Don't miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Knights and Owls. The game is starting at 7:30 ET on ESPN+, and it's hosted by the Owls at KSU Convocation Center in Kennesaw, GA. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this Atlantic Sun conference contest is set at 150 points, with Kennesaw State being favored by -7.5 at home against Bellarmine.

BELLARMINE KNIGHTS VS KENNESAW STATE OWLS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Kennesaw State Owls -7.5

This game will be played at KSU Convocation Center at 7:30 ET on Thursday, February 1st.

WHY BET THE KENNESAW STATE OWLS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 90-58 in favor of the Owls.
  • Not only will Kennesaw State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -7.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 150 points, and we like the under with a projected 148 points.

Can The Knights Secure a Win at Kennesaw?

After picking up a win over Jacksonville, Bellarmine will look to build on their 5-17 record, including a 1-6 mark in Atlantic Sun play. So far, the Knights have gone 1-12 on the road, including a current losing streak of nine games.

With a record of 1-13 as the underdog, Bellarmine will enter the game as a 7.5-point underdog. Over their last 10 games, the Knights have gone 1-9 on the road.

As the underdog, Bellarmine has gone just 4-9-1 against the spread this season. On the road, their ATS mark is 4-8-1. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Knights have an ATS record of 2-7-1.

Over their last three games, the over/under record for Bellarmine is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 139 points. For the season, their over/under record is 9-10 and the average scoring total in their games is 139.4 points. Today's over/under line of 150 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year (140.2) and 12 of their games have finished with more points than today's line.

In their recent game, the Knights' offense concluded with 69 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 67.1 points per contest. Bash Wieland led the team in scoring, putting up 20 points. Additionally, Langdon Hatton contributed 18 points for the Knights.

In terms of defense, Bellarmine is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 72.9 points per game. Against Jacksonville in their most recent game, the Bellarmine defense gave up a total of 63 points while allowing Jacksonville to hit 47% of their shots.

Can Kennesaw State Pull Off a Home Win?

After dropping their last two games, Kennesaw State will look to get back on track at home. So far this season, the Owls are 7-1 at home compared to 4-7 on the road. Over their last 10 games at home, Kennesaw State has gone 9-1.

On the year, the Owls have been favored in 13 of their 21 games, going 10-3 in those contests. Their average scoring margin at home this season is +10.4 compared to -4.4 on the road.

At home this season, Kennesaw State has an ATS mark of 4-3-1. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Owls are 4-6 vs. the spread. In their last 5 games as the favorite, Kennesaw State has failed to cover the spread, going 0-5.

Kennesaw State's over/under record for the season is 13-6 and today's over/under line of 150 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this season (159.4). Their games this season have averaged 164.5 points per game. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and those games have averaged 171 points.

Kennesaw State's offense is coming off a strong performance vs. Central Arkansas, finishing the game with a total of 87 points. Their season average is now 84.4 points per game. The top scorer for the Owls was Demond Robinson with 20 points, while Terrell Burden also added 19 to the scoreboard.

Coming into the game, Kennesaw State will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 79.0 points per game (293rd). In today's game vs. Bellarmine, the Kennesaw State defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Kennesaw State made 25 free-throws vs. the Owls.