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Oakland Grizzlies visit UMKC Kangaroos in NCAAB hoops battle

Oakland GrizzliesUMKC Kangaroos
Feb 24, 8:05 PM | Municipal Auditorium

Oakland Grizzlies vs UMKC Kangaroos Odds

20-9TEAM RECORD16-11

The UMKC Kangaroos will hit the floor running against the visiting Oakland Grizzlies Thursday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Kangaroos sit at 16-11 (2-0 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Grizzlies are currently 20-9 (4-3-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? UMKC is 0-0 OU, and Oakland is 4-0 OU.

View Oakland vs UMKC Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Kangaroos, most recently No. 280 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Grizzlies, who rate No. 101 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 84-74 victory for the Grizzlies.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature UMKC's No. 234-rated squad against Oakland's No. 21-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, UMKC rates No. 44 in the country with 7.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 24 nationally with 8.2 per match.

Defensively, Oakland features the nation's No. 319-rated defense on the road, allowing 79.1 points per game. UMKC, meanwhile, comes in at No. 99 nationally in scoring at home.

Oakland was a 105-96 winner in their most recent outing at home against South Dakota State. They covered the 8.5–point spread as favorites. Oakland got 22 points from Larry Wright en route to a 105-96 victory over South Dakota State on Saturday at Athletics Center.

UMKC was an 84-69 loser in their most recent outing on the road against IUPUI. They failed to cover the 11.5–point spread as underdogs. The Kangaroos got 19 points from Reggie Chamberlain, but it was IUPUI that prevailed in an 84-69 final on Saturday at IUPUI Gymnasium.

Next up:
Oakland at Southern Utah, Saturday, February 26
UMKC home to IUPU Fort Wayne, Saturday, February 26