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Point spread favors Bison in battle with Kangaroos

North Dakota State BisonUMKC Kangaroos
Feb 9, 8:05 PM | Municipal Auditorium

North Dakota State Bison vs UMKC Kangaroos Odds

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Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Thursday when the UMKC Kangaroos try to run the Bison off the court at Municipal Auditorium in college hoops action.

UMKC will face the 15-8 Bison, who own a 11-7 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Kangaroos are 11-5 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bison are 7-9-1 favoring the OVER.

View North Dakota State vs UMKC Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting North Dakota State before tip-off in this one will find them as 6-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Kangaroos at No. 318 and the Bison at No. 118 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 78-64 result in favor of the Bison.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bison rank No. 200 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.2 per game. That compares with UMKC’s No. 340 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where UMKC is college basketball's No. 24-ranked team at 8.3 per game, while the Bison rate No. 125 with 6.7 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, North Dakota State owns the country's No. 107-rated mark, allowing 67.1 points per game on the highway. UMKC, on the other hand, rates No. 219 in scoring at home.

North Dakota State was an 85-76 loser in its last match at home against Oral Roberts. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as favorites. Mike Felt scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Bison to a win (they lost 85-76 to Oral Roberts at Bison Sports Arena on Saturday).

UMKC lost its last outing, a 79-63 result against South Dakota on February 4. They failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point underdog. The Kangaroos endured a 79-63 loss at the hands of the Coyotes on Saturday, despite a 19-point effort from Reggie Chamberlain at DakotaDome.

Next up:
North Dakota State at South Dakota, Saturday, February 11
UMKC home to South Dakota State, Saturday, February 11

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