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IUPUI Jaguars take on Kangaroos in college basketball test

IUPUI JaguarsUMKC Kangaroos
Jan 21, 8:05 PM | Municipal Auditorium

IUPUI Jaguars vs UMKC Kangaroos Odds


A key college battle sees the visiting Jaguars travelling to UMKC Saturday to take on the Kangaroos on Saturday.

The Kangaroos are 8-13 so far on the season, and 7-6 ATS vs. the number. The Jaguars, meanwhile, are 8-13 and 4-8 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen UMKC go 9-3 and the Jaguars go 8-3 on the totals.

View IUPUI vs UMKC Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Kangaroos sit at No. 310 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Jaguars sit at No. 236 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Jaguars will win this game 71-66.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and UMKC has the nation's No. 223-rated offensive output, at 66.2 PPG. The visiting Jaguars defense ranks No. 312 allowing on average 74.8 PPG. The Kangaroos FG% has averaged 43.3% so far, more than the Jaguars marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.4% per game.

Defensively, IUPUI features the nation's No. 312-rated defense on the road, allowing 78.8 points per game. UMKC, meanwhile, comes in at No. 221 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for IUPUI, they were an 88-78 loser as they battled South Dakota on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 2-point favorite. Alex Young went off for 27 points and added 7 rebounds but it wasn't enough as South Dakota handed IUPUI an 88-78 defeat at DakotaDome.

UMKC was a 72-50 winner in their most recent outing at home against Western Illinois. They covered the 5-point spread as underdogs. UMKC cruised to victory on Thursday, running Western Illinois out of the gym and running up a 72-50 score at Municipal Auditorium.

Next up:
IUPUI at Western Illinois, Saturday, January 28
UMKC at Southern Utah, Thursday, January 26