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Eastern Kentucky vs. Kennesaw State NCAAB Odds and Preview – March 1st, 2022

By Carlos Chacon

Eastern Kentucky gets another shot at Kennesaw State as they go head-on on Tuesday’s Conference Tournament game. The Colonels plowed through Bellarmine in their most recent matchup. Meanwhile, the Owls were derailed by Liberty and handed the team their 17th loss of the season.

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Eastern Kentucky vs. Kennesaw State Game Information

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Why Bet on the Eastern Kentucky Colonels?

Eastern Kentucky won two of its last five games. Three defeats happened on the road, and this tells us how challenging the team is when playing away from their home crowd. Nevertheless, the Colonels have some momentum after taking down Bellarmine last Sunday.

The team focuses on its offensive strategies. Eastern Kentucky averages 75.4 points (50th) per game despite shooting 40.2% (329th). The team hits 46.4% of its two-point attempts (303rd) while making 33.7% of shots from downtown (172nd). The Colonels are 48.4% from the field (251st) and have to fire on all cylinders if they want to keep up with Kennesaw State’s offense.

Defense is an area of concern for the visitors. The team can only limit teams to 76.5 points (315th) in 30 games played. This includes a 47.6% opponent shooting percentage (340th). While the Colonels are no good when defending shots from the two-point range, they do limit teams to 33.9% from beyond the arc (191st).

Braxton Beverly is indefinitely out of the lineup after an undisclosed injury. He is the only Colonels player to miss Tuesday’s game, while the rest are primed and good to go. We expect Chris Youngblood to take charge of scoring, and Terrell Burden and Spencer Rodgers provide support.

Why Bet on Kennesaw State Owls?

Kennesaw does the bulk of the work on offense. Although they average fewer points than Eastern Kentucky at 71.4 per game (142nd), the Owls do feature better shooting stats throughout the regular season. The team makes 50.6% of their two-point attempts (147th). On the flip side, they have the three-point shooting edge over Eastern Kentucky. The host records 35.4% of its three-point attempts (83rd). Additionally, they have the better field goal numbers of the two at 51.5% (115th).

Defensively, the Owls’ numbers are a tad better than the Colonels. They allow 73.3 points (266th) per game and a 45.6% opponent shooting percentage (276th). The team can also keep up with Eastern Kentucky’s rebounding numbers. Their opponents average 34.9 total rebounds with the Owls not far behind at 34.1 per game.

No injuries restrain Kennesaw in this matchup. This gives head coach Amir Abdur-Rahim free reign as he tries to bounce back from their previous loss to the Colonels. Chris Youngblood is likely to take the scoring helm here. The guard tops Kennesaw State’s scoring at 13.9 points per game.

Eastern Kentucky vs. Kennesaw State Betting Trends

  • Eastern Kentucky is 2-3 in its last five games (1-4 ATS).
  • Eastern Kentucky is 4-0 in its last four games against Kennesaw State (1-3 ATS).
  • The totals have gone over in two of Eastern Kentucky’s last two games against Kennesaw.
  • Kennesaw State is 2-3 in its last five games at KSU Convocation Center (0-5 ATS).
  • Kennesaw State lost its last home game against Eastern Kentucky.
  • The totals have gone under in five of Kennesaw State’s last five home games.
  • Eastern Kentucky vs. Kennesaw State Expert Betting Predictions

    The favorite title goes to Kennesaw State. Although both sides share a similar overall record, the Owls having homecourt advantage plays to their benefit. Kennesaw State was two points short of a win in their first meeting with Eastern Kentucky this season, but it tells us that the team is more than capable of winning this matchup. On the other hand, Eastern Kentucky can cover the spread given the odds. The side proved that they can overcome the underdog status in their previous clash with Kennesaw. More than that, winning remains within the bounds of possibility should everything go as planned.

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