Central Arkansas Bears (7-15) vs. Kennesaw State Owls (10-13)
February 9, 2022 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Kennesaw State Owls -11 ; Over/Under: 139
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The Central Arkansas Bears and the Kennesaw State Owls meet Wednesday in college basketball action from KSU Convocation Center. Central Arkansas enters this one at 7-15 on the year. The Bears beat Stetson in their last game. As for Kennesaw State, they’re 10-13 and beat Bellarmine in their last appearance. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
Central Arkansas kicked off the year on an ugly 1-9 run. The Bears hit a 5-2 stretch in January before a losing streak to Jacksonville State, North Florida, Jacksonville and FGCU. Central Arkansas managed a win over the weekend against Stetson, however.
Matched up against Stetson on Saturday, the Bears posted a 33-31 edge in the first half and a 46-44 run from there in a 79-75 win. Leading scorer Eddy Kayouloud put up 24 points, and Jared Chatham doubled with 18 points and 11 boards.
Over on the Kennesaw State side, they’ve been hovering around the .500 mark for most of the year. The Owls hit a losing streak to Jacksonville State, North Alabama, Liberty and Eastern Kentucky before their latest win over Bellarmine.
On Saturday in the Bellarmine game, Kennesaw State was down by one point heading into halftime. The Owls went on a 37-31 run in the second for a 75-70 win. Chris Youngblood led the team on 17 points with two rebounds in the victory.
The Owls are 10-22 ATS in their last 32 versus a team with a losing straight-up record and the under is 7-3 in their last 10 overall. The under is 4-1 in their last five at home.
Meanwhile, the Bears are 5-15 ATS in their last 20 road games and 3-10 ATS in their last 13 after an ATS win. Central Arkansas is 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 Wednesday games.
PICK: I’m going to take a stab on Central Arkansas here, but probably staying away. I’d imagine this matchup will be pretty competitive and a lot of different things could happen. That said, the Bears have been able to score pretty well in comparable matchups lately and I think they’ll find some offense in this one.
Kennesaw State has found some solid points totals here and there lately, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see a high finish here. Should be a fun game, and I think the Bears can power out the cover.