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Idaho State Bengals host Sacramento State Hornets in college basketball action

Sacramento State HornetsIdaho State Bengals
13-13March 01, 2014, 09:05 | Holt Arena10-16

The Idaho State Bengals hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Sacramento State Hornets pay a visit to Holt Arena on the college basketball betting menu.

Idaho State will face the 13-13 Hornets, who own a 14-8-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Bengals are 10-11 on the OU so far this season while the Hornets are 10-11-1.

View Sacramento State Hornets vs Idaho State Bengals Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Bengals installed as -5.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 117-rated Bengals and the No. 67-ranked Hornets, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.


Last time out for Sacramento State, they were a 79-67 loser as they battled Weber State on the road. They earned a push in the match as a 12-point underdog. Mikh McKinney scored 21 points in a futile effort to lead the Hornets to a win (they lost 79-67 to Weber State at Dee Events Center on Thursday).

Idaho State was a 66-65 loser in their most recent outing at home against Northern Arizona. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites. Tomas Sanchez scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Bengals to a win (they lost 66-65 to Northern Arizona at Holt Arena on Thursday).

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Idaho State's No. 155-ranked offense, averaging 70.42 PPG, against a Hornets defense that ranks No. 110 at 68.88 PPG. The Bengals field goal percentage has averaged 45.42% so far, less than the Hornets marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.02% per game.

A few Hornets at Bengals trends to consider:
Sacramento State is 8-1-1 ATS in its last 10 games
Sacramento State is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Sacramento State's last 6 games
Sacramento State is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Idaho State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Idaho State is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games at home
Idaho State is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Sacramento State
Idaho State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Sacramento State

Next up:
Sacramento State home to Montana, Thursday, March 6th
Idaho State at Eastern Washington, Thursday, March 6th