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Kennesaw State vs Jacksonville 1/12/23 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Jacksonville Dolphins (8-6) vs. Kennesaw State Owls (11-6)
January 12, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Kennesaw State Owls -3 / Jacksonville Dolphins +3; Over/Under: +127.5
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The Jacksonville Dolphins and Kennesaw State Owls meet Thursday in college basketball action at the KSU Convocation Center. The Jacksonville Dolphins look for their 10th win. The Kennesaw State Owls look for their 12th win.

The Jacksonville Dolphins are averaging 64.3 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 58.9 points on 38.9 percent shooting. Kevion Nolan is averaging 13.8 points and 4.6 rebounds, while Mike Marsh is averaging 10.4 points and 0.7 assists. Jordan Davis is dishing 2.6 assists and Gyasi Powell is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Jacksonville Dolphins are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 73.5 percent from the free throw line. The Jacksonville Dolphins are allowing 28.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.9 rebounds per game.

The Kennesaw State Owls are averaging 73.8 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 68.1 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Chris Youngblood is averaging 14.4 points and 4.8 rebounds, while Terrell Burden is averaging 11.4 points and 2.4 rebounds. Demond Robinson is the third double-digit scorer and Brandon Stroud is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Kennesaw State Owls are shooting 38.3 percent from beyond the arc and 63.7 percent from the free throw line. The Kennesaw State Owls are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.3 rebounds per game.

The Dolphins are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 3-1-2 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games. The Owls are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Dolphins last 7 road games. The over is 16-7-1 in Owls last 24 overall. The road team is 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings.

The Jacksonville Dolphins will be able to hang because of their defense, but we’re not being asked to lay much here. The Kennesaw State Owls have been the more consistent team overall, and they win at home by an average of 25.8 points while allowing 33.7 percent shooting from the field. I’ll gladly lay the bucket with the Owls.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Kennesaw State Owls -3

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