Kickoff for the Flames and Ducks matchup on Monday, January 1st is set for 1:00 ET. This week 1 CFB showdown will be televised on ESPN. The odds for this week 1 non conference matchup have the Ducks as the 16 point favorites at home. What side will I be taking leading up Monday?

LIBERTY FLAMES VS OREGON DUCKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Oregon Ducks -16

This game will be played at State Farm Stadium at 1:00 ET on Monday, January 1st.

WHY BET THE OREGON DUCKS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 44-24 in favor of Oregon.
  • Not only will Oregon pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -16.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 65 points, and we like the over with a projected 68 points.

Can the Flames Grab a Win on the Road?

As they enter this week's game, Liberty holds a record of 13-0. In this season, they've played four road games and seven home games.

This season, Liberty has a scoring margin of +18.1. Their ATS record stands at 8-3 and they have been favored in all of their games.

In 13 games played, the average over/under line for Liberty's games has been set at 57 points. These contests have seen an average combined score of 63.5 points, resulting in an OU record of 8-3.

Heading into their matchup vs. Oregon, the Flames' offense is averaging 304.2 rushing yards per game, along with 6 yards per attempt. They currently hold the 1st rank in rushing yards and 64th rank in passing yards, amassing an average of 212 yards per game. In terms of scoring, Liberty is at 40.8 points per game, which is 3rd in the NCAA.

On defense, Liberty comes into the game ranked 77th in passing yards per game. Opponents are throwing the ball an average of 35.7 times per contest vs. the Flames. Overall, they are giving up 22.7 points per game, which is 91st in college football. Against the run, they are 33rd in the NCAA in rushing yards allowed.

Does Oregon Have What it Takes to Win as Home Favorites?

This season, the Oregon Ducks are currently 11-2. So far this season, they have played six road games and six at home.

Against the spread, Oregon has gone 8-3-1 this season. The Ducks have been favored 11 times compared to one game as the underdog.

This season, Oregon has posted an over/under record of 4-8 through 13 games. On average their games have combined for 61.5 points.

Oregon comes into the game with an offense averaging 44.2, which places them at 1st in the NCAA rankings. Their passing game has them ranked 2nd nationally, with an average of 342.8 passing yards. In the rushing department, they're 15th in the nation, with 399 rushing attempts per game for the season.

Oregon's defense sits at 62nd for points allowed, allowing 17.3 points per game. So far, teams have been averaging 222.8 passing yards per game against them (89th nationally). On the ground, they're yielding 97.8 rushing yards, ranking them 17th in college football.