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Wofford vs Kennesaw State 12/5/21 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Kennesaw State Owls (3-5) vs. Wofford Terriers (5-3)
December 5, 2021 2:00 pm EDT
The Line: Wofford Terriers -13 / Kennesaw State Owls +13 ; Over/Under: 139.5
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The Kennesaw State Owls will travel to Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium to take on the Wofford Terriers this Sunday afternoon in College Basketball action.

The Kennesaw State Owls dropped to 3-5 on the season after being defeated by the Mercer Bears, 73-71, this past Wednesday night. Kennesaw State fought back from a 64-54 deficit with just 5:57 left in regulation to make it a game late, however, Mercer was able to hang on to the win after the Owls Spencer Rodgers missed a game-tying layup attempt with just :02 seconds left in regulation. Kennesaw State shot 42.9% from the field & 26.9% from beyond the arc while allowing Mercer to shoot 51.0% from the field & 42.1% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Owls was Spencer Rodgers who had 23 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block, & 1 steal.

On the season, Kennesaw State is averaging 76.8 ppg on 45.6% shooting from the field. The Owls are averaging 7.4 three-pointers per game on 32.1% shooting from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Owls was Chris Youngblood (12.9 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 1.3 apg), Spencer Rodgers (12.3 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 2.8 apg, 1.4 spg), Terrell Burden (11.5 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 4.1 apg, 1.3 spg), & Kasen Jennings (8.6 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.1 spg).

Defensively, Kennesaw State is allowing their opponents to an average of 70.5 ppg on 44.1% shooting from the field. The Owls have a rebound margin of 3.8 and a turnover margin of 2.5.

The Wofford Terriers dropped to 5-3 on the season after being defeated by the Richmond Spiders, 73-64, this past Wednesday. Wofford struggled on the defensive end against Richmond and could not fight all the way back after the Spiders took a 53-35 lead with 11:24 left in regulation. Wofford shot just 45.6% from the field & 31.6% from beyond the arc while allowing Richmond to shoot 62.2% from the field & 44.4% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Terriers was B.J. Mack who had 15 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, & 1 steal.

On the season, Wofford is averaging 79.5 ppg on 47.2% shooting from the field. The Terriers are averaging 9.2 three-pointers per game on 34.1% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Wofford has been led by Max Klesmit (15.1 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 1.1 apg, 2.0 spg), B.J. Mack (12.9 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 2.3 apg), Ryan Larson (11.3 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 4.0 apg, 1.0 spg), & Isaiah Bigelow (7.6 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 1.5 apg).

Defensively, Wofford is allowing their opponents to average 66.4 ppg on 45.7% shooting from the field. The Terriers have a rebound margin of 5.2 and a turnover margin of 5.4.

The Owls are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games. The Terriers are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games following a straight up loss & 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss.

Kennesaw State has done a decent job on the offensive end this season, ranking t-103rd in scoring offense, however, the Owls have struggled defensively as they come into this game ranked just 221st in scoring defense & 242nd in defensive FG%. Wofford is led by their offense which ranks t-64th in scoring offense & 70th in FG%, however, they have struggled a bit defensively as they rank just 295th in defensive FG%.

Wofford is the better team, however, Kennesaw State has played some solid teams tough as they covered easily in road games at Iowa State & Creighton to start the season and as I think the Owls offense will have some success against Wofford, I think Kennesaw State does enough with the points to get us a cover. Good Luck!

Brett Nault's Free Pick: Wofford Terriers -13

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Brett has been involved with sports his entire life, whether playing them or betting on them, and loves using his education in data analytics to break down all matchups to get you a competitive edge. Follow Brett Nault on Twitter @BrettCU05

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