NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Kangaroos underdogs vs Bison at North Dakota State
UMKC Kangaroos vs North Dakota State Bison Odds
The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between North Dakota State and UMKC on Thursday, with the host Bison trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Bison sport records of 16-5 and 12-7 ATS heading into this battle, while the Kangaroos have 6-16 and 10-9 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 4-11 for the Bison and 9-7 for the Kangaroos.
Bettors looking to go with the Bison in this one found them listed as 20.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Kangaroos was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bison sit at No. 54 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Kangaroos sit at No. 341 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Bison will win this game 77-56.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Kangaroos rank No. 315 in NCAA Division 1 with 31 per game. That compares with North Dakota State’s No. 201 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where North Dakota State is college basketball's No. 64-ranked team at 7.4 per game, while the Kangaroos rate No. 164 with 6.2 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, UMKC owns the country's No. 289-rated mark, allowing 75.2 points per game on the highway. North Dakota State, on the other hand, rates No. 63 in scoring at home.
Last time out for UMKC, they were a 67-59 loser as they battled Nebraska Omaha at home. They failed to cover in the match as an 8.5-point favorite. UMKC got 12 points from Thomas Staton but lost anyway, 67-59, to Nebraska Omaha on Saturday at Municipal Auditorium.
North Dakota State was a 69-53 loser in their most recent outing on the road against South Dakota State. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. North Dakota State got 16 points from TrayVonn Wright but lost anyway, 69-53, to South Dakota State on Saturday at Frost Arena.
UMKC at South Dakota State, Saturday, February 2
North Dakota State home to South Dakota, Saturday, February 2