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Kangaroos vs Bison College Hoops Game Preview

UMKC KangaroosNorth Dakota State Bison
Jan 12, 8:00 PM | Bison Sports Arena

UMKC Kangaroos vs North Dakota State Bison Odds


North Dakota State looks to cover the Bison-Kangaroos pointspread on Thursday and improve its overall 11-4 mark when they host UMKC in college basketball action.

The Bison are 11-4 so far on the season, and 8-3 ATS vs. the number. The Kangaroos, meanwhile, are 7-11 and 5-5 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen North Dakota State go 3-6-1 and the Kangaroos go 8-1 on the totals.

View UMKC vs North Dakota State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Bison are listed as 16.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Bison, most recently No. 47 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Kangaroos, who rate No. 309 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 81-64 victory for the Bison.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Kangaroos is ranked No. 333 in NCAA hoops at 29.8 per game. Contrast that with North Dakota State’s No. 146 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, North Dakota State is the No. 145-ranked team in the country at 6.5 per game, while UMKC rates No. 28 at 8.3 per game.

Defensively, UMKC features the nation's No. 240-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.6 points per game. North Dakota State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 nationally in scoring at home.

UMKC was a 76-57 loser in its last match at home against South Dakota. They failed to cover the 4.5–point spread as favorites. UMKC suffered a 76-57 loss against South Dakota on Saturday, getting 19 points from Reggie Chamberlain in a losing effort at Municipal Auditorium.

In their last action, North Dakota State was a 72-69 winner on the road against Southern Utah. They failed to cover the 5–point spread as favorites. Taylor Braun scored 29 points and helped out with 11 rebounds for North Dakota State on Saturday, leading the Bison to a 72-69 victory over Southern Utah at Centrum Arena.

Next up:
UMKC at South Dakota State, Saturday, January 14
North Dakota State home to South Dakota, Saturday, January 14