UMKC vs. Seattle - 3/13/15 WAC Semifinal Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seattle at UMKC Kangaroos (13-18)
College Basketball: Friday, March 13, 2015 at 11:30 pm (Orleans Arena)
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The Seattle Redhawks and UMKC Kangaroos meet Friday in the WAC semifinal.
The Seattle Redhawks have won four of their last five games. On the season, Seattle is averaging 62.4 points on 44.3 percent shooting and is allowing 61.3 points on 40.2 percent shooting. Isiah Umipig is averaging 16.7 points and 2.9 assists while Jarell Flora is averaging 14.2 points and 4.6 rebounds. William Powell is grabbing 6.3 rebounds and Jack Crook is shooting 49.3 percent. The Seattle Redhawks have four players averaging at least 6.6 points, and they’re shooting 64.5 percent from the line and 39 percent from deep. Defensively, Seattle is allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and has given up 56 or less points in four of its last five games.
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The UMKC Kangaroos look to get rolling after splitting their last eight games. On the season, UMKC is averaging 65.7 points on 40.9 percent shooting and is allowing 66.7 points on 45 percent shooting. Martez Harrison is averaging 17.8 points and 3.8 assists while Reese Holliday is averaging 9.2 points and 4.9 rebounds. Frank Williams Jr. is dishing 1.4 assists and Deshon Taylor is shooting 39.4 percent from the field. The UMKC Kangaroos have four players averaging at least seven points, and they’re shooting 68.8 percent from the line and 33 percent from deep. Defensively, UMKC is allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and has given up 65 or less points in five straight games.
The Kangaroos are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win and 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Redhawks are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. win.
Seattle has been playing more consistent ball as of late and won the most recent meeting against the Redhawks. In a pick em game, I'm siding with the Redawks.