UMKC Kangaroos vs South Dakota Coyotes Odds
The South Dakota Coyotes will be trying to slam the UMKC Kangaroos on Saturday when the teams tip off at DakotaDome in college betting action.
The Coyotes sit at 7-10 (7-8 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Kangaroos are currently 4-13 (7-8 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? South Dakota is 5-6 OU, and UMKC is 7-5 OU.
Sportsbooks (including ) had the Coyotes installed as 5.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Coyotes - Kangaroos odds would favor the Coyotes if the lines were set according to our power ranks. South Dakota is rated No. 260 in the current Odds Shark poll, while UMKC is at No. 338. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 66-59 win for the Coyotes.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and South Dakota has the nation's No. 110-rated offensive output, at 70.9 PPG. The visiting Kangaroos defense ranks No. 284 allowing on average 71.8 PPG. The Coyotes FG% has averaged 43.7% so far, more than the Kangaroos marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.8% per game.
Defensively, UMKC features the nation's No. 265-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.1 points per game. South Dakota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 63 nationally in scoring at home.
UMKC was a 78-66 loser in its last match at home against Utah Valley. The Kangaroos endured a 78-66 loss at the hands of the Wolverines on Wednesday, despite a 15-point effort from John Burke at Municipal Auditorium.
In their last action, South Dakota was a 74-71 winner at home against South Dakota State. They covered the 11-point spread as underdogs. South Dakota got 22 points from Juevol Myles en route to a 74-71 victory over South Dakota State on Saturday at DakotaDome.
UMKC at Oakland, Thursday, January 17
South Dakota at IUPU Fort Wayne, Thursday, January 17