UMKC Kangaroos vs Huskies College Hoops Game Preview
UMKC Kangaroos vs Houston Baptist Huskies Odds
A key college battle sees the visiting UMKC Kangaroos travelling to Houston Baptist Wednesday to take on the Huskies.
The Huskies currently sports a 7-14 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 0-1 ATS. The Kangaroos are 6-18 and 10-11 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Huskies produce a 0-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Kangaroos have gone 10-8 against the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Huskies - Kangaroos odds would favor the Huskies if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Houston Baptist is rated No. 267 in the current Odds Shark poll, while UMKC is at No. 345. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 61-56 win for the Huskies.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Kangaroos is ranked No. 312 in NCAA hoops at 30.9 per game. Contrast that with Houston Baptist’s No. 114 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Houston Baptist is the No. 324-ranked team in the country at 4.3 per game, while UMKC rates No. 169 at 6.2 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, UMKC owns the country's No. 301-rated mark, allowing 75.9 points per game on the highway. Houston Baptist, on the other hand, rates No. 97 in scoring at home.
UMKC was an 88-57 loser in their most recent outing on the road against South Dakota State. They failed to cover the 18-point spread as underdogs. UMKC was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by South Dakota State and falling by an 88-57 score at Frost Arena.
Houston Baptist won its last outing, a 66-57 result against NJIT on February 2. Houston Baptist got 22 points and 12 rebounds from Art Bernardi en route to a 66-57 victory over NJIT on Saturday at Sharp Gym.
UMKC home to South Dakota, Saturday, February 9
Houston Baptist at New Orleans, Saturday, February 9