Eastern Michigan vs. Liberty Betting Odds & Game Analysis | College Football LendingTree Bowl Predictions

By Dan Watson | December 13, 2021, 2:37 am

The Liberty Flames are solid favorites (-9.5) in this season’s LendingTree Bowl, where they will face the Eastern Michigan Eagles. The game starts at 5:45 PM ET from Hancock Whitney Stadium in Mobile, Alabama. The over/under is 58.5 in the contest.

Welcome to the BestOdds betting breakdown where we use data from our industry leading partner, Sportradar, to identify performance trends in order to analyze teams’ chances in the upcoming game.

Liberty stats and betting info

Betting trends for Liberty

  • Liberty’s ATS record is 5-6-0 this season.
  • In games they have played as at least 9.5-point favorites this season, the Flames are 3-2 against the spread.
  • Liberty has gone over in four of its 11 games with a set total (36.4%).
  • Liberty and its opponents have hit the over on this game’s total (58.5 points) four times this season.
  • The Flames have seen a 56.6 average over/under in their games this season, 1.9 points fewer than the over/under in this matchup.
  • The Flames average just 1.8 fewer yards per game (428.5), than the Eagles allow per matchup (430.3).
  • Liberty is 4-1 overall when the team piles up over 430.3 yards.
  • The Flames have turned the ball over 20 times this season, four more turnovers than the Eagles have forced (16).
Stat Average (Total) Rank
Pass yards 251.7 (3020) 48
Rush yards 176.8 (2122) 52
Points scored 31.8 (381) 46
Pass yards against 174.2 (2090) 5
Rush yards against 141.2 (1694) 49
Points allowed 21.7 (260) 30

Key players for Liberty

  • Malik Willis has been a dual threat to lead Liberty in both passing and rushing. He has 2,626 passing yards (218.8 ypg), completing 61.6% of his passes and recording 24 touchdown passes and 12 interceptions this season. He’s rushed for 820 yards (68.3 ypg) on 189 carries with 11 rushing touchdowns.
  • Demario Douglas’ team-leading 684 receiving yards (57.0 yards per game) have come on 49 receptions with five touchdowns.
BestOdds rating 9.4
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Eastern Michigan stats and betting info

Betting trends for Eastern Michigan

  • So far this season, Eastern Michigan has put together a 5-6-0 record against the spread.
  • The Eagles are 0-1 against the spread when an underdog by 9.5 points or more this year.
  • Eastern Michigan games have gone over the point total in five out of 11 opportunities (45.5%).
  • In Eastern Michigan’s 11 games this season, six have finished with more combined scoring than Saturday’s point total of 58.5.
  • The over/under for this game is 0.2 points more than the average over/under in Eagles’ games this season (58.3 points).
  • The Eagles average 380.9 yards per game, 65.6 more yards than the 315.3 the Flames give up.
  • In games that Eastern Michigan piles up more than 315.3 yards, the team is 6-3.
  • This year the Eagles have turned the ball over 13 times, three more than the Flames’ takeaways (10).
Stat Average (Total) Rank
Pass yards 263.6 (3163) 33
Rush yards 117.3 (1408) 112
Points scored 31.0 (372) 49
Pass yards against 233.4 (2801) 75
Rush yards against 196.9 (2363) 113
Points allowed 27.8 (334) 82

Key players for Eastern Michigan

  • Ben Bryant has thrown for 2,921 yards (243.4 ypg) to lead Eastern Michigan, completing 68.8% of his passes and tossing 14 touchdown passes and six interceptions this season.
  • Jawon Hamilton’s team-high 623 rushing yards (51.9 per game) have come on 101 carries, with four touchdowns this year.
  • Hassan Beydoun’s 929 receiving yards (77.4 yards per game) lead the team. He has 86 receptions with four touchdowns.

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