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UMKC Kangaroos Visit Mississippi State Bulldogs in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

Earning a win and covering the posted point spread will be the goals for UMKC when they take on the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Thursday in college basketball betting odds action.

UMKC Kangaroos vs Mississippi State Bulldogs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Mississippi State Bulldogs are 8-3 overall and 5-4 ATS, while the UMKC Kangaroos are 7-7 and 4-4 ATS. As for the betting totals, Mississippi State boasts a 5-4 on the OU, and UMKC is 4-4.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 53-rated Mississippi State Bulldogs and the No. 266-ranked UMKC Kangaroos, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Mississippi State has the nation's No. 155-rated offensive output, at 73.64 PPG. The visiting UMKC Kangaroos defense ranks No. 253 allowing on average 82.14 PPG. The Bulldogs FG% has averaged 45.06% so far, more than the Mississippi State Kangaroos marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.19% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

LaVell Boyd chucked in a team-high 32 points for UMKC on Tuesday, but they still came up short in losing 77-66 at Municipal Auditorium.

Mississippi State earned a 85-76 victory over Morehead State on Thursday, getting 27 points from Quinndary Weatherspoon at Humphrey Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • UMKC is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • UMKC is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Mississippi State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Mississippi State is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

UMKC home to USC Upstate, Monday, January 2nd
Mississippi State at Alabama, Tuesday, January 3rd