Free Week 1 Prediction: Monarchs vs Flames Odds
Looking for Old Dominion Monarchs vs. Liberty Flames free picks? Week 1 betting sees the Monarchs taking on the Flames Saturday September 1st at Williams Stadium in Lynchburg, Virginia. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions like this Old Dominion Liberty free pick.
College Football Handicapping: Week 1
(0-0) Old Dominion Monarchs vs. Liberty Flames (0-0)
Date: Saturday, September 1st 2018
Time: 6:00 pm EST
Venue: Williams Stadium in Lynchburg, Virginia
NCAA Football Spread: ODU -6.5
NCAA Betting Total: 58
Live CFB Odds
Updated Sportsbook Bonuses For Today
Liberty is making the jump to FBS this season as an independant. The team would like to earn a place in a conference, so the team will look to compete this season and win some games.
Old Dominion struggled last season and ended the season 5-7, missing out on a bowl game. They need to win this game in what could become a rivalry, as the schools are only 50 miles apart.
Old Dominion Monarchs
ODU is the more talented team and bring back a lot of starters from last season. I’m excited to see what QB Steven Williams can do in a full season after taking over starting duties last season.
The Monarchs leading WR Jonathan Duhart is back. The ODU passing attack should be potent and that’s not their strong point. The run game is stronger due to a strong offensive line.
RB Jeremy Cox is taking over starting duties this year and he’ll get to run behind an experienced line that returns four starters. The Flames front seven on defense won’t be able to stop the run.
Defensively, the Monarchs struggled against the pass and the secondary won’t be much better. If they want to win on the road in week 1 they need to keep the Flames from exposing the secondary.
Liberty has a solid passing attack on offense that I’m excited to watch. QB Buckshot Calvert is back after throwing for 3,363 yards and 29 TDs last season. Top WR Antonio Gandy-Golden is also back.
The Flames have a lot of depth at WR too. Several players have shown they can produce in the pass game and I can see them having success against a weak ODU secondary at home.
There is a lack of experience at RB and I don’t expect much out of the run game in week 1. ODU is expected to have a good pass rush and they’ll need to pressure Calvert into poor decisions.
Last season the Flames defense was horrendous against the run. ODU can run the football well and if the Flames want to open the season with their first FBS win they have to shutdown Cox.
Free Week 1 NCAA Football Pick
ODU is a -6.5 point favorite ATS, which is a bit surprising. Liberty have a solid passing offense and can put up points. With this game being played at home, I have the Flames covering.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Liberty +6.5
It wouldn’t surprise me if Liberty won SU and a moneyline bet would pay out nicely. There will be a lot of emotions in this one, as the Flames look to start out in the FBS with a home victory.
Week 1 Free Score Prediction: Old Dominion 31 – Liberty 35
If you’re looking for more picks like this Old Dominion Monarchs vs. Liberty Flames matchup we’ll be providing 4* free College football game predictions on the blog all bowl season long, and check out our Experts for guaranteed premium & free CFB Football picks!
Check out our Updated College Football Betting Odds.