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NCAA Basketball betting line favors Hornets over Bengals

Idaho State BengalsSacramento State Hornets
March 2, 10:05 PM | Colberg Court

Idaho State Bengals vs Sacramento State Hornets Odds

5-22TEAM RECORD13-13

A key college battle sees the visiting Idaho State Bengals travelling to Sacramento State Saturday to take on the Hornets.

Sacramento State will face the 5-22 Bengals, who own a 10-15-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Hornets are 7-13 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bengals are 12-9 favoring the OVER.

View Idaho State vs Sacramento State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Hornets were listed as 7-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Hornets at No. 223 and the Bengals at No. 317 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 63-55 result in favor of the Hornets.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bengals is ranked No. 345 in NCAA hoops at 27.4 per game. Contrast that with Sacramento State’s No. 191 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Sacramento State is the No. 239-ranked team in the country at 5.6 per game, while Idaho State rates No. 255 at 5.4 per game.

Defensively, Idaho State features the nation's No. 49-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.5 points per game. Sacramento State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 168 nationally in scoring at home.

Idaho State lost its last outing, a 67-58 result against Northern Arizona on February 28. They failed to cover in that game as a 5.5-point underdog. Idaho State suffered a 67-58 loss against Northern Arizona on Thursday, getting 17 points from Melvin Morgan in a losing effort at Walkup Skydome.

Sacramento State was a 70-55 loser in their most recent outing at home against Weber State. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as underdogs. Sacramento State suffered a 70-55 loss against Weber State on Thursday, getting 12 points from Konner Veteto in a losing effort at Colberg Court.

Idaho State Bengals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Eastern Washington are 1-9
After playing Northern Arizona are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8

Sacramento State Hornets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Montana are 4-6
After playing Weber State are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few Bengals at Hornets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Idaho State's last 6 games on the road
Idaho State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Sacramento State
Idaho State is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Idaho State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Sacramento State's last 5 games when playing Idaho State
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Sacramento State's last 7 games
Sacramento State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Sacramento State's last 7 games at home

Next up:
Idaho State home to Eastern Washington, Thursday, March 7
Sacramento State at Montana, Thursday, March 7