Free Week 1 Prediction: Orange vs. Flames Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 1
(0-0) Syacuse Orange vs. Liberty Flames (0-0)
Date: Saturday, August 31
Time: 6:00 pm EST
Venue: Williams Stadium, Lynchburg Virginia
NCAA Football Spread: Syracuse -17.5
NCAA Betting Total: 66
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The NCAA season is finally here and we have a Saturday filled with college football. In this game the Syracuse Orange make the trip to Lynchburg to take on the Liberty Flames.
Even though the Orange are on the road they come into this game as big favorites.
The Syracuse Orange are going to look a little different under center. Eric Dungey graduated and is onto the NFL and in comes Tommy Devito.
The good news for the Orange is that Devito did get some good chances to play last year. He played in 7 games completing 44 passes for 525 yards, four touchdowns, and three interceptions.
The offense should be good with Devito under center, but the questions are still about the defense and how they will play this season.
The defense was ranked 87th in the country on defense and if they improve on that this year it would be a bit surprising.
This is going to be a good chance to show the defense has improved. The defense needs to be good if they want to cover the spread in this game.
On the other side of this matchup is the Liberty Flames who weren’t expected to do much last season, but they still were able to have success and win six games.
Last season it was all about what the offense was able to do. They averaged 33 points per game and the expectation is that they could be even better this year.
On the defensive side they left a lot to be desired giving up over 36 points per game but at times they showed flashes of improvement.
They were a young team on defense and the hope is that with another year under their belt they can better. If they want any chance to win this game, the defense is going to need to be good.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Flames are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. ACC.
- Flames are 17-4 ATS in their last 21 non-conference games.
- Flames are 17-7-1 ATS in their last 25 games overall.
- Orange are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games on fieldturf.
- Orange are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
- Orange are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games.
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There is no doubt the Orange are the better team, but the Flames do have enough offense to keep themselves in this game, especially against Syracuse.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Flames ATS
Look for this to be a high scoring game, that the Flames figure out a way to cover, even if it is on the backdoor late in the game.
Week 1 Free Score Prediction: Syracuse 42 – Liberty 31
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