On Thursday, March 16, Utah State and Missouri will face off in the opening game of the South Region of the 2023 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California. Utah State, ranked 10th, is favored to win by a slim margin of 1.5 points, and the total number of points is set at 155.0.
Utah State’s Aggies are rebounding from a 62-57 loss to San Diego State in the Mountain West Conference Tournament Final, during which they struggled with accuracy, shooting only 37.1% from the field and 4-for-24 from beyond the arc. Junior guard Steven Ashworth was the top scorer with 13 points and two steals, while senior center Trevin Dorius contributed 12 points and seven rebounds. Prior to their loss, Utah State had won seven consecutive games, with Ashworth leading the team this season with 16.3 points, 4.5 assists, and 3.2 rebounds per game. Senior forward Taylor Funk averages 13.3 points per game. Utah State ranks 18th in the NCAA NET Rankings, with 117.8 points per 100 possessions, 9.4 three-pointers per game, and 39.3% from beyond the arc.
Missouri’s Tigers suffered a 72-61 defeat to Alabama in the SEC Tournament Semifinal, ending their five-game winning streak. They struggled with accuracy, shooting only 33.8% from the field and 7-for-25 from beyond the arc. Senior guard D’Moi Hodge was the top scorer with 21 points and nine rebounds, while senior forward Kobe Brown led the team with 15.8 points and 6.3 rebounds per game, and Hodge added 14.8 points per game. Missouri ranks 42nd in the NCAA NET Rankings, with 119.3 points per 100 possessions, 55.9% from inside the arc, and 36.1% from beyond the arc. However, they allow 105.4 points per game in return, with opponents shooting 35.4% from beyond the arc.
Utah State Aggies vs Missouri Tigers Game Information
- Date: 03/16/2023
- Time: 01:40 PM ET
- Location: Golden 1 Center.
- How to Watch Utah State vs Missouri: ESPN2
- Live Stream: CBS.com
Utah State vs Missouri Betting Lines
Missouri is +105 according to our Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $105.On the other side, Utah State is -125 according to the Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $80.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines has Missouri at a 48.48% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Utah State has 55.56% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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