The Kennesaw State Owls (0-8) are off to a slow start and will try to pick up their first victory when they go head-to-head with the Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs (3-6) at KSU Convocation Center. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET on Friday, December 13, 2019.
Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs vs. Kennesaw State Owls Betting Preview
The Runnin’ Bulldogs lost to the Wofford Terriers in their last game, 81-77. Eric Jamison Jr. put together a solid performance for Gardner-Webb, leading both teams in scoring with 22 points on 9-for-16 shooting. Wofford had an offensive rebounding percentage of 29.6 (above their season average of 24.0). Gardner-Webb, meanwhile, had a turnover percentage of 8.8 (better than their season average of 17.9).
In the Owls’ last game, they were beaten by the FIU Panthers, 84-81. With 10 points and 15 rebounds, Armani Harris played well for Kennesaw State. FIU had a healthier turnover percentage (16.8 vs. 18.6). Kennesaw State, meanwhile, had a free throw rate of 0.328 (above their season average of 0.249).
The offensive glass could be a major edge for Kennesaw State in this contest. Dating back to last season, the Owls rank 66th in offensive rebounding percentage (30.4 percent), while Gardner-Webb ranks 313th in defensive rebounding percentage (69.3 percent).
The Runnin’ Bulldogs won the only contest against the Owls last season, 81-77. The Runnin’ Bulldogs played a nearly perfect game. They had a fantastic free throw rate of 0.404 and a turnover percentage of 12.5. The Owls were 0.313 and 15.5, respectively, for those same stats.
Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs vs. Kennesaw State Owls Odds Prediction
Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Kennesaw State, ATS Winner – Kennesaw State, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Runnin’ Bulldogs rank 214th in three pointers attempted per game (20.3) while the Owls rank 279th (13.9).
Gardner-Webb averages 6.7 steals per game, which ranks 136th in the country. Kennesaw State ranks 176th in steals allowed per game (7.3).
Gardner-Webb averages 3.2 blocks per game, which ranks 54th in the country. Kennesaw State ranks 173rd in blocks allowed per game (4.1).
The Owls rank 112th in rebounds per game (36.4) while the Runnin’ Bulldogs rank 229th (33.7).
Gardner-Webb ranks 167th in assists per game (14.0) while Kennesaw State ranks 253rd (10.6).