Nebraska Omaha Mavericks vs UMKC Kangaroos Preview
UMKC Kangaroos vs Nebraska Omaha Mavericks Odds
The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Nebraska Omaha and UMKC on Monday, with the host Mavericks trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Mavericks sport records of 3-12 and 4-6 ATS heading into this battle, while the Kangaroos have 4-9 and 7-5 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 3-3 for the Mavericks and 6-3 for the Kangaroos.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Kangaroos were listed as 5.5-point favorites earlier in the day at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Mavericks sit at No. 339 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Kangaroos sit at No. 337 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Kangaroos will win this game 61-52.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Nebraska Omaha's No. 330-rated squad against UMKC's No. 275-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Nebraska Omaha rates No. 231 in the country with 5.6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 155 nationally with 6.3 per match.
Defensively, UMKC features the nation's No. 254-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.8 points per game. Nebraska Omaha, meanwhile, comes in at No. 79 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, UMKC was a 52-44 loser on the road against Kansas State. They covered the 23-point spread as underdogs. The Kangaroos endured a 52-44 loss at the hands of the Wildcats on Saturday, despite a 13-point effort from Thomas Staton at Bramlage Coliseum.
Last time out for Nebraska Omaha, they were a 95-72 loser as they battled South Dakota at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 4.5-point underdog. Nebraska Omaha was run off the court by the Coyotes on Saturday as South Dakota routed them 95-72 at Ralston Sports and Event Center.
UMKC home to South Dakota State, Thursday, January 3
Nebraska Omaha at Oakland, Thursday, January 3