Arizona vs. Princeton Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – NCAA Tournament Round First Round

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Arizona vs. Princeton Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – NCAA Tournament Round First Round

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The No. 2 Arizona Wildcats (28-6) are 14.5-point favorites to advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament when they meet the No. 15 Princeton Tigers (21-8) on Thursday, beginning at 4:10 PM on TNT. Here’s everything you need to know about this 2-15 matchup before filling out your bracket. The over/under is set at 154 for the matchup.

Arizona vs. Princeton Odds

  • Arizona odds to win: -1091
  • Princeton odds to win: +700
  • Spread: Arizona (-14.5)
  • Total: 154

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Thursday, March 16, 2023
  • Time: 4:10 PM ET
  • TV: TNT
  • Where: Sacramento, California
  • Venue: Golden 1 Center

Who Will Win Arizona vs. Princeton?

Arizona and Princeton Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

Arizona is 4-6-1 against the spread when favored by 14.5 points or more this season.

The two teams average a combined 4.7 more points per game, 158.7, than this game’s over/under of 154 points.

Arizona and Princeton have seen their opponents average a combined 13.9 fewer points per game than the point total of 154 set for this outing.

The average total Arizona has had set in matchups this year is 0.2 more points than this outing’s point total.

The average total for Tigers games this season is 9.4 fewer points than the point total of 154 for this outing.

The Wildcats have a 17-16-1 record against the spread this season.

The Tigers are 15-12-0 ATS this season.

Arizona Stats & Insights

Arizona has a +380 scoring differential, topping opponents by 11.2 points per game. It is putting up 82.7 points per game to rank fourth in college basketball and is giving up 71.5 per outing to rank 223rd in college basketball.

The 36.1 rebounds per game Arizona averages rank 11th in college basketball, and are 5.8 more than the 30.3 its opponents pull down per contest.

The Wildcats hit 8.6 three-pointers per game (55th in college basketball), while their opponents have made 8 on average.

Arizona records 101.7 points per 100 possessions (14th in college basketball), while allowing 87.9 points per 100 possessions (80th in college basketball).

The Wildcats are averaging 85.2 points per game at home. Away from home, they are averaging 77.1 points per contest.

Princeton Stats & Insights

Princeton is outscoring opponents by 7.4 points per game, with a +216 scoring differential overall. It puts up 76 points per game (76th in college basketball) and allows 68.6 per contest (134th in college basketball).

The 35.8 rebounds per game Princeton accumulates rank 15th in the country, 5.8 more than the 30 its opponents collect.

Princeton makes 2.1 more threes per contest than the opposition, 8.5 (62nd in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 6.4.

Princeton averages 97.9 points per 100 possessions on offense (74th in college basketball), and concedes 88.3 points per 100 possessions (86th in college basketball).

In 2022-23 the Tigers are averaging nine more points per game at home (81.4) than away (72.4).

Arizona Key Players to Watch

Azuolas Tubelis leads the Wildcats in scoring and rebounding, tallying 19.8 points and 9.3 boards per game.

Kerr Kriisa leads Arizona in assists, averaging 5.2 per game while also scoring 10.1 points per contest.

Courtney Ramey leads the Wildcats in three-point shooting, knocking down an average of 2.7 shots per game from beyond the arc.

The Arizona steals leader is Ramey, who averages 1.1 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Oumar Ballo, who compiles 1.3 rejections per contest.

Princeton Key Players to Watch

Tosan Evbuomwan racks up 15 points and tacks on 4.7 assists per game, putting him at the top of the Tigers’ leaderboards for those statistics.

Caden Pierce is at the top of the Princeton rebounding leaderboard with 7.1 rebounds per game. He also notches 8.3 points and tacks on 1.2 assists per game.

Ryan Langborg is the top shooter from deep for the Tigers, hitting two threes per game.

Matt Allocco (0.8 steals per game) is the steal leader for Princeton while Keeshawn Kellman (0.8 blocks per game) is the block leader.

Arizona vs. Princeton Prediction

  • Pick ATS:

    Arizona (-14.5)

  • Pick OU:

    Under (154)

  • Prediction:
    Arizona 82, Princeton 67

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Author: Andy Molitor

Andy has been involved in sports betting on and off his entire adult life and has been creating content surrounding it for the past five years. While the NFL is his first love, he also bets hundreds of college basketball games every winter and loves sweating golf DFS during the football offseason.