Kennesaw State vs. Lipscomb ASUN Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, March 2, 2023
The top-seeded Kennesaw State Owls (24-8, 15-3 ASUN) are 4.5-point favorites in the ASUN Tournament against the No. 5 seed Lipscomb Bisons (20-12, 11-7 ASUN) on Thursday at KSU Convocation Center. The game tips off at 7:00 PM and airs on ESPN+, with both teams hoping to move one step closer to an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament bracket. The over/under for the matchup is set at 149.
Kennesaw State vs. Lipscomb Odds
- Kennesaw State odds to win: -197
- Lipscomb odds to win: +165
- Spread: Kennesaw State (-4.5)
- Total: 149
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Thursday, March 2, 2023
- Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV: ESPN+
- Where: Kennesaw, Georgia
- Venue: KSU Convocation Center
Who Will Win Kennesaw State vs. Lipscomb?
Kennesaw State and Lipscomb Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
In games it has played as at least 4.5-point favorites this season, Kennesaw State is 7-5 against the spread.
Lipscomb is 4-4 against the spread when an underdog by 4.5 points or more this season.
The two teams average a combined three more points per game (152) than this matchup’s over/under of 149 points.
Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 139.6 points per game, 9.4 fewer than the over/under in this matchup.
The average over/under Kennesaw State has had set in matchups this year is 4.7 fewer points than this outing’s point total.
The average point total for the Bisons this year is 1.7 points fewer than this game’s over/under.
The Owls’ ATS record is 19-10-0 this season.
The Bisons are 17-12-0 ATS this year.
Kennesaw State Stats & Insights
Kennesaw State outscores opponents by 6.5 points per game (scoring 75.4 per game to rank 98th in college basketball while allowing 68.9 per contest to rank 145th in college basketball) and has a +206 scoring differential overall.
Kennesaw State records 31.5 rebounds per game (196th in college basketball) while conceding 30.4 per outing to its opponents. It outrebounds opponents by 1.1 boards per game.
The Owls connect on 8.3 three-pointers per game (75th in college basketball) compared to their opponents’ 7.4. They shoot 36.5% from deep while their opponents hit 34% from long range.
Kennesaw State ranks 111th in college basketball by averaging 96.5 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively is 98th in college basketball, allowing 88.3 points per 100 possessions.
Offensively, the Owls have fared better when playing at home this season, putting up 81.4 points per game, compared to 71.2 per game away from home.
Lipscomb Stats & Insights
Lipscomb outscores opponents by 5.9 points per game (posting 76.6 points per game, 61st in college basketball, and conceding 70.7 per contest, 201st in college basketball) and has a +187 scoring differential.
Lipscomb wins the rebound battle by 3.4 boards on average. It records 33.5 rebounds per game, 83rd in college basketball, while its opponents pull down 30.1.
Lipscomb knocks down 8.1 three-pointers per game (100th in college basketball) at a 35.9% rate (82nd in college basketball), compared to the 7.9 its opponents make, shooting 33% from deep.
Lipscomb scores 98.5 points per 100 possessions (60th in college basketball), while giving up 90.9 points per 100 possessions (167th in college basketball).
In 2022-23 the Bisons are averaging 7.4 more points per game at home (80.5) than away (73.1).
Kennesaw State Key Players to Watch
The Owls scoring leader is Chris Youngblood, who averages 14.9 per contest to go with 4.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists.
Brandon Stroud leads Kennesaw State in rebounding, averaging 6.5 per game, while Terrell Burden leads the team in assists, distributing an average of 4.1 in each contest.
Youngblood makes more threes per game than any other member of the Owls, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.4 per contest.
Burden and Demond Robinson lead Kennesaw State on the defensive end, with Burden leading the team in steals averaging 1.7 per game and Robinson in blocks averaging 0.9 per contest.
Lipscomb Key Players to Watch
Ahsan Asadullah has tallied six rebounds and 3.2 assists per game, putting him at the top of the Bisons leaderboards in those categories.
Lipscomb’s Jacob Ognacevic averages 17.4 points, 4.4 rebounds and 0.6 assists per game, making him the top scorer on the squad.
A.J McGinnis is consistent from deep and leads the Bisons with 1.7 made threes per game.
Will Pruitt (1.2 steals per game) is the steal leader for Lipscomb while Asadullah (0.8 blocks per game) is the block leader.
Kennesaw State vs. Lipscomb Prediction
- Pick ATS:
Kennesaw State (-4.5)
- Pick OU:
Kennesaw State 75, Lipscomb 71
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