Princeton scored a major upset by beating Arizona 59-55 on Thursday, but the Tigers took advantage of some lousy shooting by the Wildcats, who made only 3-of-16 from 3-point range and got to the foul line for only seven shots, finishing with a .421 overall field goal percentage. The Tigers' defense had something to do with that, but Missouri will be a tougher opponent as it is peaking having won six of its past seven with the only loss to Alabama and the Tigers got the monkey off their backs by beating Utah State 76-65 for their first NCAA Tournament victory in seven tries. D'Moi Hodge led Missouri with 23 points, but Kobe Brown hit three 3-pointers in a 13-2 run that sealed the deal and his team shot 51 percent overall. Missouri has covered six of seven neutral-court games and it's the quicker team and tops in the country in turnover margin and will shoot better than Arizona. Play Missouri.
This pick was released to clients on March 18, 2023 at 11:25AM ET.
Princeton vs. Missouri
March 18, 2023
6:10 PM Eastern
1.5 units on Missouri -6.5 (-110) (risk 1.5 to return 2.86)
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