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College Basketball Matchup - Idaho Vandals UMKC Kangaroos Odds Preview

UMKC KangaroosIdaho Vandals
3-9January 02, 2014, 10:00 | Cowan Spectrum6-8

The visiting UMKC Kangaroos hope to send their backers to the pay window on Thursday as they look to cover the spread at Cowan Spectrum against the Idaho Vandals.

This season, the Vandals are 6-8 overall and 1-2 ATS, while the Kangaroos are 3-9 and 0-0 ATS. As for the totals, Idaho boasts a 2-1 on the OU, and UMKC is 0-0.

View UMKC Kangaroos vs Idaho Vandals Odds and Stats.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 295-rated UMKC taking on the No. 128-rated Vandals in this contest.

UMKC lost its last outing, a 65-60 result against South Dakota State on December 28. UMKC suffered a 65-60 loss against South Dakota State on Saturday, getting 16 points from Nelson Kirksey in a losing effort at Swinney Recreation Center.

In their last action, Idaho was a 72-71 loser at home against Montana. Stephen Madison was dynamite, scoring 35 points and adding 10 rebounds but Montana still won, 72-71, over Idaho on Saturday at Cowan Spectrum.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Kangaroos is ranked No. 225 in NCAA hoops at 32.58 per game. Contrast that with Idaho’s No. 210 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Idaho is the No. 110-ranked team in the country at 6.5 per game, while UMKC rates No. 243 at 4.25 per game.

A few Kangaroos at Vandals trends to consider:
UMKC is 5-19 SU in its last 24 games
UMKC is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Idaho is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
UMKC at Seattle, Saturday, January 4th
Idaho at Chicago State, Saturday, January 4th