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Sacramento State Hornets vs North Dakota Sioux Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

North Dakota SiouxSacramento State Hornets
11-13February 20, 2014, 10:05 | Colberg Court11-12

North Dakota travels to Sacramento State on Thursday, hoping to boost its 11-13 record with a victory over the Hornets.

The Sioux will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 8-13-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Hornets are 12-8 ATS. North Dakota is 12-10 against the total, while Sacramento State is 9-9-1 versus the number.

View North Dakota Sioux vs Sacramento State Hornets Odds and Stats.

The Hornets were listed as 0-point at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 76-rated Hornets and the No. 59-ranked Sioux, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

North Dakota won its last outing, a 74-69 result against Montana on February 15. They covered in that game as a 3.5-point favorite. North Dakota got 19 points from Jaron Nash en route to a 74-69 victory over Montana on Saturday at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center.

Sacramento State was a 72-65 winner in its last match on the road against Portland State. They covered the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. Sacramento State earned a 72-65 victory over Portland State on Saturday, getting 18 points from Mikh McKinney at Peter W Stott Center.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Sacramento State has the nation's No. 197-rated offensive output, at 68.3 PPG. The visiting Sioux defense ranks No. 208 allowing on average 74.08 PPG. The Hornets FG% has averaged 45.79% so far, less than the Sioux marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.14% per game.

A few Sioux at Hornets trends to consider:
North Dakota is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
North Dakota is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
North Dakota is 3-7-1 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
North Dakota is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games on the road
Sacramento State is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Sacramento State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Sacramento State's last 6 games
Sacramento State is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
North Dakota at Northern Arizona, Saturday, February 22nd
Sacramento State at Northern Colorado, Saturday, February 22nd