UMKC Roos vs Grand Canyon Antelopes 3/12/2020 Betting Preview, Odds and Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
UMKC Roos vs Grand Canyon Antelopes 3/12/2020 – The UMKC Kangaroos and the Grand Canyon Antelopes are set on a collision course for the first round of the Western Athletic Conference Tournament this coming Thursday, March 12 at the Orleans Arena in Paradise, Nevada. ESPN+ will be covering the game live on television and they will start airing at 5:30 PM Eastern Time. SofaScore will be the place to find the same television feed through online live streaming. This promises to be a close match and the Roos are given the upper hand by Bet Basketball Game to win over the Antelopes and move on to the next round.
UMKC Roos vs Grand Canyon Antelopes 3/12/2020
The UMKC Roos finished fourth in the Western Athletic Conference with a record of 8-7. Overall in the NCAA, this team owns a record of 16-14. McKissic is the best scorer so far for this team as he produces 11 points a night along with 2.2 rebounds, 3 assists and 1.3 steals while Giles helps him out with 10.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists. White is their anchor in the paint and he contributes from both ends on the floor. He gives the Roos 10 points, 6.9 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.1 blocks and 1 steal a game.
Players to watch: B. McKissic G (28 GP 26.8 MIN 11 PTS 2.2 REB 3 AST 1.3 STL 0.1 BLK 1.8 TO 51.7 FG% 56.7 FT% 36.8 3PT%), J. Giles F (30 GP 24.6 MIN 10.5 PTS 3.5 REB 1.2 AST 0.6 STL 0.5 BLK 1.7 TO 49.6 FG% 79.1 FT% 36 3PT%), J. White F (27 GP 22.9 MIN 10 PTS 6.9 REB 1.3 AST 1 STL 1.1 BLK 1.9 TO 44.4 FG% 61.8 FT% 30 3PT%).
Grand Canyon Antelopes
The Grand Canyon Antelopes are just below the UMKC Roos in the Western Atheltic Conference standings with a record 8-8. They were not performing well outside of their division and they have a NCAA record of 13-17 for the season. Lever and Johnson are the one-two punch for this team all season long. Lever does 15.7 points, 6 rebounds, and 2.2 assists while Johnson similarly produces 15.4 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game. Blacksher is the team’s third man with 10.7 points, 5,5 rebounds, and 3.6 assists.
Players to watch: A. Lever C (30 GP 33.4 MIN 15.7 PTS 6 REB 2.2 AST 0.5 STL 0.2 BLK 2 TO 53.5 FG% 78.9 FT% 38.3 3PT%), C. Johnson G (30 GP 34.1 MIN 15.4 PTS 5.1 REB 1.5 AST 1 STL 0.4 BLK 2.4 TO 45.3 FG% 74.6 FT% 35.2 3PT%), J. Blacksher Jr. G (30 GP 34.6 MIN 10.7 PTS 5.5 REB 3.6 AST 1.6 STL 0 BLK 2.1 TO 42.1 FG% 75 FT% 26.7 3PT%).
UMKC Roos vs Grand Canyon Antelopes Betting Predictions
UMKC is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games.
Grand Canyon Antelopes
Grand Canyon is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
UMKC Roos vs Grand Canyon Antelopes Betting Picks
These are two teams that are tightly matched in the Western Athletic Conference but Best Sports Book Online sees the Antelopes as the underdogs in this game and the Roos will move forward to the winner between New Mexico and Chicago.
Moneyline: The ML given to the Roos are -125 while the Antelopes are handed +105 if they win this game.
Spread: Just the thinnest one point between both teams for this conference tournament game. It is the Roos at -1 while on the other side are the Antelopes with +1.
Total: 135 points are the given total for this game and both teams are expected to go under.
Score Prediction: 68-65, UMKC Roos.