Eastern Washington Eagles vs Hornets College Hoops Game Preview

Eastern Washington Eagles Sacramento State Hornets
7-9 January 18, 2014, 10:05 | Colberg Court 5-9



A key college battle sees the visiting Eastern Washington Eagles travelling to Sacramento State Saturday to take on the Hornets.

Sacramento State battles the Eagles, currently sitting with a 7-9 mark (5-7-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 4-6 for the Hornets and 7-5-1 for the Eagles.

View Eastern Washington Eagles vs Sacramento State Hornets Odds and Stats.

Sacramento State opened as 1.5-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

The Hornets sit at No. 292 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Eagles sit at No. 270 on the same chart.

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Eastern Washington was an 84-65 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Northern Arizona. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs. Tyler Harvey scored 25 points for Eastern Washington on Thursday, but the Lumberjacks managed an 84-65 victory over the Eagles at Walkup Skydome.

Sacramento State was a 68-64 loser in its last match at home against Portland State. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Sacramento State got 18 points from Mikh McKinney but lost anyway, 68-64, to Portland State on Thursday at Colberg Court.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Sacramento State's No. 241-ranked offense, averaging 64.43 PPG, against a Eagles defense that ranks No. 216 at 75 PPG. The Hornets field goal percentage has averaged 43.77% so far, less than the Eagles marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.95% per game.

A few Eagles at Hornets trends to consider:
Eastern Washington is 3-5-1 ATS in its last 9 games
Eastern Washington is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
Eastern Washington is 2-5 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 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Sacramento State's last 6 games
Sacramento State is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games at home
Sacramento State is 6-1-1 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Eastern Washington


Next up:
Eastern Washington home to Southern Utah, Thursday, January 23rd
Sacramento State at North Dakota, Thursday, January 23rd
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