UMKC Kangaroos vs. South Dakota Coyotes Betting Prediction


The UMKC Kangaroos (2-7) travel to Sanford Coyote Sports Center to clash with the South Dakota Coyotes (4-4). The Kangaroos will try to put an end to their six-game losing streak. Action begins at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 8, 2018.

UMKC Kangaroos at South Dakota Coyotes Betting Odds

In their last matchup, the Coyotes easily got past the York (NE) Panthers, 83-58, while the Kangaroos got blown out by the Loyola Chicago Ramblers, 76-45.

South Dakota played a perfect game. They had a free throw rate of 0.266 and a turnover percentage of 9.8. York (NE) was 0.055 and 24.4, respectively, for those same stats. UMKC, on the other hand, had a better turnover percentage (17.6 vs. 18.4). South Dakota rallied around Trey Burch-Manning, who put up 22 points and eight rebounds. Brandon McKissic played a pivotal role for UMKC with 15 points.

The Coyotes won the sole game between these two teams last year, 82-63. South Dakota’s rebounding was their largest advantage. The Coyotes had 12 offensive rebounds and 46 total rebounds, while the Kangaroos had three and 27, respectively.

From an effective field goal percentage perspective, South Dakota figures to have a significant edge. Dating back to the 2017-18 season, the Coyotes defense ranks 53rd in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.474), while the UMKC offense ranks 290th in effective field goal percentage (0.484).

UMKC Kangaroos vs. South Dakota Coyotes Free Pick

Basketball Tip: SU Winner – South Dakota, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • South Dakota ranks 30th in assists allowed per game (10.9) while UMKC ranks 245th (14.0).
  • The Coyotes rank 21st in steals allowed per game (4.9) while the Kangaroos rank 133rd (5.5).
  • UMKC ranks 197th in blocks per game (2.6) while South Dakota ranks 251st (2.0).
  • The Kangaroos rank 64th in three pointers attempted per game (26.1) while the Coyotes rank 244th (19.7).
  • South Dakota ranks 119th in rebounds allowed per game (34.1) while UMKC ranks 271st (40.0).