(NCAAB) Maryland-Eastern Shore vs. Liberty, 11/27/2021 5:00 PM, Score: 61 - 73
Point Spread: -20.50 | -110.00 Liberty (Home)
Result: Loss
I'm playing on LIBERTY. This is a mismatch and the line could easily be higher. The Hawks didn't play last year. Only three players on the roster, entered the season, with Div 1 experience. To their credit, they've battled fairly hard, thus far. Still, its been a tough early schedule and its going to catch up with them here. As their coach noted before the season, "It's going to be brand new in a lot of ways. You might as well just say its year one." They're likely destined to finish near the bottom of the MEAC. On the other hand, the Flames are likely destined to finish near the top of the Atlantic Sun. They were 23-6 last year, 11-2 in their conference. While they returned three starters from that team, the Flames are younger this season. This is a team which has averaged 25 wins the past five years. With Missouri up next, things get a lot tougher after this. Coach McKay knows this is a great opportunity for his young team to build its confidence with a one-sided win. I expect him to keep the pedal to the metal the entire way. The Flames won huge in this season's only previous game on this floor. Expect another blowout.