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Iowa State Cyclones face UMKC Kangaroos: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Iowa State CyclonesUMKC Kangaroos
Dec 19, 8:05 PM | Municipal Auditorium

Iowa State Cyclones vs UMKC Kangaroos Odds

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The UMKC Kangaroos will try to cover the spread at Municipal Auditorium on Wednesday when they get a visit from the Iowa State Cyclones in NCAA basketball action.

The Cyclones will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 2-4 ATS against the number this season, while the Kangaroos are 4-5 ATS. Iowa State is 4-1 on the totals; UMKC is 6-0.

View Iowa State vs UMKC Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the UMKC Kangaroos as 13.5-point underdogs in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Kangaroos, most recently No. 332 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Cyclones, who rate No. 26 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 87-62 victory for the Cyclones.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Cyclones rank No. 5 in NCAA Division 1 with 44.5 per game. That compares with UMKC’s No. 262 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where UMKC is college basketball's No. 216-ranked team at 5.8 per game, while the Cyclones rate No. 7 with 9.1 per game.

Defensively, Iowa State features the nation's No. 310-rated defense on the road, allowing 79.7 points per game. UMKC, meanwhile, comes in at No. 134 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Iowa State, they were an 86-77 winner as they battled Drake on the road. They covered in the match as a 7.5-point favorite. Drake suffered an 86-77 loss against Iowa State on Saturday, getting 18 points from Seth VanDeest in a losing effort at Wells Fargo Arena.

Last time out for UMKC, they were an 81-71 loser as they battled Appalachian State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 4-point favorite. The Kangaroos got 18 points from Nelson Kirksey, but it was Appalachian State that prevailed in an 81-71 final on Sunday at Municipal Auditorium.

Iowa State Cyclones Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
After playing Drake are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

A few Cyclones at Kangaroos trends to consider:
Iowa State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road

Next up:
Iowa State home to Yale, Tuesday, January 1
UMKC home to SE Missouri State, Saturday, December 22