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Eastern Kentucky vs Kennesaw State Pick & Preview: Monday, January 2nd Betting Odds

Colonels vs Owls Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Eastern Kentucky Colonels at Kennesaw State Owls
  • Where: Kennesaw at KSU Convocation Center
  • Date: Monday, January 2nd
  • Betting Odds: Eastern Kentucky +5, EKENT +178 | KENEST -224 O/U 144.0

Colonels Preview:

Eastern Kentucky will take their 3 game win streak into today’s game. So far, the team has an overall record of 8-6. On the road, the Colonels will be playing their 7th game of the season, having gone 2-5. So far, the Colonels have been the underdog 8 times, going 3-5 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +5 underdogs on the spread.

Eastern Kentucky’s leading scorer this season is Devontae Blanton who is averaging 16.21 points per contest. So far, Blanton has accounted for 19.89% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 6.0 rebounds per game and 2.86 assists. Michael Moreno is the second leading scorer for the Colonels, averaging 12.36 points per game. Between him and Moreno, they are accounting for 35.0% of the team’s scoring.

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Eastern Kentucky comes into today’s matchup vs Kennesaw State, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 79.3 points per game. Through 14 games, they have hit 41.8% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Colonels’ have prefered to slow the game down, ranking 234th in possessions per game.

Owls Preview:

Kennesaw State heads into this matchup having played 14 games and have an overall record sitting at 9-5. Currently, the Owls have been the home team 6 times, sitting with a record of 5-1. The Owls’ are sitting with a betting line that is -5 points in their favor. For the season, Kennesaw State has been favored to win in 5 games, sitting with a mark of 4-1.

Kennesaw State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Chris Youngblood who is averaging 13.57 points per game for the Owls. Youngblood is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Owls’ offensive gameplan is the play of Terrell Burden who has hit 47.2% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 10.93 points per game.

On offense, Kennesaw State comes into the game looking to control the pace of play, as they are just 444th in possessions per game. Even with their preference to slow the game down, the Owls’ are scoring at a rate similar to the NCAA average at 74.8 points per game. So far, 38.45% of their shots have come from beyond the arc, where they have connected at a rate of 36.5%.

Free Spread Prediction: Kennesaw State Owls -5

Heading into this matchup, with the Kennesaw State Owls sitting as -5 point favorites, we like them to pick up the win and cover the spread. Both team’s will be coming into the game looking to get up shots from outside, as Kennesaw State and Eastern Kentucky are averaging 8.32 and 11.71 made 3’s per game, respectively. One trend that we feel strongly about is the fact that Kennesaw State has historically performed well against the spread at home, going 7-3 ATS (last 10). Before tonight’s matchup, we recommend getting a wager down on the Owls to cover at -5.

 


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