UMKC Kangaroos at Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons Free Prediction

Daniel GimenezArticles, Basketball, College Basketball

The Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons (5-4) welcome the UMKC Kangaroos (1-7) to Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. The Kangaroos can snap a five-game road losing streak. Action gets underway at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 1, 2018.

UMKC Kangaroos vs. Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons Betting Odds

In their last matchup, the Mastodons dismantled the Eastern Illinois Panthers, 104-60, while the Kangaroos were blown out by the South Dakota State Jackrabbits, 75-47.

Purdue Fort Wayne dominated nearly every facet of the contest. They had an extraordinary offensive rebounding percentage of 46.7 (above their season average of 26.1) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.720 (above their season average of 0.539). For those same stats, Eastern Illinois had marks of 23.4 and 0.391, respectively. UMKC, on the other hand, had a better turnover percentage (17.4 vs. 14.1). Purdue Fort Wayne was led by John Konchar, who finished with 16 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists. Xavier Bishop had a good game for UMKC, putting up 11 points.

From an effective field goal percentage perspective, Purdue Fort Wayne figures to have a considerable advantage. Dating back to last season, the Mastodons offense ranks 44th in that metric at 0.546, while the UMKC defense ranks 264th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.519).

UMKC Kangaroos at Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons Pick

College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Purdue Fort Wayne, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Purdue Fort Wayne ranks 59th in assists per game (15.3) while UMKC ranks 297th (11.0).
  • The Mastodons average 35.1 rebounds per game, which ranks 191st in the nation. The Kangaroos rank 317th in rebounds allowed per game (40.1).
  • Purdue Fort Wayne ranks 11th in steals per game (8.2) while UMKC ranks 80th (6.9).
  • The Mastodons rank ninth in blocks allowed per game (2.3) while the Kangaroos rank 202nd (3.7).
  • UMKC averages 26.1 three pointers per game, which ranks 34th in the country. Purdue Fort Wayne ranks 195th in three pointers allowed per game (22.6).