Massachusetts Minutemen (3-7) vs. Liberty Flames (10-0)
Massachusetts Minutemen vs. Liberty Flames 11/18/23 – As this highly anticipated NCAAF matchup preview unveils, Massachusetts Minutemen and Liberty Flames will collide at Williams Stadium on Saturday for an intriguing game showcasing their vastly different records and histories. Let’s break down both squads by looking into key players and trends to keep an eye on as Saturday approaches!
Massachusetts Minutemen have had an uphill struggle this season, winning only three out of their ten matches so far. Although their record may not be impressive, some key players have shown promise that could keep this team competitive. Kay’Ron Lynch-Adams has led Massachusetts’ ground game with his 201 carries for 1014 yards at an average 5 yards per rush attempt, scoring nine rushing touchdowns throughout this season. Anthony Simpson will play an instrumental part in their offensive strategy against Liberty. At receiver, Anthony Simpson has been the go-to target for the Minutemen catching 45 passes for 637 receiving yards averaging 14.2 per reception with three receiving touchdowns to his name he will look to make big plays during this matchup.
The Liberty Flames have had an extraordinary season so far, going undefeated in all ten games they’ve played thus far and earning themselves a perfect record in NCAAF play. Quinton Cooley has been an impressive force for Liberty’s running game; carrying 181 times for 1066 yards while averaging 5.9 yards per attempt; scoring 9 touchdowns during that span as well. CJ Daniels has been their primary target in their passing game; having caught 37 receptions totalling 792 receiving yards at 21.4 average, plus 8 receiving touchdowns that must be carefully managed against by Minutemen defense.
Massachusetts Minutemen vs. Liberty Flames Game Info
|When:||Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 1:00 PM ET|
Taisun Phommachanh QB vs. Kaidon Salter QB
Taisun Phommachanh has led the Minutemen as their quarterback since Week 1. To date, he has completed 99 passes out of 159 attempts for 1038 passing yards at an impressive completion percentage of 62.3 percent, resulting in 4 touchdown throws with no interceptions and 18 sacks for an overall passer rating of 121.6. Phommachanh must improve in order to compete against Liberty Flames.
Kaidon Salter has been an instrumental component in Liberty’s success. Out of 214 attempts he completed 127 and completed at an astounding rate of 59.3% for 2184 passing yards with 26 passing touchdowns at an intercept rate of just four per attempt and 8 sacks against him for an outstanding passer rating of 181.4; Salter proved himself as a formidable opponent by performing so well even under pressure.
NCAAF Odds/Point Spread: Liberty Flames -18034, Total 62.5
Due to their odds, it is clear that the Liberty Flames are clear favorites in this matchup with a -28 point spread and an over/under of 62.5 points; reflecting how drastically different both teams have performed this season. These odds also mirror their teams’ respective performances thus far.
Massachusetts Minutemen Betting Trends
Massachusetts Minutemen have struggled in their last nine games, going 3-6 against the spread (ATS) with high-scoring games that often exceed total points; eight out of their 11 contests had over-the-total game totals going over in each contest; overall though their performance has been unimpressive: only winning three out of 19 (SU), with just one victory against Liberty out of five meetings; they have only two road victories since 20 away contests; within Independents (FBS) conference they’ve taken only three victories out of 15; finally November has not been kind either: 3-12 SU records were seen during that month in those 15 contests.
Liberty Flames Betting Trends
Liberty Flames have been outstanding recently with an outstanding 9-2 ATS record over their last 11 games, winning all ten (SU). Although total points often go over in matches against Massachusetts, that hasn’t stopped Liberty’s success – winning six of seven home games while picking up nine victories from 13 conference contests within the Independents FBS conference alone! In November alone they’ve been impressive, going 6-9-1 ATS; though 3-6 could potentially indicate areas of concern during November.
Massachusetts Minutemen vs. Liberty Flames 11/18/23 Betting Pick
Given their respective performances, it’s clear that Liberty Flames are the clear favorites in this matchup. Boasting an undefeated record and led by Kaidon Salter’s high scoring offense, Liberty is poised to dominate this matchup.
Although Liberty’s point spread of -28 is significant, given their recent struggles. Also, their total points scored this game were 62.5 which could indicate a high-scoring game given Liberty’s offensive firepower.
In conclusion, the best premium daily tip for this game is to bet on the Liberty Flames to cover the spread and to consider the over on the total points. Liberty’s offense is likely to put on a show, and the Minutemen may struggle to keep up. The predicted score for this matchup is
Free Pick and Prediction: Liberty Flames 47, Massachusetts Minutemen 19