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Hornets open as college hoops underdog vs Lumberjacks

Sacramento State HornetsNorthern Arizona Lumberjacks
4-7January 09, 2014, 08:30 | Walkup Skydome4-9

Northern Arizona will look to improve on its 4-9 record on Thursday when they host Sacramento State in NCAA basketball odds action at Walkup Skydome.

The Hornets will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 4-4 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Lumberjacks are 5-6 ATS. Sacramento State is 2-5 against the total, while Northern Arizona is 3-7 versus the number.

View Sacramento State Hornets vs Northern Arizona Lumberjacks Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with Northern Arizona in this one found them as -8.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 289-rated Lumberjacks and the No. 307-ranked Hornets, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

In their last action, Sacramento State was an 82-70 loser on the road against Montana. They covered the 14-point spread as underdogs. The Hornets endured an 82-70 loss at the hands of the Grizzlies on Saturday, despite a 14-point effort from Zach Mills at Dahlberg Arena.

Northern Arizona was a 68-66 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Montana State. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. Northern Arizona suffered a 68-66 loss against Montana State on Saturday, getting 18 points from Aaseem Dixon in a losing effort at Worthington Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Hornets is ranked No. 237 in NCAA hoops at 31.91 per game. Contrast that with Northern Arizona’s No. 210 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Northern Arizona is the No. 153-ranked team in the country at 5.77 per game, while Sacramento State rates No. 104 at 6.55 per game.

Next up:
Sacramento State at Southern Utah, Saturday, January 11th
Northern Arizona at Southern Utah, Monday, January 13th