Sacramento State Hornets take on Sioux in NCAA basketball test
Sacramento State Hornets vs North Dakota Sioux Odds
Betty Engelstad Sioux Center will host North Dakota Sioux vs. Sacramento State Hornets action on Thursday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.
The Sioux currently sports a 10-13 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 10-11 ATS. The Hornets are 12-10 and 7-9-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Sioux produce a 12-6 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Hornets have gone 6-10 against the number.
The Hornets were listed as 4.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 289-rated Sioux and the No. 230-ranked Hornets, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 69-66 result in favor of the Hornets.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Hornets rank No. 184 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.6 per game. That compares with North Dakota’s No. 274 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where North Dakota is college basketball's No. 155-ranked team at 6.3 per game, while the Hornets rate No. 202 with 5.9 per game.
Defensively, Sacramento State features the nation's No. 163-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.2 points per game. North Dakota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 185 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Sacramento State, they were a 77-71 winner as they battled Portland State at home. They covered in the match as a 5.5-point favorite. The Hornets used a 30-point performance from Mikh McKinney to help Sacramento State smack Portland State 77-71 on Saturday at Colberg Court.
North Dakota was a 78-58 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Montana. They failed to cover the 12-point spread as underdogs. North Dakota was run off the court by the Grizzlies on Saturday as Montana routed them 78-58 at Dahlberg Arena.
Sacramento State Hornets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Northern Colorado are 3-7
After playing Portland State are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
North Dakota Sioux Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-2
Before playing Northern Arizona are 0-1
After playing Montana are 1-3
After a loss are 5-5
A few Hornets at Sioux trends to consider:
Sacramento State is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
North Dakota is 19-4 SU in its last 23 games at home
North Dakota is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of North Dakota's last 6 games at home
Sacramento State at Northern Colorado, Saturday, February 16
North Dakota home to Northern Arizona, Saturday, February 16