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Jan 19, 9:00 PM | Worthington Arena

Sacramento State Hornets vs Montana State Bobcats Odds


The Bobcats will try to cover the spread at Worthington Arena on Thursday when they get a visit from the Sacramento State Hornets in college basketball action.

The Bobcats currently sports a 8-8 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 6-6 ATS. The Hornets are 5-11 and 3-6-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bobcats produce a 10-2 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Hornets have gone 5-5 against the number.

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Betting Line:
The Hornets are listed as 7-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 243-ranked Bobcats and the No. 289-rated Hornets in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 69-67 win for the Bobcats on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Hornets is ranked No. 219 in NCAA hoops at 34.1 per game. Contrast that with Montana State’s No. 159 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Montana State is the No. 118-ranked team in the country at 6.8 per game, while Sacramento State rates No. 278 at 5 per game.

Defensively, Sacramento State features the nation's No. 221-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.7 points per game. Montana State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 20 nationally in scoring at home.

Sacramento State was a 68-67 loser in their most recent outing at home against Idaho State. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites. Sacramento State got 25 points from Konner Veteto on the way to a 68-67 loss against Idaho State on Saturday at Colberg Court.

In their last action, Montana State was a 74-72 winner on the road against Northern Arizona. They covered the 1.5-point spread as underdogs. The Bobcats grabbed a 74-72 win over the Lumberjacks on Saturday, behind a 21-point effort from Xavier Blount at Walkup Skydome.

Sacramento State Hornets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Montana are 4-6
After playing Idaho State are 2-8
After a loss are 2-8

Montana State Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Northern Colorado are 3-7
After playing Northern Arizona are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

A few Hornets at Bobcats trends to consider:
Sacramento State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Montana State
Sacramento State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Montana State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Sacramento State
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Montana State's last 6 games
Montana State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Sacramento State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montana State's last 6 games when playing Sacramento State

Next up:
Sacramento State at Montana, Saturday, January 21
Montana State home to Northern Colorado, Saturday, January 21