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Kangaroos visit New Mexico Lobos in college basketball clash

UMKC KangaroosNew Mexico Lobos
Dec 22, 9:00 PM | The Pit

UMKC Kangaroos vs New Mexico Lobos Odds


The New Mexico Lobos will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the UMKC Kangaroos at The Pit on Thursday in NCAAB play.

The Lobos sit at 9-2 (8-2 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Kangaroos are currently 7-6 (3-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? New Mexico is 5-5 OU, and UMKC is 4-0 OU.

View UMKC vs New Mexico Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, New Mexico sat as 22-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 231-rated UMKC taking on the No. 28-rated Lobos in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 82-63 win for the Lobos on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Kangaroos is ranked No. 313 in NCAA hoops at 31 per game. Contrast that with New Mexico’s No. 30 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, New Mexico is the No. 84-ranked team in the country at 7.3 per game, while UMKC rates No. 44 at 8.2 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, UMKC owns the country's No. 167-rated mark, allowing 70.8 points per game on the highway. New Mexico, on the other hand, rates No. 130 in scoring at home.

UMKC lost its last outing, an 89-54 result against Michigan State on December 19. They failed to cover in that game as a 25-point underdog. UMKC was run off the court by the Spartans on Monday as Michigan State routed them 89-54 at Breslin Center.

In their last action, New Mexico was a 91-46 winner at home against Montana State. They covered the 21.5–point spread as favorites. The battle between the Lobos and Bobcats didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Montana State was handed a 91-46 defeat on Tuesday at The Pit.

New Mexico Lobos Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing New Mexico State are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

A few Kangaroos at Lobos trends to consider:
New Mexico is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
New Mexico is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
UMKC home to Oral Roberts, Wednesday, December 28
New Mexico at New Mexico State, Wednesday, December 28