Kennesaw State vs. Gardner-Webb odds, line: College basketball picks, predictions from model on 29-19 roll

The Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs host the Kennesaw State Owls on Thursday at 5 p.m. ET. Kennesaw State (1-8) has lost eight straight games, while Gardner-Webb (6-5) enters Thursday's matchup on a four-game winning streak. The latest Gardner-Webb vs. Kennesaw State odds have the Runnin' Bulldogs favored by 14.5, with the over-under, or total points Vegas thinks will be scored, at 134. Before you make any Gardner-Webb vs. Kennesaw State picks and college basketball predictions, you'll want to see what SportsLine's advanced computer model has to say. 

This model, which simulates every game 10,000 times, has raked in the winnings for those following it. Over the past two years, the SportsLine Projection Model has returned over $5,200 to $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks. And it enters Week 6 of the 2018-19 college basketball season on a strong 29-19 run on its top-rated picks against the spread. Anybody who has been following it is way, way up. 

Now it has locked in on Gardner-Webb vs. Kennesaw State. We can tell you it's leaning over, but it has also locked in a confident against the spread pick that hits in nearly 75 percent of simulations. You can only see that one at SportsLine. 

The model knows Gardner-Webb boasts a high-flying offense that features four players averaging double-digit points. The Runnin' Bulldogs are led by seniors David Efianayi (16.8 points per game) and DJ Laster (11.3), but it's freshman guard Jose Perez who has been filling the stat sheet as of late. Perez is averaging 17 points in his past four outings and put up a triple-double earlier this season against the Savannah State Tigers

The explosive Runnin' Bulldogs offense has scored at least 97 points in the past three games, and they'll be licking their chops to go against Kennesaw State's defense, which has given up at least 84 in three of its past four outings. 

But just because Gardner-Webb is on a roll doesn't mean it can cover a sizable spread against the Owls. 

Despite losing eight straight, Kennesaw State has an explosive play-maker that can take over a game. Junior guard Tyler Hooker enters Thursday's matchup averaging 18.2 points and 4.3 rebounds this season. He's a matchup nightmare on the perimeter who is averaging over 21 points in his past four games. 

So which side of the Kennesaw State vs. Gardner-Webb spread hits in nearly 75 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the Gardner-Webb vs. Kennesaw State spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed college hoops, and find out.

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