UMKC vs Denver Prediction - College Basketball Picks 2/29/24

Denver (15-14) vs UMKC (14-15)

Game Info: Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 9:00 pm (Hamilton Gymnasium)

Betting Odds: Denver -2.5 -- Over/Under: 153 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The UMKC Kangaroos and Denver Pioneers face off on Thursday in a college basketball showdown at Hamilton Gymnasium. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free UMKC vs Denver prediction.

UMKC Has Won Four In a Row

UMKC has won four in a row and they have a ton of confidence heading into this game. UMKC faced off against Omaha and the defense gave up only 58 points and they ended up winning by five points. Jamar Brown was the x-factor putting up 22 points, seven rebounds, and two assists. UMKC Is averaging 71.2 points while their defense is giving up 70.1 points per game. The offense is ranked 240th in the league while the defense is ranked 127th in the league. Jamar Brown has been the top player for UMKC averaging 15.2 points while shooting 45.9 percent from the field. 

Denver Looks to Bounce Back

Denver has had their issues this season and they are coming off another loss in the last game against South Dakota State. The defense gave up 97 points and they ended up losing by 27 points. Touko Tainamo had a strong game putting up 22 points. Denver is averaging 83.9 points while their defense is giving up 81.8 points per game. The offense is ranked 12th, but the defense is ranked 357th. Tommy Bruner is averaging 25.1 points while shooting 44.2 percent from the field and 37 percent from behind the three point line. 

UMKC vs Denver Betting Prediction

Denver is going to have no issue running up the score, but I am not sold on the defense. Denver is averaging 83.9 points and they are going to have no issue running up the score here. Denver is giving up 81.8 points and they are going to really struggle in this game. UMKC is also going to run up the score and this game is going to be a shootout. This is one of my favorite plays on the board. Back the over to cash here. 

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

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