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Arizona State Sun Devils vs Sacramento State Hornets Preview

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Dec 1, 8:30 PM | Wells Fargo Arena

Sacramento State Hornets vs Arizona State Sun Devils Odds


College hoops betting interest focuses on the Arizona State vs Sacramento State battle Saturday at Wells Fargo Arena as the Sun Devils look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Arizona State will face the 5-1 Hornets, who own a 1-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Sun Devils are 0-0 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Hornets are 0-0 favoring the OVER.

View Sacramento State vs Arizona State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Arizona State opened as 11.5-point favorites 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:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 124-ranked Sun Devils and the No. 107-rated Hornets in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 85-83 win for the Sun Devils on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Arizona State has the nation's No. 47-rated offensive output, at 77.2 PPG. The visiting Hornets defense ranks No. 260 allowing on average 70.5 PPG. The Sun Devils FG% has averaged 46.2% so far, more than the Hornets marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.9% per game.

Defensively, Sacramento State features the nation's No. 165-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.5 points per game. Arizona State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 107 nationally in scoring at home.

Sacramento State was a 77-68 winner in their most recent outing at home against Dominican. John Dickson went off for 29 points and added 6 rebounds, leading Sacramento State over Dominican, 77-68, on Tuesday at Colberg Court.

Arizona State was a 67-54 winner in its last match at home against Arkansas-Pine Bluff. The Sun Devils grabbed a 67-54 win over the Golden Lions on Wednesday, behind a 21-point effort from Carrick Felix at Wells Fargo Arena.

Sacramento State Hornets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing San Jose State are 2-5
After playing Dominican are 1-0
After a win are 7-3

Arizona State Sun Devils Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Arkansas-Pine Bluff are 0-1
After a win are 4-6

A few Hornets at Sun Devils trends to consider:
Sacramento State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Sacramento State is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Arizona State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Arizona State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Sacramento State at San Jose State, Saturday, December 8
Arizona State home to Hartford, Wednesday, December 5