The UT Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros (4-10, 0-1 WAC), who are currently on a five-game losing streak, look to get back in the win column when they welcome the Kansas City Roos (9-7, 2-0 WAC) to UTRGV Fieldhouse. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 9, 2020.
Kansas City Roos at UT Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros Odds Preview
In the Roos’ last contest, they were victorious over the Utah Valley Wolverines, 68-63. With 13 points and nine rebounds, Kansas City’s Javan White had a good outing. The Roos held the Wolverines to an effective field goal percentage of 0.382 (below their season average of 0.508). The Wolverines also had a turnover percentage of 21.3 (above their season average of 17.4).
The Vaqueros are hoping for a better outcome after their 76-67 loss to the California Baptist Lancers in their last contest. With 16 points, five rebounds and five assists, Javon Levi played well for UT Rio Grande Valley. California Baptist did a fantastic job of making free throws (25-29; 86.2 percent). UT Rio Grande Valley, on the other hand, forced the Lancers into a turnover percentage of 28.1 (above their season average of 16.1).
This has potential to be an error-filled game for the offense of Kansas City. Kansas City ranks 240th in the nation in ball protection (turnover percentage of 20.4 percent), while the disruptive defense of UT Rio Grande Valley forces the 11th-most turnovers in the country (26.3 percent).
This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams. The Vaqueros won both games played against each other last season. In the last matchup, UT Rio Grande Valley won 75-70. The Vaqueros dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a turnover percentage of 13.7 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 24.1. The Roos put up marks of 22.8 and 20.0, respectively, for those same stats.
Kansas City Roos at UT Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros Free Prediction
Pick: SU Winner – Kansas City, ATS Winner – Kansas City, O/U – Over
The Vaqueros rank 207th in rebounds per game (34.1) while the Roos rank 252nd (32.4).
UT Rio Grande Valley is 16th in the nation with 17.3 three pointers allowed per game while Kansas City is 26th with 18.0 three pointers allowed per game.
UT Rio Grande Valley ranks eighth in blocks allowed per game (2.1) while Kansas City ranks 153rd (4.9).
The Roos rank 49th in assists allowed per game (10.8) while the Vaqueros rank 159th (13.4).
UT Rio Grande Valley ranks 21st in steals per game (9.1) while Kansas City ranks 97th in steals allowed per game (6.3).
The Vaqueros have been outscored by an average of 15.8 points in their last five games. On the season, UT Rio Grande Valley has defeated opponents by an average of 0.3 points.
During their last five games, the Roos have scored an average of 73.0 points per game (1.9 above their season average) and allowed an average of 75.8 points per game (7.2 above their season average).