Oakland Grizzlies vs UMKC Kangaroos Odds
The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between UMKC and Oakland on Saturday, with the host Kangaroos trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Kangaroos currently sports a 7-20 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 11-12 ATS. The Grizzlies are 14-13 and 12-12 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Kangaroos produce a 11-9 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Grizzlies have gone 12-8 against the number.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Grizzlies were listed as 8-point favorites earlier in the day at .
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Kangaroos at No. 345 and the Grizzlies at No. 244 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 69-60 result in favor of the Grizzlies.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features UMKC's No. 301-ranked scoring average of 61.4 PPG, against a Grizzlies defense rated No. 319 and allowing 73.7 PPG. The Kangaroos FG% has averaged 42.3% to date this season, less than the Grizzlies shooters have managed so far (43.7% per game).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Oakland owns the country's No. 280-rated mark, allowing 74.3 points per game on the highway. UMKC, on the other hand, rates No. 265 in scoring at home.
In their last action, Oakland was a 76-75 winner on the road against South Dakota. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites. Oakland earned a 76-75 victory over South Dakota on Thursday, getting 17 points from Corey Petros at DakotaDome.
Last time out for UMKC, they were a 65-60 loser as they battled IUPU Fort Wayne at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point underdog. UMKC got 19 points from Fred Chatmon but lost anyway, 65-60, to IUPU Fort Wayne on Thursday at Municipal Auditorium.
Oakland at IUPU Fort Wayne, Wednesday, February 20
UMKC at Tennessee Tech, Saturday, February 23