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