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UMKC Kangaroos vs South Dakota State Jackrabbits Odds
The visiting UMKC Kangaroos hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Frost Arena against the South Dakota State Jackrabbits.
The Jackrabbits bring a 17-6 record (10-9 ATS) to this tilt against the 6-17 Kangaroos, who are 10-10 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed South Dakota State go 7-8-1 so far and the Kangaroos go 9-8.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Jackrabbits as 18.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 140-rated Jackrabbits and the No. 341-ranked Kangaroos, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 75-58 result in favor of the Jackrabbits.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Kangaroos is ranked No. 319 in NCAA hoops at 30.7 per game. Contrast that with South Dakota State’s No. 204 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, South Dakota State is the No. 59-ranked team in the country at 7.5 per game, while UMKC rates No. 172 at 6.2 per game.
Defensively, UMKC features the nation's No. 285-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.8 points per game. South Dakota State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 51 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for UMKC, they were a 71-34 loser as they battled North Dakota State on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 19-point underdog. UMKC was run off the court by the Bison on Thursday as North Dakota State routed them 71-34 at Bison Sports Arena.
Last time out for South Dakota State, they were a 67-54 winner as they battled South Dakota at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 16-point favorite. South Dakota State earned a 67-54 victory over South Dakota on Thursday, getting 19 points from Nate Wolters at Frost Arena.
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