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UMKC Kangaroos take on Cougars in NCAA basketball test

UMKC KangaroosChicago State Cougars
7-14February 08, 2014, 05:30 | Jones Convocation Center9-12

The UMKC Kangaroos will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Cougars in Chicago State at Jones Convocation Center on Saturday in college basketball action.

The Cougars are 9-12 so far on the season, and 1-2 ATS vs. the number. The Kangaroos, meanwhile, are 7-14 and 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Chicago State go 0-3 and the Kangaroos go 0-0 on the totals.

View UMKC Kangaroos vs Chicago State Cougars Odds and Stats.

The Cougars - Kangaroos odds would favor the Kangaroos if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Chicago State is rated No. 344 in the current Odds Shark poll, while UMKC is at No. 284.

In their last action, UMKC was a 72-53 loser at home against Grand Canyon. The Kangaroos got 17 points from Martez Harrison, but it was Grand Canyon that prevailed in a 72-53 final on Saturday at Swinney Recreation Center.

In their last action, Chicago State was a 76-75 loser at home against Grand Canyon. Clarke Rosenberg went off for 25 points and added 2 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Grand Canyon handed Chicago State a 76-75 defeat at Jones Convocation Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago State's No. 179 nationally ranked offense (69.52 points per game) against a Kangaroos defense that sits as the No. 242 at 77.71 PPG. The Cougars have been averaging 42.22% from the field, less than the Kangaroos have managed so far this season (42.66% on average).

A few Kangaroos at Cougars trends to consider:
UMKC is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
UMKC is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games on the road
UMKC is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games when playing Chicago State
UMKC is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Chicago State
Chicago State is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
Chicago State is 5-16 SU in its last 21 games when playing UMKC
Chicago State is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against UMKC

Next up:
UMKC at New Mexico State, Thursday, February 13th
Chicago State at Texas-Pan American, Thursday, February 13th