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Northern Arizona Lumberjacks vs Sacramento State Hornets Preview

Sacramento State HornetsNorthern Arizona Lumberjacks
Jan 3, 8:35 PM | Walkup Skydome

Sacramento State Hornets vs Northern Arizona Lumberjacks Odds

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The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks will try to cover the spread at Walkup Skydome on Thursday when they get a visit from the Sacramento State Hornets in NCAA basketball action.

This season, the Lumberjacks are 4-8 overall and 5-6 ATS ATS, while the Hornets are 6-4 and 1-3-2 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Northern Arizona boasts a 4-2 on the OU, and Sacramento State is 1-3.

View Sacramento State vs Northern Arizona Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks as 1.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Lumberjacks at No. 315 and the Hornets at No. 109 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 75-59 result in favor of the Hornets.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Northern Arizona's No. 242-rated squad against Sacramento State's No. 91-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Northern Arizona rates No. 182 in the country with 6.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 117 nationally with 6.7 per match.

Defensively, Sacramento State features the nation's No. 206-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.8 points per game. Northern Arizona, meanwhile, comes in at No. 204 nationally in scoring at home.

Sacramento State lost its last outing, a 61-60 result against Montana on December 21. They earned a push in that game as a 1-point underdog. John Dickson scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Hornets to a win (they lost 61-60 to Montana at Colberg Court on Friday).

Northern Arizona lost its last outing, an 84-54 result against BYU on December 27. They failed to cover in that game as a 19-point underdog. Northern Arizona was run off the court by the Cougars on Thursday as BYU routed them 84-54 at Marriott Center.

Sacramento State Hornets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Southern Utah are 3-7
After playing Montana are 1-9
After a loss are 4-6

Northern Arizona Lumberjacks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Southern Utah are 4-0
After playing BYU are 0-1
After a loss are 4-6

A few Hornets at Lumberjacks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Sacramento State's last 7 games when playing on the road against Northern Arizona
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 Northern Arizona
Northern Arizona is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Sacramento State
Northern Arizona is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games when playing Sacramento State
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Northern Arizona's last 7 games when playing at home against Sacramento State
Northern Arizona is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games at home

Next up:
Sacramento State home to Southern Utah, Monday, January 7
Northern Arizona home to Southern Utah, Saturday, January 5