LINE: Mississippi State -6.5, o/u: 134
POINT TOTAL PICK: Over
Liberty games vs. the SEC tend to put up numbers.
When the Flames played Vanderbilt earlier in the year, the total hit 149. They lost to Alabama 84-75, and late in the year, they’ve been playing games in the 150s.
Mississippi State might be struggling overall coming into the tournament, but playing Tennessee twice along with Auburn in March will do that. Even so, the O is scoring, cranking up 75 points or more in four of the last five games.
The Bulldogs can shoot from three, they take the ball away and get on the move, and the defense is just soft enough to have a few problems with Liberty’s sharpshooters.
Yeah, the Flames might allow just 61 points per game, but they don’t get a whole lot of rebounds and they’re great from the outside. They’ll do their part.
Mississippi State will put up at least 70 in a fun battle that should be a whole lot closer to 150 than 134.