In their first year of division 1 basketball the Bellarmine Knights have turned heads with their efficiency on the offensive end. They are currently tied for second in the conference one game behind North Alabama. The Knights win by moving the ball and making the most of every trip, they have an effective field goal percentage of 54% which ranks them in the top 50 in the entire nation. They have a team field goal percentage that ranks 18th in the nation. They are the top three-point shooting team in the Atlantic Sun shooting 39% from behind the arc. They are led by Pedro Bradshaw in points and boards averaging 13 ppg and 7 rpg.
Kennesaw State is a trainwreck on offense, averaging just 63 ppg and shooting just 30% from behind the arc. They lean on the duo of Spencer Rodgers and Chris Youngblood who are the only double digit scorers on the roster, averagina a combined 28 ppg. As a team they don’t put the ball in the basket enough to be successful. They shoot just 42% from two and 27% from three on the season.
Bellarmine has been disruptive on the defensive end causing turnovers 21% of the time. Kennesaw State has turned the ball over 21% of the time on offense. The Owls combination of poor shooting along with a high turnover rate will be a detriment to an efficient Bellermine Knights offensive attack. Bellarmine has won and covered in four straight games while Kennesaw State has lost 11 straight games while only going 3-3 ATS at home on the season. Bellarmine is 5-0 ATS on the road this season and that should continue in this matchup.
Play of the day: Bellarmine Knights -7.5