Kangaroos open as college hoops underdog vs Great Danes
UMKC Kangaroos vs Albany Great Danes Odds
The Albany Great Danes host UMKC on Saturday, looking to build on their 2-1 mark against the 1-1 Kangaroos in college hoops action at Mohegan Sun Arena.
This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Mohegan Sun Arena).
Albany battles the Kangaroos, currently sitting with a 1-1 mark (0-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 0-0 for the Great Danes and 0-0 for the Kangaroos.
The Great Danes were listed as 8.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 326-rated UMKC taking on the No. 253-rated Great Danes in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 66-62 win for the Kangaroos on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Albany's No. 247 nationally ranked offense (64 points per game) against a Kangaroos defense that sits as the No. 232 at 69.5 PPG. The Great Danes have been averaging 42.7% from the field, less than the Kangaroos have managed so far this season (47.2% on average).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, UMKC owns the country's No. 242-rated mark, allowing 75 points per game on the highway. Albany, on the other hand, rates No. 209 in scoring at home.
Last time out for UMKC, they were a 99-64 winner as they battled Lincoln at home. The Kangaroos blew out Lincoln on Tuesday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 99-64 win at Municipal Auditorium.
Albany was a 63-62 winner in its last match on the road against Washington. The Great Danes got 22 points from Mike Black as Albany ran past Washington 63-62 on Tuesday at Alaska Airlines Arena.
UMKC at Ohio State, Friday, November 23
Albany at South Carolina State, Tuesday, November 20