UMKC Kangaroos vs Toledo Rockets Prediction, 12/12/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UMKC Kangaroos vs Toledo Rockets
Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020
Location: Savage Arena in Toledo, OH
Odds/Point Spread: UMKC (+13.5)
The Toledo Rockets (3-3) host the UMKC Kangaroos (2-3) at Savage Arena on Saturday. UMKC opens this game as 13.5-point dogs. The O/U is set at 137.5.
UMKC comes into this matchup with a record of 2-3 on the campaign. They cough up possession 14.6 times per game and as a group they commit 25.2 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, UMKC is grabbing 35.0 rebounds per game and has accounted for 112 assists so far this year, which is 4th in the country in terms of passing the ball. The Kangaroos are hitting 37.7% on 3-point shots (29 of 77) and 54.4% from the free throw line. They average 85.6 pts per game (42nd in the country) while going 57.9% from the field. Defensively, the Kangaroos have forced 17.4 turnovers per game and they draw 19.0 fouls. The Kangaroos are giving up a FG percentage of 41.5% (105 of 253) and they concede 30.8 boards per game as a squad. They are 206th in the nation in allowing assists to the opposition with 59 surrendered this season. They give up 29.6% from 3-point land while they are 176th in college basketball in PPG allowed (71.0).
The UMKC Kangaroos faced the Minnesota Golden Gophers and took a loss by a score of 90-61 in their last game. UMKC ended with a 41.1% field goal percentage (23 out of 56) and knocked down 7 out of their 17 shots from beyond the perimeter. When they shot from the free throw line, the Kangaroos made 8 of their 19 attempts for a rate of 42.1%. Concerning grabbing rebounds, they earned 31 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 14 dimes in this matchup while having 4 steals and 2 blocks. Regarding defense, UMKC let their opponent shoot 41.1% from the floor on 23 of 56. Minnesota totaled 18 dimes and 4 steals for the matchup. Furthurmore, the Golden Gophers had 38 rebounds (9 offensive, 29 defensive) and added 2 blocked shots. Minnesota finished the game shooting 77.3% from the free throw line by making 34 of 44 tries. They converted 8 of their 24 attempts from long range.
Franck Kamgain is a player who was pivotal in the matchup. He accounted for 9 points on 3 of 5 shooting. He saw the court for 30 mins and snagged 2 boards. Kamgain ended up going 60.0% from the field and also dished out 4 dimes. One more player that was a major contributor in this game for the Kangaroos was Brandon McKissic. He totaled 7 boards and accounted for 5 dimes. He finished the game shooting 50.0% from the floor for this contest via 5-of-10 (10 points). Overall, McKissic was on the court for 28 min.
Toledo has a record of 3-3 for the year. As an offensive team, the Rockets are hitting on 40.9% from the floor, which ranks 279th in college basketball. Toledo has accumulated 444 points so far this season (74.0 per game) and they pull down 37.5 boards per game. They are earning an assist 15.7 times per game (94th in the country) and they are turning it over 11.8 times per game. The Rockets have committed 15.3 fouls per contest and they shoot 76.0% from the free throw line. The Rockets defensively are ranked 146th in college basketball in points given up per game with 69.3. They have surrendered 12.8 dimes and 37.7 rebounds per game, which ranks 158th and 221st in those defensive categories. The Toledo defense gives up 27.7% on 3-pointers (38 of 137) and their opponents are making 71.6% of their free throw attempts. They have forced 12.3 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 42.8% from the floor (171st in the country).
When they last stepped on the court, the Toledo Rockets walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 91-71 when they played the Michigan Wolverines. The Rockets snagged 17 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards for a total of 26 for the game. They also rejected 2 attempts while recording 4 steals in this game. The Wolverines committed 13 fouls for this game which took the Rockets to the charity stripe for 12 attempts. They were able to convert 10 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 83.3%. Pertaining to shots from beyond the perimeter, Toledo knocked down 9 of 24 tries (37.5%). At the conclusion of this game, the Rockets went 26 for 64 from the field which had them shooting 40.6%. The Rockets permitted the Wolverines to bury 34 of 59 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 57.6% for this contest. They went 56.3% from 3-point land by shooting 9 out of 16 and ended up shooting 14 out of 18 from the free throw line (77.8%). Regarding cleaning the glass, Toledo allowed Michigan to collect 32 overall (8 on the offensive glass).
Marreon Jackson saw a lot of time on the hardwood for the Rockets for this game. He buried 4 out of 16 for the contest for a field goal percentage of 25.0%, which gave him 12 points. Jackson pulled down 4 boards in his 31 mins played and accumulated 3 assists in the matchup. Another guy that was pivotal for Toledo was Setric Millner. He totaled 14 points in 30 minutes on the court by way of 7 out of 13 shooting in the matchup. Millner ended the game having shot 53.8% from the floor as well as contributing 2 assists and 6 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take UMKC (+13.5)
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