Ohio State Buckeyes home to UMKC Kangaroos in NCAA Basketball betting action
UMKC Kangaroos vs Ohio State Buckeyes Odds
The Ohio State Buckeyes will try to cover the spread at Value City Arena on Friday when they get a visit from the UMKC Kangaroos in NCAA basketball action.
The Buckeyes currently sports a 3-0 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 1-1 ATS. The Kangaroos are 2-2 and 2-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Buckeyes produce a 1-0 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Kangaroos have gone 0-0 against the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 326-rated UMKC taking on the No. 4-rated Buckeyes in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 81-66 win for the Buckeyes on Friday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Ohio State's No. 76 nationally ranked offense (76 points per game) against a Kangaroos defense that sits as the No. 144 at 64.5 PPG. The Buckeyes have been averaging 49.4% from the field, more than the Kangaroos have managed so far this season (43.9% on average).
Defensively, UMKC features the nation's No. 170-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.5 points per game. Ohio State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 104 nationally in scoring at home.
UMKC was a 63-57 winner in its last match at home against Norfolk State. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs. UMKC got 15 points from Estan Tyler en route to a 63-57 victory over Norfolk State on Sunday at Mohegan Sun Arena.
Ohio State was a 77-66 winner in their most recent outing at home against Washington. They covered the 8-point spread as favorites. Washington suffered a 77-66 loss against Ohio State on Sunday, getting 18 points from C.J. Wilcox in a losing effort at Mohegan Sun Arena.
Ohio State Buckeyes Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Duke are 1-1
After a win are 8-2
A few Kangaroos at Buckeyes trends to consider:
Ohio State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Ohio State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
UMKC home to IUPUI, Thursday, November 29
Ohio State at Duke, Wednesday, November 28