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Jacksonville State vs Kennesaw State Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 2/9/23

Kennesaw State Owls (18-7) vs. Jacksonville State Gamecocks (10-15)
February 9, 2023 8:30 pm EDT
The Line: Jacksonville State Gamecocks +3.5 / Kennesaw State Owls -3.5; Over/Under: +140.5
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The Kennesaw State Owls and the Jacksonville State Gamecocks meet in college basketball action from the Pete Mathews Coliseum on Thursday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


Kennesaw State is listed as a 3.5-point favorite with a ML price of -180. The total for this game is set at 140.5 points.


Neither side has anyone listed on the injury report for this game, so barring any last-minute announcements, both sides will come into this game at full strength.

Matchup History

Jacksonville State’s 78-67 win over Kennesaw State made it back-to-back wins for the Gamecocks in this head-to-head matchup.


Kennesaw State is 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 Thursday games while the under is 3-0-1 in their last 4 games following a loss. Jacksonville State is 3-10 ATS in their last 13 games against a team with a winning record and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600 while the under is 7-2 in their last 9 home games.


I’m sticking with Kennesaw State here. The Owls have simply been playing the better basketball by a fair margin all season, conference play included, and they’ve been the better team statistically on both ends of the floor. I don’t see Jacksonville State keeping this game close, even at home. I’ll side with the Owls laying the points on the road here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Kennesaw State -3.5

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