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UMKC Kangaroos home to Leathernecks in NCAAB betting action

Western Illinois LeathernecksUMKC Kangaroos
Jan 19, 8:05 PM | Municipal Auditorium

Western Illinois Leathernecks vs UMKC Kangaroos Odds

9-7TEAM RECORD7-13

The UMKC Kangaroos will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Western Illinois Leathernecks at Municipal Auditorium on Thursday in NCAAB play.

The Kangaroos currently sports a 7-13 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 6-6 ATS. The Leathernecks are 9-7 and 8-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Kangaroos produce a 8-3 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Leathernecks have gone 3-6 against the number.

View Western Illinois vs UMKC Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Kangaroos installed as 3-point underdogs in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 310-rated Kangaroos and the No. 143-ranked Leathernecks, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 72-59 result in favor of the Leathernecks.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up UMKC's No. 223 nationally ranked offense (65.9 points per game) against a Leathernecks defense that sits as the No. 31 at 59.9 PPG. The Kangaroos have been averaging 42.7% from the field, less than the Leathernecks have managed so far this season (46.4% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Western Illinois owns the country's No. 87-rated mark, allowing 66.6 points per game on the highway. UMKC, on the other hand, rates No. 230 in scoring at home.

Western Illinois was a 65-55 loser in their most recent outing at home against Southern Utah. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as favorites. Western Illinois suffered a 65-55 loss against Southern Utah on Saturday, getting 16 points from Ceola Clark III in a losing effort at Western Hall.

In their last action, UMKC was an 85-58 loser on the road against South Dakota State. They failed to cover the 17-point spread as underdogs. UMKC was run off the court by the Jackrabbits on Saturday as South Dakota State routed them 85-58 at Frost Arena.

Next up:
Western Illinois at South Dakota, Saturday, January 21
UMKC home to IUPUI, Saturday, January 21

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