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    The No. 14 Kennesaw State Owls (26-8) are 11-point underdogs to move on to the second round of the NCAA Tournament when they square off against the No. 3 Xavier Musketeers (25-9) on Friday. Here are some insights into this 3-14 matchup in the Midwest Region bracket that tips off at 12:40 PM, live on truTV.

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    How do I watch Musketeers vs. Owls?

    • Game Day: Friday, March 17, 2023
    • Game Time: 12:40 PM ET
    • TV Channel: truTV
    • Location: Greensboro, North Carolina
    • Arena: Greensboro Coliseum

    Betting Lines for Musketeers vs. Owls

    Xavier vs Kennesaw State Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Total
    Xavier -11 151.5

    Xavier Betting Stats & Information

    • Xavier has won 87% of its games this season when favored on the moneyline (20-3).
    • The Musketeers have played in nine games as a moneyline favorite with odds of -672 or shorter and won them all.
    • So far this season, the Musketeers have put together an 18-15-1 record against the spread.
    • In games this season in which they were an underdog by 11 points or more, the Owls have a 3-1 record against the spread.
    • The average total for Xavier’s games this season is four more points than the total of 151.5 in this game.

    Kennesaw State Betting Stats & Info

    • Kennesaw State has entered the game as underdogs 13 times this season and won seven, or 53.8%, of those games.
    • The Owls have been at least a +474 moneyline underdog four times this season, but was upset in each of those games.
    • The Owls have a 21-10-0 record against the spread this year.
    • In games they have played as at least 11-point underdogs this season, the Owls are 3-1 against the spread.
    • The average point total for Kennesaw State this year is 7.3 points fewer than this game’s over/under.

    Xavier vs. Kennesaw State Season Stat Comparison

    Xavier Rank Xavier AVG Kennesaw State AVG Kennesaw State Rank
    11th 81.4 Points Scored 75.3 91st
    295th 74.1 Points Allowed 68.9 142nd
    35th 34.8 Rebounds 31.4 202nd
    123rd 9.1 Off. Rebounds 7.6 265th
    154th 7.6 3pt Made 8.3 75th
    1st 19.3 Assists 14.4 84th
    232nd 12.4 Turnovers 12 200th

    This Matchup’s Impact Players

    Xavier Musketeers Leaders

    • Souley Boum leads the Musketeers in points and assists per game, scoring 16.5 points and distributing 4.4 assists.
    • Xavier’s best rebounder is Jack Nunge, who averages 7.8 boards per game in addition to his 14.1 PPG average.
    • Boum leads the Musketeers in three-point shooting, making an average of 2.2 shots per game from beyond the arc.

    Kennesaw State Owls Leaders

    • Chris Youngblood is the top scorer for the Owls with 14.7 points per game. He also adds 4.8 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game to his scoring output.
    • Brandon Stroud has a stat line of 6.5 rebounds, 9.3 points and 1.6 assists per game for Kennesaw State to take the top rebound spot on the team. Terrell Burden holds the top spot for assists with 4.2 per game, adding 13.5 points and 3.1 rebounds per matchup.
    • Youngblood knocks down 2.3 three-pointers per game, the most on the Owls.
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