- The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers have -270, -260, and -265 odds to beat the Liberty Flames depending on the book.
- Coastal Carolina is ranked 12 and is currently 11-0.
- The Chanticleers are 7-0-1 in their last eight games against the spread after allowing under 100 rushing yards in the previous game.
CONWAY, S.C. – Sports bettors are taking action on the big Cure Bowl matchup between the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers and the Liberty Flames.
Coastal Carolina is favored heavily at multiple sportsbooks as the team is ranked 12 and has an undefeated record this season. The Liberty Flames played well all year, making the Cure Bowl and finishing with a 9-1 record with their only loss being a 14-15 loss against NC State.
Cure Bowl Faceoff
Liberty will meet No. 12 Coastal Carolina in the Cure Bowl 🙌
The Chanticleers finished the regular season 11-0. pic.twitter.com/hAqmH15osO
— ESPN College Football (@ESPNCFB) December 20, 2020
A lot of action is being placed by college football betting fans on the NCAAF Bowl games including this Cure Bowl matchup between Liberty and Coastal Carolina.
The Chanticleers remain favored to win at multiple sportsbooks as the team is wrapping up an undefeated season where they finished No. 12 in the nation.
Liberty Flames Vs. Coastal Carolina Bovada
- Liberty +220
- Coastal Carolina -270
Liberty Flames Vs. Coastal Carolina BetOnline
- Liberty +220
- Coastal Carolina -260
Liberty Flames Vs. Coastal Carolina MyBookie
- Liberty +215
- Coastal Carolina -265
The Flames are actually the defending Cure Bowl champions, as last season Liberty took out Georgia Southern 23-16 to claim their first bowl win ever.
Goin' bowling so we can #BeatCoastal
— Liberty Football (@LibertyFootball) December 20, 2020
Underdog bettors who are leaning in on taking the Flames should note that all season Liberty has been strong defensively. In their last win of the season, Liberty left the UMass Minutemen scoreless in their 45-0 win.
While Coastal Carolina is clearly on a different level talent-wise, the strong defensive line of Liberty is sure to make the Chanticleers work for the win.
The Chanticleers are a strong rushing team, averaging 5.1 yards per attempt and 223.2 yards a game with 2,455 yards on the season. Star running back CJ Marable leads the team with 844 yards, averaging 5.2 yards a carry, and put up 12 TD’s in the team’s 11 games this season.
Things will not be that simple come the Cure Bowl, as the Flames defense has been strong against the run this season. Flames safety Javon Scruggs has led the team in tackles with 61 this season and forced two fumbles.
Scruggs is sure to be a major issue for Marable, which will in turn force the Chanticleers to throw the football more, resulting in potentially more mistakes.
Those taking action on the Chanticleers may also be tempted to take them to cover the spread. Coastal Carolina is 7-0-1 against the spread in their last eight games after allowing less than 100 rushing yards in the prior game and is 7-1-1 in their last nine games overall.
Taking Coastal Carolina against the spread has so far been a good bet this season. Sports bettors who are leaning on the Chanticleers to win may want to increase their potential winnings by taking them to cover the spread.
The Cure Bowl will be a major attraction for legal sports betting players. Whether as an underdog bettor putting action on the Flames, or running with the favorite Chanticleers, there is winning potential for the big game.
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