Kennesaw State Owls vs Indiana Hoosiers Prediction, 12/23/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Kennesaw State Owls vs Indiana Hoosiers
Date: Friday, December 23, 2022
Location: Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington, IN
TV: Youtube TV
The Kennesaw State Owls (8-4) are headed to Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall on Friday where they will attempt to defeat the Indiana Hoosiers (9-3).
The Kennesaw State Owls faced USC Upstate and earned the victory with a final of 65-56 in their last game. In the matter of personal fouls, the Owls left the arena with 15 while USC Upstate recorded 19 personal fouls. They also made 5 out of their 16 shots from long range. USC Upstate finished 50.0% from the free throw line by knocking down 7 of 14 shots. In addition, USC Upstate pulled down 30 rebounds (7 offensive, 23 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. USC Upstate earned 7 dimes and had 10 steals for the game. With respect to defense, Kennesaw State allowed their opponent to shoot 41.5% from the floor on 22 out of 53 shooting. They also doled out 14 assists in this game while forcing 13 turnovers and getting 6 steals. In reference to grabbing rebounds, they earned 28 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. From the charity stripe, the Owls buried 11 of 17 attempts for a percentage of 64.7%. Kennesaw State ended the game with a 40.0% FG percentage (22 out of 55) and converted 10 out of their 27 shots from downtown.
Terrell Burden is one guy who came through in this game. He ended up shooting 62.5% from the field and distributed 1 assist. He was on the court for 33 mins and grabbed 3 rebounds. He walked away with 16 points on 5 out of 8 shooting.
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Kennesaw State comes into this contest with a mark of 8-4 for the year. They currently have an average of 73.1 points per contest (170th in the country) while going 44.4% from the floor. The Owls are shooting 37.8% on shots from distance (109 of 288) and 63.2% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Kennesaw State is grabbing 35.1 rebounds per game and has accounted for 170 assists for the campaign, which is 145th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 13.6 times per game and as a group are committing 18.4 fouls per game.
On the defensive end, the Owls are able to force 16.4 turnovers per game while drawing 19.8 fouls. They give up 30.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 113th in D-1 in points per game allowed (65.9). The Owls defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 42.9% (278 of 648) and they relinquish 34.4 boards per contest as a group. They are 75th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 126 conceded for the year.
In their last game, the Indiana Hoosiers took home the win by a final score of 96-72 when they faced Elon. The Hoosiers corralled 28 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 38 for the contest. They also gave up possession 13 times, while getting 11 steals for the matchup. Elon was called for 14 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Hoosiers to the free throw line for a total of 14 attempts. They were able to make 8 of them for a rate of 57.1%. In the matter of 3-pointers, Indiana made 8 out of 20 attempts (40.0%). Overall, the Hoosiers finished 40 out of 69 from the floor which had them shooting 58.0%. The Hoosiers permitted Elon to convert 25 out of 53 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 47.2% in the game. They finished the game shooting 41.7% from three-point range by going 10 of 24 and walked away from this one shooting 12 of 17 from the charity stripe (70.6%). Regarding how they attacked the glass, Indiana permitted Elon to collect 23 overall (1 offensive).
Race Thompson ended up being a factor for the Hoosiers in this game. He buried 9 out of 13 in this contest giving him a rate of 69.2%, and added 11 rebounds. He racked up 18 points in his 30 mins on the court and had 1 assist for the game.
Indiana has a mark of 9-3 this season. The Hoosiers are responsible for committing 16.8 fouls every game and they go 70.6% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 17.8 times per game (18th in the country) and they are losing possession via turnover 12.6 times per contest. Indiana has earned 972 points this season (81.0 per contest) and they average 36.9 boards per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Hoosiers are connecting on 50.8% from the field, which has them ranked 7th in the nation.
The Indiana defense concedes 31.9% on 3-pointers (86 of 270) and their opponents are making 69.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They allow 11.5 assists and 32.8 boards on a nightly basis, which is 113th and 111th in those defensive categories. The Hoosiers defensively are ranked 118th in the country in points given up per game with 66.2. They are forcing 14.9 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 40.3% from the field (72nd in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Indiana
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