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UMKC Kangaroos take on Leathernecks in college basketball test

UMKC KangaroosWestern Illinois Leathernecks
Feb 15, 8:00 PM | Western Hall

UMKC Kangaroos vs Western Illinois Leathernecks Odds

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The Leathernecks hope to be lousy hosts on Wednesday as the UMKC Kangaroos pay a visit to Western Hall on the college basketball betting menu.

The Kangaroos will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 10-9 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Leathernecks are 10-7 ATS. UMKC is 11-7 against the total, while Western Illinois is 5-11 versus the number.

View UMKC vs Western Illinois Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Western Illinois sat as 8-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Leathernecks, most recently No. 216 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Kangaroos, who rate No. 321 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 68-59 victory for the Leathernecks.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Western Illinois's No. 274-ranked offense, averaging 63 PPG, against a Kangaroos defense that ranks No. 269 at 71 PPG. The Leathernecks field goal percentage has averaged 45.6% so far, more than the Kangaroos marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.5% per game.

Defensively, UMKC features the nation's No. 239-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.6 points per game. Western Illinois, meanwhile, comes in at No. 277 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for UMKC, they were a 75-62 loser as they battled South Dakota State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 10-point underdog. UMKC got 17 points from Reggie Chamberlain but lost anyway, 75-62, to South Dakota State on Saturday at Municipal Auditorium.

Western Illinois lost its last outing, a 61-51 result against Oral Roberts on February 11. They covered in that game as a 12-point underdog. Western Illinois got 23 points from Ceola Clark III but lost anyway, 61-51, to Oral Roberts on Saturday at Mabee Center.

Next up:
UMKC home to Wright State, Saturday, February 18
Western Illinois at Evansville, Saturday, February 18