Betting on today's Owls and Governors game? Catch the action at F&M Bank Arena in Clarksville, TN, as the Governors hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on ESPN+. Kennesaw State is favored by -2 in this Atlantic Sun conference contest against Austin Peay. The game's over/under currently sits at 154.5 points.

KENNESAW STATE OWLS VS AUSTIN PEAY GOVERNORS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Austin Peay Governors +2

This game will be played at F&M Bank Arena at 8:00 ET on Thursday, February 8th.

WHY BET THE AUSTIN PEAY GOVERNORS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 72-71 in favor of the Governors.
  • Not only will Austin Peay pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +2.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 154.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Can the Owls Offense Score Enough on the Road?

After losing three straight games, Kennesaw State will look to get back on track as they head on the road to take on Austin Peay. The Owls have gone 13-10 overall this season, including a 4-4 record in Atlantic Sun conference play. On the road, Kennesaw State has gone just 4-7 compared to a 7-2 record at home.

Coming into this game, the Owls have been favored in 14 of their 23 games, going 10-4 in those matchups. So far, they have gone 1-5 when they have been the underdog. In their most recent game, Kennesaw State fell to Eastern Kentucky by a score of 86-76.

When looking at Kennesaw State's ATS record this season, they are currently 8-11-1. Their road ATS mark is 4-7 and they are just 2-8 vs. the spread in their last 10 games as the favorite. Over their last 3 road games, the Owls are 0-3 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Kennesaw State games is 13-7. On average, their games have finished with 164.4 points compared to an average over/under line of 159.8, resulting in an average margin of 4.6 points. Today's over/under line of 154.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games this year. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average of 177 points.

Compared to their season average of 84.5 points per game, Kennesaw State struggled in their previous game. Against Eastern Kentucky, the Owls scored 76 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 40.5%. The team's scoring leader is Simeon Cottle, who holds an average of 16.6 as they head into today's matchup. Additionally, Terrell Burden is averaging 16 points per game this season.

Looking at the Kennesaw State defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 80.0 points per game (313rd). On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.6 threes per game vs. Austin Peay. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 31.4%.

Does Austin Peay Stand a Chance at Home?

Despite their losing streak, Austin Peay has been excellent at home this season, going 4-1 with an average scoring margin of +4.6 points per game. They have won their last four games at home and have gone 9-1 in their last 10 games at home.

Overall, the Governors are 11-13, including a 3-5 record in Atlantic Sun play. They have gone 8-8 in non-conference games and have gone 3-12 on the road this season.

As the underdog this season, Austin Peay has an ATS record of 9-6. At home, the Governors are 3-2 vs. the spread this year and 5-2 in their last 10 home games. Overall, Austin Peay is 11-9 ATS this season.

Today's over/under line of 154.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Austin Peay's games this season (137.3). So far, 16 of their games have finished with less points than today's over/under line.

Most recently, the Austin Peay offense finished with just 43 points vs. Jacksonville. For the game, they hit 5/26 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 34%. The top scorer for the Governors was Ja'Monta Black with 11 points, while Demarcus Sharp also chipped in with 8 points.

At present, the Governors' defense is nationally ranked 109th, allowing 69.6 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Austin Peay's defense has allowed opponents to shoot 44.4% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 29.8% this season.