Sacramento State vs. Northern Colorado - 2/19/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Northern Colorado Bears (12-12) at Sacramento State Hornets (16-8)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 10:05 pm (Colberg Court)
The Line: Sacramento State Hornets -5.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Northern Colorado Bears and Sacramento State Hornets play Thursday at The Nest.
The Northern Colorado Bears look for a big road win after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, Northern Colorado is averaging 75 points on 47.7 percent shooting and is allowing 75 points on 48.5 percent shooting. Cameron Michael is averaging 13.8 points and 2.8 rebounds while Tevin Svihovec is averaging 13.4 points and three assists. Tim Huskisson is shooting 55.2 percent from the field and Dominique Lee is grabbing seven rebounds. The Northern Colorado Bears have four double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 71.9 percent from the line and 40.6 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Northern Colorado is allowing 40.9 percent shooting from deep and has given up 76 or more points in six of its last eight games.
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The Sacramento State Hornets have split their last four games and are chasing a Big Sky title. On the season, Sacramento State is averaging 69.4 points on 47.6 percent shooting and is allowing 69.4 points on 47.9 percent shooting. Mikh McKinney is averaging 18.8 points and 5.3 assists while Dylan Garrity is averaging 13.7 points and 1.7 rebounds. Cody Demps is grabbing five rebounds and Eric Stuteville is shooting 50.4 percent from the field. The Sacramento State Hornets have four players averaging at least 7.2 points, and they’re shooting 73.5 percent from the line and 40.6 percent from deep. Defensively, Sac State is allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and has given up 69 or less points in five straight games.
The Bears are 5-15-1 ATS in their last 21 games following a ATS loss and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Hornets are 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 games following a ATS loss and 11-5 ATS in their last 16 home games vs. a team with a losing road record. The home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Sacramento State Hornets don't lose many games back-to-back ATS and have owned subpar road teams ATS all season long. I'll gladly take the Hornets and the reasonable chalk here.