UMKC Kangaroos vs Houston Baptist Huskies Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

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Jan 22, 8:05 PM | Municipal Auditorium

Houston Baptist Huskies vs UMKC Kangaroos Odds

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The Houston Baptist Huskies will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Kangaroos in UMKC at Municipal Auditorium on Tuesday in college basketball action.

The Huskies will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 0-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Kangaroos are 10-8 ATS. Houston Baptist is 0-1 on the totals; UMKC is 9-6.

View Houston Baptist vs UMKC Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Kangaroos rated this week at No. 341 and the Huskies sitting at No. 313. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 58-57 result in favor of the Kangaroos.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Huskies is ranked No. 165 in NCAA hoops at 35.5 per game. Contrast that with UMKC’s No. 325 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, UMKC is the No. 141-ranked team in the country at 6.4 per game, while Houston Baptist rates No. 331 at 4 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Houston Baptist owns the country's No. 237-rated mark, allowing 73 points per game on the highway. UMKC, on the other hand, rates No. 258 in scoring at home.

Houston Baptist lost its last outing, an 81-56 result against Chicago State on January 19. Houston Baptist was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Chicago State and falling by an 81-56 score at Jones Convocation Center.

UMKC was a 63-59 winner in its last match on the road against IUPU Fort Wayne. They covered the 8.5-point spread as underdogs. UMKC earned a 63-59 victory over IUPU Fort Wayne on Saturday, getting 19 points from Estan Tyler at Memorial Coliseum.

Next up:
Houston Baptist home to Ecclesia, Saturday, January 26
UMKC home to Nebraska Omaha, Saturday, January 26