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UMKC Kangaroos vs South Dakota Coyotes Betting Preview

South Dakota CoyotesUMKC Kangaroos
Jan 7, 8:05 PM | Municipal Auditorium

South Dakota Coyotes vs UMKC Kangaroos Odds


Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for South Dakota when they take on the Kangaroos on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

The Kangaroos bring a 7-10 record (5-4 ATS) to this tilt against the 5-9 Coyotes, who are 3-5 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed UMKC go 8-0 so far and the Coyotes go 4-3.

View South Dakota vs UMKC Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Kangaroos as 5.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Kangaroos, most recently No. 300 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Coyotes, who rate No. 247 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 67-66 victory for the Coyotes.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Coyotes rank No. 272 in NCAA Division 1 with 32.6 per game. That compares with UMKC’s No. 336 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where UMKC is college basketball's No. 28-ranked team at 8.5 per game, while the Coyotes rate No. 166 with 6.3 per game.

Defensively, South Dakota features the nation's No. 191-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.6 points per game. UMKC, meanwhile, comes in at No. 196 nationally in scoring at home.

South Dakota lost its last outing, a 67-44 result against Western Illinois on January 3. They failed to cover in that game as an 8.5-point underdog. South Dakota was run off the court by the Leathernecks on Tuesday as Western Illinois routed them 67-44 at Western Hall.

Last time out for UMKC, they were an 83-74 loser as they battled IUPUI on the road. They covered in the match as a 10-point underdog. Thomas Staton scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Kangaroos to a win (they lost 83-74 to IUPUI at IUPUI Gymnasium on Tuesday).

Next up:
South Dakota at South Dakota State, Thursday, January 12
UMKC at North Dakota State, Thursday, January 12