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March Madness: Pittsburgh vs. Mississippi State odds, picks and predictions

The 11-seed Pittsburgh Panthers (22-11) face off against the 11-seed Mississippi State Bulldogs (21-12) in a First Four game in the NCAA Tournament on Tuesday. Tip from UD Arena in Dayton, Ohio, is scheduled for 9:10 p.m. ET (truTV). Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Pittsburgh vs. Mississippi State odds, and make our expert college basketball picks, predictions and bets.

Pittsburgh was destroyed by Duke 96-69 on Thursday in the quarterfinal round of the ACC Tournament, failing to cover as 5.5-point underdogs. The Panthers went 6-4 in their last 10 games straight up and against the spread (ATS) and are 22-10-1 ATS this season.

Mississippi State was trounced by Alabama 72-49 on Friday in the quarterfinal round of the SEC Tournament, failing to cover as 8-point underdogs. It went 6-4 in its last 10 games. In that span, the Bulldogs were 5-5 ATS and are 16-16-1 ATS this season.

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Pittsburgh vs. Mississippi State odds

Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated Monday at 9:28 p.m. ET.

  • Moneyline (ML): Pittsburgh +100 (bet $100 to win $100) | Mississippi State -130 (bet $130 to win $100)
  • Against the spread (ATS): Pittsburgh +1.5 (-108) | Mississippi State -1.5 (-112)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 133.5 (O: -105 | U: -115)

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Pittsburgh vs. Mississippi State picks and predictions


Pittsburgh 71, Mississippi State 65



Mississippi State’s offense is ranked 307th in the nation at 66.4 points per game and 292nd in field goal percentage at(42.3%). Pittsburgh’a defense is ranked 159th allowing 69.7 points per game and 71st in opponent field goal percentage (41.9%).

Expect the Panthers’ defense to overwhelm the Bulldogs’ offense, which only scored 49 points in its last outing.

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Against the spread


The moneyline odds present more value on a play on the Panthers in this matchup.


BET OVER 133.5 (-105).

The Over is 8-2 in Pittsburgh’s last 10 games and 7-3 in Mississippi State’s last 10 pointing toward the offensive hot streaks both teams have been on recently.

For the Panthers, the Over is 4-0 in their last 4 neutral site games and 6-1 in their last 7 overall. For the Bulldogs, the Over is 4-0 in their last 4 games following an outright loss and 4-1 in their last 5 games overall.

Bet on points. Bet OVER 133.5 (-105).

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