Planning on watching today’s Colonels and Owls game? Catch the action at KSU Convocation Center in Kennesaw, GA, as the Owls hosts this showdown at 5:00 ET on ESPN+. Eastern Kentucky is favored by -1 in this Atlantic Sun conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 166.5 points.

EASTERN KENTUCKY COLONELS VS KENNESAW STATE OWLS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Kennesaw State Owls +1

This game will be played at KSU Convocation Center at 5:00 ET on Saturday, February 3rd.

WHY BET THE KENNESAW STATE OWLS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-66 in favor of the Owls.
  • Not only will Kennesaw State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +1.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 166.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Will the Colonels Make it Happen in Kennesaw?

Eastern Kentucky will be on the road for this one, where they have gone just 2-7 this season. On the year, they have gone 11-10, including a 7-1 mark in Atlantic Sun games.

So far, the Colonels have been favored in 12 games and have gone 8-4 in those matchups. In their last game, they lost to Queens (NC) by a score of 94-76.

This season, Eastern Kentucky has an ATS record of 9-9 and they are 7-5 vs. the spread when favored. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Colonels are 7-3 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS mark is 4-5 this year and they have gone 5-5 in their last 10 road games vs. the spread.

The over/under record for Eastern Kentucky games this season is 8-10 and the over/under line for today’s game is 166.5. So far, 14 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 156 points.

The Eastern Kentucky offense is coming off a game where they scored 76 points against Queens (NC). They posted a field goal percentage of 36% and connected on 5 threes. The team’s scoring leader is Leland Walker, who holds an average of 15.5 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Isaiah Cozart is averaging 15.3 points per game this season.

Looking at the Eastern Kentucky defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 76.3 points per game (257th). In today’s game vs. Kennesaw State, the Eastern Kentucky defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Eastern Kentucky made 29 free-throws vs. the Colonels.

Does Kennesaw State Have What it Takes to Win as Home Underdogs?

So far this season, the Kennesaw State Owls have a record of 13-9, including a 4-3 mark in Atlantic Sun Conference games. They will enter this game on a two-game losing streak, and their record at home is 7-1 compared to 4-7 on the road.

For the year, Kennesaw State has been the underdog in six of its 22 games, going 1-5 in those matchups. In their last game, the Owls lost to Central Arkansas by a score of 92-87.

Against the spread, Kennesaw State has an 8-10-1 record this season. At home, they are 4-3-1 vs. the spread. As the underdog, their ATS mark is 2-4. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Owls are 5-5 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 166.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Kennesaw State games this season (159.4). So far, 17 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s OU line. However, in their last three games, the average scoring total is 180 points and their over/under record over their last 10 games is 6-4.

Kennesaw State’s offense is coming off a strong performance vs. Central Arkansas, finishing the game with a total of 87 points. Their season average is now 84.9 points per game. Simeon Cottle is leading the team in scoring at 16.7 points per contest. Terrell Burden has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 15.2 going into the game.

Looking at the Kennesaw State defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 79.8 points per game (303rd). On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.3 threes per game vs. Eastern Kentucky. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 30.6%.