference games
  • At Lane Stadium 8-8 against the odds
  • As chalk just six covers in their last 18
  • Over the number in 17 of their last 30 games
  • As favorites 10-8 over the total
  • At Lane Stadium 8-7 over the number
  • In non-conference games 6-4 over the total.

Virginia Tech won and covered their only previous meeting against Liberty which was held at Lane Stadium. So too did the game go under the total.

Liberty Flames at Virginia Tech Hokies SBG Free Picks

In this situation, the Liberty offense could have a Betting on College Football advantage vs. the Hokie defense. Also, of concern is the Hokies offense against the Flames defense.

Flames at Hokies SBG Best Bet: Liberty Flames

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