Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Owls vs. Musketeers CBB Odds
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2023 NCAA Basketball Handicapping Owls vs. Xavier
- (26-8) Kennesaw State Owls vs. Xavier Musketeers (25-9)
- Date: Friday, March 17th
- Time: 12:40 ET
- Venue: Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro
- CBB Moneyline Odds: Owls +466 | Musketeers -727
- NCAAB Betting ATS Odds: Kennesaw State +11 | Xavier -11 (Bet Now!)
- CBB Betting Total: O/U 150.5
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Kennesaw State Owls
At this point, Kennesaw State heads into their matchup vs Xavier with a record of 26-8 and riding a 5 game win streak. Meanwhile, in their 17 road games this season, Kennesaw State has a record of 11-6.
Having been the underdog in 12 games, Kennesaw State has gone 6-6 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +11 underdogs on the spread.
Presently, Kennesaw State has a record of 8-5 in non-conference games. In Atlantic Sun action, they have a mark of 18-3.
Coming into the game, Chris Youngblood is the team leader in scoring, averaging 14.7 points per game. In addition to his scoring, Youngblood is grabbing 4.8 rebounds and adding 1.9 assists. Kennesaw State’s second leading scorer is Terrell Burden, who has hit 48.9% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 13.5 points per game.
The Owls offense heads into the game, ranked 91st in the NCAA at 74.8 points per contest. In addition, Kennesaw State’s offensive attack is heavily reliant on getting the ball inside, as 61.55% of their shots have come inside the arc. So far, the team is ranked 78th in overall field goal percentage at 46.3%. When the Owls have taken 3-point shots, they are hitting 36.5% of their looks.
In terms of pace, Kennesaw State is below the NCAA average in possessions per game, averaging just 67.9 per contest, placing them just 444th in college basketball. Currently, Kennesaw State’s 35.5 rebounds per contest is one of the lower figures in the NCAA. So far, the Owls are averaging 10.7 offensive boards per game.
At this time, the Musketeers have a 25-9 overall record, Xavier squares off with Kennesaw State. So far, Xavier has been the home team 21 times, sitting with a record of 18-3.
Getting ready to play for the 23 times as the favorite, Xavier has gone 20-3 in those matchups. Playing at home, the Musketeers come into this game as -11 point favorites.
Presently, Xavier has a record of 8-3 in non-conference games. In Big East action, they have a mark of 17-6.
Coming into the game, Souley Boum is the team leader in scoring, averaging 16.5 points per game. In addition to his scoring, Boum is grabbing 4.3 rebounds and adding 4.4 assists. Xavier’s second leading scorer is Colby Jones, who has hit 51.9% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 15.2 points per game.
Musketeers Key Stats
The Musketeers offense heads into the game, ranked 118th in the NCAA at 73.9 points per contest. In addition, Xavier’s offensive attack is heavily reliant on getting the ball inside, as 64.32% of their shots have come inside the arc. So far, the team is ranked 171st in overall field goal percentage at 44.6%. When the Musketeers have taken 3-point shots, they are hitting 32.5% of their looks.
In terms of pace, Xavier is below the NCAA average in possessions per game, averaging just 68.3 per contest, placing them just 417th in college basketball. Currently, the team is pulling down rebounds at a similar rate to the NCAA average at 37.3 rebounds per contest. This figure includes 10.4 offensive boards per game.
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Kennesaw State Owls vs. Xavier Musketeers CBB Betting Trends
- Firstly, Kennesaw State is 4-1 vs. the spread in their last 5 games. The Owls are 5-0 straight up in these matchups.
- Secondly, Kennesaw State is 6-3-1 ATS in their last 10 games on the road, going 8-2 SU.
- At this point, Owls are 2-1 SU in their last 3 games as the underdog. They are 2-1 vs. the spread in these contests.
- Also, Musketeers are 3-0 SU in their last 3 games as the favorite. They are 1-2 vs. the spread in these contests.
Free Kennesaw State Owls vs. Xavier Musketeers CBB Betting Pick:
Free Spread Prediction: Xavier Musketeers -11
For today’s matchup between Xavier Musketeers and Kennesaw State Owls, our analysis points to Xavier covering the spread as the -11 point favorites. Although the Musketeers are just 2-3 over their previous 5 games as the favorite, we view the oddsmakers line being set too low. Today’s contest is an oustanding matchup for Xavier as they will be facing a Kennesaw State team that also perfers to slow the game down. Look for the team to put together an efficient offensive performance while also limiting the Owls’ offense, leading to not only a straight up win but an ATS victory. Before tip-off, be sure to go ahead and lock in your wager on the Xavier Musketeers to cover!
Free Kennesaw State Owls vs Xavier Musketeers Betting Pick: Xavier ATS
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