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    Kaidon Salter will lead the Liberty Flames (7-0) into their matchup versus the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (4-3) at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium on Tuesday at 7:30 PM ET.

    The Flames are favored, but by less than a touchdown (-3.5), versus the Hilltoppers. The over/under for this matchup is 61 points.

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    Game Info for Liberty vs. Western Kentucky

    • Game Day: Tuesday, October 24, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPNU
    • Location: Bowling Green, Kentucky
    • Stadium: Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium
    Liberty vs Western Kentucky Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Liberty -3.5 -111 -109 61 -110 -110 -161 +134

    Liberty Pick Insights

    • Liberty has posted a 5-1-0 record against the spread this season.
    • Liberty has a 4-1 record against the spread this season when favored by 3.5 points or more.
    • Three of Liberty’s six games with a set total have hit the over (50%).

    Liberty Stats & Insights

    • Offensively, Liberty has been a top-25 unit, ranking eighth-best in the FBS by compiling 487.9 yards per game. The defense ranks 33rd (331.7 yards allowed per game).
    • Liberty has the 33rd-ranked defense this year (19.7 points allowed per game), and has been better on offense, ranking 15th-best with 36.3 points per game.
    • Liberty is putting up 213.3 passing yards per game on offense this season (87th in the FBS), and is giving up 214.3 passing yards per game (51st) on defense.
    • Liberty ranks 33rd in run defense this year (117.4 rushing yards allowed per game), but has been playing really well on the other side of the ball, ranking second-best in the FBS with 274.6 rushing yards per game.
    • On offense, Liberty has been a top-25 unit in terms of third-down efficiency, ranking 16th-best in the FBS by putting up a 48.8% third-down conversion rate. The defense ranks 34th on defense (34.1% third-down conversion rate allowed).
    • Liberty owns the third-best turnover margin in college football at +9, forcing 18 turnovers (second in the FBS) while turning it over nine times (51st in the FBS).

    Liberty’s Best Players

    • Salter leads Liberty with 1,493 yards (213.3 ypg) on 88-of-152 passing with 16 touchdowns and three interceptions this season. He also has 497 rushing yards on 85 carries while scoring six touchdowns on the ground.
    • The team’s top rusher, Quinton Cooley, has carried the ball 122 times for 726 yards (103.7 per game), scoring six times.
    • CJ Daniels has hauled in 24 receptions for 509 yards (72.7 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. He’s found the end zone four times as a receiver.
    • Treon Sibley has caught 16 passes for 385 yards (55 yards per game) and three touchdowns this year.
    • Bentley Hanshaw has racked up 13 receptions for 170 yards, an average of 24.3 yards per game. He’s scored four times as a receiver this season.
    • CJ Bazile Jr. has 2.5 sacks to lead the team, and also has three TFL and 18 tackles.
    • Liberty’s top-tackler, Tyren Dupree, has 57 tackles, three TFL, two sacks, and two interceptions this year.
    • Brylan Green leads the team with five interceptions, while also collecting 21 tackles, two TFL, one sack, and five passes defended.

    Western Kentucky Betting Insights

    • Western Kentucky’s ATS record is 4-2-0 this year.
    • Western Kentucky is 1-1 against the spread when an underdog by 3.5 points or more this season.
    • Western Kentucky hase gone over in two of six games with a set total (33.3%).

    Western Kentucky Pick Insights

    • Western Kentucky has been struggling defensively, ranking fifth-worst with 463.6 total yards given up per game. It has been more effective on offense, generating 382.7 total yards per contest (75th-ranked).
    • Western Kentucky is generating 30 points per contest on offense this season (51st-ranked). Meanwhile, it is surrendering 27.7 points per game (88th-ranked) on defense.
    • Western Kentucky ranks 29th in passing yards per game (281.4), but it has been worse on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 18th-worst in the FBS with 259.9 passing yards conceded per contest.
    • Western Kentucky has lots of room to improve in the running game, as it ranks 14th-worst in rushing yards per game (101.3) and fifth-worst in rushing yards surrendered per game (203.7).
    • Western Kentucky ranks 99th in the FBS with a 35.9% third-down conversion rate on offense, and 95th with a 41.7% third-down percentage allowed on the defensive side of the ball.
    • Western Kentucky has a top-25 turnover margin this season, ranking third-best at +9.

    Western Kentucky’s Best Players

    • Austin Reed has compiled 1,908 yards on 59% passing while recording 16 touchdown passes with four interceptions this season. He’s also run for 92 yards with three scores.
    • Markese Stepp has run the ball 43 times for 203 yards, with two touchdowns.
    • LT Sanders has racked up 129 yards on 22 carries.
    • Malachi Corley paces his squad with 590 receiving yards on 43 catches with five touchdowns.
    • Easton Messer has totaled 299 receiving yards (42.7 yards per game) and three touchdowns on 24 receptions.
    • Dalvin Smith’s 17 grabs (on 26 targets) have netted him 155 yards (22.1 ypg) and two touchdowns.
    • Kendrick Simpkins has five sacks to lead the team, and also has six TFL and 29 tackles.
    • Talique Allen is the team’s top-tackler this year. He’s picked up 34 tackles.
    • Anthony Johnson Jr. has picked off a team-high two passes. He also has 21 tackles, one TFL, and two passes defended to his name.
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