UMKC Kangaroos vs Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles Odds
The visiting UMKC Kangaroos hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Eblen Center against the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles.
Tennessee Tech battles the Kangaroos, currently sitting with a 7-21 mark (11-13 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 10-10 for the Golden Eagles and 12-9 for the Kangaroos.
The Golden Eagles were listed as 10.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 250-rated Golden Eagles and the No. 346-ranked Kangaroos, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 64-56 result in favor of the Golden Eagles.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Tennessee Tech's No. 226-rated squad against UMKC's No. 316-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Tennessee Tech rates No. 164 in the country with 6.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 159 nationally with 6.2 per match.
Defensively, UMKC features the nation's No. 297-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.2 points per game. Tennessee Tech, meanwhile, comes in at No. 208 nationally in scoring at home.
UMKC was an 86-74 loser in their most recent outing at home against Oakland. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as underdogs. Nelson Kirksey scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Kangaroos to a win (they lost 86-74 to Oakland at Municipal Auditorium on Saturday).
Tennessee Tech was an 83-68 winner in their most recent outing at home against Tennessee-Martin. They covered the 10-point spread as favorites. The Golden Eagles got 23 points from Dennis Ogbe as Tennessee Tech ran past Tennessee-Martin 83-68 on Thursday at Eblen Center.
Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Eastern Kentucky are 6-4
After playing Tennessee-Martin are 4-6
After a win are 3-7
A few Kangaroos at Golden Eagles trends to consider:
Tennessee Tech is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tennessee Tech's last 6 games
Tennessee Tech is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games
UMKC at Western Illinois, Thursday, February 28
Tennessee Tech home to Eastern Kentucky, Thursday, February 28