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Montana State Bobcats face Sacramento State Hornets: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Montana State BobcatsSacramento State Hornets
Dec 19, 10:05 PM | Colberg Court

Montana State Bobcats vs Sacramento State Hornets Odds

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College hoops betting interest focuses on the Sacramento State vs Montana State battle Wednesday at Colberg Court as the Hornets look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

This season, the Hornets are 5-3 overall and 1-2-1 ATS ATS, while the Bobcats are 2-6 and 3-4 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Sacramento State boasts a 1-1 on the OU, and Montana State is 3-0.

View Montana State vs Sacramento State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Hornets as 7-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 217-rated Montana State taking on the No. 107-rated Hornets in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 78-72 win for the Hornets on Wednesday.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Sacramento State has the nation's No. 58-rated offensive output, at 75.8 PPG. The visiting Bobcats defense ranks No. 330 allowing on average 76.8 PPG. The Hornets FG% has averaged 42.6% so far, more than the Bobcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.9% per game.

Defensively, Montana State features the nation's No. 338-rated defense on the road, allowing 84.5 points per game. Sacramento State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 31 nationally in scoring at home.

Montana State was an 87-80 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Northern Arizona. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. Antonio Biglow scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Bobcats to a win (they lost 87-80 to Northern Arizona at Walkup Skydome on Monday).

Sacramento State lost its last outing, a 62-57 result against San Jose State on December 8. They earned a push in that game as a 5-point underdog. Sacramento State suffered a 62-57 loss against San Jose State on Saturday, getting 16 points from John Dickson in a losing effort at The Event Center.

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

Sacramento State Hornets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Montana are 4-6
After playing San Jose State are 2-5
After a loss are 3-7

A few Bobcats at Hornets trends to consider:
Montana State is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Sacramento State
Montana State is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Montana State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Sacramento State
Montana State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Sacramento State's last 5 games when playing Montana State
Sacramento State is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Montana State
Sacramento State is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
Sacramento State is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing Montana State

Next up:
Montana State home to Northwest Indian, Saturday, December 29
Sacramento State home to Montana, Friday, December 21