NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Hornets underdogs vs Vikings at Portland State
Sacramento State Hornets vs Portland State Vikings Odds
The Portland State Vikings will try to pay off for their supporters on Thursday when they play host to the Sacramento State Hornets at Stott Center in NCAA basketball action.
The Hornets will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 1-5-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Vikings are 6-3 ATS. Sacramento State is 1-5 on the totals; Portland State is 2-4.
The Hornets were listed as 3-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 314-rated Vikings and the No. 113-ranked Hornets, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 71-65 result in favor of the Hornets.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Hornets rank No. 72 in NCAA Division 1 with 38.1 per game. That compares with Portland State’s No. 332 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Portland State is college basketball's No. 265-ranked team at 5.2 per game, while the Hornets rate No. 178 with 6.2 per game.
Defensively, Sacramento State features the nation's No. 157-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.6 points per game. Portland State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 134 nationally in scoring at home.
Sacramento State was a 64-59 winner in their most recent outing at home against Southern Utah. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites. Sacramento State earned a 64-59 victory over Southern Utah on Monday, getting 18 points from Mikh McKinney at Colberg Court.
Portland State was a 62-55 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Montana. They covered the 10-point spread as underdogs. Portland State got 14 points from Aaron Moore but lost anyway, 62-55, to Montana on Saturday at Dahlberg Arena.
Sacramento State Hornets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Eastern Washington are 2-8
After playing Southern Utah are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
Portland State Vikings Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Northern Arizona are 6-4
After playing Montana are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7
A few Hornets at Vikings trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Sacramento State's last 6 games when playing on the road against Portland State
Sacramento State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Portland State
Sacramento State is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Sacramento State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Portland State
Portland State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Sacramento State
Portland State is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing Sacramento State
Portland State is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland State's last 6 games when playing Sacramento State
Sacramento State at Eastern Washington, Saturday, January 12
Portland State home to Northern Arizona, Saturday, January 12