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The line: Liberty Bowl

Army is currently a 7-point underdog against West Virginia in the Liberty Bowl on Dec. 31.

The line opened at 7.5 as the Black Knights look to improve to 4-0 in bowl games under Jeff Monken. It’s the second time that Army is a bowl underdog in the Monken era. The Black Knights defeated San Diego State 42-35 in the 2017 Armed Forces Bowl as a 6.5-point underdog.

Army is 2-1 against the spread in bowl games since 2016. The Black Knights thumped Houston 70-14 in the 2018 Armed Forces Bowl as a 6-point favorite. Army defeated North Texas 38-31 in the 2016 Heart of Dallas Bowl as an 11-point favorite.

West Virginia has lost three straight bowl games (2016-18) including 34-18 defeat to Syracuse in the 2018 Camping World Bowl.

Army has a 6-2 record in bowl games with four straight wins. West Virginia has played in 37 bowl games, winning 15.

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