Summit League Tournament - UMKC Kangaroos vs Bison College Hoops Game Preview
UMKC Kangaroos vs North Dakota State Bison Odds
North Dakota State will look to improve on its 22-8 record on Sunday when they host UMKC in NCAA basketball odds action at Sioux Falls Arena.
It's a game in the Summit League Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. Sioux Falls Arena is the location for this game, which makes it a neutral-site matchup.
The Kangaroos will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 14-13 ATS against the number this season, while the Bison are 16-11 ATS. UMKC is 12-12 on the totals; North Dakota State is 5-18.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Bison as 16-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 338-rated UMKC taking on the No. 54-rated Bison in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 75-54 win for the Bison on Sunday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up North Dakota State's No. 177 nationally ranked offense (67.3 points per game) against a Kangaroos defense that sits as the No. 269 at 70.4 PPG. The Bison have been averaging 46.9% from the field, more than the Kangaroos have managed so far this season (42.3% on average).
Defensively, UMKC features the nation's No. 220-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.4 points per game. North Dakota State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 152 nationally in scoring at home.
UMKC was a 48-44 winner in its last match on the road against IUPUI. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs. The Kangaroos grabbed a 48-44 win over the Jaguars on Saturday, behind a 14-point effort from Thomas Staton at IUPUI Gymnasium.
Last time out for North Dakota State, they were an 84-57 winner as they battled Nebraska Omaha on the road. They covered in the match as a 15.5-point favorite. The battle between the Bison and Mavericks didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Nebraska Omaha was handed an 84-57 defeat on Saturday at Ralston Sports and Event Center.