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Tuesday night's First Four play-in game between No. 16-seed Fairleigh Dickinson Knights and No. 16-seed Prairie View A&M Panthers officially marks the beginning of the 2019 March Madness NCAA Tournament. The winner of tonight's game gets a shot at the No. 1-seed Gonzaga

If you're looking to place a bet on this showdown, you might want to see what some experts around the industry are predicting first. 

Prairie View A&M vs Fairleigh Dickinson Predictions

Doc's Sports
Tony Sink, of Doc's Sports, is predicting Fairleigh Dickinson to win this one straight up and cover up to a 1.5-point spread. Sink believes the Knights' No. 103 scoring offense will provide the critical difference in tonight's matchup with Prairie View A&M. 

Picks and Parlays

The staff at Picks and Parlays is rolling with Prairie View A&M to to pull off the upset as an underdog. They think the Panthers' 11-0 straight up and 8-3 against-the-spread finish to the season will carry over in tonight's game. 

Sports Chat Place

The staff from Sports Chat Place are backing Fairleigh Dickinson to win and cover a 1.5-point spread as the favorite. They are concerned with Prairie View A&M's ability to keep pace with the Knights' high-scoring attack, if Fairleigh Dickinson can find their 3-point shot early. 

ESPN Basketball Power Index Matchup Predictor

ESPN's BPI is giving Fairleigh Dickinson a slight edge with a 55.8-percent chance of winning straight up.

Overall, three of four highlighted predictions are backing Fairleigh Dickinson to win straight up, and two of our three spread predictions are also taking the Knights to cover 1.5 points. 

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