Planning on watching today's Pioneers and Roos game? Catch the action at Swinney Recreation Center in Kansas City, MO, as the Roos hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on Summ. The odds for this Summit conference game currently have Kansas City as the -2 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 155 points.


The Pick: Kansas City Roos -2

This game will be played at Swinney Recreation Center at 8:00 ET on Thursday, February 1st.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-70 in favor of the Roos.
  • Not only will Kansas City pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 155 points, and we like the under with a projected 146 points.

Can the Pioneers Offense Score Enough in Kansas City?

Denver enters this game as a 2-point underdog, and they have gone 4-7 in 11 games as the underdog this season. Over their last 10 road games, the Pioneers have gone 4-6, and their average scoring margin on the road is -1.8 points per game.

So far this season, Denver has gone 13-9, including a 3-3 record in Summit League games. They have gone 5-7 on the road and 3-2 at home. In their last game, the Pioneers lost to Omaha by a score of 91-72.

As the underdog, Denver has a solid 6-4-1 record vs. the spread this season and they are 9-7-1 overall. On the road, the Pioneers have gone 6-5-1 vs. the spread this year and they are 5-4-1 over their last 10 road games.

This season, the over/under record for Denver games is 13-4, and their games have averaged 164.2 points. Today's over/under line of 155 is similar to their average over/under line of 154.6. So far, 13 of their games have finished with more points than today's line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0, and those matchups have averaged 184 points.

In contrast to their season average of 85.5 points per game, the Denver had a below average performance. They scored 72 points against Omaha and had a field goal percentage of 35.3%. Currently leading the team in scoring is Tommy Bruner who comes into today's matchup averaging 26.1. Touko Tainamo also heads into the game with a PPG average of 17.1.

Looking at the Denver defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 80.7 points per game (307th). Against Omaha in their most recent game, the Denver defense gave up a total of 91 points while allowing Omaha to hit 35% of their shots.

Are Kansas City Ready for a Home Win?

Through 22 games, Kansas City has a 9-13 record, including a 3-4 mark in Summit League play. The Roos have been much better at home this season, going 4-4 compared to 2-9 on the road.

Coming off an 81-57 win over South Dakota, Kansas City has gone 6-4 in its last 10 home games. On the year, the Roos have been favored in five games, going 3-2.

As the favorite, Kansas City is just 2-3 vs. the spread this season. They are also just 3-7 vs. the spread in their last 10 games as the favorite. At home, the Roos are 4-4 vs. the spread this year.

Kansas City's over/under record this season is 10-8-1. The average scoring in their games is 144.3 points, which is 4.6 points higher than the average over/under line of 139.8. Today's over/under line of 155 is higher than the average scoring in their games and the average over/under line in their games. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 141 points.

Kansas City's offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 81 points against South Dakota. They had an overall field goal percentage of 51.8% and made 12/20 free throws. Jayson Petty led the scoring for the Roos, contributing 21 points. Additionally, Khristion Courseault chipped in with 17 points.

The Roos' defense is presently ranked 138th nationally, allowing an average of 70.9 points per contest. In their most recent game, the Kansas City defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as South Dakota knocked down 11 three-pointers on their way to 57 points.