Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Eagles versus the Owls? Tip off is at at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at KSU Convocation Center in Kennesaw, GA. The odds for this Atlantic Sun conference game currently have the Owls as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 151.5 points.
FLORIDA GULF COAST EAGLES VS KENNESAW STATE OWLS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Florida Gulf Coast Eagles +7
This game will be played at KSU Convocation Center at 7:00 ET on Friday, January 12th.
WHY BET THE FLORIDA GULF COAST EAGLES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-69 in favor of the Owls.
- Even though we have Kennesaw State winning straight-up, we like Florida Gulf Coast at +7.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 151.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.
Can Florida Gulf Coast Secure a Road Victory?
Florida Gulf Coast comes into this game as a seven-point underdog, and they have gone just 2-7 on the road this season with an average scoring margin of -8.7 points per game. They have gone 2-4 at home compared to their 2-7 road record.
Over their last 10 games on the road, the Eagles have gone just 2-8, and they have lost their last two games. In their most recent game, they lost 78-75 to Queens (NC).
Florida Gulf Coast’s ATS record this season is just 5-10, including a mark of 3-6 against the spread on the road. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Eagles have gone just 3-7 vs. the spread.
Florida Gulf Coast’s over/under record for the season sits at 6-9 and the average scoring total in their games is 139.9 points. Today’s over/under line of 151.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games (141.5). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 146 points.
In their latest game, Florida Gulf Coast offense put up 75 points against Queens (NC). They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 45.3% and made 8 threes. On the offensive front, the Eagles have a season-long field goal percentage of 43%, ranking 275th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 164th in terms of percentage and 177th in three-pointers made.
The Eagles’ defense is presently ranked 188th nationally, allowing an average of 72.4 points per contest. Florida Gulf Coast’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Queens (NC) offense to knock down 48% of their shots on their way to putting up 78 points.
Will Kennesaw State Live Up to Expectations at Home?
At home this season, Kennesaw State has been perfect, going 6-0 with an average scoring margin of +14.3 points per game. They have won 10 straight games at home, and their overall record is 11-5.
So far, the Owls have been favored in eight of their 16 games, and they have yet to lose as the favorite, going 8-0. Their average scoring margin at home is +14.3, compared to -4.8 on the road.
When looking at Kennesaw State’s ATS record this season, they are 8-5-1. At home, they have gone 4-1-1 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Owls have a strong mark of 7-2-1.
Today’s over/under line of 151.5 is lower than the average over/under line of 158.7 in Kennesaw State’s games this season. So far, their over/under record is 9-5. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 167 points and their over/under record over their last 10 games is 5-4.
The Owls’ offense wrapped up their last game with 88 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 85.3 points per contest. On the offensive front, the Owls have a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, ranking 197th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 222nd in terms of percentage and 16th in three-pointers made.
So far, the Owls’ defense is ranked 283rd in the country at 77.4 points per contest. The Kennesaw State defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 70 points and allowed Stetson to connect on 13 threes.