The Kennesaw State Owls (1-17, 0-5 Asun), who are currently on a nine-game skid, look to get back in the win column when they welcome the North Alabama Lions (8-11, 3-3 Asun) to KSU Convocation Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 23, 2020.
North Alabama Lions at Kennesaw State Owls Odds Preview
The last time the Lions played, they were victorious over the FGCU Eagles, 70-65. Christian Agnew led North Alabama in scoring with 17 points on 7-for-12 shooting. The Lions made 21 of their 25 free throws (84.0 percent) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.613 (above their season average of 0.478).
The Owls are hoping for a better outcome after their 66-48 loss to the NJIT Highlanders in their last game. With 13 points and five rebounds, Tyler Hooker played well for Kennesaw State. NJIT held the Owls to an effective field goal percentage of 0.336 (below their season average of 0.397). Kennesaw State, on the other hand, did a terrific job of making free throws (11-13; 84.6 percent).
This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams. The Lions won both meetings played against each other last season. In the most recent matchup, North Alabama won 76-61. North Alabama launched 22 three pointers, making 11 of them (50.0 percent), while Kennesaw State was just 1-6 (16.7 percent).
North Alabama Lions vs. Kennesaw State Owls ATS Prediction
Free Basketball Tip: SU Winner – North Alabama, ATS Winner – North Alabama, O/U – Under
The Lions average 35.1 rebounds per game, which ranks 183rd in the country. The Owls rank 219th in rebounds allowed per game (37.3).
North Alabama ranks 41st in assists allowed per game (10.6) while Kennesaw State ranks 217th (15.1).
The Lions rank 37th in three pointers allowed per game (18.6) while the Owls rank 180th (22.8).
North Alabama ranks 35th in steals allowed per game (5.3) while Kennesaw State ranks 133rd (6.8).
The Owls’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 14.8, down from 18.3 for the season.
During their last five games, the Lions have scored an average of 63.6 points per game (3.7 below their season average) and allowed an average of 66.4 points per game (2.4 below their season average).