Kennesaw State Owls vs Spartans College Hoops Game Preview
Kennesaw State Owls vs USC Upstate Spartans Odds
A key college battle sees the visiting Kennesaw State Owls travelling to USC Upstate Saturday to take on the Spartans.
The Spartans are 13-14 so far on the season, and 0-0 ATS vs. the number. The Owls, meanwhile, are 3-22 and 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen USC Upstate go 0-0 and the Owls go 0-0 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Spartans, most recently No. 111 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Owls, who rate No. 346 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 71-57 victory for the Spartans.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits USC Upstate's No. 115-ranked offense, averaging 70 PPG, against a Owls defense that ranks No. 283 at 71.2 PPG. The Spartans field goal percentage has averaged 44.2% so far, more than the Owls marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.8% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Kennesaw State owns the country's No. 283-rated mark, allowing 74.4 points per game on the highway. USC Upstate, on the other hand, rates No. 79 in scoring at home.
Kennesaw State was a 79-70 loser in its last match on the road against East Tennessee State. Delbert Love scored 22 points in a futile effort to lead the Owls to a win (they lost 79-70 to East Tennessee State at ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center on Thursday).
USC Upstate lost its last outing, a 70-59 result against Mercer on February 14. Torrey Craig scored 29 points for USC Upstate on Thursday, but the Bears managed a 70-59 victory over the Spartans at G. B. Hodge Center.
Kennesaw State home to Northern Kentucky, Thursday, February 21
USC Upstate at Jacksonville, Thursday, February 21