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San Jose State Spartans host Sacramento State Hornets in college basketball action

Sacramento State HornetsSan Jose State Spartans
Dec 8, 7:30 PM | The Event Center

Sacramento State Hornets vs San Jose State Spartans Odds

5-2TEAM RECORD4-3

The San Jose State Spartans will hit the floor running against the visiting Sacramento State Hornets Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Spartans currently sports a 4-3 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 4-1 ATS. The Hornets are 5-2 and 1-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Spartans produce a 2-2 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Hornets have gone 1-0 against the number.

View Sacramento State vs San Jose State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Sacramento State before tip-off in this one found them as 4.5-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Spartans at No. 61 and the Hornets at No. 118 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 81-79 result in favor of the Spartans.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features San Jose State's No. 82-ranked scoring average of 73.9 PPG, against a Hornets defense rated No. 293 and allowing 73.3 PPG. The Spartans FG% has averaged 45.5% to date this season, more than the Hornets shooters have managed so far (44.5% per game).

Defensively, Sacramento State features the nation's No. 267-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.3 points per game. San Jose State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 79 nationally in scoring at home.

Sacramento State lost its last outing, a 90-70 result against Arizona State on December 1. They failed to cover in that game as a 11-point underdog. Sacramento State was run off the court by the Sun Devils on Saturday as Arizona State routed them 90-70 at Wells Fargo Arena.

San Jose State won its last outing, a 73-64 result against UC Davis on December 5. They covered in that game as a 3-point underdog. San Jose State got 27 points from James Kinney en route to a 73-64 victory over UC Davis on Wednesday at UC Davis Pavilion.

Sacramento State Hornets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Montana State are 1-9
After playing Arizona State are 0-1
After a loss are 3-7

San Jose State Spartans Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Santa Clara are 3-7
After playing UC Davis are 0-1
After a win are 3-7

A few Hornets at Spartans trends to consider:
Sacramento State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Sacramento State is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games on the road
San Jose State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Sacramento State
San Jose State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
San Jose State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
San Jose State is 7-17 SU in its last 24 games

Next up:
Sacramento State home to Montana State, Wednesday, December 19
San Jose State home to Santa Clara, Tuesday, December 11