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Chicago State Cougars vs Kangaroos College Hoops Game Preview

Chicago State CougarsUMKC Kangaroos
6-9January 11, 2014, 06:15 | Swinney Recreation Center5-9

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Chicago State when they take on the UMKC Kangaroos on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

Supporters of the Cougars have watched them go 6-9 and 1-2 ATS on the year, while the Kangaroos are at 5-9 and 0-0 ATS. In totals betting, the Kangaroos are 0-0, while the Cougars have a 0-3 mark.

View Chicago State Cougars vs UMKC Kangaroos Odds and Stats.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Kangaroos rated this week at No. 300 and the Cougars sitting at No. 308.

In their last action, UMKC was a 95-84 winner on the road against Seattle. UMKC got 25 points from Nelson Kirksey en route to a 95-84 victory over Seattle on Saturday at KeyArena.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up UMKC's No. 176 nationally ranked offense (70.86 points per game) against a Cougars defense that sits as the No. 246 at 79.07 PPG. The Kangaroos have been averaging 44.03% from the field, more than the Cougars have managed so far this season (42.27% on average).

A few Cougars at Kangaroos trends to consider:
Chicago State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Chicago State is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Chicago State is 4-16 SU in its last 20 games when playing UMKC
Chicago State is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against UMKC
UMKC is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games
UMKC is 3-15 SU in its last 18 games at home
UMKC is 16-4 SU in its last 20 games when playing Chicago State
UMKC is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Chicago State

Next up:
Chicago State home to New Mexico State, Thursday, January 16th
UMKC at Texas-Pan American, Thursday, January 16th