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NCAA hoops odds preview - UMKC vs. IUPUI

UMKC KangaroosIUPUI Jaguars
Jan 3, 7:00 PM | IUPUI Gymnasium

UMKC Kangaroos vs IUPUI Jaguars Odds


The Jaguars hope to be lousy hosts on Tuesday as the UMKC Kangaroos pay a visit to IUPUI Gymnasium on the college basketball betting menu.

IUPUI will face the 7-9 Kangaroos, who own a 4-4 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Jaguars are 4-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Kangaroos are 7-0 favoring the OVER.

View UMKC vs IUPUI Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Kangaroos listed as 11-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Jaguars sit at No. 191 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Kangaroos sit at No. 300 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Jaguars will win this game 73-66.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits IUPUI's No. 82-ranked offense, averaging 73.8 PPG, against a Kangaroos defense that ranks No. 282 at 72.2 PPG. The Jaguars field goal percentage has averaged 41.9% so far, less than the Kangaroos marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.1% per game.

Defensively, UMKC features the nation's No. 204-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.6 points per game. IUPUI, meanwhile, comes in at No. 55 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, UMKC was a 91-77 loser at home against Southern Utah. They failed to cover the 3.5–point spread as favorites. The Kangaroos endured a 91-77 loss at the hands of the Thunderbirds on Friday, despite a 22-point effort from Reggie Chamberlain at Municipal Auditorium.

In their last action, IUPUI was a 75-68 winner at home against Western Illinois. They covered the 5–point spread as favorites. IUPUI got 18 points from Stephen Thomas en route to a 75-68 victory over Western Illinois on Friday at IUPUI Gymnasium.

Next up:
UMKC home to South Dakota, Saturday, January 7
IUPUI at IUPU Fort Wayne, Thursday, January 5