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Sacramento State Hornets take on Cougars in college basketball test

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Nov 17, 10:05 PM | Friel Court

Sacramento State Hornets vs Washington State Cougars Odds


The Cougars hope to be lousy hosts on Thursday as the Sacramento State Hornets pay a visit to Friel Court on the college basketball betting menu.

Washington State battles the Hornets, currently sitting with a 2-0 mark (0-0 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 1-0 for the Cougars and 0-0 for the Hornets.

View Sacramento State vs Washington State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Hornets listed as 19.5-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 61-ranked Cougars and the No. 294-rated Hornets in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 92-66 win for the Hornets on Thursday.


How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Washington State's No. 259-rated squad against Sacramento State's No. 187-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Washington State rates No. 30 in the country with 9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 267 nationally with 4 per match.

Defensively, Sacramento State features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. Washington State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 278 nationally in scoring at home.

Sacramento State was a 75-54 winner in its last match at home against Central Arkansas. The battle between the Hornets and Bears didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Central Arkansas was handed a 75-54 defeat on Sunday at Colberg Court.

Washington State lost its last outing, an 89-81 result against Gonzaga on November 14. They covered in that game as a 13-point underdog. The Cougars got 17 points from Brock Motum, but it was Gonzaga that prevailed in an 89-81 final on Monday at McCarthey Athletic Center.

Sacramento State Hornets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing UC Davis are 2-8
After a win are 2-8

Washington State Cougars Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Portland are 6-0
After playing Gonzaga are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

A few Hornets at Cougars trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Sacramento State's last 9 games on the road
Sacramento State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Sacramento State is 1-17 SU in its last 18 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington State's last 5 games at home
Washington State is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games at home

Next up:
Sacramento State at UC Davis, Tuesday, November 22
Washington State at Portland, Sunday, November 20