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UMKC Kangaroos vs Utah Valley Wolverines in college hoops odds

Utah Valley WolverinesUMKC Kangaroos
Jan 9, 8:05 PM | Municipal Auditorium

Utah Valley Wolverines vs UMKC Kangaroos Odds


The UMKC Kangaroos will try to cover the spread at Municipal Auditorium on Wednesday when they get a visit from the Utah Valley Wolverines in NCAA basketball action.

The Kangaroos currently sports a 4-12 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 7-8 ATS. The Wolverines are 7-10 and 1-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Kangaroos produce a 7-5 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Wolverines have gone 1-0 against the number.

View Utah Valley vs UMKC Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 338 (Kangaroos) and the No. 298 (Wolverines) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 62-57 result in favor of the Wolverines has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Wolverines rank No. 289 in NCAA Division 1 with 31.9 per game. That compares with UMKC’s No. 296 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where UMKC is college basketball's No. 190-ranked team at 6 per game, while the Wolverines rate No. 185 with 6.1 per game.

Defensively, Utah Valley features the nation's No. 235-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.4 points per game. UMKC, meanwhile, comes in at No. 264 nationally in scoring at home.

Utah Valley was a 57-52 loser in its last match at home against NJIT. Ben Aird scored 26 points and chipped in with 13 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 57-52 against NJIT in college basketball action at UCCU Center.

In their last action, UMKC was a 63-44 loser at home against North Dakota State. They failed to cover the 13.5-point spread as underdogs. UMKC suffered a 63-44 loss against North Dakota State on Saturday, getting 10 points from Estan Tyler in a losing effort at Municipal Auditorium.

Next up:
Utah Valley home to Houston Baptist, Saturday, January 12
UMKC at South Dakota, Saturday, January 12