2019 Liberty Bowl Odds: Navy vs. Kansas State Spread, Over/Under & Our Projections

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Liberty Bowl Odds: Navy vs. Kansas State

  • Odds: Kansas State -1.5
  • Over/Under: 51.5
  • Date: Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019
  • Time: 3:45 p.m. ET
  • TV channel: ESPN
  • Location: Memphis, Tenn.

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Navy Betting Stats & 2019 Season Profile

  • Season Record: 9-2
  • Against-the-Spread Record: 8-3
  • Conference: AAC
  • Offense Yards Per Play Rank: 12
  • Defense Yards Per Play Rank: 57
  • S&P+ Special Teams Rank: 33

Analysis: Just when we thought Ken Niumatalolo may have lost it, Navy got right back on track. The Midshipmen will enter their date with Army on Saturday at 9-2, with their only losses coming against Memphis and Notre Dame. The offense ranks No. 24 in SP+, while the defense is about FBS average and plenty good enough to keep them in games. Quarterback Malcolm Perry has been terrific leading the option offense, with 1,500 yards and 6.3 yards per carry. Navy’s offense isn’t explosive by any means, but it’s insanely efficient. — Steve Petrella

All stats are regular season only


Kansas State Betting Stats & 2019 Season Profile

  • Season Record: 8-4
  • Against-the-Spread Record: 9-3
  • Conference: Big 12
  • Offense Yards Per Play Rank: 82
  • Defense Yards Per Play Rank: 98
  • S&P+ Special Teams Rank: 10

Analysis: In his first season transitioning from FCS powerhouse North Dakota State, Chris Klieman had a highly successful campaign, which included one of the biggest upsets of the season against Oklahoma. Two statiscal areas stand out for the Wildcats: a top 15 ranking in defensive finishing drives and special teams. Klieman, who won four FCS national championships between 2014 and 2018, had a postseason record of 18-1. Kansas State has just 27 seniors on the roster and will spend the majority of bowl practices giving underclassmen experience. — Collin Wilson

All stats are regular season only


Liberty Bowl Projections & Picks

  • Our projected spread: Kansas State -3
  • Our projected over/under: 54.86