Missouri vs Princeton Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Saturday, March 18, 2023

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The No. 7 seed Missouri Tigers (25-9) will compete with the No. 15 seed Princeton Tigers (22-8) on Saturday with a spot in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament on the line. This contest tips off at 6:10 PM.

The Missouri Tigers are currently solid 6.5-point favorites against the Princeton Tigers. The over/under for the matchup is 145.

Missouri vs. Princeton Odds

Point Spread for Missouri vs. Princeton

The spread for this matchup is set at 6.5 points, with sportsbooks listing Missouri as the favorite.

Missouri vs. Princeton Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Missouri has -270 odds to pick up the win, while Princeton is listed at +220 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 145 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, March 18, 2023
  • Game Time: 6:10 PM ET
  • TV Channel: TNT
  • Location: Sacramento, California
  • Arena: Golden 1 Center

Missouri vs. Princeton Betting Trends

Missouri has 17 wins against the spread in 33 games this year. The Missouri Tigers have been favorites in 16 games this season and have come away with the win 15 times (93.8%) in those contests. Missouri’s games this year have gone over the point total 17 times in 28 opportunities (60.7%).

Against the spread, Princeton is 16-12-0 this year. The Princeton Tigers have won five of the seven games they were listed as the moneyline underdog this season (71.4%). Princeton’s games this year have gone over the point total 15 times in 28 opportunities (53.6%).

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Missouri vs. Princeton Key Players to Watch


Kobe Brown is tops on the Missouri Tigers with 15.9 points per contest and 6.3 rebounds, while also posting 2.5 assists. D’Moi Hodge averages 15.1 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists per contest. At the other end, he averages 2.6 steals (fifth in the nation) and 0.5 blocked shots. Noah Carter averages 9.5 points, 4 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game, shooting 48.9% from the field and 31.6% from downtown with 1.1 made 3-pointers per contest.
Nick Honor paces his squad in assists per game (2.8), and also puts up 7.9 points and 1.6 rebounds. At the other end, he delivers 1.5 steals and 0 blocked shots.


Matt Allocco gets the Princeton Tigers 10.9 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2 assists per game. He also averages 0.8 steals and 0.2 blocked shots. Caden Pierce is putting up a team-best 7.1 rebounds per contest. And he is producing 8.3 points and 1.2 assists, making 43.1% of his shots from the field and 32.7% from beyond the arc, with 1.2 triples per contest. Ryan Langborg gets the Princeton Tigers 12 points, 3 rebounds and 1.6 assists per contest. He also puts up 0.7 steals and 0.6 blocked shots.

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What you need to know about the Missouri Tigers

The Missouri Tigers have been carried by their offense, as they rank 22nd-best in the country by putting up 79.4 points per game. They rank 299th in college basketball in points allowed (74.3 per contest). Missouri has been falling short in terms of rebounding this season, ranking fourth-worst in college basketball in rebounds per game (27.6) and 24th-worst in rebounds allowed per game (34.1).

Missouri ranks 21st-best in the country by sinking 9.4 threes per game. In terms of three-point percentage, it ranks 68th in college basketball at 36.2%. The Missouri Tigers rank 333rd in the nation with 8.7 threes allowed per game this year. Meanwhile, they rank 255th with a 34.9% shooting percentage allowed from three-point land.

The Missouri Tigers have gone 7-3 over their past 10 games, with a 5-5 record against the spread during that span. In its past 10 games, Missouri has gone over the total four times. In its last 10 games, Missouri has been scoring 73.2 points per contest, an average that’s slightly lower than the 79.4 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. Missouri has been tougher on defense lately, giving up 73.1 points per game during its past 10 contests compared to the 74.3 points per game its opponents average in the 2022-23 season.

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What you need to know about the Princeton Tigers

In 2022-23, the Princeton Tigers are 88th in the nation on offense (75.4 points scored per game) and 121st defensively (68.1 points allowed). On the glass, Princeton is 14th-best in the nation in rebounds (35.8 per game). It is 118th in rebounds allowed (30.2 per game).

At 8.4 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 33.8% from downtown, Princeton is 64th and 198th in college basketball, respectively, in those categories. Defensively, the Princeton Tigers are 64th in college basketball in 3-pointers allowed per game at 6.3. They are 84th in 3-point percentage conceded at 32.2%.

The Princeton Tigers are 8-2 against the spread and 8-2 overall in their past 10 games. Princeton has hit the over in six of its past 10 outings. In its previous 10 games, Princeton is scoring 75.9 points per game, 0.5 more than its season average (75.4). Over their past 10 games, the Princeton Tigers are allowing 70.6 points per game, 2.5 more points than their season average (68.1).

Missouri vs. Princeton Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this contest is Missouri, and we project that Missouri will cover the spread (Missouri -6.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 145 points.

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How to bet Missouri vs. Princeton

You can bet on Missouri vs. Princeton at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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