Kennesaw State Owls (1-0) vs. Florida Gators (1-0)
November 11, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Florida Gators / Kennesaw State Owls ; Over/Under: +142.5
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The Kennesaw State Owls and the Florida Gators meet in college basketball action from the Exactech Arena on Friday night.
The Kennesaw State Owls will look to build on their 99-56 win over subdivision Lagrange to start the year. Chris Youngblood led the Owls with 20 points on 8 of 10 shooting with 4 threes and a team-high 8 rebounds while Terrell Burden added 19 points on 6 of 7 shooting with a pair of threes, 7 rebounds and a team-high 7 assists. Simeon Cottie added 11 points on 5 of 7 shooting to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Kennesaw State in the winning effort. Spencer Rodgers also added 4 steals while Youngblood and Burden each had 3 steals as well in the win.
The Florida Gators will hope to carry on from their 81-45 win over Stony Brook last time out. Alex Fudge led the Gators with 16 points on 6 of 12 shooting with a pair of threes while Will Richard had 14 points on 4 of 5 shooting with a pair of threes. Colin Castleton had 13 points on 6 of 12 shooting with 3 assists to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Florida in the winning effort. Trey Bonham also had a team-high 4 assists and was one of four Gators with a team-high 5 rebounds in the win.
Kennesaw State is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Friday games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following a win while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 road games against a team with a home winning percentage above .600. Florida is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600 while the over is 5-0 in their last 5 Friday games.
It was nice for Kennesaw State to get the win to start their year, but now have to take on a team with a pulse and a decent team at that in the Florida Gators who just beat up on a Stony Brook team that’s on the same level as what they’re against here in Kennesaw State. I just think this is a spot where the better team wins out just because of that, they’re frankly the better team, simple enough. Give me the Gators here.