Sacramento State favored by 3.5 against North Dakota on Thursday
North Dakota Sioux vs Sacramento State Hornets Odds
The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Sacramento State and North Dakota on Thursday, with the host Hornets trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Hornets are 8-8 so far on the season, and 4-6-2 ATS vs. the number. The Sioux, meanwhile, are 7-10 and 7-8 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Sacramento State go 3-7 and the Sioux go 9-3 on the totals.
The visitors opened as 3.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Hornets - Sioux odds would favor the Hornets if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Sacramento State is rated No. 175 in the current Odds Shark poll, while North Dakota is at No. 270. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 68-66 win for the Hornets.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Sioux is ranked No. 225 in NCAA hoops at 33.9 per game. Contrast that with Sacramento State’s No. 94 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Sacramento State is the No. 224-ranked team in the country at 5.7 per game, while North Dakota rates No. 128 at 6.5 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, North Dakota owns the country's No. 271-rated mark, allowing 74.8 points per game on the highway. Sacramento State, on the other hand, rates No. 108 in scoring at home.
Last time out for North Dakota, they were an 85-76 winner as they battled Portland State at home. They covered in the match as a 5-point favorite. Aaron Anderson went off for 25 points and added 2 rebounds, leading North Dakota over Portland State, 85-76, on Saturday at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center.
Sacramento State lost its last outing, a 65-56 result against Weber State on January 19. They covered in that game as a 14.5-point underdog. Sacramento State suffered a 65-56 loss against Weber State on Saturday, getting 20 points from Dylan Garrity in a losing effort at Dee Events Center.
North Dakota Sioux Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 1-1
After a win are 6-4
Sacramento State Hornets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Northern Colorado are 2-8
After playing Weber State are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5
A few Sioux at Hornets trends to consider:
North Dakota is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Sacramento State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Sacramento State's last 6 games
Sacramento State is 3-5-2 ATS in its last 10 games
Sacramento State is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
North Dakota at Northern Arizona, Saturday, January 26
Sacramento State home to Northern Colorado, Saturday, January 26