The Liberty Flames and the Kennesaw State Owls meet in college basketball action from the KSU Convocation Center on Monday night.
The Liberty Flames will look to bounce back from a 77-67 loss to Jacksonville State last time out. Darius McGhee leads the Flames in scoring with 22.9 PPG with 4 RPG and 3 APG while Keegan McDowell has 10.6 PPG and Shiloh Robinson has 10.PPG with 4.1 RPG to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Liberty so far this season. Blake Preston leads Liberty in rebounding with 5.1 RPG while Kyle Ride has a team-high 4.1 APG to lead the Flames in the assist department. As a team, Liberty is averaging 73.1 PPG on 48.3% shooting from the field, 38.8% from three and 73.2% from the foul line while allowing 60.5 PPG on 39.2% shooting from the field and 31.6% from three.
The Kennesaw State Owls will look to rebound after back-to-back losses after a 71-58 loss to North Alabama last time out. Chris Youngblood leads the Owls in scoring and rebounding with 13.5 PPG along with 5.7 RPG while Terrell Burden has 12.4 PPG with Burden logging a team-high 4.5 APG as well this season. Spencer Rodgers has 10 PPG with 4.4 RPG to make up the group of double-digit scorers for Kennesaw State so far this season. As a team, Kennesaw State is averaging 75.5 PPG on 46.5% shooting from the field, 36.1% from three and 68% from the foul line while allowing 69 PPG on 43.6% shooting from the field and 35.5% from three this season.
Liberty is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 Monday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a losing record while the over is 6-0 in their last 6 road games. Kennesaw State is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 4-17 ATS in their last 21 games following a double-digit loss at home while the over is 4-1-1 in their last 6 games against a team with a winning record.
I get the case to be made for Kennesaw State as a home dog, but the thing is that the Owls just haven’t been able to cut the mustard at home this ss of late with losses to Jacksonville State and North Alabama. Liberty still remains arguably the team to beat for me in the ASUN and until they’re really dethroned it’s hard to really go against them. I’ll side with the Flames laying the points in this one.