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UMKC Kangaroos vs Youngstown State Penguins Preview

Youngstown State PenguinsUMKC Kangaroos
7-3December 07, 2013, 01:05 | Swinney Recreation Center1-6

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the UMKC Kangaroos try to run the Youngstown State Penguins off the court at Swinney Recreation Center in college hoops action.

The Kangaroos currently sports a 1-6 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 0-0 ATS. The Penguins are 7-3 and 3-3 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Kangaroos produce a 0-0 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Penguins have gone 2-3 against the number.

View Youngstown State Penguins vs UMKC Kangaroos Odds and Stats.

The Kangaroos - Penguins odds would favor the Penguins if the lines were set according to our power ranks. UMKC is rated No. 300 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Youngstown State is at No. 86.

In their last action, Youngstown State was an 84-76 winner at home against Robert Morris. Kendrick Perry scored 27 points for Youngstown State on Wednesday, leading the Penguins to an 84-76 win over Robert Morris at Beeghly Center.

Last time out for UMKC, they were a 90-62 loser as they battled Louisville on the road. The Kangaroos were hammered by Louisville on Wednesday, losing by a 90-62 final at KFC Yum! Center in college basketball betting action.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and UMKC has the nation's No. 202-rated offensive output, at 69.71 PPG. The visiting Penguins defense ranks No. 127 allowing on average 70.1 PPG. The Kangaroos FG% has averaged 42.72% so far, less than the Penguins marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.57% per game.

A few Penguins at Kangaroos trends to consider:
Youngstown State is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
Youngstown State is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Youngstown State is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing UMKC
Youngstown State is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against UMKC
UMKC is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
UMKC is 1-13 SU in its last 14 games at home
UMKC is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games when playing Youngstown State
UMKC is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Youngstown State

Next up:
Youngstown State at Pittsburgh, Saturday, December 14th
UMKC at Indiana State, Saturday, December 14th