Liberty vs Mississippi State March Madness Spread / Live Stream / TV Channel, Date / Time & Prediction

Liberty vs Mississippi State March Madness Spread / Live Stream / TV Channel, Date / Time & Prediction

The Mississippi State Bulldogs battle the Liberty Flames in the 5-seed vs 12-seed matchup in the East Region on Friday. Mississippi State played great in the SEC this season. But, Liberty’s a good team. Will the Bulldogs run into a motivated mid-major looking to pull off the upset moneyline win on March 22?

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Liberty vs Mississippi State 2019 March Madness Spread & Game Info

Why #12 Liberty Flames are a good bet +7?

Liberty went 28-6 on the season. The Flames have been one of the better mid-major conference schools in the past few seasons. This season, they left no doubt by easily winning their conference regular season and tournament championships.

Liberty rides a 5-game win streak into this battle with Mississippi State. The Flames are 9-1 straight up in their last 10 games. Not only do they have a shot to cover, but they also have a chance to beat Mississippi State straight up.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Points/G: 74
  • Field Goal %: 49.1
  • 3-Point %: 36.8
  • Free Throw %: 77.1
  • Rebounds/G: 32.7
Defense:
  • Points/G: 60.8
  • Field Goal %: 41.5
  • 3-Point %: 32
  • Free Throw %: 67
  • Rebounds/G: 27.5

Why #5 Mississippi State Bulldogs are a good bet -7?

Is Mississippi State the best bet in the March Madness odds?

Although the Bulldogs ended up 23-10 and unranked, they were ranked in the Top 25 for most of the season. Mississippi State played in one of the deepest conferences in college basketball this season, the SEC.

Not only that, but they also battled some tough teams in their non-conference schedule. Miss State should have no trouble handling Liberty based on the fact they beat WCC Tournament Champion St. Mary’s, ACC team Clemson, and AAC Tournament champ Cincinnati this season. They also beat SEC Tournament Champion Auburn during the regular season.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Points/G: 77.3
  • Field Goal %: 47.2
  • 3-Point %: 37.8
  • Free Throw %: 71.5
  • Rebounds/G: 35.8
Defense:
  • Points/G: 70.1
  • Field Goal %: 43.7
  • 3-Point %: 35.3
  • Free Throw %: 71.2
  • Rebounds/G: 29.2

March Madness Betting Trends for Liberty vs Mississippi State

  • Flames are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS win
  • Flames are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games versus a team with a winning % above .600
  • Bulldogs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games
  • Bulldogs are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 neutral site games

Liberty vs Mississippi State Final March Madness Betting Analysis

Mississippi State’s got the better resume, but they limp into the NCAA Tournament having lost to Tennessee twice and Auburn once in their final 5 games. They did beat Texas A&M twice, but the Aggies were the worst team in the SEC this season.

The Bulldogs are going to find it difficult to break down Liberty’s defense on Friday. The Flames rank sixth in college hoops in points allowed at 60.8. Opponents only average 41.5% from the field and 32% from three. Liberty’s a legit Sweet 16 contender. They’ll do enough to upset the Bulldogs on the moneyline.

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