UMKC vs Denver: Men’s College Basketball Betting Odds and Picks – February 19, 2021

Written By Staff on February 19, 2021 - Last Updated on March 5, 2021

The UMKC Kangaroos (6-8) are heavily favored (-11) to extend a three-game win streak when they host the Denver Pioneers (2-12) at 8:00 PM ET on Friday, February 19, 2021 at Swinney Recreation Center. The point total is 128 in the matchup.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 19, 2021, 2:16 AM ET.

Betting Odds

Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
UMKC -11 -110 -110 128 -113 -108

Keys to the Game for UMKC

  • The Kangaroos have covered the spread more often than not this season, going 7-4-1 against the spread.
  • The Kangaroos have not hit the over the majority of the time, in four of 12 games (33.3%).

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

UMKC Leaders

  • The leader in points and assists for the Kangaroos is Brandon McKissic, who scores 17.7 points and dishes out 3.2 assists per game.
  • Marvin Nesbitt Jr. leads the Kangaroos in rebounding, pulling down 7.0 boards per game while also scoring 10.8 points a contest.
  • McKissic provides the most three-point shooting production for the Kangaroos. He makes 1.7 threes per game.
  • Nesbitt is a standout on the defensive end for the Kangaroos, leading the team in steals with 2.1 per game and blocks with 0.9 per contest.

Keys to the Game for Denver

  • Denver has covered the spread in less than half of its outings, going 6-7 ATS.
  • In most of Denver’s games this year, the teams have combined to hit the over (9 out of 13 games, 69.2%).

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Denver Leaders

  • Jase Townsend owns the Pioneers top spot in scoring with 19.8 points per game and also tacks on 4.2 rebounds and 1.9 assists per contest.
  • The Pioneers leaders in rebounds and assists are Sam Hines Jr. (6.1 rebounds per game) and Roscoe Eastmond (3.2 assists per game).
  • Townsend averages 1.9 made threes per game to pace the Pioneers.
  • Nobody on Denver grabs more steals than Eastmond (1.1 per game) or blocks more shots than Robert Jones (0.8 per game).

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Kangaroos (-11)

Pick OU:
Over (128)

Prediction: UMKC 75, Denver 61

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Against The Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

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