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The NCAA Tournament's East Region action ​continues tonight as the No. 12 Liberty Flames (28-6) take on the No. 5 Mississippi State Bulldogs (23-10). The ASUN Champion Flames are looking for their first tournament win in team history. Mississippi State is a 6.5-point favorite, according to ​FanDuel Sportsbook

It's always good to get the opinion of an expert before placing a wager, so here is what some from around the industry are saying about this matchup. 

Liberty vs Mississippi State Predictions


Dan Schalk, of MyFantasySportsTalk, thinks that Liberty's lack of length will hurt them. While its tallest player is 6' 8", the Bulldogs have three players at 6' 10" or taller. He thinks they'll cover but has Mississippi State winning straight up.


The crew at GamingCopy like the Bulldogs to win and cover. Pointing to Mississippi State's size as the factor that should push them over the edge in this matchup.

ESPN Basketball Power Index

The ESPN BPI likes the Bulldogs quite a bit. It's assigning Mississippi State a 77.8-percent chance at coming away with the straight-up win. 

So we have both experts taking the Bulldogs to win, but they are split on which team will cover. ESPN is also on the Bulldogs to get the moneyline victory. 

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