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Hornets open as college hoops underdog vs Bobcats

Sacramento State HornetsMontana State Bobcats
March 9, 4:30 PM | Worthington Arena

Sacramento State Hornets vs Montana State Bobcats Odds

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The Montana State Bobcats hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Sacramento State Hornets pay a visit to Worthington Arena on the college basketball betting menu.

This season, the Bobcats are 12-16 overall and 12-14 ATS ATS, while the Hornets are 14-14 and 9-13-2 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Montana State boasts a 12-10 on the OU, and Sacramento State is 7-15.

View Sacramento State vs Montana State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Montana State Bobcats as 3-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 321-ranked Bobcats and the No. 243-rated Hornets in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 68-66 win for the Hornets on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Hornets rank No. 209 in NCAA Division 1 with 34 per game. That compares with Montana State’s No. 255 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Montana State is college basketball's No. 112-ranked team at 6.7 per game, while the Hornets rate No. 245 with 5.5 per game.

Defensively, Sacramento State features the nation's No. 108-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.6 points per game. Montana State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 81 nationally in scoring at home.

Sacramento State lost its last outing, a 63-52 result against Montana on March 7. They failed to cover in that game as a 10.5-point underdog. The Hornets endured a 63-52 loss at the hands of the Grizzlies on Thursday, despite a 15-point effort from John Dickson at Dahlberg Arena.

Montana State was an 83-79 winner in their most recent outing at home against Northern Arizona. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites. The Lumberjacks were burned for 27 points by Antonio Biglow on Thursday as the Bobcats put another game in the win column, 83-79, at Worthington Arena.

Sacramento State Hornets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing Montana are 1-9
After a loss are 6-4

Montana State Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
After playing Northern Arizona are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Hornets at Bobcats trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Sacramento State's last 5 games when playing on the road against Montana State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Sacramento State's last 6 games on the road
Sacramento State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Montana State
Sacramento State is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Montana State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Sacramento State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Montana State's last 5 games when playing at home against Sacramento State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Montana State's last 5 games at home
Montana State is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing Sacramento State