UMKC vs Colorado State Prediction - College Basketball Picks 11/17/23

Colorado State Rams (3-0) vs UMKC Roos (2-1)

Game Info: Friday, November 17, 2023 at 9:00 pm (Moby Arena)

Betting Odds: Colorado State Rams -19.5 -- Over/Under: 145 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Kansas City Kangaroos and Colorado State Rams face off on Friday in a college basketball showdown at Moby Arena. 

Colorado State Looks Good

There are high expectations for this Colorado State squad and if the first three games are any indication, this team looks to be good. Two games ago against Wright State, the offense scored 105 points on the way to the victory. In the last game against Northern Colorado, they scored 83 points on the way to the 19-point victory. Isaiah Stevens is the star of this team and in the last game he finished with 24 points, four rebounds, and four assists. 

UMKC’s Defense was Bad Last Game

UMKC won two games against lower level competition before they had a big step up of competition in the last game. UMKC faced off against Baylor and the defense really struggled giving up 99 points on the way to the blowout defeat. Kansas City was led by Anderson Koop who put up 15 points, three rebounds, and two assists. The Kangaroos are averaging 78.3 points  while their defense is giving up 63 points per game. The defense is ranked 74th and they are going to need to be good here. 

Shane's Free Pick

UMKC is going to keep this game close against Colorado State. Colorado State is no doubt talented, but UMKC is a good offensive team and they are going find success scoring against the Colorado State defense. UMKC is averaging 78.3 points per game and they are going to find success scoring here. They might not win, but they are going to keep it close. Back Kansas City against the spread. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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