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Kennesaw State vs Charleston Southern Pick & Preview: Monday, December 5th Betting Odds
Owls vs Buccaneers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Kennesaw State Owls at Charleston Southern Buccaneers
- Where: Charleston at Buccaneer Fieldhouse
- Date: Monday, December 5th
- Betting Odds: Kennesaw State -4.5, KENEST -195 | CHSOU +155 O/U 139.5
The Kennesaw State Owls head into today’s game in what will be their 9th game of the season, posting a record of 5-3. On the road, the Owls will be playing their 5th game of the season, having gone 3-2. So far, the Owls have been favored 2 times, going 1-1 straight up. In today’s matchup, the oddsmakers have Kennesaw State as -4.5 point favorites.
Kennesaw State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Chris Youngblood who is averaging 15.12 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 50.0% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 12.0 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%.
Charleston Southern will be looking to pick up a win in today’s game vs Kennesaw State in order to snap their current 3 game losing streak. So far this season, Charleston Southern has played 3 games at home, sitting with a record of 2-1. For the season, Charleston Southern has been the underdog in 4 games, sitting with a mark of 0-4. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Buccaneers being +4.5 point underdogs.
Charleston Southern’s leading scorer this season is Claudell Harris Jr. who is averaging 17.57 points per contest. So far, Jr. has accounted for 23.84% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.14 rebounds per game and 2.71 assists. Taje’ Kelly is the second leading scorer for the Buccaneers, averaging 11.0 points per game. Between him and Kelly, they are accounting for 38.8% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Charleston Southern this season, as they are currently ranked 290th in college basketball at 68.5 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Buccaneers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 30.8%, placing them 426th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Kennesaw State Owls -4.5
Heading into this matchup, with the Kennesaw State Owls sitting as -4.5 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 Charleston Southern are averaging 8.32 and 8.26 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 on the road, going 7-3 ATS (last 10). Before tonight’s matchup, we recommend getting a wager down on the Owls to cover at -4.5.
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