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NCAA Basketball betting line favors Hornets over Bears

Northern Colorado BearsSacramento State Hornets
Jan 26, 10:05 PM | Colberg Court

Northern Colorado Bears vs Sacramento State Hornets Odds

5-12TEAM RECORD9-8

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Sacramento State and Northern Colorado on Saturday, with the host Hornets trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Hornets sport records of 9-8 and 5-6-2 ATS heading into this battle, while the Bears have 5-12 and 4-11 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 3-8 for the Hornets and 6-7 for the Bears.

View Northern Colorado vs Sacramento State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Sacramento State sat as 5.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 191-rated Northern Colorado taking on the No. 175-rated Hornets in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 70-66 win for the Hornets on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Sacramento State's No. 179 nationally ranked offense (67.8 points per game) against a Bears defense that sits as the No. 265 at 70.3 PPG. The Hornets have been averaging 41.9% from the field, less than the Bears have managed so far this season (45.1% on average).

Defensively, Northern Colorado features the nation's No. 231-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.3 points per game. Sacramento State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 125 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Northern Colorado was a 67-65 loser on the road against Northern Arizona. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. Northern Colorado got 16 points from Tevin Svihovec but lost anyway, 67-65, to Northern Arizona on Thursday at Walkup Skydome.

In their last action, Sacramento State was a 67-58 winner at home against North Dakota. They covered the 5.5-point spread as favorites. Sacramento State earned a 67-58 victory over North Dakota on Thursday, getting 15 points from Joe Eberhard at Colberg Court.

Northern Colorado Bears Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Idaho State are 7-3
After playing Northern Arizona are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

Sacramento State Hornets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Southern Utah are 3-7
After playing North Dakota are 0-2
After a win are 4-6

A few Bears at Hornets trends to consider:
Northern Colorado is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Sacramento State
Northern Colorado is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Northern Colorado is 1-12 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Sacramento State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Sacramento State's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Sacramento State's last 6 games when playing Northern Colorado
Sacramento State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Northern Colorado

Next up:
Northern Colorado home to Idaho State, Thursday, January 31
Sacramento State at Southern Utah, Thursday, January 31