The Georgia Southern Eagles (4-0) and the UMKC Kangaroos (2-3) square off in the Gulf Coast Showcase at Germain Arena. Tip-off is set for 5 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 21, 2017.
UMKC Kangaroos vs. Georgia Southern Eagles Odds Preview
In the Kangaroos last outing, they defeated the Manhattan Jaspers, 74-63. Broderick Robinson was the top scorer from either team with 26 points on 7-for-12 shooting. The Kangaroos had a solid effective field goal percentage of 0.564 (above their season average of 0.415) and had a free throw rate of 0.447 (above their season average of 0.279).
The Eagles come in on a high note after edging the Missouri State Bears in their last matchup, 74-73. Georgia Southern received a boost from Tookie Brown, who was the top scorer from either team with 20 points on 7-for-13 shooting. Georgia Southerns 9.9 turnover percentage was their largest advantage over Missouri State, who had a mark of 20.6. The Eagles mark was better than their season average of 12.1, while the Bears was above their season average of 13.9.
The high-octane offense of Georgia Southern will battle against the mid-tier defense of UMKC. Since last season, the Eagles rank 95th in offensive efficiency, while the Kangaroos are 219th in defensive efficiency. The Eagles should have the advantage on that end of the court.
UMKC Kangaroos vs. Georgia Southern Eagles Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – UMKC, ATS Winner – UMKC, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Kangaroos rank 221st in assists per game (12.6) while the Eagles rank 307th (10.4).
- UMKC averages 24.3 three pointers per game, which ranks 55th in the NCAA. Georgia Southern ranks 271st in three pointers allowed per game (23.9).
- The Eagles rank 11th in steals allowed per game (4.7) while the Kangaroos rank 152nd (6.2).
- Georgia Southern ranks 174th in rebounds per game (35.6) while UMKC ranks 275th in rebounds allowed per game (38.1).