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Kangaroos visit Utah Valley Wolverines in college basketball clash

UMKC KangaroosUtah Valley Wolverines
Nov 19, 9:05 PM | UCCU Center

UMKC Kangaroos vs Utah Valley Wolverines Odds


Utah Valley looks to cover the Wolverines-Kangaroos pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 2-1 mark when they host UMKC in college basketball action.

This season, the Wolverines are 2-1 overall and 0-0 ATS ATS, while the Kangaroos are 1-2 and 0-0 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Utah Valley boasts a 0-0 on the OU, and UMKC is 0-0.

View UMKC vs Utah Valley Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Wolverines sit at No. 79 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Kangaroos sit at No. 314 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Wolverines will win this game 81-62.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Kangaroos is ranked No. 244 in NCAA hoops at 34 per game. Contrast that with Utah Valley’s No. 54 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Utah Valley is the No. 236-ranked team in the country at 5 per game, while UMKC rates No. 35 at 8.7 per game.

Defensively, UMKC features the nation's No. 169-rated defense on the road, allowing 68 points per game. Utah Valley, meanwhile, comes in at No. 178 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for UMKC, they were a 77-74 winner as they battled Nebraska Omaha at home. Reggie Chamberlain scored 28 points for UMKC on Wednesday, leading the Kangaroos to a 77-74 win over Nebraska Omaha at Municipal Auditorium.

Utah Valley was a 64-34 winner in their most recent outing at home against Grambling State. The battle between the Wolverines and Tigers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Grambling State was handed a 64-34 defeat on Wednesday at UCCU Center.

Next up:
UMKC at Wisconsin, Tuesday, November 22
Utah Valley at Arkansas, Tuesday, November 22