We are in the opening week of bowl games, and from what we have seen to this point, teams are going all out to win. The three games that have been played at the time of writing have been of the high-scoring variety, so that is a trend to watch if you are keen on betting the OVER. The busiest day of the week comes on Saturday, with three games on the schedule. We will, of course, have previews and predictions for all three games, but we are going to get the ball rolling with the Cure Bowl. This might actually be the best matchup on the schedule this week, as it features a pair of teams who have combined for just 1 loss this season. The Chanticleers, who are looking to go unbeaten this season, are in as a 7 ½ point favorite, with the point total for this one set at 59. Let’s have a closer look at both teams so you can make your bets against their NCAAF odds.
2020 Cure Bowl – Liberty Flames Vs Coastal Carolina Chanticleers
- When: Saturday, Dec 26 at 7:30 PM EST
- Where: Camping World Stadium, Orlando
- TV: ESPN
- NCAAF Odds: TBD
Why bet on the Liberty Flames
The Liberty Flames came about as close as you can get to an unbeaten regular season, with a 15-14 loss in the penultimate week of the season killing their bid. Still, a 9-1 mark, especially in such a strange year, is not to be sneezed at. The loss they took was all the more surprising when you realize that this is a team that has averaged over 38 PPG this season. The Flames have been a fabulous bet against the spread of late, covering in each of their last 7 games. Despite their ability to score, the Flames have seen 7 of their last 10 games as an underdog go UNDER. That said, the OVER has hit in 4 of their last 6 games overall.
Why bet on the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers
All eyes are going to be on the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers this weekend to see if they can complete the perfect season. They come into the Cure Bowl having gone 11-0 and are sure to still be smarting after seeing the Sun Belt Conference Championship Game cancelled this past weekend. No matter how good this season has been, it will still feel like a disappointment for the Chanticleers if they fail to complete the unbeaten season. They too have been a good bet against the spread, going 7-1-1 in their last 9 games and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games as a favorite.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
Both of these teams have some serious firepower on the offensive side of the football, so I would not be surprised to see this one go OVER the point total. Besides that, I also like the Chanticleers to finish the season with an unbeaten record.
Pick: Liberty Flames 33 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers 39