Old Dominion Monarchs (4-5) vs. Liberty Flames (9-0)
Old Dominion Monarchs vs. Liberty Flames 11/11/23 – As we head into Week 11 of the college football season, the Old Dominion Monarchs will face off against the undefeated Liberty Flames on Saturday, November 11, 2023. This NCAAF game predictions piece, will provide an in-depth analysis of both teams, their key players, and the latest betting odds. Old Dominion comes into this game with a sub .500 record, looking to upset the Flames, who have been on a tear this season with a flawless 9-0 standing.
The Monarchs have shown remarkable resilience despite their less impressive win/loss record, particularly their ability to beat the spread. Kadarius Calloway has been an unmatched force on offense with 9 yards per rush attempt and 4 touchdowns while Kelby Williams has provided explosive plays at wide receiver, averaging 22.8 yards per reception while finding himself twice in the end zone.
Liberty’s undefeated season performance can be seen through their unblemished record. Led by quarterback Kaidon Salter who boasts an exceptional completion rate of 59.4% and passer rating of 181.5, their offense has seen 23 touchdowns against only 3 interceptions from him; Quinton Cooley, their powerhouse running back has come close to reaching 1000 yards with 9 touchdowns which highlights Liberty’s potent offensive capabilities.
Old Dominion Monarchs vs. Liberty Flames 11/11/23 Game Info
|When:||Saturday, November 11, 2023 at 1:00 PM ET|
Grant Wilson QB vs. Kaidon Salter QB
Grant Wilson of the Old Dominion Monarchs has shown glimpses of promise, amassing 1475 passing yards and 13 touchdowns that demonstrate his talent to find the end zone. Unfortunately, however, his performance has been hindered by defensive pressure, leading to several sacks and several interceptions that compromised his play in key situations. Against Liberty defense – known for being quick defenders – agility in pocket and quick reads will be key as he must reduce turnovers effectively while making quicker plays with running backs and receivers to find success.
Kaidon Salter of the Liberty Flames has been an impressive quarterback this year, throwing for 1959 yards and scoring 23 touchdowns – no interceptions to speak of and an impressive passer rating of 181.5! Salter’s arm strength and mobility extend plays, making him an effective dual threat that requires careful planning by Monarch’s defense in order to be countered effectively – something Salter has proved through Liberty Flames undefeated run so far this season.
NCAAF Odds/Point Spread: Liberty Flames -550, Total Odds: 59.5
The odds are heavily tilted in favor of the Liberty Flames, reflecting their undefeated status and high-scoring offense. The point spread sets the Flames as the 13.5-point favorites, which indicates the confidence oddsmakers have in their ability to win by two touchdowns or more.
Old Dominion Monarchs Betting Trends
The Monarchs have been reliable against the spread, going 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games, showing their competitiveness even in losses. However, their 1-6 SU record on the road and 0-5 SU in November games from previous seasons suggest a trend of struggling in away games and late-season matchups.
Liberty Flames Betting Trends
Liberty has been excellent ATS, going 8-2 in their last 10 games, and their home record is impeccable at 5-0 SU. However, they are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games played in November, which could signal a potential shift in their late-season performance.
Old Dominion Monarchs vs. Liberty Flames 11/11/23 Betting Picks
As we consolidate our analysis and betting trends, it’s evident that the Liberty Flames have the upper hand in this matchup. Their robust offense, led by the precise throwing of Salter and the relentless running of Cooley, positions them to cover the spread comfortably against the Monarchs. Old Dominion, while showing some promise, faces a significant challenge on the road against an unbeaten team.
When considering premium game selections, the Liberty Flames seem to be the safer bet, particularly given their performance ATS and their momentum going into Week 11. For those looking into prop bets, watching Salter’s passing touchdowns could be an interesting angle, as well as Cooley’s potential to cross the 1000-yard season mark in rushing.
Free Pick and Prediction: Liberty Flames 35, Old Dominion Monarchs 17