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NCAA Basketball betting line favors Bears over Hornets

Northern Colorado BearsSacramento State Hornets
16-8February 22, 2014, 10:05 | Colberg Court12-12

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Colberg Court Saturday as host Sacramento State looks to handle the Northern Colorado Bears in NCAA hoops action.

The Hornets are 12-12 so far on the season, and 13-8 ATS vs. the number. The Bears, meanwhile, are 16-8 and 9-10 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Sacramento State go 9-10-1 and the Bears go 11-7-1 on the totals.

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

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Sacramento State Hornets as 2-point underdogs in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

The Hornets - Bears odds would favor the Hornets if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Sacramento State is rated No. 76 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Northern Colorado is at No. 168.

In their last action, Northern Colorado was a 74-59 winner on the road against Northern Arizona. They covered the 1-point spread as favorites. Northern Colorado got 24 points from Tate Unruh en route to a 74-59 victory over Northern Arizona on Thursday at Walkup Skydome.

In their last action, Sacramento State was a 71-65 winner at home against North Dakota. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs. Sacramento State earned a 71-65 victory over North Dakota on Thursday, getting 19 points from Mikh McKinney at Colberg Court.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Sacramento State's No. 196-ranked scoring average of 68.42 PPG, against a Bears defense rated No. 119 and allowing 69.08 PPG. The Hornets FG% has averaged 45.95% to date this season, less than the Bears shooters have managed so far (50.08% per game).

A few Bears at Hornets trends to consider:
Northern Colorado is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
Northern Colorado is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Northern Colorado's last 6 games
Northern Colorado is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Sacramento State is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
Sacramento State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Sacramento State is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Sacramento State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Northern Colorado home to Eastern Washington, Thursday, February 27th
Sacramento State at Weber State, Thursday, February 27th