Princeton vs. Arizona Prediction & Odds
A 15-seed versus a 2-seed will be the matchup at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA on Thursday afternoon when No. 2 Arizona hosts No. 15 Princeton at 4:10 p.m. ET on TNT.
With the Wildcats laying 13.5 points and the total sitting at 153.5, what’s the smart bet in this March Madness matchup?
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
763 Princeton Tigers (+13.5) vs. 764 Arizona Wildcats (-13.5); o/u 153.5
4:10 p.m. ET, Thursday, March 16, 2023
Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, CA
Princeton vs. Arizona Public Betting Information
Our CBB Public Betting Information page indicates that 59% of public bettors are currently backing Princeton when it comes to the spread. This information is subject to change throughout the day, however, so be sure to check the link so you’re receiving the most up-to-date public betting data.
Princeton Tigers Notes
Deven Austin (undisclosed) has missed five consecutive games for the Tigers. Austin first sat out Feb. 17 and hasn't suited up since, missing the Ivy League tournament that Princeton ultimately won to clinch an automatic NCAA Tournament berth. The freshman wing had been one of the first options off the bench for the Tigers, posting averages of 5.5 points and 2.5 rebounds across 15.3 mpg. His chances of returning for the tournament are unclear, but on the bright side, Adam Zielonka of Field Level Media did report about a week ago that Austin was seen without crutches or much of a limp.
Arizona Wildcats Notes
Azuolas Tubelis had 19 points (5-17 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 9-11 FT) and 14 rebounds in 33 minutes during Saturday's 61-59 victory over UCLA. Tubelis helped the Wildcats secure the Pac-12 Tournament Title, finishing with 19 points and 14 rebounds during Saturday's win over UCLA. The 6-foot-11 junior has appeared in all 34 games this season, averaging 19.8 points, 9.3 rebounds, two assists and 1.1 steals on 29.7 minutes per game. Tubelis and the Wildcats will look to make a deep run in the NCAA Tournament.
Princeton vs. Arizona CBB Betting Trends
Wildcats are 3-12-1 ATS in their last 16 NCAA Tournament games
Wildcats are 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600
Tigers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall
Tigers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 neutral site games
Princeton vs. Arizona CBB Prediction:
The over is 8-1 in the Tigers’ last nine games coming off a win, is 7-1 in their last eight games coming off an ATS win and is 9-2 in their last 11 games overall. On the other side, the over has cashed in seven of the Wildcats’ last 10 games overall and is 5-0 in their last five games played on Thursday.
CBB BETTING PREDICTION: PRINCETON/ARIZONA OVER 153.5