UMKC @ North Dakota State
Current Records: UMKC 7-13; North Dakota State 8-12
What to Know
The UMKC Kangaroos won both of their matches against the North Dakota State Bison last season (80-77 and 85-71) and are aiming for the same result Saturday. The Kangaroos and North Dakota State will face off in a Summit battle at 2 p.m. ET at Scheels Center. Both teams took a loss in their last game, so they'll have plenty of motivation to get the 'W.'
UMKC received a tough blow on Thursday as they fell 77-60 to the North Dakota Fighting Hawks.
Meanwhile, North Dakota State suffered a grim 92-69 defeat to the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles on Thursday.
UMKC is expected to lose this next one by 5. However, those who like betting on the underdog should be happy to hear that they are 6-3 against the spread when expected to lose.
The losses put UMKC at 7-13 and the Bison at 8-12. A pair of stats to keep an eye on: The Kangaroos are stumbling into the contest with the 35th most turnovers per game in college basketball, having accrued 14.6 on average. North Dakota State has experienced some struggles of their own as they are 356th worst in college basketball in takeaways, with only ten on average. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 2 p.m. ET
- Where: Scheels Center -- Fargo, North Dakota
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Bison are a 5-point favorite against the Kangaroos, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Bison as a 4-point favorite.
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UMKC have won three out of their last five games against North Dakota State.
- Feb 19, 2022 - UMKC 85 vs. North Dakota State 71
- Jan 20, 2022 - UMKC 80 vs. North Dakota State 77
- Mar 07, 2021 - North Dakota State 69 vs. UMKC 65
- Jan 30, 2021 - UMKC 49 vs. North Dakota State 47
- Jan 29, 2021 - North Dakota State 71 vs. UMKC 67