The Kennesaw State Owls (1-22, 0-10 Asun), who are currently on a 14-game losing streak, will attempt to get back in the win column when they welcome the FGCU Eagles (7-19, 4-7 Asun) to KSU Convocation Center. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 13, 2020.
FGCU Eagles vs. Kennesaw State Owls ATS Preview
In the Eagles’ last outing, they were beaten by the North Florida Ospreys, 69-60. FGCU’s Jalen Warren had a solid performance, leading the team in scoring with 18 points on 8-for-13 shooting. North Florida did a terrific job of converting from the charity stripe (9-10; 90.0 percent). FGCU, meanwhile, had a turnover percentage of 14.4 (better than their season average of 20.6).
The Owls are trying to rebound after their 72-66 loss to the Lipscomb Bisons in their last contest. Tyler Hooker was Kennesaw State’s leading scorer with 18 points on 7-for-16 shooting. Lipscomb had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.519 vs. 0.418). Kennesaw State, meanwhile, had a turnover percentage of 10.3 (better than their season average of 19.5).
This has potential to be a mistake-prone game for the offense of Kennesaw State. Kennesaw State ranks 325th in the country in ball protection (turnover percentage of 22.1 percent), while the disruptive defense of FGCU forces the 98th-most turnovers in the NCAA (20.7 percent).
These two squads have already met once this season. The Eagles won 73-51. FGCU’s 0.492 effective field goal percentage was its largest advantage over Kennesaw State, who had a rate of 0.239. Warren had a stellar game, with nine points, 11 rebounds and five assists.
FGCU Eagles vs. Kennesaw State Owls Betting Prediction
College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Kennesaw State, ATS Winner – Kennesaw State, O/U – Over
The Eagles rank 175th in rebounds allowed per game (35.5) while the Owls rank 239th (37.5).
FGCU ranks 113th in three pointers attempted per game (23.0) while Kennesaw State ranks 284th (16.1).
The Eagles rank 111th in assists allowed per game (12.1) while the Owls rank 232nd (14.8).
FGCU averages 4.0 blocks per game, which ranks 59th in the country. Kennesaw State ranks 158th in blocks allowed per game (4.2).
The Owls’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 24.8, up from 19.7 for the season.
During their last five games, the Eagles have scored an average of 57.0 points per game (4.2 below their season average) and allowed an average of 62.4 points per game (4.8 below their season average).