Planning on watching today’s Dolphins and Owls game? Catch the action at KSU Convocation Center in Kennesaw, GA, as the Owls hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this Atlantic Sun conference contest is set at 154 points, with Kennesaw State being favored by -5.5 at home against Jacksonville.

JACKSONVILLE DOLPHINS VS KENNESAW STATE OWLS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Kennesaw State Owls -5.5

This game will be played at KSU Convocation Center at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, February 14th.

WHY BET THE KENNESAW STATE OWLS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Owls.
  • Not only will Kennesaw State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -5.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 154 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Do the Dolphins Have What it Takes in Kennesaw?

Despite being 2-11 on the road this season, Jacksonville has won two straight games and is 13-12 overall. They are 4-7 in Atlantic Sun play and 9-5 outside of the conference.

Over their last 10 games away from home, the Dolphins are just 1-9. They have lost five straight road games and are 0-5 in their last five.

As the underdog this season, Jacksonville has gone 5-9 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS mark is currently 3-10. However, they have covered the spread in each of their last three games as the underdog.

Today’s over/under line of 154 is higher than the average over/under line in Jacksonville’s games this year (142.1). So far, 13 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 136 points.

In contrast to their season average of 72.3 points per game, the Jacksonville had a below average performance. They scored 67 points against North Alabama and had a field goal percentage of 36.1%. Robert McCray is leading the team in scoring at 17.1 points per contest. Gyasi Powell has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 9.3 going into the game.

At present, the Dolphins’ defense is nationally ranked 178th, allowing 72.6 points per game. Jacksonville will look once again to perform well on defense, holding North Alabama to just 36% shooting in their most recent game.

Can Kennesaw State Pull Out the Win as Home Favorites?

Despite losing their last three games at home, Kennesaw State enters tonight’s game as 5.5-point favorites. The Owls have gone 7-3 at home this season compared to 4-9 on the road. For the season, they are 13-12, including a 4-7 record in Atlantic Sun play.

In their last game, Kennesaw State lost to Lipscomb by a score of 101-95. So far this season, the Owls have been favored in 16 games, going 10-6 in those contests.

As the favorite this season, Kennesaw State has gone just 6-9-1 against the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Owls have posted a dismal mark of 1-9 vs. the spread. At home this year, Kennesaw State has a 4-5-1 ATS record.

So far this season, the over/under record for Kennesaw State games is 16-7. The average point total in their games is 166.4, which is higher than today’s over/under line of 154. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 170 points.

Kennesaw State is coming off a good offensive performance, putting up 95 points vs. Lipscomb. This figure is more than their season average of 84.3 points per game. Currently leading the team in scoring is Terrell Burden who comes into today’s matchup averaging 16.4. Simeon Cottle also heads into the game with a PPG average of 15.9.

As they prepare for the upcoming game, Kennesaw State is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 81.1 points per game (315th). So far, the Kennesaw State defense is giving up an average of 9.6 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.6 times per game (562nd).