The much-anticipated play-in game between the Mississippi State Bulldogs from the SEC and the Pittsburgh Panthers from the ACC will take place in Dayton, OH on Tuesday night. Mississippi State is determined to bounce back after their disappointing loss to Alabama in the SEC quarterfinals. The winner of this game will advance to the first round of the NCAA Tournament to face 6th-seeded Iowa State on Friday. The game is scheduled for 9:10 PM EST.
Despite the loss, Mississippi State had a commendable season with victories over Marquette, Utah, TCU, Missouri, Arkansas, and Texas A&M. They averaged 66 points per game on offense and allowed only 61 points per game on defense. Although their shooting was average, their defense was remarkable, limiting their opponents to only 39% from the field and 31% from beyond the arc. Mississippi State also averaged 37.5 rebounds per game and had a 1.4 turnover margin.
Meanwhile, Pittsburgh struggled towards the end of the season, losing three out of their last four games, including a quarterfinals loss to Duke in the ACC Tournament. However, they had noteworthy wins against Northwestern, NC State, Virginia, and Miami this season. Pittsburgh averaged 76 points per game on offense, shooting 45% overall and 36% from beyond the arc. Their defense allowed 71 points per game, with opponents shooting 43% from the field and 33% from beyond the arc. Pittsburgh averaged 36 rebounds per game and had a +0.2 turnover margin.
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In conclusion, the play-in game between Mississippi State and Pittsburgh is expected to be a competitive match, with both teams possessing their own strengths and weaknesses. The Pittsburgh Panthers will face their most important game of the season against the Mississippi State Bulldogs in the Men’s Basketball Championship – Midwest Region – First Four. Both teams lost their last game of the regular season, however, the Bulldogs finished the season in better shape. We’ll see if Pittsburgh pulls off the upset in a game where the Bulldogs are favored according to the oddsmakers.
Pittsburgh Panthers vs Mississippi State Bulldogs Game Information
- Date: 03/14/2023
- Time: 09:10 PM ET
- Location: UD Arena, Dayton, OH.
- How to Watch Pittsburgh vs Mississippi State : truTV
- Live Stream: CBS.com
Pittsburgh vs Mississippi State Betting Lines
Pittsburgh is -140 according to our Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $71.On the other side, Mississippi State is +120 according to the Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $120.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines has Pittsburgh at a 58.33% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Mississippi State has 45.45% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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