The Kennesaw State Owls (1-7), who are currently on a five-game losing streak, will attempt to get back in the win column when they head to United Supermarkets Arena to go head-to-head with the No. 24 Texas Tech Red Raiders (7-1). Action starts at 9 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 13, 2017.
Kennesaw State Owls vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders Odds Preview
The Owls were beaten by the Seattle Redhawks in their last outing, 66-54. With 16 points on 5-for-15 shooting, James Scott was the games leading scorer. Seattle had an offensive rebounding percentage of 37.0 (above their season average of 31.1). Kennesaw State, on the other hand, had a free throw rate of 0.294 (above their season average of 0.192).
In the Red Raiders last game, they defeated the No. 22 Nevada Wolf Pack, 82-76. With 32 points on 9-for-20 shooting, Keenan Evans was the top scorer from either team. Texas Tech played a nearly flawless game. They had a turnover percentage of 13.2 (better than their season average of 16.5) and a free throw rate of 0.419 (above their season average of 0.272). Nevada was 24.0 and 0.237, respectively, for those same stats.
The high-octane offense of Texas Tech will square off against the mid-tier defense of Kennesaw State. Since last season, the Red Raiders rank 69th in offensive efficiency, while the Owls are 287th in defensive efficiency. The Red Raiders figure to have the edge on that side of the ball.
Kennesaw State Owls vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders ATS Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Texas Tech, ATS Winner – Texas Tech, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Red Raiders rank 29th in assists allowed per game (11.2) while the Owls rank 103rd (12.8).
- Texas Tech ranks 24th in blocks allowed per game (2.5) while Kennesaw State ranks 73rd (3.1).
- Kennesaw State ranks 44th in three pointers allowed per game (19.1) while Texas Tech ranks 172nd (22.8).
- The Red Raiders rank 19th in rebounds allowed per game (30.4) while the Owls rank 140th (35.1).
- Texas Tech ranks 44th in steals allowed per game (5.3) while Kennesaw State ranks 152nd (6.8).