UMKC Kangaroos host Appalachian State Mountaineers in college basketball action
Appalachian State Mountaineers vs UMKC Kangaroos Odds
UMKC looks to cover the Kangaroos-Mountaineers pointspread on Sunday and improve its overall 4-5 mark when they host Appalachian State in college basketball wagering action.
The Kangaroos sit at 4-5 (4-4 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Mountaineers are currently 1-7 (5-0 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? UMKC is 5-0 OU, and Appalachian State is 0-3 OU.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Kangaroos as 3-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 309 (Kangaroos) and the No. 236 (Mountaineers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 65-61 result in favor of the Mountaineers has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up UMKC's No. 273 nationally ranked offense (62.7 points per game) against a Mountaineers defense that sits as the No. 339 at 78.1 PPG. The Kangaroos have been averaging 41.1% from the field, less than the Mountaineers have managed so far this season (42.6% on average).
Defensively, Appalachian State features the nation's No. 328-rated defense on the road, allowing 82.4 points per game. UMKC, meanwhile, comes in at No. 115 nationally in scoring at home.
Appalachian State was a 70-64 loser in its last match on the road against Western Carolina. They covered the 10-point spread as underdogs. Appalachian State got 22 points from Jay Canty but lost anyway, 70-64, to Western Carolina on Saturday at Ramsey Center.
UMKC was a 99-47 loser in its last match on the road against Louisville. They failed to cover the 29-point spread as underdogs. UMKC was run off the court by the Cardinals on Saturday as Louisville routed them 99-47 at KFC Yum! Center.
Appalachian State Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing South Carolina are 3-0
After playing Western Carolina are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7
A few Mountaineers at Kangaroos trends to consider:
Appalachian State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Appalachian State at South Carolina, Wednesday, December 19
UMKC home to Iowa State, Wednesday, December 19