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Sacramento State HornetsNorthern Colorado Bears
Feb 16, 9:05 PM | Butler-Hancock Pavilion

Sacramento State Hornets vs Northern Colorado Bears Odds

12-11TEAM RECORD8-15

The Northern Colorado Bears will hit the floor running against the visiting Sacramento State Hornets Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

Supporters of the Hornets have watched them go 12-11 and 8-9-2 ATS on the year, while the Bears are at 8-15 and 8-13 ATS. In totals betting, the Bears are 10-9, while the Hornets have a 6-11 mark.

View Sacramento State vs Northern Colorado Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Bears installed as 7-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Bears, most recently No. 237 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Hornets, who rate No. 230 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 70-67 victory for the Hornets.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Northern Colorado's No. 120-ranked offense, averaging 69.7 PPG, against a Hornets defense that ranks No. 170 at 66.1 PPG. The Bears field goal percentage has averaged 46.1% so far, more than the Hornets marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.3% per game.

Defensively, Sacramento State features the nation's No. 128-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.4 points per game. Northern Colorado, meanwhile, comes in at No. 50 nationally in scoring at home.

Sacramento State was a 49-48 loser in their most recent outing on the road against North Dakota. They covered the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. John Dickson scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Hornets to a win (they lost 49-48 to North Dakota at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center on Thursday).

Northern Colorado was a 76-68 winner in their most recent outing at home against Northern Arizona. They covered the 7-point spread as favorites. The Bears grabbed a 76-68 win over the Lumberjacks on Thursday, behind a 24-point effort from Tevin Svihovec at Butler-Hancock Pavilion.

Sacramento State Hornets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
After playing North Dakota are 1-2
After a loss are 6-4

Northern Colorado Bears Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-1
Before playing North Dakota are 4-0
After playing Northern Arizona are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

A few Hornets at Bears trends to consider:
Sacramento State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Northern Colorado
Sacramento State is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Northern Colorado is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Northern Colorado is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Sacramento State
Northern Colorado is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Sacramento State
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Northern Colorado's last 7 games when playing Sacramento State

Next up:
Sacramento State at Santa Barbara, Saturday, February 23
Northern Colorado home to North Dakota, Wednesday, February 20