FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl 2020 – Liberty Flames vs #12 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers
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Our Liberty vs Coastal Carolina pick 2020 for the FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl is the third and final of three bowl games being played on the day after Christmas. This bowl features the FBS Independent Liberty Flames. This year, the Flames went 9-1. They were 4-1 for their last five games. That one loss, which was 15-14 to NC State, occurred one week before their final game at the end of the regular season. Liberty ended the season with a 45-0 win against FBS Independent the UMass Minutemen. In the Sun Belt Conference – East, and the Chanticleers, who were first. They posted an 8-0 conference record and an 11-0 overall mark. However, the championship game against the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns was canceled.
The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers are favored in this bowl game. They are at -6.5 (-115). The best Liberty Flames spread is +7.0 (-115). Also, if betting the over/under, the best over is 59.5 (-108), while the best under is 60.0 (-105)
The FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl will be played on Saturday, December 26. The kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 pm ET with the game being played at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, FL. The weather forecast is mostly clear with a temperature of 64-degrees. Winds will be 9 MPH from the NW and the probability of precipitation is 8%..
Liberty vs Coastal Carolina Pick 2020 – Statistics
Our Liberty vs Coastal Carolina pick 2020 notes that both teams have dynamic offenses and both possess stingy defenses. The Flames averaged 38.3 PPG, while the Chanticleers recorded 37.5 PPG. On the other side of the ball, Liberty allowed opponents 19.2 PPG. Coastal Carolina gave up just 18.7 PPG. The Flames PF/PA differential comes in at 19.1, while the Chanticleers are at 18.8. These two teams are statistically virtually tied. Liberty is averaging 483.5 offensive YPG. Coastal Carolina is recording 446.8 YPG on offense. Thus, the Flames are a bit more productive on offense. At the same time, the Flames are a bit stingier on defense. They are allowing 301.2 YPG. The Chanticleers are giving up 340.7 YPG.
FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl – Offense and Defense
These two teams are so close, you can’t help but think that this game will be exceptionally close. The Flames look have a bit of an advantage. One thing to consider is will this be an offensive blowout or a defensive battle. It’s hard to think that either of these teams will be shut down by the other. We’re looking at a bunch of points being scored in this one.
Flames and Chanticleers – Offenses
Liberty QB Malik Willis is a real gunslinger. He’s passes for 2,040 yards and tossed 20 TD passes and just four picks. He has been sacked 18 times. Additionally, Willis leads the team in rushing with 807 yards and 10 TDs. Three running backs have recorded at total of 13 more touchdowns. RB Peytton Pickett has rushed for six of those scores. Willis likes to spread the ball around amongst his receivers. Eight different players have two or more TD catches. WR DJ Stubbs, who has three TD catches, leads the Flames with 33 catches and 455 yards.
Coastal Carolina QB Grayson McCall has thrown 23 TD passes and just two picks. McCall, who got a 69.3% completion rate, has been sacked nine times. McCall also has a half-dozen touchdown rushes. RBs CJ Marable and Reese White have made 12 and six TD runs respectively. Marable has 162 carries for 844 yards. He also has 30 receptions with seven of those going for scores. WR Jaivon Heiligh is the team’s tope receiver with 52 catches, 820 yards, and 10 scores. This team’s offense is loaded.
Liberty vs Coastal Carolina Pick 2020 – Defenses
On the other side of the ball, Liberty has recorded 26 sacks, 10 INTs, and 26 PD. They have forced six and recovered five fumbles. LB Anthony Butler has recorded 58 tackles, two picks, and four PD and safety Javon Scruggs leads the team with 32 solo tackles, 61 total bringdowns, one INT, and two PD. DE Tre’Shaun Clark leads the Flames with 4.5 sacks.
The Chanticleer D brings some impressive stats to this game. They’ve recorded 33 sacks, 14 interceptions, and 21 PD. The defense has also recovered eight of the 15 fumbles forced. They have one pick six. Four different players have 4.5 sacks or more, and thar quartet of defenders have accumulated a total of 26 sacks. DE Tarron Jackson leads the team with 8.5 sacks. Corner D’Jordan Strong tops the team with five picks. He’s also defended five passes. LB Jeffrey Gunter, who has 6.5 sacks, has recorded a team-high of five forced fumbles.
Liberty vs Coastal Carolina Pick 2020 – Final Word
Our Liberty vs Coastal Carolina pick 2020 likes the over at 59.5. Each of these teams should score a minimum of 30 points. If the Flames put up 31 points and the Chanticleers 33, you’re easily beyond the over. Finally, we like Liberty with the points. The Flames are a team that can keep it close. Go with them at +7.0. Also see our Lending Bowl pick.
FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl 2020 – Summary
Point Spread – Liberty Flames at +7.0 (-115).
Totals – Over 59.5 (-108)