NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Hornets underdogs vs Wildcats at Sacramento State
Weber State Wildcats vs Sacramento State Hornets Odds
The Sacramento State Hornets will try to cover the spread at Colberg Court on Thursday when they get a visit from the Weber State Wildcats in NCAA basketball action.
The Wildcats will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 12-9-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Hornets are 9-10-2 ATS. Weber State is 10-10 against the total, while Sacramento State is 7-12 versus the number.
The Wildcats were listed as 7-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Hornets rated this week at No. 223 and the Wildcats sitting at No. 38. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 82-68 result in favor of the Wildcats.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Sacramento State has the nation's No. 206-rated offensive output, at 66.4 PPG. The visiting Wildcats defense ranks No. 49 allowing on average 61.1 PPG. The Hornets FG% has averaged 42.1% so far, less than the Wildcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 51.4% per game.
Defensively, Weber State features the nation's No. 73-rated defense on the road, allowing 65 points per game. Sacramento State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 137 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Weber State was a 70-66 winner on the road against Oral Roberts. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. Weber State got 20 points from Kyle Tresnak en route to a 70-66 victory over Oral Roberts on Saturday at Mabee Center.
Sacramento State was a 51-50 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Santa Barbara. They covered the 6-point spread as underdogs. Sacramento State earned a 51-50 victory over Santa Barbara on Saturday, getting 12 points from Dylan Garrity at Thunderdome.
Weber State Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Northern Arizona are 8-2
After a win are 9-1
Sacramento State Hornets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 1-9
Before playing Idaho State are 2-8
After a win are 3-7
A few Wildcats at Hornets trends to consider:
Weber State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Sacramento State
Weber State is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Sacramento State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Sacramento State's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Sacramento State's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Sacramento State's last 6 games when playing Weber State
Weber State at Northern Arizona, Saturday, March 2
Sacramento State home to Idaho State, Saturday, March 2