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WAC Tournament - UMKC Kangaroos Favored by -7.5 Point Spread Against the UTRGV Vaqueros on Thursday

UMKC looks to cover the Kangaroos-Vaqueros pointspread on Thursday and improve its overall 16-15 mark when they host UTRGV in college basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

College basketball betting odds makers at BetOnline opened the UMKC Kangaroos as -7.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over/under total line at sportsbooks such as Bovada.

UTRGV Vaqueros vs UMKC Kangaroos Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The UMKC Kangaroos are 16-15 so far on the season, and 5-7 ATS vs the number. The UTRGV Vaqueros, meanwhile, are 10-21 and 2-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen UMKC go 7-5 and the UTRGV Vaqueros go 2-1 on betting totals.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the UMKC Kangaroos rated this week at No. 280 and the UTRGV Vaqueros sitting at No. 334.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and UTRGV is ranked No. 105 in NCAA basketball at 36.55 per game. Contrast that with UMKC's No. 204 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, UMKC is the No. 34-ranked team in the country at 9.13 per game, while UTRGV rates No. 65 at 8.55 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Vaqueros were hammered by New Mexico State on Saturday, losing by a 107-81 final at Pan American Center in college basketball betting action.

UMKC got 25 points from LaVell Boyd en route to a 87-82 victory over Chicago State on Saturday at Jones Convocation Center.

Betting Trends
  • UTRGV is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • UTRGV is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing UMKC
  • UMKC is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • UMKC is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing UTRGV