A first-round matchup in the 2023 NCAA Tournament takes place when the No. 7 seed Missouri Tigers and the No. 10 seed Utah State Aggies clash in the South Region on Thursday afternoon. The Aggies are looking to advance to the second round for the first time since 2001. Meanwhile, Missouri last made the tournament in 2021, when the Tigers were eliminated in the first round.
Tipoff from Golden 1 Center in Sacramento is set for 1:40 p.m. ET. The Aggies are 1-point favorites in the latest Utah State vs. Missouri odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is 155.5. Before making any Missouri vs. Utah State, be sure to check out the college basketball predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. The model enters the 2023 NCAA Tournament 79-53 on all-top rated college basketball picks this season, returning nearly $1,300 for $100 players. Anybody who has followed it has seen huge returns.
Now, the model has set its sights on Missouri vs. Utah State and revealed its coveted picks and predictions for the NCAA Tournament 2023. You can head to SportsLine to see the picks. Here are several college basketball odds and trends for Utah State vs. Missouri:
- Utah State vs. Missouri: Aggies -1
- Utah State vs. Missouri over/under: 155.5 points
- Utah State vs. Missouri money line: Aggies -130, Tigers +110
- USU: Aggies are 7-1 ATS in their last eight games overall
- MIZZ: Tigers are 5-1 ATS in their last six neutral site games
- Utah State vs. Missouri picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why Utah State can cover
Junior guard Steven Ashworth has been the focal point for the Aggies. Ashworth utilizes his solid court vision to orchestrate the offense while being a regular scorer. The Utah native leads the squad in points (16.3), assists (4.5) and steals (1.2). He finished with at least 19 points in four of his last six outings. On March 1 against UNLV, Ashworth had 27 points and seven assists.
Senior forward Taylor Funk is another floor-spacing shooting weapon on the outside. Funk offers superb range and thrives as a catch-and-shoot option. The Pennsylvania native averages 13.3 points, 5.5 rebounds, and knocks down 37% of his attempts from downtown. On Mar. 9, Funk tallied 32 points and went 6-of-10 from downtown against New Mexico.
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