The Owls and Royals are set to face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Royals will host the game at Curry Arena in Charlotte, NC. The odds for this Atlantic Sun conference game currently have Queens (NC) as the -2 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 170.5 points.

KENNESAW STATE OWLS VS QUEENS (NC) ROYALS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Kennesaw State Owls +2

This game will be played at Curry Arena at 7:00 ET on Friday, March 1st.

WHY BET THE KENNESAW STATE OWLS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 81-65 in favor of the Owls.
  • Not only will Kennesaw State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +2.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 170.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 146 points.

Do the Owls Have What it Takes in Charlotte?

So far this season, Kennesaw State has a record of 15-14, including a 6-9 mark in Atlantic Sun games. The Owls have gone 5-10 on the road compared to 8-4 at home. As the underdog, they have gone 2-7.

In their most recent game, Kennesaw State lost to Stetson by a score of 84-72. Over their last 10 road games, the Owls have gone 3-7.

As the underdog this season, Kennesaw State has gone 4-5 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS mark is 6-9, including a 2-1 record in their last three such games. Overall, the Owls are 10-16-1 ATS this year.

The over/under record for Kennesaw State this season is 16-11 and today’s over/under line of 170.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year (159.4). So far, 19 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. Over their last three games, their games have averaged 152 points compared to their season average of 163.5 points per game.

Against Stetson, the Kennesaw State had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 82.8 points per game. They scored 72 points and posted a field goal percentage of 41.2% in the game. Terrell Burden is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 16.7 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Simeon Cottle brings a PPG average of 15.2 into the game.

Facing Queens (NC), Kennesaw State aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 80.0 points allowed per game (314th). In their previous game vs. Stetson, the Hatters finished with a field goal percentage of 47% and a total of 84 points vs. Kennesaw State.

Can the Royals Live Up to the Hype at Home?

Queens (NC) enters this game as a two-point favorite, and they have gone 7-1 in their eight games as the favorite this season. At home, the Royals have been much better than on the road, going 9-3 compared to just 1-15.

Over their last 10 games at home, Queens (NC) has gone 7-3, and they are coming off a loss to Florida Gulf Coast, 90-81. So far this season, the Royals have an overall record of 12-18.

As the favorite this season, Queens has gone 6-2 against the spread. At home, the Royals have an ATS mark of 8-4. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, Queens is 7-3 vs. the spread.

Queens (NC) has an over/under record of 20-8 this season, and today’s over/under line of 170.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (156.2). So far, 19 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 155 points.

In their recent game, the Royals’ offense concluded with 81 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 80.4 points per contest. The team’s top scorer is AJ McKee, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 18.4, while Deyton Albury also maintains a PPG average of 17.4 leading up to the game.

Coming into today’s game, the Queens (NC) defense is giving up an average of 82.2 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Queens (NC)’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 44.7% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 31.8% this season.