Total of the Month CFB 10*
(NCAAF) Army vs. Liberty,
11/27/2021 12:00 PM, Score: 31 - 16
Total: 53.50 | -116.00
#147/148 ASA PLAY ON 10* Under 53.5 Points – Army vs Liberty, Saturday at 12 PM ET - We won’t see many offensive opportunities in this game as Army is slowest paced team in the nation and Liberty ranks 92nd in pace. On top of that we’ll see A LOT of running the ball which eats clock and shortens the game. Army is 2nd nationally averaging 60 rushing attempts per game and Liberty is averaging 41 per game (30th). We have 2 very good defenses in this game as well with both ranking in the top 15 in total defense. Liberty entered last week’s game vs UL Lafayette allowing just 18 PPG and it looks like they had a total meltdown on that side of the ball with the Cajuns scoring 42 points. That wasn’t the case as ULL had only 296 total yards and Liberty gave them a number of short fields with a -6 turnover margin in that game. Even though they played decent on defense, giving up their highest point total of the season will motivate this Liberty defense heading into this week. Let’s remember the week prior to their ULL game this Liberty defense allowed just 27 points to a potent Ole Miss offense. Army has had 4 games that have scored more than this total (53) vs WKY (7th in pace, 9th in offense, 110th defense), UConn (14th pace, 111th defense), WF (4th pace, 9th offense, 110th defense) and Bucknell (63-10 final). So all of Army’s higher scoring games were vs fast paced teams with poor defenses. That won’t be the case this week. For comparison, Army’s total vs WF was set at 54. Their total vs Western KY was set at 52. As we stated above those are fast paced teams with very good offense and defenses ranked below 100. Based on that, this total should be set in the 40’s. Our number has it at 47 so we think there is definite value in the Under.