Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Royals versus the Owls? Tip off is at at 5:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at KSU Convocation Center in Kennesaw, GA. The odds for this Atlantic Sun conference game currently have the Owls as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 173.5 points.


The Pick: Kennesaw State Owls -8.5

This game will be played at KSU Convocation Center at 5:00 ET on Saturday, January 6th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 89-58 in favor of the Owls.
  • Not only will Kennesaw State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -8.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 173.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 147 points.

Do the Royals Have What it Takes on the Road?

Queens (NC) comes into today's matchup as 8.5-point underdogs and have lost five straight games. So far this season, they are just 6-9 overall.

On the road, the Royals are 0-8 and have an average scoring margin of -21.2 points per game away from home. In their last game, Queens lost to Duke by a score of 106-69.

As the underdog this season, Queens (NC) has gone just 2-8 vs. the spread. Their road ATS mark is even worse at 1-7. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Royals have an ATS record of 2-8. On the road, they are 2-8 vs. the spread this year.

Today's over/under line of 173.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Queens' games this season (152.1). So far, 13 of their games have had lower over/under lines than today's line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 170 points and their over/under record in their last 10 games is 7-1.

In their latest game, Queens (NC) offense put up 69 points against Duke. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 42.4% and made 7 threes. AJ McKee is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today's matchup with an average of 16.6. Meanwhile, Deyton Albury also brings a PPG average of 16 into the game.

Coming into today's game, the Queens (NC) defense is giving up an average of 82.9 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.3 threes per game vs. Kennesaw State. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 28.0%.

Can the Owls Pull Out the Win as Home Favorites?

Kennesaw State is coming off a 100-87 loss to Indiana in their last game, and they are favored by 8.5 points against Queens (NC) today. So far, the Owls are 4-0 at home and have an average scoring margin of +16.2 points per game at home this season.

Overall, Kennesaw State is 9-5 this season and have won their last four games at home. In their last 10 games at home, the Owls are an impressive 9-1. Today marks the seventh time this season that Kennesaw State has been favored, and they are a perfect 6-0 in those games.

As the favorite, Kennesaw State has been very good against the spread this season. They are a perfect 5-0-1 vs. the spread when favored this year and have an overall ATS mark of 7-4-1. Their home ATS record is 3-0-1 and they have gone 2-0 vs. the spread in their last 3 home games.

So far this season, the over/under record for Kennesaw State games is 9-3. The average scoring total in their games this year is 165.2 points, and today's over/under line of 173.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games (157.1). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-1.

Kennesaw State's offense is coming off a good game, putting up 87 points vs. Indiana. Overall, they hit 45.1% of their shots from the field and went 6/8 from the free-throw line. The top scorer for the Owls was Simeon Cottle with 21 points, while Terrell Burden also added 20 to the scoreboard.

Coming into today's game, the Kennesaw State defense is giving up an average of 78.0 points per contest. The Kennesaw State defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 100 points and allowed Indiana to connect on 7 threes.