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Kennesaw State vs Indiana Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds & Picks

Hoosiers Go for Second Straight Win vs Owls

Hoosiers Looking for Momentum

The No. 18 Indiana Hoosiers try to win a second straight game when they host the Kennesaw State Owls in a non-conference affair on Friday night. Indiana had dropped three of four prior to a win over Elon on Tuesday and is looking to improve to 8-0 at home this season. Kennesaw State has won two in a row, including a home win over South Carolina Upstate on Tuesday. Both teams would like to head into the Christmas break on a winning streak, so check out our in-depth preview to help you bet online on this one.

Let’s check the latest college basketball odds, stats, injury reports, and college basketball lines for Kennesaw State vs Indiana. We’ve plenty of NCAA basketball odds for you to consider.

Jalen Hood-Schifino #1of the Indiana Hoosiers celebrates after making a three point shot
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Kennesaw State Used to the Road

The early portion of the season for the Kennesaw State Owls hasn’t been spent at home very much, with the team playing eight of its first 12 contests away from Kennesaw, Ga. Kennesaw State is 3-3 as a true road team this season, setting a school record with three non-conference road wins, so they should be ready for another test against Indiana on Friday.

Junior guard Chris Youngblood leads the offensive charge for the Owls, scoring 14.2 points per game. Youngblood is shooting 50% from the floor this season, including 45.3% from 3-point range, and averages just over a steal per contest.

Senior guard Terrell Burden is the only other double-digit scorer for Kennesaw State, averaging 11.3 points and a team-high 3.8 assists and 1.7 steals per contest. The Owls are scoring 73.1 points per game as they spread the offense around, with eight players averaging at least five points.

Indiana Adapts to Johnson Loss

The Indiana Hoosiers are at a turning point in their season, having dropped three of five games and now without senior point guard Xavier Johnson indefinitely after he underwent foot surgery following an injury on Saturday vs Kansas. Johnson’s absence means players like freshman Jalen Hood-Schifino will get more time, and Hood-Schifino came through in Tuesday’s win over Elon, going for a career-high 17 points and dishing out seven assists.

Things change with X out,” Indiana forward Miller Kopp said after Tuesday’s win. “He’s one of our leading scorers and one of our leaders. He’s a big loss. Fino is making strides. The kid is a relentless worker. We’re super comfortable with where he’s going.”

Johnson was averaging 9.9 points and 4.9 assists this season, bringing veteran leadership to both ends of the floor. Hood-Schifino has accounted for 9.9 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 4.4 assists per contest, but how well he can fill Johnson’s role remains to be seen.

Senior forward Trayce Jackson-Davis is a big key to the Hoosiers getting back on the winning track. Jackson-Davis leads the Hoosiers with 16.4 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 2.7 blocks per game, shooting 63.4% from the floor.

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Kennesaw State vs Indiana Head-to-Head

This will be the third all-time meeting between the two, with Indiana unbeaten in the series thus far. Two of the previous meetings were held in Bloomington, Ind., with the most recent coming in December 2015.

The Hoosiers had no trouble with the Owls in the first two matchups, winning by an average of 25.5 points. The college basketball lines for Friday’s contest anticipate Indiana having another easy time in this one.

Kennesaw State vs Indiana Game Information

  • Game: Kennesaw State (8-4) vs Indiana (9-3)
  • Location: Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall, Bloomington, IN
  • Day/Time: Friday, Dec. 23, 7:00 p.m. ET
  • Kennesaw State vs Indiana Live Stream: TBS.com

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Kennesaw State vs Indiana Picks & Prediction

The Kennesaw State Owls are playing better in their non-conference schedule than they ever have at the Division I level, but they’re taking on an inspired Indiana Hoosiers squad on Friday night. Look for the Hoosiers to cruise to this victory behind a big game from Jackson-Davis.

Take Indiana to win at home when doing your college basketball betting.

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