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NCAA hoops odds preview - Utah Valley vs. UMKC

Utah Valley WolverinesUMKC Kangaroos
16-9February 22, 2014, 08:05 | Swinney Recreation Center7-18

The UMKC Kangaroos will try to cover the spread at Swinney Recreation Center on Saturday when they get a visit from the Utah Valley Wolverines in NCAA basketball action.

The Wolverines will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 0-0 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Kangaroos are 0-0 ATS. Utah Valley is 0-0 against the total, while UMKC is 0-0 versus the number.

View Utah Valley Wolverines vs UMKC Kangaroos Odds and Stats.

This game puts the Kangaroos, most recently No. 285 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Wolverines, who rate No. 272 in the latest survey.

In their last action, Utah Valley was a 79-70 winner on the road against Chicago State. Utah Valley earned a 79-70 victory over Chicago State on Thursday, getting 18 points from Holton Hunsaker at Jones Convocation Center.

UMKC was a 74-69 loser in its last match at home against CS Bakersfield. Martez Harrison scored 20 points and chipped in with 11 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 74-69 against CS Bakersfield in college basketball action at Swinney Recreation Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Wolverines rank No. 194 in NCAA Division 1 with 33.64 per game. That compares with UMKC’s No. 195 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where UMKC is college basketball's No. 214-ranked team at 5 per game, while the Wolverines rate No. 77 with 6.96 per game.

A few Wolverines at Kangaroos trends to consider:
Utah Valley is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
Utah Valley is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Utah Valley is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games on the road
Utah Valley is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing UMKC
UMKC is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
UMKC is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
UMKC is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Utah Valley

Next up:
Utah Valley home to New Mexico State, Thursday, February 27th
UMKC at Grand Canyon, Thursday, February 27th