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Navy vs Kansas State Predictions for 2019 Liberty Bowl

Mike Esposito
Navy quarterback Malcolm Perry finds running room down the sideline in a game against Army.
Navy quarterback Malcolm Perry finds running room down the sideline in a game against Army. / Elsa/Getty Images
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The Navy Midshipmen and the Kansas State Wildcats both have their sights set on their first Liberty Bowl win in school history when the the two programs face one another in this year's AutoZone Liberty Bowl. The Midshipmen are currently a slight 2.5-point favorite over the the Wildcats, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

If you're looking to place a wager on this game, it's always wise to take into consideration what some industry experts have to say first. With that in mind, here are some expert predictions for the 2019 Liberty Bowl between Navy and Kansas State.

Liberty Bowl Predictions

Bleacher Report
Jake Rill, of Bleacher Report, gave his against the spread (ATS) predictions for every bowl game, and as of Dec. 15, is predicting that the underdog Wildcats will at least cover down to 2-point spread.

Washington Post
Neil Greenberg and Matt Bonesteel, of the Washington Post, are split down the middle in their predictions. Greenberg is picking Kansas State to win outright while Bonesteel believes Navy will be victorious in the Liberty Bowl.

ESPN
Adam Rittenberg, senior writer at ESPN, expects Navy's run superior defense to be the deciding factor in a game that features two run-heavy offenses going at one another. He predicts that the Midshipmen will cover the 2-point spread in a 27-24 victory over Kansas State.

Overall, two of the four experts highlighted above are taking Kansas State to cover down to a 2-point spread, with one predicting an outright Wildcats' win. Meanwhile, Bonesteel and Rittenberg believe that Navy will win outright, while the latter believes the Midshipmen will both cover and win.


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Mike Esposito is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Mike Esposito also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username espo6891. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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