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Indiana State Sycamores face UMKC Kangaroos: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Indiana State SycamoresUMKC Kangaroos
6-2December 14, 2013, 03:05 | Swinney Recreation Center2-6



The UMKC Kangaroos will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Indiana State Sycamores at Swinney Recreation Center in NCAA basketball action.

The Kangaroos are 2-6 so far on the season, and 0-0 ATS vs. the number. The Sycamores, meanwhile, are 6-2 and 3-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen UMKC go 0-0 and the Sycamores go 2-3 on the totals.

View Indiana State Sycamores vs UMKC Kangaroos Odds and Stats.

The Kangaroos sit at No. 306 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Sycamores sit at No. 167 on the same chart.



In their last action, Indiana State was a 66-48 winner on the road against Eastern Illinois. They covered the 9.5-point spread as favorites. The Sycamores got 15 points from Jake Odum as Indiana State ran past Eastern Illinois 66-48 on Saturday at Lantz Arena.

UMKC was an 88-80 winner in its last match at home against Youngstown State. UMKC got 24 points from Nelson Kirksey en route to an 88-80 victory over Youngstown State on Saturday at Swinney Recreation Center.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features UMKC's No. 175-ranked scoring average of 72 PPG, against a Sycamores defense rated No. 163 and allowing 72 PPG. The Kangaroos FG% has averaged 44.21% to date this season, less than the Sycamores shooters have managed so far (50.34% per game).

A few Sycamores at Kangaroos trends to consider:
Indiana State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Indiana State is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games on the road
UMKC is 4-16 SU in its last 20 games
UMKC is 2-13 SU in its last 15 games at home


Next up:
Indiana State at Saint Louis, Wednesday, December 18th
UMKC at Miami (Ohio), Wednesday, December 18th

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