Here are the betting odds for Mizzou vs. Princeton in the second round of March Madness, as well as our pick for the game.
With a shocking win over second-seeded Arizona, 15th-seeded Princeton hopes to be this year’s Cinderella by making it to the Sweet 16. It won’t be easy for them to win against the Missouri Tigers (-6.5) in the Round of 32 and build on their success in the first round. Head coach Dennis Gates wants to get his team back to the second weekend for the first time since 2009.
Even though Princeton was behind by 12 points with less than 12 minutes left in the second half, they were able to come back and win by dominating the last few minutes of the game. In the last 4:43 of regulation, Arizona didn’t score, and Princeton was able to defend against Azoulas Tubelis and Oumar Ballo, two big players for the Wildcats, to get the upset win.
Also, Missouri’s perimeter defense kept the Aggies from making more than 16.7 percent of their three-point shots. Utah State was eaten up by Missouri’s pressure-heavy defense, which made them turn the ball over 15 times (four-of-24). After being behind by four points at halftime, Utah State took a two-point lead in the second half. However, the Tigers’ strong defense kept them from getting ahead, and Utah State lost 76-65.
Here is everything you need to know about betting on Mizzou vs. Princeton in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, including the latest odds, betting trends, and our pick for this March Madness Round of 32 matchup.
Mizzou vs. Princeton odds
Here are the odds that Mizzou will beat Princeton:
YouWager.lv Sportsbook says that Missouri is the favorite right now with a 6.5-point spread and a 150.5-point over/under. At a moneyline price of -280, Missouri is expected to win 73.3% of the time, while Princeton is expected to win 30% of the time at a moneyline price of +230.
- Princeton + 6.5 (-110)
- Missouri -6.5 (-110)
- Princeton +230
- Missouri -280
- Over 150.5 (-110)
- Under 150.5 (-110)
Mizzou vs. Princeton: How to Bet and What to Look Out For
- This season, Missouri has done well when playing on neutral grounds, going 4-1 against the spread (ATS) in those games before Saturday’s game.
- Even though Princeton isn’t often the underdog, it has done well in that role, winning five of its last six games in that role.
- When the Tigers have been the favorite, the over has won 13 of the last 16 games, so gamblers are excited that Missouri is the favorite.
Missouri’s key players
Missouri has a very balanced scoring attack, with three players (Kobe Brown, D’Moi Hodge, and DeAndre Gholston) averaging more than 10 points per game. The team led by Gates usually plays five-out, with either 6-8 Kobe Brown or 6-6 Noah Carter at spot five.
They are not the biggest team, though. When Missouri wants to play big, Mohamed Diarra, a junior who is 6 feet 10 inches tall, will sometimes play the five. If Princeton’s front court is strong, Diarra may have to play more minutes than usual. Princeton key figures
Princeton’s key figures
Tosan Evbuomwan, a 6-8 forward for Princeton, is the team’s most-used player and its leader. When he is on the court, 24.8 percent of the time, he takes a shot. A front-court piece from the same team, Keeshawn Kellman is the second most-used player on the team. Matt Allocco and Blake Peters are the best three-point shooters in terms of percentage on the team.
The best individual matchup is between Tosan Evbuomwan and Kobe Brown
On defense, Brown will be in charge of controlling Evbuomwan because Mizzou will likely start out by playing small. Evbuomwan led Princeton to an upset in the first round. He scored 15 points and made 7 of his 15 field goal attempts.
He is a real threat to pass the ball, and he can also play out on the edge. Brown shouldn’t be afraid of Evbuomwan, but trouble with the law could be a problem. On the other side of the court, Brown’s ability to make three-pointers means that Evbuomwan will have to guard him out on the perimeter. This could give Missouri’s guards a chance to cut back and score.
Key facts about Mizzou vs. Princeton
Missouri’s defense has the fifth-highest turnover rate in the country at 24.3%, while Princeton’s defense has the 348th-highest turnover rate (14.6 percent).
The picks of the experts are DeCourcy (Alabama), Bender (Kansas), Fagan (Marquette), and Pohnl (Kansas)
What will happen with Mizzou vs Princeton?
Missouri should be able to beat Princeton by a large margin because its offense has a lot of shooters and can speed up the pace and spread the floor. But Missouri is hard to play on short notice, and their ninth-ranked offense makes enough shots to get them to the second weekend. Princeton’s come-from-behind win over Arizona showed that it can beat any team in the country.
Princeton gets a 68, while Missouri gets a 78. The total score of the game is UNDER, so Missouri (-6.5) wins the bet (150.5).
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