UMKC Kangaroos vs IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons Preview
IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons vs UMKC Kangaroos Odds
IUPU Fort Wayne pays a visit to UMKC on Thursday, hoping to send the Kangaroos to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Municipal Auditorium.
The Kangaroos currently sports a 7-19 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 11-11 ATS. The Mastodons are 10-16 and 9-11 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Kangaroos produce a 11-8 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Mastodons have gone 7-8-1 against the number.
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the UMKC Kangaroos as 1-point underdogs in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 345-ranked Kangaroos and the No. 265-rated Mastodons in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 66-56 win for the Mastodons on Thursday.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature UMKC's No. 313-rated squad against IUPU Fort Wayne's No. 194-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, UMKC rates No. 153 in the country with 6.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 149 nationally with 6.3 per match.
Defensively, IUPU Fort Wayne features the nation's No. 171-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.7 points per game. UMKC, meanwhile, comes in at No. 253 nationally in scoring at home.
IUPU Fort Wayne was a 58-54 loser in its last match at home against North Dakota State. They covered the 9-point spread as underdogs. Frank Gaines scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Mastodons to a win (they lost 58-54 to North Dakota State at Memorial Coliseum on Saturday).
In their last action, UMKC was an 80-65 winner at home against South Dakota. They covered the 1.5-point spread as underdogs. Fred Chatmon scored 20 points leading the Kangaroos to an 80-65 victory over South Dakota at Municipal Auditorium on Saturday.
IUPU Fort Wayne at South Dakota, Saturday, February 16
UMKC home to Oakland, Saturday, February 16