A pair of hot squads hit the court when the Kennesaw State Owls (24-8, 15-3 ASUN) host the Lipscomb Bisons (20-12, 11-7 ASUN) on Thursday, March 2, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET. The Owls are putting their three-game winning streak on the line versus the Bisons, winners of four in a row.
Thursday’s matchup between the Owls and the Bisons features the Owls as 5.5-point favorites. A 149-point total has been set for the game.
Kennesaw State vs. Lipscomb Odds
Point Spread for Kennesaw State vs. Lipscomb
The spread for this matchup is set at 5.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Kennesaw State as the favorite.
Kennesaw State vs. Lipscomb Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Kennesaw State has -247 odds to pick up the win, while Lipscomb is listed at +202 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 149 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Thursday, March 2, 2023
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN+
- Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
- Arena: KSU Convocation Center
Kennesaw State vs. Lipscomb Betting Trends
Kennesaw State is 19-10-0 against the spread this season. The Owls have won in 15, or 88.2%, of the 17 contests they have been named as odds-on favorites in this year. Kennesaw State’s games this year have hit the over on 16 of 29 set point totals.
Lipscomb has 17 wins against the spread in 29 games this season. The Bisons have won six of the 12 games they were the moneyline underdog this season (50%). Lipscomb’s games this year have hit the over on 14 of 29 set point totals (48.3%).
Kennesaw State vs. Lipscomb Key Players to Watch
Chris Youngblood paces the Owls at 14.9 points per game, while also putting up 1.8 assists and 4.9 rebounds. Terrell Burden posts a team-high 4.1 assists per contest. He is also putting up 13.1 points and 3 rebounds, shooting 48.2% from the field. Demond Robinson is averaging 11.2 points, 0.8 assists and 5.7 rebounds per contest. Brandon Stroud leads his team in rebounds per game (6.5), and also puts up 9 points and 1.7 assists. Defensively, he delivers 1.4 steals and 0.3 blocked shots.
Jacob Ognacevic is No. 1 on the Bisons in scoring (17.4 points per game), and produces 4.4 rebounds and 0.6 assists. He also averages 0.2 steals and 0.3 blocked shots. Will Pruitt is putting up 10 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3 assists per contest, making 47.4% of his shots from the floor and 42.4% from 3-point range, with 1.3 treys per game. Ahsan Asadullah leads the Bisons in rebounding (6 per game) and assists (3.2), and puts up 7 points. He also posts 0.7 steals and 0.8 blocked shots. The Bisons receive 10.6 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game from Derrin Boyd.
What you need to know about the Kennesaw State Owls
Kennesaw State has put together a 12-7-0 conference record against the spread this season. With 75.4 points per game on offense, the Owls rank 98th in the nation. At the other end, they give up 68.9 points per contest, which ranks 146th in college basketball. Kennesaw State is pulling down 31.5 rebounds per game (198th-ranked in college basketball) this season, while allowing 30.4 rebounds per contest (136th-ranked).
Offensively, the Owls have performed better when playing at home this year, averaging 81.4 points per game, compared to 71.2 per game away from home. So far this year, Kennesaw State is making 8.3 three-pointers per game (75th-ranked in college basketball) and is shooting 36.5% (64th-ranked) from downtown. The Owls are allowing 7.4 treys per game (204th-ranked in college basketball). They are allowing opponents to shoot 34% (192nd-ranked) from beyond the arc.
The Owls have a 5-5 record against the spread while going 8-2 overall in their past 10 games. In its past 10 games, Kennesaw State has gone over the total five times. On the offensive side of the ball, Kennesaw State has picked up its production a little bit over its last 10 games, scoring 75.9 points per contest over that span as opposed to the 75.4 it has racked up over the course of this year. The last 10 games have seen Kennesaw State concede 1.9 more points per game (70.8) than its season-long average (68.9).
What you need to know about the Lipscomb Bisons
A total of 10 Lipscomb conference games this year have hit the over. The Bisons score 76.6 points per game and allow 70.7, making them 61st in the country offensively and 201st on defense. On the boards, Lipscomb is 83rd in college basketball in rebounds (33.5 per game). It is 116th in rebounds allowed (30.1 per game).
The Bisons are putting up more points at home (80.5 per game) than away (73.1). Lipscomb makes 8.1 3-pointers per game and shoots 35.9% from beyond the arc, ranking 100th and 82nd, respectively, in the country. The Bisons are 259th in college basketball in 3-pointers conceded (7.9 per game) and 129th in 3-point percentage defensively (33%).
The Bisons have gone 7-3 in their last 10 contests, with a 6-4 record against the spread during that span. In its past 10 contests, Lipscomb has hit the over six times. Lipscomb is posting 79.7 points per contest in its past 10 games, which is 3.1 more than its average for the season (76.6). The Bisons are giving up 76.8 points per contest over their previous 10 games, which is 6.1 more points than they are allowing for the season (70.7).
Kennesaw State vs. Lipscomb Prediction & Pick
Our prediction to win this matchup is Kennesaw State, and we predict that Lipscomb will cover the spread (Kennesaw State -5.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 149 points.
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