Arizona vs. Princeton Predictions & Picks: Spread, Total - NCAA Tournament First Round
Thursday's game at Golden 1 Center has the Arizona Wildcats (28-6) taking on the Princeton Tigers (21-8) at 4:10 PM ET (on March 16). Our computer prediction projects a one-sided 82-67 win as our model heavily favors Arizona.
Based on our computer prediction, Arizona is a good bet to cover the spread, which is listed at 14.5. The two sides are projected to come in below the 154 total.
Arizona vs. Princeton Game Info & Odds
- Date: Thursday, March 16, 2023
- Time: 4:10 PM ET
- TV: TNT
- Where: Sacramento, California
- Venue: Golden 1 Center
- Line: Arizona -14.5
- Point Total: 154
- Moneyline (To Win): Arizona -1091, Princeton +700
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Arizona vs. Princeton Score Prediction
- Prediction: Arizona 82, Princeton 67
Spread & Total Prediction for Arizona vs. Princeton
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Arizona has gone 17-16-1 against the spread, while Princeton's ATS record this season is 15-12-0. The Wildcats are 18-16-0 and the Tigers are 15-11-1 in terms of hitting the over. The teams combine to score 158.7 points per game, 4.7 more points than this matchup's total. Over the past 10 games, Arizona is 6-4 against the spread and 7-3 overall while Princeton has gone 7-3 against the spread and 7-3 overall.
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Arizona Performance Insights
- The Wildcats' +380 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by 11.2 points per game) is a result of scoring 82.7 points per game (fourth in college basketball) while allowing 71.5 per contest (223rd in college basketball).
- Arizona wins the rebound battle by 5.8 boards on average. It collects 36.1 rebounds per game, which ranks 11th in college basketball, while its opponents pull down 30.3 per outing.
- Arizona makes 8.6 three-pointers per game (55th in college basketball) compared to its opponents' 8. It shoots 38.2% from deep while its opponents hit 32.8% from long range.
- The Wildcats record 101.7 points per 100 possessions (14th in college basketball), while allowing 87.9 points per 100 possessions (80th in college basketball).
- Arizona has committed 1.4 more turnovers per game than its opponents, averaging 13.1 (293rd in college basketball action) while forcing 11.7 (196th in college basketball).
Princeton Performance Insights
- The Tigers put up 76 points per game (76th in college basketball) while allowing 68.6 per contest (134th in college basketball). They have a +216 scoring differential and outscore opponents by 7.4 points per game.
- Princeton wins the rebound battle by an average of 5.8 boards. It records 35.8 rebounds per game (15th in college basketball) compared to its opponents' 30.
- Princeton knocks down 8.5 three-pointers per game (62nd in college basketball), 2.1 more than its opponents.
- Princeton has come up short in the turnover battle by 1.8 per game, committing 11.9 (186th in college basketball) while forcing 10.1 (328th in college basketball).
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