The Kennesaw State Owls will take on the Creighton Bluejays at 8:30 p.m. ET on Thursday at the CHI Health Center Omaha. The Bluejays are 1-0, while the Owls are 0-1 on the season. Head coaches Greg McDermott and Amir Abdur-Rahim are in very different spots with their teams, as McDermott is entering his 12th season with Creighton having been to six NCAA Tournaments while Abdur-Rahim is entering his third season with six wins thus far.

Creighton began its season with a win over Arkansas Pine-Bluff while Kennesaw State lost to Iowa State in its opener. The Bluejays are favored by 18.5 points in the latest Creighton vs. Kennesaw State odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 148.5. Before entering any Kennesaw State vs. Creighton picks, you'll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.

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Now, the model has set its sights on Creighton vs. Kennesaw State. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college basketball odds for Kennesaw State vs. Creighton:

  • Creighton vs. Kennesaw State spread: Creighton -18.5
  • Creighton vs. Kennesaw State over-under: 148.5 points
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What you need to know about Creighton

The Bluejays strolled past the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions with points to spare on Tuesday, taking the contest 90-77. Alex O'Connell was the offensive standout of the matchup for Creighton, picking up 20 points along with seven rebounds. The Bluejays shot 58.5 percent from the floor and limited their opponents to 37.5 percent shooting but struggled with 18 turnovers in the win.

With all five of its leading scorers leaving after last season, having O'Connell (a Duke transfer who averaged 3.4 ppg in his first season with the program) providing a scoring boost was a huge win for Creighton. Ryan Hawkins, Arthur Kaluma and Ryan Nembhard all had at least 15 points as well. Nembhard also dished out 10 assists and the freshman is going to be a key piece at point guard this season.

What you need to know about Kennesaw State

Meanwhile, the Owls received a tough blow on Tuesday as they fell 84-73 to the Iowa State Cyclones. Four players on Kennesaw State scored in the double digits: Terrell Burden (21), Chris Youngblood (16), Spencer Rodgers (12), and Jamir Moultrie (12).

Rodgers and Youngblood were the two leading scorers for Abdur-Rahim last season and a competitive loss to a Power Five program is certainly a good sign for a program that won a single game two years ago and five last season. Burden, Youngblood and Rodgers all have experience now in Abdur-Rahim's system and Jamir Moultrie comes in as a transfer from La Salle and North Carolina Central to provide additional shooting.

How to make Creighton vs. Kennesaw State picks

The model is leaning under on the total and it's also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in almost 70 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Kennesaw State vs. Creighton? And which side of the spread hits in almost 70 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread to back, all from the advanced model that has crushed its college basketball picks, and find out.