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IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons take on Kangaroos in college basketball test

IUPU Fort Wayne MastodonsUMKC Kangaroos
Feb 26, 8:05 PM | Municipal Auditorium

IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons vs UMKC Kangaroos Odds

17-11TEAM RECORD16-12

The visiting Mastodons hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Municipal Auditorium against the UMKC Kangaroos.

Supporters of the Mastodons have watched them go 17-11 and 2-1 ATS on the year, while the Kangaroos are at 16-12 and 2-0 ATS. In totals betting, the Kangaroos are 0-0, while the Mastodons have a 1-0 mark.

View IUPU Fort Wayne vs UMKC Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Kangaroos sit at No. 280 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Mastodons sit at No. 211 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Mastodons will win this game 76-70.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up UMKC's No. 116 nationally ranked offense (71 points per game) against a Mastodons defense that sits as the No. 237 at 70 PPG. The Kangaroos have been averaging 43.5% from the field, less than the Mastodons have managed so far this season (45.3% on average).

Defensively, IUPU Fort Wayne features the nation's No. 195-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.4 points per game. UMKC, meanwhile, comes in at No. 83 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for IUPU Fort Wayne, they were an 84-66 loser as they battled Southern Utah on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 1-point favorite. The Mastodons endured an 84-66 loss at the hands of the Thunderbirds on Thursday, despite a 12-point effort from Zach Plackemeier at Centrum Arena.

UMKC lost its last outing, a 103-90 result against Oakland on February 24. They failed to cover in that game as a 9-point underdog. UMKC was scored on early and very often on Thursday, falling behind early and watching the score soar past the century mark in a 103-90 loss to Oakland.