The Kennesaw State Owls (1-4) will be at home in KSU Convocation Center when they clash against the Tennessee State Tigers (2-2). Action begins at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 25, 2017, and it can be seen on ESPN 3.
Tennessee State Tigers vs. Kennesaw State Owls ATS Preview
The last time the Tigers played, they were victorious over the Canisius Golden Griffins, 60-52. Ken’Darrius Hamilton was the games leading scorer with 19 points on 7-for-12 shooting. Tennessee State dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.170 (below their season average of 0.193) and a turnover percentage of 23.6 (worse than their season average of 16.3). Canisius was 0.061 and 29.3, respectively, for those same stats.
The Owls are trying to rebound after their 98-79 loss to the Florida State Seminoles in their last contest. James Scott led Kennesaw State in scoring with 17 points on 7-for-18 shooting. Florida State had an offensive rebounding percentage of 53.1 (above their season average of 44.8). Kennesaw State, meanwhile, did a fantastic job of converting from the charity stripe (14-17; 82.4 percent).
Kennesaw State might have trouble scoring as they battle against one of the nations best defenses. Tennessee State ranks 49th in defensive efficiency, while the Owls rank 182nd in offensive efficiency dating back to the 2016-17 season.
The Owls won the lone contest against the Tigers last season, 76-73. Kennesaw State had a better effective field goal percentage (0.536 vs. 0.438). Tennessee State, meanwhile, had a much better turnover percentage (16.5 vs. 24.4).
Tennessee State Tigers vs. Kennesaw State Owls ATS Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Kennesaw State, ATS Winner – Kennesaw State, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Tigers rank 115th in rebounds per game (36.7) while the Owls rank 168th in rebounds allowed per game (35.1).
- Kennesaw State ranks 45th in three pointers allowed per game (19.0) while Tennessee State ranks 290th (24.5).
- The Owls rank 52nd in assists per game (15.5) while the Tigers rank 286th (11.4).
- Tennessee State ranks 94th in steals per game (6.8) while Kennesaw State ranks 233rd (5.4).