Sacramento State vs. Montana State - College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Montana State Bobcats (4-15) at Sacramento State Hornets (13-6)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 10:05 pm (Colberg Court)
The Line: Sacramento State -11.5 See the Latest Odds
The Montana State Bobcats and Sacramento State Hornets meet Thursday at The Nest.
The Montana State Bobcats have lost 10 of their last 11 games and are still looking for their first road win. On the season, Montana State is averaging 60.7 points on 38.8 percent shooting and is allowing 71.2 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Michael Dison is averaging 13.7 points and 3.4 rebounds while Marcus Colbert is averaging 11.1 points and 5.6 assists. Stephan Holm is the third player averaging double-digit points and Danny Robison is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Montana State Bobcats have six players averaging at least 5.2 points, and they’re shooting 72.2 percent from the line and 36.2 percent from downtown. Defensively, Montana State is allowing 38.7 percent shooting from deep and has given up 65 or less points in four of its last six games.
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The Sacramento State Hornets have won eight of their last nine games and are chasing a Big Sky title. On the season, Sacramento State is averaging 70.5 points on 48.2 percent shooting and is allowing 70.9 points on 48.2 percent shooting. Mikh McKinney is averaging 18.8 points and 5.3 assists while Dylan Garrity is averaging 13.7 points and 2.9 assists. Cody Demps is grabbing 4.8 rebounds and Eric Stuteville is shooting 49.6 percent from the field. The Sacramento State Hornets have seven players averaging at least five points, and they’re shooting 74 percent from the line and 40.9 percent from downtown. Defensively, Sacramento State is allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and has given up 71 or more points in six of its last eight games.
The Bobcats are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 vs. Big Sky and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Hornets are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 home games and 10-3 ATS in their last 13 home games vs. a team with a losing road record. The Bobcats are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Sacramento State.
Montana State is one of the worst teams in college basketball and hasn't been any better ATS. Meanwhile, Sacramento State is the best team in the Big Sky and has covered 11 of its last 15 home games. I'm going with the Hornets here in a blowout victory.