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College Basketball Matchup - UMKC Kangaroos Canisius Golden Griffins Odds Preview

Canisius Golden GriffinsUMKC Kangaroos
Dec 16, 8:05 PM | Municipal Auditorium

Canisius Golden Griffins vs UMKC Kangaroos Odds

1-7TEAM RECORD6-5

The Canisius Golden Griffins will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Kangaroos in UMKC at Municipal Auditorium on Friday in college basketball action.

UMKC will face the 1-7 Golden Griffins, who own a 2-5 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Kangaroos are 2-0 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Golden Griffins are 4-3 favoring the OVER.

View Canisius vs UMKC Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Kangaroos in this one, they're listed as 7-point favorites on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Kangaroos at No. 239 and the Golden Griffins at No. 328 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 70-56 result in favor of the Kangaroos.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits UMKC's No. 178-ranked offense, averaging 67.7 PPG, against a Golden Griffins defense that ranks No. 333 at 79.9 PPG. The Kangaroos field goal percentage has averaged 43.8% so far, more than the Golden Griffins marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.9% per game.

Defensively, Canisius features the nation's No. 339-rated defense on the road, allowing 87 points per game. UMKC, meanwhile, comes in at No. 211 nationally in scoring at home.

Canisius lost its last outing, an 81-62 result against St. Bonaventure on December 10. They failed to cover in that game as a 16-point underdog. Harold Washington scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Golden Griffins to a win (they lost 81-62 to St. Bonaventure at Reilly Center on Saturday).

UMKC won its last outing, a 74-69 result against SE Missouri State on December 10. They covered in that game as a 3.5-point underdog. UMKC got 23 points from Reggie Chamberlain en route to a 74-69 victory over SE Missouri State on Saturday at Show Me Center.

Canisius Golden Griffins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing South Dakota are 0-2
After playing St. Bonaventure are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few Golden Griffins at Kangaroos trends to consider:
Canisius is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road

Next up:
Canisius at South Dakota, Sunday, December 18
UMKC at Michigan State, Monday, December 19

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