Norfolk State Spartans vs UMKC Kangaroos Odds
Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Mohegan Sun Arena Sunday as host UMKC looks to handle the Norfolk State Spartans in NCAA hoops action.
Mohegan Sun Arena is the location for this game, which makes it a neutral-site matchup.
The Kangaroos sit at 1-2 (1-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Spartans are currently 2-2 (0-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? UMKC is 0-0 OU, and Norfolk State is 0-0 OU.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Kangaroos at No. 326 and the Spartans at No. 103 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 64-63 result in favor of the Spartans.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature UMKC's No. 202-rated squad against Norfolk State's No. 147-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, UMKC rates No. 106 in the country with 7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 220 nationally with 5.2 per match.
Defensively, Norfolk State features the nation's No. 163-rated defense on the road, allowing 66 points per game. UMKC, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 nationally in scoring at home.
Norfolk State was a 65-49 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Loyola. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as underdogs. Norfolk State got 14 points from Pendarvis Williams but lost anyway, 65-49, to Loyola on Saturday at Mohegan Sun Arena.
UMKC lost its last outing, a 62-59 result against Albany on November 17. They covered in that game as an 8-point underdog. UMKC got 17 points from Estan Tyler but lost anyway, 62-59, to Albany on Saturday at Mohegan Sun Arena.
Norfolk State at Eastern Kentucky, Saturday, November 24
UMKC at Ohio State, Friday, November 23