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Louisville Cardinals battle vs UMKC Kangaroos highlights college basketball odds menu

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Dec 8, 2:00 PM | KFC Yum! Center

UMKC Kangaroos vs Louisville Cardinals Odds


The Louisville Cardinals will try to cover the spread at KFC Yum! Center on Saturday when they get a visit from the UMKC Kangaroos in NCAA basketball action.

The Cardinals bring a 7-1 record (4-4 ATS) to this tilt against the 4-4 Kangaroos, who are 4-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Louisville go 2-3 so far and the Kangaroos go 4-0.

View UMKC vs Louisville Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Louisville opened as 28-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 6-ranked Cardinals and the No. 300-rated Kangaroos in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 86-61 win for the Cardinals on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Kangaroos rank No. 214 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.1 per game. That compares with Louisville’s No. 48 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Louisville is college basketball's No. 140-ranked team at 6.5 per game, while the Kangaroos rate No. 167 with 6.2 per game.

Defensively, UMKC features the nation's No. 239-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.5 points per game. Louisville, meanwhile, comes in at No. 107 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, UMKC was a 73-70 winner on the road against North Dakota. They covered the 4-point spread as underdogs. UMKC got 16 points from Nate Rogers en route to a 73-70 victory over North Dakota on Wednesday at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center.

Louisville won its last outing, an 80-38 result against College of Charleston on December 4. They covered in that game as a 10.5-point favorite. The Cardinals blew out College of Charleston on Tuesday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 80-38 win at TD Arena.

Louisville Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Memphis are 7-3
After playing College of Charleston are 2-0
After a win are 8-2

A few Kangaroos at Cardinals trends to consider:
Louisville is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Louisville is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games
Louisville is 12-4-1 ATS in its last 17 games

Next up:
UMKC home to Appalachian State, Sunday, December 16
Louisville at Memphis, Saturday, December 15