The No. 3 seed Xavier Musketeers (25-9) and the No. 14 seed Kennesaw State Owls (26-8) will meet on Friday at 12:40 PM in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Xavier is a 12.5-point favorite in the matchup, which airs on truTV. Here's everything you need to know ahead of this 3-14 matchup in the Midwest Region bracket. The over/under is 154.5 for the matchup.

Kennesaw State vs. Xavier Odds & Info

  • Date: Friday, March 17, 2023
  • Time: 12:40 PM ET
  • TV: truTV
  • Where: Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Venue: Greensboro Coliseum
Favorite Spread Over/Under
Xavier -12.5 154.5

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Owls Betting Records & Stats

  • Kennesaw State's games this season have had a combined scoring total higher than 154.5 points in eight of 28 outings.
  • Kennesaw State has had an average of 144.2 points scored in its games so far this season, 10.3 points fewer than this game's over/under.
  • So far this year, Kennesaw State has compiled a 19-9-0 record against the spread.
  • Kennesaw State has been chosen as underdogs in 10 games this year and has walked away with the win six times (60%) in those games.
  • The Owls have been at least a +525 moneyline underdog three times this season, but was upset in each of those games.
  • Kennesaw State has an implied victory probability of 16% according to the moneyline set for this matchup.

Kennesaw State vs. Xavier Over/Under Stats

Games Over 154.5 % of Games Over 154.5 Average PPG Combined Average PPG Average Opponent PPG Combined Average Opponent PPG Average Total
Xavier 18 60% 81.4 156.7 74.1 143 152.2
Kennesaw State 8 28.6% 75.3 156.7 68.9 143 142.7

Additional Kennesaw State Insights & Trends

  • Kennesaw State is 5-5 against the spread and 8-2 overall over its past 10 games.
  • The Owls have hit the over in four of their last 10 contests.
  • The Owls put up just 1.2 more points per game (75.3) than the Musketeers allow (74.1).
  • Kennesaw State is 12-3 against the spread and 15-3 overall when it scores more than 74.1 points.

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Xavier vs. Kennesaw State Betting Splits

ATS Record ATS Record Against 12.5+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Xavier 16-14-0 3-5 19-11-0
Kennesaw State 19-9-0 2-1 17-11-0

Kennesaw State vs. Xavier Home/Away Splits

Xavier Kennesaw State
15-2 Home Record 15-1
7-4 Away Record 10-6
8-7-0 Home ATS Record 8-4-0
5-4-0 Away ATS Record 11-4-0
83.6 Points Scored Per Game (Home) 80.4
80.5 Points Scored Per Game (Away) 71.2
12-3-0 Over-Under-Push Record (Home) 10-2-0
4-5-0 Over-Under-Push Record (Away) 7-8-0

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