Xavier vs. Kennesaw State Odds, Spread, Preview | 2023 NCAA Tournament

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Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images. Pictured: Sean Miller (Xavier)

Xavier vs Kennesaw State Odds

Xavier Odds-650
Kennesaw State Odds+475
Opening Spread/Current SpreadXavier -11.5
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 3-seeded Xavier and 14-seeded Kennesaw St. matchup statistically, plus how our college basketball betting experts are projecting this first-round matchup to play out.

Xavier vs. Kennesaw State will tip off on Friday at 12:40 p.m. ET on truTV.

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Statistical Matchup

XavierKennesaw St.
280TO %158
All statistics courtesy of ShotQuality.

Instant Analysis

To compete with Xavier, you have to be able to score with its elite offense. These Owls are capable of that, featuring a bevy of shooters and a true interior threat in Demond Robinson.

The Musketeers have tightened up defensively since Zach Freemantle got hurt, but handling Kennesaw’s slash-and-kick dribble drive attack will be a nightmare.

— Jim Root

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 actionnetwork.com/bracket.

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