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College Basketball Matchup - Kansas State Wildcats UMKC Kangaroos Odds Preview

UMKC KangaroosKansas State Wildcats
Dec 29, 7:00 PM | Bramlage Coliseum

UMKC Kangaroos vs Kansas State Wildcats Odds

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The Kansas State Wildcats will try to cover the spread at Bramlage Coliseum on Saturday when they get a visit from the UMKC Kangaroos in NCAA basketball action.

The Wildcats bring a 9-2 record (3-4 ATS) to this tilt against the 4-8 Kangaroos, who are 6-5 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Kansas State go 1-4 so far and the Kangaroos go 6-2.

View UMKC vs Kansas State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Kansas State Wildcats as 20-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Wildcats rated this week at No. 68 and the Kangaroos sitting at No. 337. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 80-57 result in favor of the Wildcats.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Kansas State's No. 110 nationally ranked offense (71.1 points per game) against a Kangaroos defense that sits as the No. 290 at 72.8 PPG. The Wildcats have been averaging 42.2% from the field, more than the Kangaroos have managed so far this season (41.7% on average).

Defensively, UMKC features the nation's No. 309-rated defense on the road, allowing 79.4 points per game. Kansas State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 98 nationally in scoring at home.

UMKC lost its last outing, a 66-65 result against SE Missouri State on December 22. They covered in that game as a 2.5-point underdog. The Kangaroos endured a 66-65 loss at the hands of the Redhawks on Saturday, despite a 14-point effort from Nate Rogers at Municipal Auditorium.

Kansas State won its last outing, a 67-61 result against Florida on December 22. They covered in that game as a 11-point underdog. The Wildcats grabbed a 67-61 win over the Gators on Saturday, behind a 17-point effort from Will Spradling at Sprint Center.

Kansas State Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing South Dakota are 1-0
After playing Florida are 0-1
After a win are 6-4

A few Kangaroos at Wildcats trends to consider:
Kansas State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Kansas State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing UMKC
Kansas State is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games

Next up:
UMKC at Nebraska Omaha, Monday, December 31
Kansas State home to South Dakota, Monday, December 31