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ESPN's Predictions For Tonight's NCAA Tournament "First Four" Games

An NCAA logo on the court during the NCAA Tournament.

LOUISVILLE, KY - MARCH 21: A general view of the court ahead of the game between the UCLA Bruins and UAB Blazers in the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at KFC YUM! Center on March 21, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

The 2019 NCAA Tournament gets underway tonight with a pair of "First Four" games in Dayton. There are two play-in games tonight and another two tomorrow before the Round of 64 begins on Thursday.

Tonight's contests feature 16th-seeded Fairleigh Dickinson against 16th-seeded Prairie View A&M and 11th-seeded Temple against 11th-seeded Belmont. The winner of the FDU-Prairie View game will move on to face top-seeded Gonzaga in the West Region, while the Temple-Belmont winner draws No. 6 seed Maryland in the East.

ESPN has released its predictions for tonight's games, using its BPI formula. The BPI assesses a team's probability of winning.

Here's what the computer has:

ESPN prediction for FDU and Prairie View.
Temple vs. Belmont

FDU and Prairie View A&M will tip off at 6:40 p.m. ET. Temple and Belmont will follow afterwards at approximately 9:10 p.m. ET.

Both games will be broadcast on truTV, so find out where that is on your channel guide before its too late.

To take a look at our staff picks for the NCAA Tournament, click here.