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UMKC Kangaroos host South Dakota Coyotes in college basketball action

South Dakota CoyotesUMKC Kangaroos
Feb 9, 6:15 PM | Municipal Auditorium

South Dakota Coyotes vs UMKC Kangaroos Odds


South Dakota pays a visit to UMKC on Saturday, hoping to send the Kangaroos to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Municipal Auditorium.

The Kangaroos currently sports a 6-19 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 10-11 ATS. The Coyotes are 8-15 and 10-11 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Kangaroos produce a 10-8 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Coyotes have gone 8-9 against the number.

View South Dakota vs UMKC Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Kangaroos installed as 1-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Kangaroos at No. 345 and the Coyotes at No. 294 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 66-58 result in favor of the Coyotes.


How They Match Up:
The game also pits UMKC's No. 309-ranked offense, averaging 60.7 PPG, against a Coyotes defense that ranks No. 329 at 75.2 PPG. The Kangaroos field goal percentage has averaged 41.7% so far, less than the Coyotes marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.9% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, South Dakota owns the country's No. 265-rated mark, allowing 73.8 points per game on the highway. UMKC, on the other hand, rates No. 272 in scoring at home.

Last time out for South Dakota, they were a 65-46 loser as they battled North Dakota State on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 18.5-point underdog. Brandon Bos scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Coyotes to a win (they lost 65-46 to North Dakota State at Bison Sports Arena on Saturday).

In their last action, UMKC was a 66-45 loser on the road against Houston Baptist. UMKC was run off the court by the Huskies on Wednesday as Houston Baptist routed them 66-45 at Sharp Gym.

Next up:
South Dakota home to Oakland, Thursday, February 14
UMKC home to IUPU Fort Wayne, Thursday, February 14