Eastern Washington Eagles visit Sacramento State Hornets in college basketball clash
Eastern Washington Eagles vs Sacramento State Hornets Odds
A key college battle sees the visiting Eastern Washington Eagles travelling to Sacramento State Thursday to take on the Hornets.
The Hornets sit at 10-10 (6-8-2 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Eagles are currently 6-16 (6-13-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Sacramento State is 5-9 OU, and Eastern Washington is 3-13 OU.
Bettors looking to back visiting Eastern Washington before tip-off in this one found them as 7.5-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 203-ranked Hornets and the No. 289-rated Eagles in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 70-62 win for the Hornets on Thursday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Sacramento State's No. 161 nationally ranked offense (68 points per game) against a Eagles defense that sits as the No. 320 at 74.3 PPG. The Hornets have been averaging 42.4% from the field, more than the Eagles have managed so far this season (39.7% on average).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Eastern Washington owns the country's No. 340-rated mark, allowing 80.7 points per game on the highway. Sacramento State, on the other hand, rates No. 128 in scoring at home.
Eastern Washington lost its last outing, a 65-46 result against Montana on February 2. They failed to cover in that game as a 7-point underdog. Thomas Reuter scored 11 points in a futile effort to lead the Eagles to a win (they lost 65-46 to Montana at Reese Court on Saturday).
Sacramento State was a 62-61 loser in their most recent outing at home against Northern Arizona. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as favorites. Sacramento State suffered a 62-61 loss against Northern Arizona on Monday, getting 13 points from John Dickson in a losing effort at Colberg Court.
Eastern Washington Eagles Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Northern Arizona are 4-6
After playing Montana are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7
Sacramento State Hornets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Portland State are 3-7
After playing Northern Arizona are 2-8
After a loss are 6-4
A few Eagles at Hornets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Eastern Washington's last 5 games on the road
Eastern Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Sacramento State
Eastern Washington is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Eastern Washington is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Sacramento State is 6-0-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Eastern Washington
Sacramento State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Sacramento State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Eastern Washington
Sacramento State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Eastern Washington at Northern Arizona, Saturday, February 9
Sacramento State home to Portland State, Saturday, February 9