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Hornets open as college hoops underdog vs Bears

Sacramento State HornetsNorthern Colorado Bears
6-10January 25, 2014, 09:05 | Butler-Hancock Hall12-4

The Northern Colorado Bears will be trying to slam the Sacramento State Hornets on Saturday when the teams tip off at Butler-Hancock Hall in college betting action.

The Bears sport a record of 12-4 and 7-4 ATS heading into this battle, while the Hornets have 6-10 and 6-7 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 6-5 for the Bears and 5-7 for the Hornets.

View Sacramento State Hornets vs Northern Colorado Bears Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with Northern Colorado in this one found them as -13.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 245-rated Sacramento State taking on the No. 50-rated Bears in this contest.

Sacramento State was an 82-71 loser in their most recent outing on the road against North Dakota. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as underdogs. Sacramento State got 20 points from Zach Mills but lost anyway, 82-71, to North Dakota on Thursday at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center.

Last time out for Northern Colorado, they were an 87-72 winner as they battled Northern Arizona at home. They covered in the match as a 9-point favorite. The Bears got 20 points from Tate Unruh as Northern Colorado ran past Northern Arizonan 87-72 on Thursday at Butler-Hancock Hall.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Hornets is ranked No. 238 in NCAA hoops at 31.44 per game. Contrast that with Northern Colorado’s No. 181 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Northern Colorado is the No. 111-ranked team in the country at 6.38 per game, while Sacramento State rates No. 106 at 6.44 per game.

A few Hornets at Bears trends to consider:
Sacramento State is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Sacramento State's last 6 games
Sacramento State is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Sacramento State's last 5 games on the road
Northern Colorado is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Northern Colorado is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Northern Colorado's last 8 games
Northern Colorado is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Sacramento State home to Idaho State, Thursday, January 30th
Northern Colorado at Portland State, Thursday, January 30th