Louisville Cardinals battle vs UMKC Kangaroos highlights college basketball odds menu
UMKC Kangaroos vs Louisville Cardinals Odds
The Louisville Cardinals will try to cover the spread at KFC Yum! Center on Saturday when they get a visit from the UMKC Kangaroos in NCAA basketball action.
The Cardinals bring a 7-1 record (4-4 ATS) to this tilt against the 4-4 Kangaroos, who are 4-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Louisville go 2-3 so far and the Kangaroos go 4-0.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 6-ranked Cardinals and the No. 300-rated Kangaroos in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 86-61 win for the Cardinals on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Kangaroos rank No. 214 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.1 per game. That compares with Louisville’s No. 48 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Louisville is college basketball's No. 140-ranked team at 6.5 per game, while the Kangaroos rate No. 167 with 6.2 per game.
Defensively, UMKC features the nation's No. 239-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.5 points per game. Louisville, meanwhile, comes in at No. 107 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, UMKC was a 73-70 winner on the road against North Dakota. They covered the 4-point spread as underdogs. UMKC got 16 points from Nate Rogers en route to a 73-70 victory over North Dakota on Wednesday at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center.
Louisville won its last outing, an 80-38 result against College of Charleston on December 4. They covered in that game as a 10.5-point favorite. The Cardinals blew out College of Charleston on Tuesday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 80-38 win at TD Arena.
Louisville Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Memphis are 7-3
After playing College of Charleston are 2-0
After a win are 8-2
A few Kangaroos at Cardinals trends to consider:
Louisville is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Louisville is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games
Louisville is 12-4-1 ATS in its last 17 games
UMKC home to Appalachian State, Sunday, December 16
Louisville at Memphis, Saturday, December 15