USC Upstate Spartans vs Kennesaw State Owls Odds
The Kennesaw State Owls will try to cover the spread at KSU Convocation Center on Thursday when they get a visit from the USC Upstate Spartans in NCAA basketball action.
The Owls bring a 2-15 record (0-0 ATS) to this tilt against the 8-9 Spartans, who are 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Kennesaw State go 0-0 so far and the Spartans go 0-0.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Owls, most recently No. 342 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Spartans, who rate No. 111 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 73-57 victory for the Spartans.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Spartans rank No. 157 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.7 per game. That compares with Kennesaw State’s No. 336 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Kennesaw State is college basketball's No. 291-ranked team at 4.8 per game, while the Spartans rate No. 112 with 6.8 per game.
Defensively, USC Upstate features the nation's No. 175-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.1 points per game. Kennesaw State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 337 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, USC Upstate was a 66-64 loser at home against Stetson. Ty Greene scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Spartans to a win (they lost 66-64 to Stetson at G. B. Hodge Center on Saturday).
In their last action, Kennesaw State was an 81-72 loser on the road against North Florida. Markeith Cummings scored 28 points for Kennesaw State on Saturday, but the Ospreys managed an 81-72 victory over the Owls at UNF Arena.
USC Upstate at Mercer, Saturday, January 19
Kennesaw State home to East Tennessee State, Saturday, January 19