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Sacramento State Hornets home to UC Riverside Highlanders in NCAA Basketball betting action

UC Riverside HighlandersSacramento State Hornets
4-7December 29, 2013, 05:05 | Colberg Court3-5



A key college battle sees the visiting UC Riverside Highlanders travelling to Sacramento State Sunday to take on the Hornets.

Supporters of the Highlanders have watched them go 4-7 and 4-5 ATS on the year, while the Hornets are at 3-5 and 2-3 ATS. In totals betting, the Hornets are 0-4, while the Highlanders have a 3-5 mark.

View UC Riverside Highlanders vs Sacramento State Hornets Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Hornets in this one found them listed as -1.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Sunday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Highlanders was expected to move the line.

The Hornets sit at No. 301 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Highlanders sit at No. 268 on the same chart.

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In their last action, UC Riverside was a 71-64 loser at home against Northern Illinois. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as favorites. The Highlanders endured a 71-64 loss at the hands of the Huskies on Sunday, despite an 18 -point effort from Nick Gruninger at Student Center.

Last time out for Sacramento State, they were a 59-51 loser as they battled CS Fullerton on the road. They covered in the match as a 10-point underdog. Sacramento State suffered a 59-51 loss against CS Fullerton on Saturday, getting 16 points from Mikh McKinney in a losing effort at Titan Gym.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Sacramento State's No. 247 nationally ranked offense (62.75 points per game) against a Highlanders defense that sits as the No. 97 at 67.55 PPG. The Hornets have been averaging 41.15% from the field, less than the Highlanders have managed so far this season (42.57% on average).

A few Highlanders at Hornets trends to consider:
UC Riverside is 5-19 SU in its last 24 games
UC Riverside is 1-13 SU in its last 14 games on the road
UC Riverside is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Sacramento State
Sacramento State is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Sacramento State is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
Sacramento State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing UC Riverside


Next up:
UC Riverside home to Waldorf College, Thursday, January 2nd
Sacramento State at Montana State, Thursday, January 2nd

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