Indiana State vs. UMKC - 12/28/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UMKC Kangaroos (4-9) at Indiana State Sycamores (4-7)
College Basketball: Sunday, December 28, 2014 at 2:05 pm (Hulman Center)
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The UMKC Kangaroos and Indiana State Sycamores meet Sunday afternoon at the Hulman Center.
The UMKC Kangaroos have lost five of their last six games and are playing their eighth true road game. On the season, UMKC is averaging 67.6 points on 39.1 percent shooting and is allowing 75.4 points on 48.9 percent shooting. Martez Harrison is averaging 17.1 points and 4.1 assists while Shayok Shayok is averaging 8.8 points and seven rebounds. Reese Holliday is grabbing 4.8 rebounds and Frank Williams Jr. is shooting 39 percent from the field. The UMKC Kangaroos are an up-tempo team that’s averaging more than 58 shots per game while shooting 66 percent from the free throw line and 32.4 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, however, UMKC is forcing 17.6 turnovers per game and allowing teams to shoot 35.2 percent from deep.
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The Indiana State Sycamores have lost six of their last seven games and play for the first time in eight days. On the season, Indiana State is averaging 65.5 points on 40.2 percent shooting and is allowing 71.6 points on 43 percent shooting. Khristian Smith is averaging 13.1 points and 5.3 rebounds while Devonte Brown is averaging 12.5 points and 5.5 rebounds. Brenton Scott is the third double-digit scorer and Justin Gant is shooting 40.4 percent from the field. The Indiana State Sycamores are a slower paced team that’s averaging less than 53 shots per game while shooting 66.8 percent from the line and 27.7 percent from beyond the arc. Indiana State has scored 63 or less points in six of its last eight games. Defensively, Indiana State is forcing 14.5 turnovers per contest and allowing teams to shoot 38.2 percent from deep.
The Kangaroos are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 non-conference games and 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Sycamores are 6-21 ATS in their last 27 home games and 16-36 ATS in their last 52 games overall.
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