Indiana vs. Kent State Odds, Spread, Preview | 2023 NCAA Tournament

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Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images. Pictured: Race Thompson & Trayce Jackson-Davis (Indiana)

Indiana vs Kent State Odds

Indiana Odds-185
Kent State Odds+165
Opening SpreadIndiana -4.5
Odds via bet365. For the latest March Madness odds, click here.

With the men's 2023 NCAA Tournament bracket finally set, March Madness is officially underway.

Find out how 4-seeded Indiana and 13-seeded Kent St. matchup statistically, plus how our college basketball betting experts are projecting this first-round matchup to play out.

Indiana vs. Kent State will tip off on Friday at 9:55 p.m. ET on TBS.

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Statistical Matchup

IndianaKent St.
297TO %58
All statistics courtesy of ShotQuality.

Instant Analysis

Woof, brutal draw for the resurgent Indiana Hoosiers. Kent State isn’t the cliche overhyped mid-major — the Flashes are a legitimate giant-killer threat.

Their frontline may not look intimidating on paper but there’s enough physicality up front to keep Trayce Jackson-Davis from going bananas. Per ShotQuality, Kent ranks as the 50th-best team nationally in defending post ups.

— Matt Cox

For more coverage of the 2023 NCAA Tournament and Selection Sunday, make sure to check out our experts' live reactions to the bracket reveal and the Selection Sunday live show, where you can get their instant analysis on every matchup as well as some early insights to help you make your bets.

Don't forget to print out your 2023 NCAA Tournament bracket, as well — and while you're there, enter the bet 365 Bracket Challenge content for your chance to win up to $10,000,000. Enter for free at

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