The Liberty Flames will try to bounce back from their second loss of the season when they face the Virginia Tech Hokies on Saturday afternoon. Liberty had won six consecutive games prior to its 36-33 setback at UConn last week. Meanwhile, Virginia Tech is amid one of the worst seasons in program history, losing to Duke by 17 points its last time out.
Kickoff is set for noon ET. The Flames are favored by 10 points in the latest Liberty vs. Virginia Tech odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under is set at 46.5. Before entering any Virginia Tech 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. Virginia Tech spread: Liberty -10
- Liberty vs. Virginia Tech over/under: 46.5 points
- Liberty vs. Virginia Tech money line: Liberty -400, Virginia Tech +310
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Why Liberty can cover
Virginia Tech is suffering through one of its worst seasons in school history, as it has lost seven straight games for the first time since 1951. The Hokies have also lost eight games in a season for the first time since 1992, so the downward trajectory of the program cannot be overstated. Liberty, meanwhile, is going to be motivated to bounce back from a 36-33 loss at UConn last week.
The Flames were ranked inside the top 25 prior to that loss, so they are still amid a very solid campaign. Junior quarterback Johnathan Bennett has thrown for 1,364 yards and 12 touchdowns, while multiple running backs are averaging at least 4.0 yards per carry. Virginia Tech has only covered the spread twice in its last eight games, making the Hokies a team to avoid right now.
Why Virginia Tech can cover
Liberty is going to be very disappointed after dropping out of the polls, which could make this a letdown game. The Flames were unable to overcome the loss of running back Dae Dae Hunter, who is out for the season due to a knee injury. He had rushed for nearly 1,000 yards this season, making him the focal point of the offense.
Virginia Tech has some things it can build on under first-year head coach Brent Pry, such as not committing a penalty against Duke. The Hokies are led by quarterback Grant Wells, who has thrown for 2,023 yards and nine touchdowns while also rushing for a team-high six touchdowns. He is facing a Liberty team that has only won twice in its last 13 games against ACC teams.
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