McNeese State Cowboys at UMKC Kangaroos Betting Prediction


The UMKC Kangaroos (3-8) and the McNeese State Cowboys (3-6) square off at Municipal Auditorium. The Kangaroos will try to snap their six-game losing streak. Action begins at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 15, 2018.

McNeese State Cowboys at UMKC Kangaroos Betting Odds

Both teams got blown out in their last outing. The Kangaroos fell to the Loyola Chicago Ramblers, 76-45, while the Cowboys were defeated by the Saint Mary’s Gaels, 87-65.

McNeese State had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (33.3 vs. 27.6) while UMKC had a better turnover percentage (17.6 vs. 18.4). UMKC rallied around Brandon McKissic, who contributed 15 points. Malik Hines had a good outing for McNeese State, finishing with 26 points and six rebounds.

Points at the line could be hard to come by for UMKC in this meeting. The Kangaroos rank 253rd in the country with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.237, while McNeese State ranks ninth in FTA rate allowed (0.193) dating back to the 2017-18 season.

McNeese State Cowboys at UMKC Kangaroos Betting Pick

College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – UMKC, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • UMKC ranks 15th in steals per game (7.0) while McNeese State ranks 235th (5.0).
  • The Cowboys rank 133rd in assists per game (11.8) while the Kangaroos rank 234th (11.1).
  • McNeese State blocks 4.4 opponent shots per game, which ranks 86th in the nation. UMKC ranks 159th in blocks allowed per game (3.7).
  • The Kangaroos rank 96th in three pointers attempted per game (25.7) while the Cowboys rank 274th (19.8).
  • McNeese State ranks 94th in rebounds allowed per game (37.4) while UMKC ranks 230th (39.7).