The Kennesaw State Owls (1-25, 0-13 Asun) will travel to Swisher Gym to square off with the Jacksonville Dolphins (12-16, 5-8 Asun) in their home finale. Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 22, 2020.
Kennesaw State Owls vs. Jacksonville Dolphins Free Preview
In the Owls’ last matchup, they got blown out by the North Alabama Lions, 65-46. Kennesaw State’s Ugo Obineke put together a solid game, leading the team in scoring with 11 points on 3-for-6 shooting. North Alabama had an offensive rebounding percentage of 40.0 (above their season average of 27.4). Kennesaw State, on the other hand, had a better turnover percentage (18.3 vs. 18.7).
The Dolphins are hoping for a better outcome after their 68-67 loss to the Lipscomb Bisons in their last game. DeAnthony McCallum was the top scorer from either team with 21 points on 9-for-11 shooting. Lipscomb had an offensive rebounding percentage of 39.4 (above their season average of 27.0). Jacksonville, meanwhile, had an effective field goal percentage of 0.560 (above their season average of 0.481).
When considering effective field goal percentage, Jacksonville should have a noteworthy edge. The Dolphins defense ranks 59th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.462), while the Kennesaw State offense is ranked 350th in effective field goal percentage (0.392).
These two schools have already met once this season. The Dolphins won 83-64. Jacksonville’s 0.634 effective field goal percentage was its largest strength over Kennesaw State, who had a rate of 0.393. Tyler Hooker scored a game-high 30 points.
Kennesaw State Owls at Jacksonville Dolphins ATS Prediction
Prediction: SU Winner – Jacksonville, ATS Winner – Jacksonville, O/U – Over
The Dolphins rank 138th in blocks per game (2.8) while the Owls rank 155th in blocks allowed per game (4.0).
Kennesaw State ranks 216th in steals per game (5.2) while Jacksonville ranks 226th (5.0).
Jacksonville ranks 65th in rebounds per game (37.9) while Kennesaw State ranks 266th (32.4).
The Dolphins rank 28th in assists allowed per game (10.5) while the Owls rank 219th (14.3).
Jacksonville ranks 205th in three pointers attempted per game (20.4) while Kennesaw State ranks 291st (16.2).
The Dolphins have been outscored by an average of 2.4 points in their last five games. On the season, Jacksonville has scored an equal number of points as their opponents.
During their last five games, the Owls have scored an average of 51.4 points per game (1.9 below their season average) and allowed an average of 70.4 points per game (2.2 below their season average).