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USC Upstate Spartans host Kennesaw State Owls in college basketball action

Kennesaw State OwlsUSC Upstate Spartans
Jan 7, 2:00 PM | G. B. Hodge Center

Kennesaw State Owls vs USC Upstate Spartans Odds

3-12TEAM RECORD8-7

The USC Upstate Spartans will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Owls at G. B. Hodge Center in NCAAB action.

The Owls will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 1-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Spartans are 1-0 ATS. Kennesaw State is 2-0 against the total, while USC Upstate is 1-0 versus the number.

View Kennesaw State vs USC Upstate Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 187 (Spartans) and the No. 326 (Owls) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 72-56 result in favor of the Spartans has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Owls is ranked No. 337 in NCAA hoops at 29.5 per game. Contrast that with USC Upstate’s No. 183 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, USC Upstate is the No. 212-ranked team in the country at 5.8 per game, while Kennesaw State rates No. 99 at 7.1 per game.

Defensively, Kennesaw State features the nation's No. 299-rated defense on the road, allowing 78 points per game. USC Upstate, meanwhile, comes in at No. 118 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Kennesaw State was a 62-55 loser at home against Florida Gulf Coast. The Owls endured a 62-55 loss at the hands of the Eagles on Wednesday, despite a 17-point effort from Spencer Dixon at KSU Convocation Center.

USC Upstate lost its last outing, an 88-73 result against East Tennessee State on January 4. USC Upstate got 29 points from Torrey Craig on the way to an 88-73 loss against East Tennessee State on Wednesday at ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center.

Next up:
Kennesaw State at East Tennessee State, Monday, January 9
USC Upstate home to Mercer, Monday, January 9

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