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UMKC Kangaroos vs Oakland Grizzlies Betting Matchup Report

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Feb 23, 8:05 PM | Municipal Auditorium

Oakland Grizzlies vs UMKC Kangaroos Odds

15-14TEAM RECORD10-19

College hoops betting interest focuses on the UMKC vs Oakland battle Thursday at Municipal Auditorium as the Kangaroos look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

UMKC battles the Grizzlies, currently sitting with a 15-14 mark (10-12 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 12-8 for the Kangaroos and 13-7-1 for the Grizzlies.

View Oakland vs UMKC Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 6-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Kangaroos rated this week at No. 323 and the Grizzlies sitting at No. 231. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 73-67 result in favor of the Grizzlies.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Grizzlies is ranked No. 230 in NCAA hoops at 33.5 per game. Contrast that with UMKC’s No. 341 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, UMKC is the No. 22-ranked team in the country at 8.3 per game, while Oakland rates No. 9 at 8.8 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Oakland owns the country's No. 318-rated mark, allowing 77.9 points per game on the highway. UMKC, on the other hand, rates No. 232 in scoring at home.

Oakland was a 79-75 loser in its last match on the road against Illinois State. They covered the 5-point spread as underdogs. The Grizzlies got a huge 34-point effort from Reggie Hamilton but still lost 79-75 against Illinois State on Saturday at Redbird Arena.

Last time out for UMKC, they were a 76-62 loser as they battled Wright State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 1-point favorite. The Kangaroos endured a 76-62 loss at the hands of the Raiders on Saturday, despite a 22-point effort from Reggie Chamberlain at Municipal Auditorium.

Next up:
Oakland at South Dakota, Saturday, February 25
UMKC home to IUPU Fort Wayne, Saturday, February 25