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2016 Liberty Bowl Betting Preview - Arkansas Huge Favorites Over Kansas State

The 2016 Autozone Liberty Bowl takes place on Saturday, January 2, and features the Kansas State Wildcats playing the Arkansas Razorbacks. The game at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium is scheduled to kick off at 3:20 PM ET, and will be televised on ESPN. Currently, Arkansas is a big favorite to win.

The Wildcats are 6-6 SU and 6-6 ATS so far this season. Seven of their games have gone OVER the line, with the other five going UNDER. They are coming off of a 24-23 win over West Virginia, where they covered the spread as 6 ½ point home underdogs. The total went UNDER the 54 point line set by college football gambling pros in that matchup.

The Hogs are 7-5 SU and 7-5 ATS overall this year. Five of their games have gone OVER the line, with the other seven all going UNDER. They are coming off of a 28-3 win over Missouri, where they won against the spread as -15 point home favorites. The total went UNDER the 44 point line set by sports gambling sites in that game.

Kansas State is 4-1 ATS after a SU win, and 20-6-1 ATS against teams with a winning record. They are 13-6 ATS after a win spreadwise, and 1-4 ATS at a neutral site. They are 1-6 ATS in bowl games, and 0-4 ATS in January. The total has gone OVER in 4 of their last 5 after a win spreadwise, and UNDER in 5 of their last 7 at a neutral site. The total has gone OVER in 7 of their last 10 games overall lately, and OVER in 7 of their last 10 games on fieldturf.

Arkansas is 6-1 ATS against Big 12 Teams, and 6-2 ATS overall lately. They are 2-7 ATS at a neutral site, and 1-4 ATS playing in January. The total has gone UNDER in all 7 of their recent bowl games, and UNDER in all 5 of their games in January. The total has gone in 5 of their last 6 games at a neutral site, and UNDER in 8 of their last 11 against Big 12 opponents. The total has gone OVER in 7 of their last 10 in non-conference play, and UNDER in 12 of their last 17 overall. The total has gone UNDER in 7 of their last 10 following SU win, and UNDER in 7 of their last 10 after a win spreadwise.

These teams last met in January 2012, when Arkansas won 29-16, and won against the spread as -9 point favorites. The total went UNDER the 65 point line set by the online betting pros in that one.

For Saturday's Liberty Bowl, the Razorbacks are listed in the betting odds as -12 ½ point favorites. The over/under is set at 56 points. On the moneyline, the Wildcats are a +365, while the Hogs are listed at -465.