Sacramento State Hornets vs Grizzlies College Hoops Game Preview
Sacramento State Hornets vs Montana Grizzlies Odds
The visiting Sacramento State Hornets hope to send their backers to the pay window on Thursday as they look to cover the spread at Dahlberg Arena against the Montana Grizzlies.
The Grizzlies bring a 21-6 record (13-11-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 14-13 Hornets, who are 9-12-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Montana go 12-9-1 so far and the Hornets go 7-14.
The Hornets were listed as 10-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Grizzlies sit at No. 179 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Hornets sit at No. 243 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Grizzlies will win this game 73-67.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Montana's No. 73-ranked offense, averaging 71.9 PPG, against a Hornets defense that ranks No. 146 at 65.6 PPG. The Grizzlies field goal percentage has averaged 47.5% so far, more than the Hornets marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.8% per game.
Defensively, Sacramento State features the nation's No. 112-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.8 points per game. Montana, meanwhile, comes in at No. 101 nationally in scoring at home.
Sacramento State was a 53-52 winner in their most recent outing at home against Idaho State. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites. Jordan Salley scored 16 points leading the Hornets to a 53-52 victory over Idaho State at Colberg Court on Saturday.
Last time out for Montana, they were an 86-74 winner as they battled Southern Utah on the road. They covered in the match as a 3.5-point favorite. Montana got 26 points from Kareem Jamar en route to an 86-74 victory over Southern Utah on Monday at Centrum Arena.
Sacramento State Hornets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Montana State are 1-9
After playing Idaho State are 2-8
After a win are 3-7
Montana Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Northern Arizona are 6-4
After playing Southern Utah are 3-4
After a win are 8-2
A few Hornets at Grizzlies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Sacramento State's last 5 games when playing on the road against Montana
Sacramento State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Montana
Sacramento State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Sacramento State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Montana
Montana is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Montana is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Sacramento State
Montana is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Sacramento State
Montana is 17-2 SU in its last 19 games
Sacramento State at Montana State, Saturday, March 9
Montana home to Northern Arizona, Saturday, March 9