College Basketball Matchup - Sacramento State Hornets Portland State Vikings Odds Preview

Portland State VikingsSacramento State Hornets
Feb 9, 10:05 PM | Colberg Court

Portland State Vikings vs Sacramento State Hornets Odds

5-15TEAM RECORD11-10

The Portland State Vikings will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Hornets in Sacramento State at Colberg Court on Saturday in college basketball action.

The Hornets bring a 11-10 record (6-9-2 ATS) to this tilt against the 5-15 Vikings, who are 7-11 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Sacramento State go 5-10 so far and the Vikings go 9-6.

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Sacramento State in this one found them as 6.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Hornets, most recently No. 203 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Vikings, who rate No. 331 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 69-64 victory for the Hornets.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Sacramento State's No. 169 nationally ranked offense (67.7 points per game) against a Vikings defense that sits as the No. 301 at 72.1 PPG. The Hornets have been averaging 42.3% from the field, less than the Vikings have managed so far this season (44.9% on average).

Defensively, Portland State features the nation's No. 272-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.1 points per game. Sacramento State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 151 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Portland State, they were a 79-72 loser as they battled Northern Arizona on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 6-point underdog. Portland State got 19 points from Aaron Moore but lost anyway, 79-72, to Northern Arizona on Thursday at Walkup Skydome.

Sacramento State was a 61-55 winner in their most recent outing at home against Eastern Washington. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites. The Hornets grabbed a 61-55 win over the Eagles on Thursday, behind a 15-point effort from Dylan Garrity at Colberg Court.

Portland State Vikings Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Southern Utah are 0-1
After playing Northern Arizona are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8

Sacramento State Hornets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing North Dakota are 2-1
After playing Eastern Washington are 2-8
After a win are 4-6

A few Vikings at Hornets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland State's last 5 games on the road
Portland State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Sacramento State
Portland State is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Portland State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Sacramento State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Sacramento State's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Sacramento State's last 5 games when playing Portland State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Sacramento State's last 6 games

Next up:
Portland State home to Southern Utah, Thursday, February 14
Sacramento State at North Dakota, Thursday, February 14