Hornets open as college hoops underdog vs Bobcats
Sacramento State Hornets vs Montana State Bobcats Odds
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.
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.
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