Sacramento State Hornets vs Bengals College Hoops Game Preview

Sacramento State HornetsIdaho State Bengals
Jan 17, 9:05 PM | Holt Arena

Sacramento State Hornets vs Idaho State Bengals Odds

8-6TEAM RECORD3-12

The Idaho State Bengals will be trying to slam the Sacramento State Hornets on Thursday when the teams tip off at Holt Arena in college betting action.

This season, the Bengals are 3-12 overall and 7-7 ATS ATS, while the Hornets are 8-6 and 2-6-2 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Idaho State boasts a 4-5 on the OU, and Sacramento State is 2-6.

View Sacramento State vs Idaho State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Idaho State opened as 1.5-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Bengals, most recently No. 287 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Hornets, who rate No. 170 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 64-53 victory for the Hornets.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Hornets is ranked No. 87 in NCAA hoops at 37.6 per game. Contrast that with Idaho State’s No. 345 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Idaho State is the No. 270-ranked team in the country at 5.1 per game, while Sacramento State rates No. 204 at 5.9 per game.

Defensively, Sacramento State features the nation's No. 157-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.7 points per game. Idaho State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 281 nationally in scoring at home.

Sacramento State won its last outing, a 60-53 result against Eastern Washington on January 12. They covered in that game as a 4-point underdog. Sacramento State earned a 60-53 victory over Eastern Washington on Saturday, getting 12 points from Konner Veteto at Reese Court.

In their last action, Idaho State was a 70-54 loser at home against Weber State. They failed to cover the 11.5-point spread as underdogs. Idaho State suffered a 70-54 loss against Weber State on Monday, getting 15 points from Chris Hansen in a losing effort at Holt Arena.

Sacramento State Hornets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Weber State are 1-9
After playing Eastern Washington are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

Idaho State Bengals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Northern Arizona are 5-5
After playing Weber State are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

A few Hornets at Bengals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Sacramento State's last 7 games when playing on the road against Idaho State
Sacramento State is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games when playing on the road against Idaho State
Sacramento State is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Sacramento State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Idaho State's last 5 games when playing Sacramento State
Idaho State is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Sacramento State
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Idaho State's last 7 games when playing at home against Sacramento State
Idaho State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Sacramento State

Next up:
Sacramento State at Weber State, Saturday, January 19
Idaho State home to Northern Arizona, Saturday, January 19