Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Roos versus the Pioneers? Tip off is at at 9:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on Summ. The game will be played at Hamilton Gymnasium in Denver, CO. The odds for this Summit conference game currently have Denver as the -3.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 154 points.

KANSAS CITY ROOS VS DENVER PIONEERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Denver Pioneers -3.5

This game will be played at Hamilton Gymnasium at 9:00 ET on Thursday, February 29th.

WHY BET THE DENVER PIONEERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-69 in favor of the Pioneers.
  • Not only will Denver pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -3.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 154 points, and we like the under with a projected 146 points.

Can the Roos Lock in a Win at Denver?

As the Kansas City Roos get set to take on the Denver Pioneers, they find themselves as 3.5-point underdogs. On the season, Kansas City is 14-15, including a 8-6 mark in Summit League play. Over their last 10 games, the Roos have gone 4-6, and they have won four games in a row.

So far this season, Kansas City has been an underdog in 18 of their 29 games, going 5-13 in those matchups. On the road, the Roos have gone 4-10, while their average scoring margin is -8.2 points per game. They have gone 2-1 on the road over their last three games.

As the underdog, Kansas City has been solid vs. the spread this season with a 9-9 mark. Their overall ATS record is 14-12. On the road, the Roos are 7-7 vs. the spread and have gone 3-0 in their last three road games vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Kansas City has gone 7-3 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Kansas City games is 13-12-1. The average scoring in their games is 143 points, compared to an average OU line of 140.5. Today’s OU line of 154 is higher than the over/under line in 26 of their games. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 139 points.

The Kansas City offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 63 points versus Omaha. During the game, they attempted 21 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 39.6%. Jamar Brown led the team in scoring, putting up 22 points. Additionally, Allen Mukeba Jr. contributed 14 points for the Roos.

At present, the Roos’ defense is nationally ranked 119th, allowing 70.1 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 5.6 threes per game vs. Denver. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 29.1%.

Does Denver Have What it Takes to Win as Home Favorites?

Denver comes into this game with a 15-14 record, including a 6-8 record in Summit League play. They are 6-3 at home this season, and their average scoring margin at home is +4.6 points per game.

On the other hand, the Pioneers are just 5-11 on the road, including a current five-game losing streak. Overall, they have been favored in 10 games this season, going 6-4 in those games.

Against the spread, Denver is 11-13-1 this season. At home, the Pioneers have gone 5-4 vs. the spread. As the favorite, Denver has an ATS mark of 4-6 this year. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Pioneers are 4-6 vs. the spread.

Denver’s over/under record for the season is 19-6 and today’s line of 154 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (156). So far, 20 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average of 161 points.

In contrast to their season average of 83.9 points per game, the Denver had a below average performance. They scored 70 points against South Dakota State and had a field goal percentage of 43.1%. The top scorer for the Pioneers was Touko Tainamo with 22 points, while Tommy Bruner also added 21 to the scoreboard.

Looking at the Denver defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 81.8 points per game (324th). In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Denver’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 43.0% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 33.4% this season.