The Fiesta Bowl is set to kick off on Monday from State Farm Stadium in Glendale Arizona. This is the home of the Arizona Cardinals. This game will feature the Oregon Ducks and the Flames of Liberty. Oregon comes into the game with an 11-2 record on the season. The Ducks fell in the Pac-12 title game, which was their second loss of the season to Washington.
Liberty vs. Oregon Picks
- Pick: Take the Flames and the OVER.
For the Flames, they are a perfect 13-0 on the season. Liberty won Conference USA in the regular season and took down New Mexico State in the conference title game. Let’s find out more about both teams and get to our Liberty vs Oregon betting picks:
Liberty Flames vs. Oregon Ducks Odds
Before our Liberty vs Oregon betting picks, here are the updated NCAAF Odds:
- Spread: Oregon Ducks -17, Liberty Flames +17
- Total: 67.5
- Moneyline: Oregon Ducks -800, Liberty Flames +550
Liberty Flames vs. Oregon Ducks Information
Here is some information on both NCAAF Teams:
Liberty Flames vs Oregon Ducks
Location of the game: State Farm Stadium; Glendale, AZ
Date & Time: Monday January 1st, 2024; 10:00am PST
How to Watch: ESPN
Liberty Flames vs. Oregon Ducks Analysis
Bo Nix, poised to participate in his ultimate college football game with the Oregon Ducks before embarking on the NFL Draft, enjoyed a remarkable season, accumulating over 4,100 passing yards and delivering 40 touchdowns. Aided by his premier running back, Bucky Irving, who achieved 1,063 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns, the Ducks showcased an outstanding offense, maintaining an average of 44.2 points per game.
Nevertheless, the Ducks will face the Fiesta Bowl without key players Troy Franklin and Noah Whittington. Franklin, a standout receiver, tallied 81 receptions for 1,383 yards and 14 touchdowns throughout the season, while Whittington, the second-leading rusher after Irving, is sidelined due to a foot injury.
For Oregon, this will be the 37th bowl game in school history. Last season was the first under head coach Dan Lanning. The Ducks came away with a thrilling 28-27 win over North Carolina in San Diego last December. That win snapped a two game losing streak in bowl games.
The Liberty Flames, in pursuit of their 14th consecutive victory, pose a formidable challenge. With a streak of scoring 38 points or more in seven consecutive games and an overall season average of 40.8 points per game, the Flames exhibit a powerful rushing attack led by Quinton Cooley. Cooley, who amassed 1,322 yards and 16 touchdowns during the regular season, showcased his prowess in the Conference USA title game with 71 yards and 3 touchdowns on 11 rushes.
Quarterback Kaidon Salter, boasting 31 touchdowns for the season, establishes a connection with his primary target, CJ Daniels. Daniels made a significant contribution in the title game with 7 receptions for 157 yards and a touchdown, emphasizing the offensive strength of the Liberty Flames.
This is just the fifth bowl game in school history for Liberty. The program went to FBS in 2018. The Flames won their first three bowl games, but are coming off a loss last season to Toledo.
Liberty Flames vs. Oregon Ducks Betting Picks
The Liberty Flames have too much pride to get blown out in this game. This is a talented team. Sure, Oregon is going to be a step above the competition that the Flames have played, but we do not think the oddsmakers are correct here with 17 points as the spread. Look for Liberty to play fast, strong, and loose. We will not pick them to straight up win, but Liberty +17 is our final bet for this game! We hope you enjoyed our look at the Liberty vs Oregon betting picks!
Liberty Flames vs. Oregon Ducks Prediction
The final score prediction for this game is going to be pretty high. Not a ton of defense was played here. In the end, we will go with the Oregon Ducks 45-38 over the Liberty Flames. The fans in attendance will get their money’s worth here. Take the Flames and the OVER on New Year’s Day! Good luck with all your college football picks for this game, and through the College Football Playoffs!
- Pick: OVER.
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