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Kangaroos vs Spartans College Hoops Game Preview

UMKC KangaroosMichigan State Spartans
Dec 19, 8:30 PM | Breslin Center

UMKC Kangaroos vs Michigan State Spartans Odds


The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Michigan State and UMKC on Monday, with the host Spartans trying to win and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Kangaroos will try to spoil to the party on Monday; they are 3-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Spartans are 6-3 ATS. UMKC is 3-0 on the totals; Michigan State is 3-5-1.

View UMKC vs Michigan State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Kangaroos are listed as 24-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 1-ranked Spartans and the No. 231-rated Kangaroos in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 84-67 win for the Spartans on Monday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Michigan State's No. 77-ranked offense, averaging 74.6 PPG, against a Kangaroos defense that ranks No. 204 at 68.1 PPG. The Spartans field goal percentage has averaged 46.6% so far, more than the Kangaroos marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.5% per game.

Defensively, UMKC features the nation's No. 124-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.1 points per game. Michigan State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 119 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for UMKC, they were a 72-67 winner as they battled Canisius at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 7-point favorite. Trinity Hall scored 27 points for UMKC on Friday, leading the Kangaroos to a 72-67 win over Canisius at Municipal Auditorium.

Last time out for Michigan State, they were a 74-60 winner as they battled Bowling Green at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 17.5-point favorite. The Spartans grabbed a 74-60 win over the Falcons on Saturday, behind a 16-point effort from Brandon Wood at Breslin Center.

Michigan State Spartans Trends:
When playing on Monday are 9-1
After playing Bowling Green are 1-1
After a win are 9-1

A few Kangaroos at Spartans trends to consider:
Michigan State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Michigan State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
UMKC at New Mexico, Thursday, December 22
Michigan State home to Lehigh, Thursday, December 22