The Liberty Flames and Kennesaw State Owls meet Sunday in the college basketball ASUN Tournament at the KSU Convocation Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Liberty Flames are averaging 75.3 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 60.2 points on 41 percent shooting. Darius McGhee is averaging 22.7 points and 3.3 rebounds, while Kyle Rode is averaging 10.6 points and 3.6 rebounds. Shiloh Robinson is dishing 1 assist and Brody Peebles is grabbing 1.9 rebounds. The Liberty Flames are shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. The Liberty Flames are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.9 rebounds per game.
The Kennesaw State Owls are averaging 75.6 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 69 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Chris Youngblood is averaging 14.6 points and 4.8 rebounds, while Terrell Burden is averaging 13.3 points and 3.1 rebounds. Demond Robinson is the third double-digit scorer and Brandon Stroud is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Kennesaw State Owls are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 66.6 percent from the free throw line. The Kennesaw State Owls are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.5 rebounds per game.
The Flames are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games following a ATS loss. The Owls are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 home games and 11-5-1 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The over is 6-1 in Flames last 7 overall. The over is 26-12-2 in Owls last 40 overall. The road team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Kennesaw State Owls are a more than respectable opponent, and they beat Liberty less than a month ago. However, Liberty has another gear it can reach and is hard to bet against with small chalk. Liberty wins on the year by an average of 15 points, and in the favorite role by an average of 14.9 points. I'll lay the chalk here.