Princeton Tigers vs Missouri Tigers Prediction, 3/18/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Princeton Tigers vs Missouri Tigers
Date: Saturday, March 18, 2023
Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Princeton (+7)
The Princeton Tigers (22-8) are on their way to Golden 1 Center on Saturday where they will attempt to beat the Missouri Tigers (25-9). Princeton opens this matchup as 7-point underdogs. The betting total comes in at 150.5.
The Princeton Tigers faced Arizona and walked away with a win by a score of 59-55 in their last game. Princeton finished with a 40.6% FG percentage (26 out of 64) and knocked down 4 of their 25 shots from downtown. At the free throw line, the Tigers knocked down 3 of their 5 attempts for a rate of 60.0%. Concerning rebounding, they compiled a total of 35 with 7 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 9 assists for the game while forcing the other team into 13 turnovers and getting 8 steals. In regard to defense, Princeton allowed their opponent to shoot 42.1% from the field on 24 out of 57 shooting. Arizona dished out 10 dimes and had 5 steals in this game. Additionally, Arizona grabbed 35 rebounds (6 offensive, 29 defensive), but didn't have a block. Arizona walked away from this one shooting 57.1% from the free throw line by knocking down 4 of their 7 attempts. They made 3 out of their 16 tries from long range. In the matter of personal fouls, the Tigers finished with 15 and Arizona racked up 14 personal fouls.
Tosan Evbuomwan is one player who played a role in this matchup. He notched 15 points on 7 out of 15 shooting. He was on the court for 36 minutes played and pulled down 7 rebounds. He finished 46.7% from the field and totaled 4 dimes.
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Princeton enters this game with a mark of 22-8 on the campaign. They average 75.4 points per contest (89th in the nation) while connecting on 45.5% from the floor. The Tigers are shooting 33.8% on three-point attempts (251 of 742) and 71.1% from the free throw line. As a unit, Princeton is snagging 39.3 boards per game and has accounted for 401 assists on the year, which is 239th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 12.4 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 16.2 fouls on a nightly basis.
On defense, the Tigers have forced 10.5 turnovers per game while drawing 18.1 personal fouls. They concede 32.2% on 3-pointers while they are 122nd in college basketball in opponents PPG (68.1). The Tigers defense is giving up a FG percentage of 42.1% (753 of 1,788) and they surrender 32.9 boards per game as a group. They are 21st in the nation in giving up assists to their opponents with 326 relinquished this year.
When they last played, the Missouri Tigers took home the win by a final score of 76-65 when they played Utah State. When discussing how they attacked the glass, Missouri permitted Utah State to grab 31 in total (8 on the offensive side). They shot 16.7% from downtown by connecting on 4 of 24 and finished the contest at 5 out of 8 from the free throw line (62.5%). The Tigers allowed Utah State to bury 28 of 59 tries from the field which had them sitting at 47.5% for the contest. When the game finished, the Tigers walked away from this one shooting 27 for 53 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 50.9%. In the matter of 3-point attempts, Missouri made 10 out of their 25 tries (40.0%). They were able to knock down 12 of those for a rate of 66.7%. Utah State earned 11 personal fouls in the game which got the Tigers to the charity stripe for a total of 18 tries. They also coughed up the ball 9 times, while getting 9 steals in the game. The Tigers earned 23 defensive boards and 2 offensive rebounds totaling 25 in this game.
D'Moi Hodge pitched in for the Tigers for the contest. He scored 23 points in his 38 mins on the court and added 2 assists for this contest. He converted 8 of 14 in this matchup for a field goal percentage of 57.1%, and totaled 4 rebounds.
Missouri has a mark of 25-9 on the season. As an offensive team, the Tigers are connecting on 47.4% from the floor, which ranks 31st in the nation. Missouri has earned 2,699 points this year (79.4 per contest) and they grab 30.2 boards per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 16.1 times per game (21st in the country) and they turn the ball over 11.3 times per contest. The Tigers are committing 18.0 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 75.5% from the charity stripe.
The Missouri defense allows 34.9% on shots from behind the 3-point line (297 of 851) and opponents are converting on 75.0% of their free throw attempts. They have surrendered 14.5 assists and 37.2 total rebounds per game, which ranks them 315th and 331st in D-1. The Tigers are ranked 298th in college basketball in PPG allowed with 74.3. They are forcing their opponents into 17.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 44.6% from the field (243rd in D-1).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Missouri (-7) and under 150.5 points
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