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UMKC Kangaroos vs North Dakota Sioux Odds
The North Dakota Sioux will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the UMKC Kangaroos at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center on Wednesday in NCAA hoops play.
The Sioux bring a 1-4 record (2-2 ATS) to this tilt against the 3-4 Kangaroos, who are 3-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed North Dakota go 1-0 so far and the Kangaroos go 3-0.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 300-rated UMKC taking on the No. 44-rated Sioux in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 63-61 win for the Sioux on Wednesday.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Kangaroos rank No. 254 in NCAA Division 1 with 33.1 per game. That compares with North Dakota’s No. 190 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where North Dakota is college basketball's No. 93-ranked team at 7 per game, while the Kangaroos rate No. 173 with 6.1 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, UMKC owns the country's No. 265-rated mark, allowing 76 points per game on the highway. North Dakota, on the other hand, rates No. 16 in scoring at home.
UMKC lost its last outing, a 68-63 result against Western Illinois on December 1. They failed to cover in that game as a 2-point underdog. Thomas Staton scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Kangaroos to a win (they lost 68-63 to Western Illinois at Municipal Auditorium on Saturday).
In their last action, North Dakota was a 71-70 loser on the road against South Dakota State. They covered the 19-point spread as underdogs. North Dakota got 13 points from Josh Schuler but lost anyway, 71-70, to South Dakota State on Wednesday at Frost Arena.
North Dakota Sioux Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-6
Before playing North Dakota State are 1-1
After playing South Dakota State are 1-1
After a loss are 6-4
A few Kangaroos at Sioux trends to consider:
North Dakota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
North Dakota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing UMKC
North Dakota is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
UMKC at Louisville, Saturday, December 8
North Dakota at North Dakota State, Sunday, December 9