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Mississippi Valley State vs. Grambling - 3/4/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Grambling at Mississippi Valley State
Date & Time Monday March 4, 2019, 8:30 PM (EST)
Harrison HPER Complex
Itta Bena, Mississippi
The Line
Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils +5.5 O/U: 138
TV Channel
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Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The Grambling State Tigers and the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils will match up on the college basketball court Monday.

Grambling State is currently sitting at 13-15 this year. The Tigers have lost their last four straight games, falling to Texas Southern, Prairie View, Jackson State and Arkansas-Pine Bluff in that time.

In the loss to the Lions, Grambling State’s Dallas Polk-Hilliard and Axel Mpoyo each scored 17 points, with a combined seven rebounds. Ivy Smith also had a solid stat line in that one for the Tigers with 16 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds.

Over on the Mississippi Valley State side, they’re 6-24 this season. The Devils are 3-2 in their last five games, with losses to Prairie View and Texas Southern alongside wins versus Alcon State, Southern U and Jackson State.

In the win over the Tigers, Mississippi Valley State’s Jordan Evans topped the team on 22 points with nine rebounds. Dante Scott and Emmanuel Ejeh each finished with 10 points for the Delta Devils in that one with 14 combined boards.

The Tigers are 2-7 ATS in their last nine after an ATS loss and 1-7 ATS in their last eight after a straight-up loss. Grambling State is 0-3-1 ATS in their last four overall and the over is 4-0 in their last four overall.

Meanwhile, the Delta Devils are 4-0 ATS in their last four home games and 4-0 ATS in their last four after an ATS win. MS Valley State is 5-0 ATS in their last five overall and 7-1 ATS in their last eight after a straight-up win.

It’s been a tough four games for Grambling State. The Tigers scored 172 combined points in the first two outings of their current losing streak, then dipped down to 126 across their most recent pair.

Mississippi Valley State has had some difficulties of their own lately, but with the home lift here I like them on a cover—so long as the offense shows up.

Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils +5.5

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