With most attention on the National Championship game between Bama and Georgia, let’s take a look at the CBB matchup with the most value on it IMO.
UMKC (#225) -9.5 over Nebraska Omaha (#337) – 7 PM CST
The 6-6 UMKC Kangaroos host the 3-12 Omaha Mavericks as 9.5 point favorites tonight. Omaha is ranked #337 out of 358 total teams, with their 3 wins coming against Hastings by 4 (NR), Western Illinois by 6 (#204), and North Dakota by 16 (#350). In their 12 losses (even including some NR teams they stayed close with), they lost by an average of 20 points.
UMKC on the flip side has shown some promise this year and that they can play above their talent level, upsetting in state rival Mizzou (#148) early in the season 80-66. In their six wins this season, their average margin of victory has been 29 points. Toss in Omaha being winless on the road and UMKC 3-1 at home, I like the Roos to cover with ease tonight.