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Sacramento State Hornets vs Portland State Vikings Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Portland State VikingsSacramento State Hornets
6-7January 16, 2014, 10:05 | Colberg Court5-8

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Colberg Court Thursday as host Sacramento State looks to handle the Portland State Vikings in NCAA hoops action.

The Vikings will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 4-6 ATS against the number this season, while the Hornets are 5-5 ATS. Portland State is 6-3 on the totals; Sacramento State is 4-5.

View Portland State Vikings vs Sacramento State Hornets Odds and Stats.

Sacramento State opened as -2.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

The Hornets - Vikings odds would favor the Vikings if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Sacramento State is rated No. 292 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Portland State is at No. 238.

Portland State won its last outing, an 81-78 result against Montana on January 11. They covered in that game as a 5-point underdog. The Vikings grabbed an 81-78 win over the Grizzlies on Saturday, behind a 21-point effort from Marcus Hall at Peter W Stott Center.

Sacramento State was a 77-49 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Southern Utah. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Sacramento State cruised to victory on Saturday, running Southern Utah out of the gym and running up a 77-49 score at Centrum Arena.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Sacramento State's No. 241-ranked offense, averaging 64.46 PPG, against a Vikings defense that ranks No. 185 at 72.46 PPG. The Hornets field goal percentage has averaged 43.73% so far, less than the Vikings marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.38% per game.

A few Vikings at Hornets trends to consider:
Portland State is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
Portland State is 2-10 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
Portland State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Portland State is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games when playing Sacramento State
Sacramento State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Sacramento State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Sacramento State's last 5 games
Sacramento State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Portland State at Northern Arizona, Saturday, January 18th
Sacramento State at Eastern Washington, Saturday, January 18th