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UMKC Kangaroos host IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons in college basketball action

IUPU Fort Wayne MastodonsUMKC Kangaroos
Feb 25, 8:05 PM | Municipal Auditorium

IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons vs UMKC Kangaroos Odds

10-18TEAM RECORD10-20

The UMKC Kangaroos will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons at Municipal Auditorium on Saturday in NCAAB play.

The Kangaroos bring a 10-20 record (11-11 ATS) to this tilt against the 10-18 Mastodons, who are 9-12 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed UMKC go 12-9 so far and the Mastodons go 9-11.

View IUPU Fort Wayne vs UMKC Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Kangaroos as 1.5-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Kangaroos sit at No. 323 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Mastodons sit at No. 288 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Mastodons will win this game 65-63.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features UMKC's No. 262-ranked scoring average of 64.2 PPG, against a Mastodons defense rated No. 317 and allowing 74.9 PPG. The Kangaroos FG% has averaged 43% to date this season, less than the Mastodons shooters have managed so far (44.8% per game).

Defensively, IUPU Fort Wayne features the nation's No. 313-rated defense on the road, allowing 77.4 points per game. UMKC, meanwhile, comes in at No. 253 nationally in scoring at home.

IUPU Fort Wayne was a 93-84 loser in its last match on the road against South Dakota. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as underdogs. Frank Gaines was dynamite, scoring 30 points and adding 8 rebounds but South Dakota still won, 93-84, over IUPU Fort Wayne on Thursday at DakotaDome.

UMKC was an 89-56 loser in their most recent outing at home against Oakland. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as underdogs. The Kangaroos were hammered by Oakland on Thursday, losing by an 89-56 final at Municipal Auditorium in college basketball betting action.