The Kennesaw State Owls (1-27, 0-15 Asun) and NJIT Highlanders (8-20, 5-10 Asun) will clash at KSU Convocation Center to bring the regular season to an end. Action begins at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 29, 2020.
NJIT Highlanders at Kennesaw State Owls Betting Preview
In the Highlanders’ last contest, they lost to the North Alabama Lions, 72-65. Zach Cooks had a good game for NJIT, leading both teams in scoring with 25 points on 9-for-19 shooting. North Alabama had an offensive rebounding percentage of 35.9 (above their season average of 27.9). NJIT, meanwhile, had a better turnover percentage (12.8 vs. 13.9).
The Owls are trying to rebound after their 76-52 loss to the Liberty Flames in their last game. Bryson Lockley was Kennesaw State’s leading scorer with 15 points on 6-for-12 shooting. Liberty had an offensive rebounding percentage of 34.6 (above their season average of 25.9). Kennesaw State, on the other hand, did a terrific job of making free throws (11-13; 84.6 percent).
Half-court execution will be critical when two of the nation’s slowest-paced teams battle. Kennesaw State ranks 271st in possessions per game (67.3) and NJIT is 305th (66.4).
These two schools have already met once this season. The Highlanders won 66-48. The Highlanders dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had an effective field goal percentage of 0.500 and a turnover percentage of 13.4. For those same stats, the Owls put up marks of 0.336 and 17.6, respectively. Cooks was the game’s leading scorer with 19 points.
NJIT Highlanders at Kennesaw State Owls Betting Prediction
College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Kennesaw State, ATS Winner – Kennesaw State, O/U – Over
NJIT ranks 183rd in rebounds allowed per game (35.9) while Kennesaw State ranks 246th (37.8).
The Owls’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 17.2, down from 19.2 for the season.
During their last five games, the Highlanders have scored an average of 58.8 points per game (4.7 below their season average) and allowed an average of 67.0 points per game (1.6 below their season average).