Check out our free Kennesaw State vs Florida Gulf Coast pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Fort Myers. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

Kennesaw State vs Florida Gulf Coast Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 21st Betting Odds

Owls vs Eagles Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Kennesaw State Owls at Florida Gulf Coast Eagles
  • Where: Fort Myers at Alico Arena
  • Date: Saturday, January 21st
  • Betting Odds: Kennesaw State +4, KENEST +155 | FLGC -190 O/U 142.0

Owls Preview:

Kennesaw State heads into this matchup having played 20 games and have an overall record sitting at 14-6. On the road, the Owls will be playing their 11th game of the season, having gone 6-5. So far, the Owls have been the underdog 8 times, going 3-5 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +4 underdogs on the spread.

Kennesaw State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Chris Youngblood who is averaging 14.3 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 game plan is the play of Terrell Burden who has hit 50.9% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 12.05 points per game.

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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%.

Eagles Preview:

Florida Gulf Coast will take the floor against the Owls with an overall record of 14-6. So far this season, Florida Gulf Coast has played 10 games at home, sitting with a record of 10-0. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Eagles as the -4 point favorites. The Eagles have been favored 13 times, going 10-3 straight up.

Florida Gulf Coast will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Isaiah Thompson who is averaging 12.9 points per game for the Eagles. Thompson 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 Eagles’ offensive game plan is the play of Chase Johnston who has hit 38.0% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.4 points per game.

Florida Gulf Coast comes into today’s matchup vs Kennesaw State, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 77.4 points per game. Through 20 games, they have hit 45.1% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Eagles have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 317th in possessions per game.

Free Spread Prediction: Kennesaw State Owls +4

A key to this matchup, will be 3-point shooting. Coming into the game, both Florida Gulf Coast and Kennesaw State are excellent 3-point shooting teams, averaing 10.09 and 8.32 made 3’s per game, respectively. In terms of the odds, we like the Kennesaw State Owls to cover as +4 point dogs. Look for their defense to do a good enough job closing out on the Eagles’ outside shooters to make things difficult for Florida Gulf Coast. At +4 we like the chances of Kennesaw State covering the spread as underdogs.

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