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Sacramento State Hornets take on Lumberjacks in college basketball test

Sacramento State HornetsNorthern Arizona Lumberjacks
Dec 29, 8:35 PM | Walkup Skydome

Sacramento State Hornets vs Northern Arizona Lumberjacks Odds

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College hoops betting interest focuses on the Northern Arizona vs Sacramento State battle Thursday at Walkup Skydome as the Lumberjacks look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

Northern Arizona battles the Hornets, currently sitting with a 5-6 mark (2-3 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 3-5 for the Lumberjacks and 3-2 for the Hornets.

View Sacramento State vs Northern Arizona Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Hornets are listed as 4-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Lumberjacks - Hornets odds would favor the Hornets if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Northern Arizona is rated No. 315 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Sacramento State is at No. 270. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 66-61 win for the Hornets.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Northern Arizona has the nation's No. 288-rated offensive output, at 62.2 PPG. The visiting Hornets defense ranks No. 148 allowing on average 65.4 PPG. The Lumberjacks FG% has averaged 41.2% so far, less than the Hornets marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.6% per game.

Defensively, Sacramento State features the nation's No. 196-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.4 points per game. Northern Arizona, meanwhile, comes in at No. 252 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Sacramento State, they were a 77-76 loser as they battled SE Missouri State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 5-point favorite. Sacramento State got 24 points from John Dickson but lost anyway, 77-76, to SE Missouri State on Thursday at Colberg Court.

Northern Arizona was a 73-49 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Sam Houston State. Northern Arizona was run off the court by the Bearkats on Tuesday as Sam Houston State routed them 73-49 at Bernard Johnson Coliseum.

Sacramento State Hornets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Weber State are 1-9
After playing SE Missouri State are 0-1
After a loss are 4-6

Northern Arizona Lumberjacks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Northern Colorado are 5-5
After playing Sam Houston State are 2-0
After a loss are 4-6

A few Hornets at Lumberjacks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Sacramento State's last 6 games when playing on the road against Northern Arizona
Sacramento State is 2-21 SU in its last 23 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 Sacramento State
Northern Arizona is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Sacramento State
Northern Arizona is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Northern Arizona's last 6 games when playing at home against Sacramento State

Next up:
Sacramento State at Weber State, Saturday, December 31
Northern Arizona at Northern Colorado, Saturday, December 31

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