Radford Highlanders take on Owls in NCAA basketball test
Radford Highlanders vs Kennesaw State Owls Odds
College basketball wagering interest will be high on Saturday when the Highlanders of Radford hit the hard court against the Owls of Kennesaw State.
This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Paul S. McBrayer Arena.
Kennesaw State battles the Highlanders, currently sitting with a 1-2 mark (0-0 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 0-0 for the Owls and 0-0 for the Highlanders.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 343-ranked Owls and the No. 316-rated Highlanders in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 67-65 win for the Highlanders on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Kennesaw State's No. 201-ranked scoring average of 68.3 PPG, against a Highlanders defense rated No. 283 and allowing 75 PPG. The Owls FG% has averaged 45% to date this season, more than the Highlanders shooters have managed so far (40.8% per game).
Defensively, Radford features the nation's No. 278-rated defense on the road, allowing 79 points per game. Kennesaw State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 299 nationally in scoring at home.
Radford lost its last outing, a 75-67 result against Towson on November 16. Javonte Green scored 10 points in a futile effort to lead the Highlanders to a win (they lost 75-67 to Towson at Paul S. McBrayer Arena on Friday).
Kennesaw State was an 85-71 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Eastern Kentucky. Markeith Cummings scored 22 points in a futile effort to lead the Owls to a win (they lost 85-71 to Eastern Kentucky at Paul S. McBrayer Arena on Friday).
Radford at Eastern Kentucky, Sunday, November 18
Kennesaw State at Towson, Sunday, November 18