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Mississippi State vs. Liberty - 3/22/19 NCAA Tournament College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Liberty vs. Mississippi State
Date & Time Friday March 22, 2019, 7:27 PM (EDT)
Location
SAP Center at San Jose`
San Jose, CA
The Line
Mississippi -8 / over-under:
TV Channel
TRUTV
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The Liberty Flames face the Mississippi State Bulldogs in the first round of the NCAA college basketball tournament.

The Liberty Flames enter the Field of 64 after knocking off the Lipscomb Bison 74-68 as a 6.5 point underdog to win the Atlantic Sun championship.

Scottie James paced a balanced Flames attack with 17 points and eight rebounds with Georgie Pacheo-Ortiz  tossing in another 16 points.

Lovell Cabbil Jr. gave Liberty 14 points and four pulls followed by Caleb Homesley with eleven points, seven boards and eight rebounds.

The Mississippi State Bulldogs saw their season end with an 83-76 loss to the Tennessee Volunteers as a 5.5 point underdog in the SEC tournament.

Aric Holman kept the Bulldogs competitive with 20 points and six boards while Quinndary Weatherspoon netted another 17 points.

Mississippi State saw 15 points, three yanks and five helpers from Lamar Peters with Reggie Perry tossing in 15 points and hauling in 12 rebounds.

Liberty Flames are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record and  are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and  are 5-16 ATS in their last 21 neutral site games an are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win.

Mississippi State Bulldogs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games and  are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall and  are 35-16-1 ATS in their last 52 games following a ATS loss and  are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 neutral site games.

These teams are worlds apart as far as their conference schedules are concerned but probably not that different in talent…

Pick:
Liberty +8

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