Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Hatters and Owls. The game is starting at 7:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Owls at KSU Convocation Center in Kennesaw, GA. Get ready to place your bets! The odds for this Atlantic Sun conference game currently have the Owls as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 160.5 points.
STETSON HATTERS VS KENNESAW STATE OWLS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Kennesaw State Owls -2.5
This game will be played at KSU Convocation Center at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, January 10th.
WHY BET THE KENNESAW STATE OWLS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Owls.
- Not only will Kennesaw State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 160.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.
Can Stetson Grab a Win on the Road?
Stetson enters this game with a 10-6 record, including a 2-0 mark in Atlantic Sun play. The Hatters have won their last three games, and they are 4-4 this season as the underdog.
Stetson’s record on the road is just 2-6, and they have been outscored by an average of 11.8 points per game away from home. The Hatters have gone 3-7 in their last 10 road games.
As the underdog, Stetson has been very good vs. the spread this season, going 6-2. Their overall ATS record is 8-5, and they have gone 2-1 in their last 3 road games vs. the spread.
Stetson’s over/under record for the season sits at 5-7-1, and the average scoring total in their games this year is 145 points. Today’s over/under line of 160.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games (143.7). So far, 11 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 143 points, and their OU record during this span is 1-2.
The Stetson offense is coming off a game in which they scored 71 points vs. Jacksonville. Overall their field goal percentage was 45.3% while connecting on 11 threes. Jalen Blackmon is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 22.1 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Stephan D.Swenson brings a PPG average of 12 into the game.
At present, the Hatters’ defense is nationally ranked 119th, allowing 69.4 points per game. Stetson’s three-point defense is currently 82nd in the country at 6.3 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 39.5% of their shots vs. Stetson.
Will the Owls Defense Show Up at Home?
Through 15 games this season, Kennesaw State has been perfect at home, going 5-0. They have also been dominant at home, outscoring opponents by an average of 13.6 points per game.
So far, Kennesaw State has been favored in seven of their 15 games, and they have yet to lose as the favorite, going 7-0.
As the favorite this season, Kennesaw State has been solid vs. the spread with a 5-1-1 record. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Owls are 7-2-1 ATS. At home, Kennesaw State has an ATS mark of 3-1-1 this year and is 5-2-1 ATS in their last 10 home games.
So far this season, the over/under record for Kennesaw State games is 9-4. Today’s over/under line of 160.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year (158.6). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total in those games is 164 points.
In their latest game, Kennesaw State offense put up 80 points against Queens (NC). They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 43.5% and made 8 threes. Simeon Cottle is leading the team in scoring at 16.9 points per contest. Terrell Burden has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 14.9 going into the game.
Looking at the Kennesaw State defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 77.9 points per game (266th). In their previous game vs. Queens (NC), the Royals finished with a field goal percentage of 43% and a total of 77 points vs. Kennesaw State.