Elon Phoenix vs. UMKC Kangaroos Betting Prediction 12/22/18

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The UMKC Kangaroos (4-9) and the Elon Phoenix (4-8) square off at Municipal Auditorium. The Kangaroos will try to put an end to their six-game losing streak. Action gets underway at 3 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 22, 2018.

Elon Phoenix at UMKC Kangaroos ATS Odds

In their last game, the Kangaroos were blown out by the Loyola Chicago Ramblers, 76-45, while the Phoenix defeated the Manhattan Jaspers, 62-56.

The Phoenix had a much better free throw rate (0.267 vs. 0.077) and had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.556 vs. 0.392). UMKC, meanwhile, had a better turnover percentage (17.6 vs. 18.4). UMKC rallied around Brandon McKissic, who had 15 points. Tyler Seibring, meanwhile fueled Elon with 17 points and eight rebounds.

Seibring has taken his game to another level recently for Elon, averaging 0 points over the last five games.

Points at the line might be hard to find for UMKC in this contest. The Kangaroos currently rank 259th in the NCAA with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.208, while Elon ranks 48th in FTA rate allowed (0.182).

Elon Phoenix vs. UMKC Kangaroos Free Pick

Pick: SU Winner – UMKC, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • UMKC ranks 30th in steals per game (8.3) while Elon ranks 177th (4.7).
  • The Phoenix rank 59th in assists per game (15.4) while the Kangaroos rank 143rd in assists allowed per game (13.8).
  • Elon ranks 133rd in rebounds per game (35.9) while UMKC ranks 191st in rebounds allowed per game (37.5).
  • The Phoenix average 30.3 three pointers per game, which ranks sixth in the nation. The Kangaroos rank 122nd in three pointers allowed per game (22.3).
  • Elon ranks fifth in blocks allowed per game (1.8) while UMKC ranks 111th (3.8).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Kangaroos have scored an average of 68.6 points per game (2.2 below their season average) and allowed an average of 86.6 points per game (10.8 above their season average).
  • The Phoenix’s average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 9.0, up from 3.4 for the season.